What People Are Saying
Here's what some of our customers have said about their experience with solar and working with ReVision Energy:
Residential Customer Testimonials
Testimonial from a homeowner in Chester, New Hampshire:
“I originally looked into Solar in the interest of being a good steward of this green orb that we call home – it didn’t hurt that there were grants and tax incentives. I am very satisfied with the system’s performance (it meets about 60% of the electricity for my office) and have received a lot of inquiries, and am happy to refer people to ReVision Energy.”
Chester, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Sidney, Maine:
So far everything has been great. We used about zero propane for hot water and the first two full months’ electricity bills were $125 less than they were before!
Testimonial from homeowner in Peaks Island, Maine:
Can’t say enough good things about your company and the installation crew! We are very happy with the system and it’s working great.
Peaks Island, ME
Testimonial from solar customer in Webster, New Hampshire:
We are so happy with our solar hot water installation! Everything is working great and we just love showing it off! We want you to know that the crew was very hardworking, friendly, knowledgeable and respectful of our home. True professionals. Needless to say we have and will continue to recommend your company to everyone we know and we look forward to having you back to install solar electric in our home in the future!
Testimonial from solar customer in Gorham, Maine:
We love our solar hot water system! It’s quiet, greener, and makes us feel good. Every day when the sun is shining, our solar tank is maxed out – Excellent!
Duane and Pat Damon
Testimonial from homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire:
“I was thoroughly impressed with ReVision Energy’s work. After day 1, I always felt comfortable leaving for the day knowing that I would come home happy/impressed/amazed. And coming from someone who never hires out work, does everything himself, and is never happy, that’s the best compliment that I can give”
Testimonial from homeowner in Falmouth, Maine:
“Careful tracking of my solar array showed that I reduced my annual electricity expense by nearly $1,631, or an overall decrease of 70% of my grid electric use. The solar array pays for itself over time and it matches or beats other conservative investments like bonds”
Testimonial from homeowner in Mirror Lake, New Hampshire:
“These mini-split [heat pumps] are outstanding. They heat as well as our old home’s oil boiler with half the up front costs, plus half of the long-term operational costs. We also use no fossil fuel, because I make my own electricity. Solar + Heat pumps is a no brainer. We have produced enough extra electricity to provide the AC for another 2 or more houses during the highest period of demand on the electric grid during the entire year. This is doable today! Anybody who says differently has not kept up to date on recent advances, or works for Exxon Mobil or Peabody Energy. My system will pay for itself in 7-8 years, then I have another 18 years of the guarantee period with FREE energy! What’s not to like about this picture?We have produced enough extra electricity to provide the AC for another 2 or more houses during the highest period of demand on the electric grid during the entire year. This is doable today! Anybody who says differently has not kept up to date on recent advances, or works for Exxon Mobil or Peabody Energy. My system will pay for itself in 7-8 years, then I have another 18 years of the guarantee period with FREE energy! What’s not to like about this picture?”
Mirror Lake, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Bedford, New Hampshire:
“Thank you so much for the solar system. It’s so cool, it’s really cranking and I’m more than satisfied. You did a great job spec’ing out the equipment, and the crew did an outstanding and clean install.”
Bedford, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in East Blue Hill, Maine:
“We have nothing but praise for the entire ReVision staff that worked with us; from John Luft and Jennifer, Hans who worked on site evaluation and Matt who oversaw our installation and service. We are a completely electric house; heat, hot water, all appliances… Thanks to the solar, we got down to less than $300 to run our house for the year!”
East Blue Hill, Maine
Testimonial from homeowner in Durham, NH:
“The system is working! Last month we had the first $11.96 bill from PSNH. I’ve never been so happy opening a bill before. We are so pleased and are spreading the word about the feasibility of solar energy meeting the electricity needs for our single family home, and the positive experience working with the ReVision team.
Thanks to all”
Durham, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Oakland, Maine:
“I just wanted to give you an update after 7 winters using the wood boiler and solar tubes you installed and wanted to tell you again how happy I am with all of it – particularly when I look at the gauge on the oil tank and see that we don’t have to fill it! Seriously, we last filled the oil tank on November 1, 2011 and it is still over 1/4 full. For 2 winters and a summer, we only used 200 gallons of oil.
