“To everyone thinking of adding solar, I was skeptical of the cost benefit for many years, but Taylor Energy took the time to explain all of the benefits to us; including cost savings. We now have three systems online and are very pleased with the installation, operation and cost savings. I highly recommend Taylor Energy for these systems.”
- Jim Pacette (Sebastopol)
“Sean Taylor and his crew were the most pleasant, professional, and competent
contractors I've ever engaged. Period!”
- Ottar Mobley (Hidden Valley Lake)
“My husband researched and sought out quotes from three energy companies. We knew right away by Sean Taylor's thorough inspection of our home that he was the person we wanted to install our solar panels. We weren't wrong. His estimate was comprehensive and lower than others. His recommendations were extremely helpful in arriving at the best plan for us. Every morning Sean would meet with his team and explain goals for the day. The crew was punctual, polite, professional and extremely efficient. We are so happy that we made the decision to install solar and we are even happier we had it done by Taylor Energy. Another bonus is that Sean is a life-long Sonoma County resident. I hope this information helps.”
- Helen Sharrock (Sebastopol)
“Going solar was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Good for the environment, good for the economy and good for my peace of mind. Sean Taylor was great to work with and he and his crew did a fantastic job installing my system. It is with pleasure and complete confidence that I recommend him and his company to anyone contemplating switching to solar.”
- Virginia Black (Yuba City)
“It is my very great pleasure to unreservedly recommend Taylor Energy as an excellent, very competitive designer and installer of solar power (PV) systems. They recently designed and installed a 7.4 kW system for my home in Sebastopol and I could not be happier with the result. The materials chosen, and their workmanship are both first-rate, and the system’s total cost per Watt was significantly less than any of the other bids I solicited. In addition, as part of the job they installed an electric subpanel and a dedicated 240 V, 50-amp circuit for the charger for my new electric vehicle. Sean Taylor, the company’s president and founder spent a good deal of time with me making sure that he understood what I wanted and that I understood all that was involved. Sean and his crew showed up on time every time and kept me well informed as the project progressed. Altogether a great experience with an excellent outcome.”
- Doug Yule (Sebastopol)
“Taylor energy installed my solar system with extreme care and professionalism. There were always there to answer any questions I had and worked around my children and their schedules. Everything was done in a quality workman like manner. Permits were handled with ease and system has had no issues. I would strongly recommend their services whether buying or leasing.”
- James Perez (Lathrop)
“Without a doubt, the best solar service available. We had Taylor Energy install three solar systems for us. Sean went above and beyond to explain the options available to us and allow us to make the best decision for our situation. I really like supporting local businesses especially when the customer service and quality of work is amazing. I recommend Taylor Energy to everyone considering solar! You won’t be disappointed!”
- Ron Crane (Petaluma)
“Sean Taylor provided a very fair and complete estimate and delivered on time and at cost. More importantly, Sean really knew the industry and solar options that were unique to our home. Sean never tried to oversell, but provided reasoned comments, supported by data. Sean was on site and managed his professional crew throughout the project. The crew were very knowledgeable and experienced. They left our job site clean and tidy each day and respected our property. Following the installation, Sean called 2 years after the installation to indicate he was in the area and would like to stop by to inspect the system. We would highly recommend Taylor Energy and use their services again, should our need arise.”
- Jim Sergi (San Rafael)
“We interviewed all the solar companies recommended by Sage Energy and Sean Taylor of Taylor Engineering was the contractor we chose for our solar array. Sean Taylor was involved in all facets of our 23KW solar array from design, to installation, to seamlessly integrating the system online with PG&E.
Without reservation we would highly recommend Sean and his team of professionals for any size solar installation. A real pleasure to work with and we couldn't be happier with the system Sean recommended.”
- Lorraine Perkinson (Santa Rosa)
“We began working with Taylor Energy at the end of 2013 to strategize about installing a solar system for our business offices. Throughout the process Taylor Energy was very professional in their presentation of the plan for our facility and implementing it to cover a large portion of our electrical consumption for our various suites. They worked diligently to get the permitting in place, and we were up and running well ahead of projected schedule. Since completing the project, they have remained in contact with us to ensure our satisfaction and have gone above and beyond for various requests that we have made of them.”
- Rose Wood
(Business Manager - North Valley Gastroenterology Medical Group)
“Our experience with Taylor Energy exceeded all our expectations!! Sean explained the entire process to us start to finish, as well as checking in with us during the install to make sure all our concerns were taken care of. Sean and his crew were always prompt and left our home exactly as it was when they arrived. Our Five Star/Excellent rating isn't even enough!!”
- Jill & Dan Duncan (Sebastopol)
“I contacted Taylor Energy to explore the option of installing solar at my residence. Sean Taylor and the company were excellent to work with as Sean clearly explained the options, costs, and benefits. Sean walks you through the whole process such that it is easy and straightforward. Once I decided to move forward with the project, Sean took care of everything else and had the system up and running very quickly. I am pleased with the installation and the performance of the system.”
- Lee Black (Sebastopol)
“Sean Taylor and crew did a beautiful job of installation of our solar system. All work and cleanup were done in excellent time. I also make a couple of requests for some additional roof work which was done in excellent time and work at no extra cost. Thanks Sean and crew.”