Testimonial from homeowner in Salisbury, MA:
“Our first involvment with solar energy was in the early eighties when we had the good fortune to participate in a solar domestic hot water heating experiment that our power company was conducting. Since that time we have been looking for a way to increase the amount of solar energy we could use in our home. Steve Condon and Revision Energy showed us how.
Today with generous federal and state tax credits, state rebates, no added sales or property tax, and SREC’s and low cost solar panels available, going solar is the thing to do!”
Testimonial from homeowner in Andover, NH:
“I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with all the work everyone at ReVision has done for us. The installation was fun to watch, and beautifully done. Brian is an conduit bending artist, and the care Chris, Alex and Brian put into installing and adjusting the racks was very impressive. Bill’s work is mostly concealed, but what is visible looks good. I appreciate Bills’ patience in dealing with me and my questions. The hot water heater is located where I want it, the connections are very clean, and the rewiring on the boiler control (no “cold start” needed) is functioning correctly. Almost (but not quite) as icing on the cake, everything works: so far we’ve generated around 10,000 megawatts and the meter has spun off the wall twice.
Working with ReVision Energy has been a great experience!
Many thanks to all,”
Andy Prokosch & Susan Schnare
Andover, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Strong, ME:
“I thought I would take a minute to touch base with you guys and let you know how things have worked out.
The solar panels are more than sufficient to provide all of the needs of my electric fixtures as well as the heat pump and my electric vehicles. I am happy to say that I think the entire plan worked out incredibly well and actually better than I had hoped. I am extremely appreciative of your expertise and the time that you took to make sure that all calculations involved were close to the mark, and for the quality of the work. In retrospect, I cannot see anything that I would have done differently.
Thank you in all sincerity,”
Joseph J. Caldwell, M.D.
Testimonial from homeowner in Exeter, New Hampshire:
“Our solar PV system has been up and operating for about a year now, and we have been extremely happy with the process and the product. Without exception, everyone we interacted with from ReVision was extremely helpful, friendly, and professional throughout the process. They were never pushy, and were understanding when we needed to delay the project a year due to financial issues. The installers were pleasant to have around and cleaned up perfectly. We were a little worried about heavy snows, but the panels made it through this past winter with absolutely no problem. In short, we heartily recommend ReVision. We’ve had two zero electricity bills so far, and although we still need to work a bit on reducing our electrical usage, it feels great to have a good portion of it generated by the sun!”
Mary and Eliot DeSilva
Exeter, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Peaks Island, ME:
“We are delighted with the solar hot water system – especially the silence of the furnace in the summer! Your crew was very professional and and got right down to doing it, even though they came out to work on some of the hottest days of the summer. I thought it spoke very well of your company’s efficiency that you were flexible enough to come out earlier than we’d planned, to get the job done. Thanks for everything!”
Marina & Doug Penalver
Peaks Island, ME
Testimonial from homeowner in Kittery Point, ME:
“Every last person on this project has been a pure pleasure to work with – they’re smart, articulate and frankly, just nice. On top of all that, their work is super tidy, well-labeled and your project manager did a great job giving us the scoop on what’s what and how it all works.”
Kittery Point, ME
Testimonial from homeowner in Woolwich, ME:
“I don’t know who the “boss” is in your company but please let whomever it is know that you guys are the best business I have dealt with in my life !
From the very beginning (when I met Jennifer) at the Damarascotta Home show four or more years ago, to Will’s on site consult to every single one of your workers that was at my house doing the install. You are all incredibly knowledgeable, hard working and truly care about me as your customer.
I can’t say enough about your entire team. I have posted my thoughts on Facebook along with your weblink. I have bragged about my solar collectors (I think they are sick of hearing about them already) to everyone and about your professionalism.
Thank you again,”
Testimonial from homeowner in Seal Cove, ME:
“Hans was very patient because we had many questions about solar; he did a wonderful job explaining the system to us during the evaluation. The two guys who installed our solar electric system were incredible. We’ve had many contractors in our home and none of them were as neat and professional as the ReVision crew. They cleaned up every last bit at the end of the job and left us with a high quality solar energy system–we love watching the inverter to see how much clean solar electricity we are making each day.”
Seal Cove, ME
Testimonial from homeowner in Surry, ME:
“I am very satisfied with Revision Energy. From the initial site evaluation to the installation, everyone was very professional. The workers arrived on time, and the installation was done as quoted. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the installation.”
Testimonial from homeowner in South Paris, ME:
“I am very happy with the domestic hot water system Revision Energy installed at my house. It works better than I expected. Even on cloudy days, it still heats the water. I did not expect that.
The feeling of satisfaction I feel, when I take a very hot shower, and do not hear my boiler come on, and know that the water was heated with the free energy from the Sun, is hard to describe.
I recommend this system to everyone. The sooner they have a system installed, the sooner they will be getting free hot water from the Sun.”
South Paris, Maine
Testimonial from homeowner in Saco, ME:
” Just wanted to let you know that the system is working great! You crew did a great job getting it installed.”
Testimonial from homeowner in Turner, ME:
“We love the system! All my questions about the pros and cons of the different installations were answered thoroughly and I was given enough information to make the decision easily. The installers were intelligent, confident, polite and conscientious. They left no mess behind and were fun to have around. The shelves in my cellarway needed to be cleared off and taken down to get the water tank down the stairs. They not only did this, they put them back up before they left and put everything that was on them back onto them — I was kind of surprised, really, it seems like most folks tend to forget things like this. I also appreciate that they were patient with my two old hounds who managed to get underfoot more than once.”
Jean Wells and Matt Dyer,
Testimonial from homeowner in Deerfield, NH:
“You have a great crew of PV installers and electricians. I am very pleased with the quality of work.”
Deerfield, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Brunswick, ME:
Your guys finished up my installation today and did a fabulous job!
They are a smart, well organized, and professional crew. They pulled out of here at almost 6:00 and were showed no ill will for the late hours. I am impressed.
Testimonial from homeowner in Barnstead, NH:
Nothing but praise from start to finish!
Barnstead, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Brunswick, ME:
I wanted to let you know the happy news:
Our electric meter is running backwards!
I have waited for years to have this experience here in Maine on my home. Thank you all (and the rest of the team) so much for helping make it a reality.
Wendy and Jerielle Walsh,
The install went better than I could have dreamed. Both crews were punctual, polite, informative, and clearly masters of their crafts. So impressive how the great culture of the company has been translated to everyone on the team. What a great experience! And now the neighbors are checking out our solar array every day and asking for your contact information!
Durham, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Hanover, NH:
“Head to toe” I was delighted with your company.
Your initial estimate and visit was very informative and thorough. You answered all my many questions without delay. You took care of the rebates and the installation crew was great and left the place neater than when they left. I was also encouraged that you install all types of solar, not just “tubes” or PV, so I felt it really was a system designed for our needs. Thanks for all that you do.
Hanover, New Hampshire
Testimonial from homeowner in Tenant Harbor, ME:
We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the performance of the solar hot water system you installed – last summer we were able to totally turn off our oil burner!
During the winter we had not anticipated much gain and were especially pleased to find that even on the coldest of days, the system could provide all our hot water if we were a little careful in when we used it. By showering and washing dishes and clothes in the early afternoon, on most days, the oil burner never came on. We have also been pleased with ReVision’s installation and the response to our questions.
Thanks for a great job!
Tenant Harbor, Maine
Testimonial from homeowners in Poland Springs, ME:
Just wanted to say thank you for a great experience having our new Solar PV, Solar Hot Water, and new Boiler installed this month. From start to finish, Revision Energy has been courteous and professional all the way through the process from Fred answering our questions on initial contact to Will, who came out to evaluate the site, Dan and his crews who came out to install the system, and Jen in the office helping us with the paperwork and getting the rebates it has been a very pleasant experience.
Our new solar systems, have been working great over the past few days, now that we’ve finally had some sun. It was exciting to see our meter running backward, even with the clothes washer, coffee pot, and two computers running, not to mention lights and other miscellaneous electronics. It will certainly help with our electric bills in the coming years. It’s also fun to watch our solar power output in more or less real time online with the web-based Enlighten program offered by Enphase. Our Solar Hot water has been doing great since day one, with the sun generating over 170 F of hot water in the tank, allowing us to utilize the hot water without the use of the boiler. It just takes some getting used to not having the boiler run so often.