- Rick Davis (Yuba City)
"My neighbor referred me to Taylor Energy after putting solar on his home. Taylor Energy installed a solar system for me; I watched the whole event. Sean really knows what he’s doing, and his quality of work is excellent. Sean was on the roof, overlooking and working to make sure the job was done well. They are really fussy on details. He and his team made sure the site stayed clean after each work day. He also came back after a couple of months to make sure that the system was still operating properly. How they evaluated my electrical system was especially impressive. My new electrical bill from PG&E is only $4/month."
- Fred Groverman (Petaluma)
“Sean is a meticulous perfectionist who takes a great deal of pride in the work he and his staff perform. He does an excellent job of explaining all the different options and customer satisfaction is obviously his ultimate goal. He gladly went the extra mile in terms of follow-up after the job was completed and always got back to me in a timely manner whenever I needed advice or any general information. He is very upfront in terms of his cost estimates and there were never any unexpected surprises. In one case where the exact cost was uncertain he gave me a minimum/maximum estimate and although the top end was acceptable to me he was able to complete the job well below the maximum. My experience in dealing with Taylor Energy was absolutely outstanding and I have recommended him to several friends.
- Jim Pascoe (Sebastopol)
“What an awesome solar experience with Taylor Energy. They kept us informed at every step and delivered what they promised. This is an exceptional company with a friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff. Couldn't be happier with our solar experience.”
- Bill Thompson (Yuba City)
“When I decided to investigate solar for my residence I initially contacted a large Bay Area solar company. I met with that company two separate times, after both meetings they hadn’t fully answered all my questions and were pushing for a roof mounted solar system that wouldn’t be very efficient or look appealing on our roof. Taylor Energy was referred to us by a family friend. Sean was able to answer all my questions about solar, so when I decided to move forward I was very comfortable having his company complete the work. When we scheduled installation, Sean and his team completed the work on time, they kept the job site clean, and went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Our solar system installed by Taylor Energy has met and exceeded our expectations. I have and will continue to recommend Taylor Energy to anyone who is interested in solar.”
- Bill Groverman (Petaluma)
“Working with Taylor Energy was a fantastic experience from the beginning planning stages of reviewing our first PG&E bill through installation. Every step of the way they were helpful, informative and explained the process thoroughly. If you have an interest in working with professionals I recommend working with Taylor Energy.”
- Keith Miller (Sebastopol)
“Having reviewed a number of proposals for solar installation, I'm very happy to have chosen Taylor Energy. They were highly professional from the first meeting, through coordinating with my roofing contractor (who they had never met, but with whom they had to work in lock-step during the installation), to the installation and follow-up. They are of the highest skills, professionalism and integrity.”
- Ross Halleck (Sebastopol)
“Taylor Energy was one of the three (3) finalists for my business. However, after meeting with Sean, it became clear to me that Taylor Energy was the logical choice. Sean Taylor was the only installer who physically got up on my roof to take actual measurements of the intensity of the sunlight hitting the roof in various locations as well as inspect the potential panel locations for the optimal site. The other potential installers simply relied upon aerial photographs of the roof from Google Earth or from just looking at the roof from the ground.”
Another item that set Taylor Energy apart from the other installers is that Sean took the very detailed energy usage information I downloaded from PG&E (usage by hour for the entire prior year) and produced a graph showing my usage over-laid on the energy production of the proposed system so I could visually "see" how the proposed system would meet my needs over the course of a year. I was very confident of the performance of Taylor Energy's proposal.
A very significant aspect of my decision to use Taylor Energy was Sean Taylor himself. He is extremely thorough, very detail oriented, willing to work with the client, timely and a very good communicator by whatever means the client prefers (in my case it was via e-mail). Sean is also a hands-on person. He and his crew showed up when they promised, the work was done with great attention to detail and professionalism. The installation was done in 2 1/2 days even with inclement (rainy) weather. The final inspection which was arranged and attended by Sean went without a problem.
After the installation Sean provided me with a very comprehensive documentation package including a copy of the Field Inspection Record (permit) the detailed system design documentation required by the County to issue the permit, copies of the equipment manufacturers' warranties, serial numbers of all the system components (panels, inverter, optimizers) and notification of PG&E's authorization to operate the system ("Permission to Operate"). In subsequent communications Sean provided the necessary information to access the system's performance data via the SolarEdge Monitoring portal (web/mobile).
I was impressed! I cannot sing Taylor Energy's praises enough. I was a General Contractor in San Jose for 20 years and Sean met or exceeded every one of my expectations. And the real icing on the cake? Taylor Energy's price for the system was significantly less than their competitors, even with the premium equipment I requested. Bottom line; you can pay more but you will not get better. I am confident of that. Thanks Sean!!!”
- Robert Studer (Sebastopol)
“#1. I feel that I can trust Sean Taylor. #2. Installation took about 2 days. #3. Sean explained everything to me. #4. We discussed the size of the project. I wanted a slightly larger system to accommodate an electric car charger. #5. Installer performed the job in a neat manner (routing the wires neatly and under the panels). #6. Inverter install looked professional. #7. Any questions Sean was happy to answer. #8. My energy output was actually 12% greater than estimated for the year. #9. I’ve had the system for just over a year and I have had absolutely no problems. #10. In the course of the year, I estimate that my panels generated about 1,500 kWh’s in excess of the energy that I have used. I can now use my a/c more frequently and can charge my EV with the goal of 0 kWh net usage. #11. I am completely satisfied with the installation of the panels and how they are performing. #12. I feel that the cost of the solar panel installation was on par with other companies.”
- Norman On (Cloverdale)