Our new boiler, after working out just a few minor adjustments has been running far less than our old boiler, which was sized twice that of what we needed, and it is so quiet that we hardly notice that it is on. Prior to installation, we had an energy audit conducted, and it was helpful in identifying some things that we could do to tighten up the home. The weatherization project cost us about $2,000, but reduced the heat loss in our home considerably (500 cfm during the blower door test). I highly recommend having an audit done even if you don’t install these systems.
People ask us, why did we go green? Our answer is this: It’s simple economics. With the world economy spiraling downward, energy costs rising, and no end in sight to inflated prices, it seemed the most logical thing to do. We figured that it would be better to invest our money in our home rather than in the stock market for a more or less guaranteed return on our investment. With the tax credits available through the Federal Government set at 30% of cost, and State Rebates available through Efficiency Maine, our installation costs were lowered by almost 1/3rd.
We’re hoping to use the money we saved, once we get our taxes filed next year to invest in more PV panels in the future to offset our entire electric bill for the next 40 years or so. Oh, and yes, one added benefit is that we’re also doing our part to help the environment as well.
The people at Revision know their stuff, and fully believe in what they are doing. They take the time to do things right, and if something isn’t quite right, they will work to make it right. I call that great customer service.
Thank you again for the excellent work.
Wayne & Kathleen Cotterly,
Poland Springs, Maine
Testimonial from homeowner in Yarmouth, ME:
We are very happy with our choice of Revision.
After evaluating our long term energy costs, solar hot water coupled with a new high-efficiency boiler made enormous sense for us. The rebate and credit only pushed us in the direction we chose in moving to Maine, which is to have a greener and more self-sufficient footprint. Both made economic sense fairly quickly and will help hedge us against future energy cost increases (which may come via dollar depreciation).
The panels are very modest and not visible from the street and the ReVision crew was terrific! Thank You!
Testimonial from homeowner in Cumberland Foreside, ME:
Let me start by saying that I’m quite pleased with the system as well as the work done by Revision. You guys are one of the few contractors I’ve ever dealt with that do exactly the job you say you will do, on time, for the quoted price, and with no leftover messes or system bugs. Thank you.
Cumberland Foreside, Maine
Testimonial from homeowner in Falmouth, ME:
Everything about the system has been working really well, and friends find it hard to believe that it can heat all our hot water (given that we do laundry every day).
Since the installation, I think my furnace has only run for a couple of hours during an extended cloudy spell.
I thought the crew were excellent – each and every one was professional and polite, and there was an interesting mix of personalities!
“I looked around for a number of years at various companies that install or manufacture solar hot water systems, and came close to learning my lesson the hard way. I was thinking about having my local plumber install a system.
Fortunately, I got an estimate from ReVision Energy and decided to go with them even though they seemed more expensive. Boy, am I glad I did! The system is more complicated than one might think, and even during installation I could see several places where a local plumber might take a shortcut, or use an inferior product.
All solar installations are not created equal, and Re-Vision Energy is the kind of company you want to have install your system.”
I was impressed, start to finish, the with the great crew that you have and the professionalism all around -thanks to everyone!
The system works as designed and we hope to see it get its promised longevity. We love the environmental contribution we are making thanks to you guys.
Your company has been the best. Starting with the speaker at the Common Ground Fair and ending with the completed installation, your company has been extremely knowledgeable, punctual, and professional.
The system is producing just as you predicted and the detailed information available through Enphase Energy makes it even more fun.
We asked you to design a system to eliminate our electric bill. Well, in a year we have been producing just over 100% of our needs!
GREAT JOB of engineering our PV System – we’re VERY happy!
Kev & Patty McKeon,
In less than a year we’ve prevented over 84,201 pounds of carbon from going into the atmosphere, significantly reduced our reliance on non-renewable energy–and have had many hours of scintillating entertainment watching the net meter run backwards (Ok, things are kind of slow here in Milan)!
Many people ask “when will your system pay for itself?” To which we reply, it started paying us back the day we turned it on because we know we’re doing our part to keep the earth alive. Even though our government seems unwilling to reduce our carbon footprint, there’s much that we as individuals can do.
Brad and Rebecca
“I am very pleased with the work done. Everyone very helpful and the crew cleaned up after themselves. My last month’s electric bill was just $7! I am so happy with my solar energy system that I am recommending your firm to others.”
- Deb Perry, Haverhill, MA