We installed our initial array in 2015, then added to it in 2016 and then again just recently. Our initial array installation eliminated our electric bill that was running about $200 a month average. We then installed the second smaller set of panels that allowed us to charge our new electric car, thus eliminating about $100 of gasoline costs per month. Soon we installed electric heat pumps for heating and cooling our home and shop, and that’s why we added the latest addition to our array, to power the heat pumps. That saved about $600 per winter in heating oil costs. So in total the array saves us over $4000 per year in purchased energy costs, and allows us to use cleaner solar energy to power our home and vehicle. Plus, during the 2016 installation, we added a battery backup system that is charged by the array and powers our house and shop whenever the electric grid is down. It is a great help so that we can provide care for our farm animals in those times when the weather is bad and the grid power is out.
We decided after moving to VT that we wanted to do solar. We used several companies to provide us an estimate. From the beginning, we were impressed with Power Guru. Bhima came right away and at first, did an in home analysis to see what changes on the inside we could make to make our home more efficient (and save a lot of money by getting a smaller system). He was upfront with us that we weren’t “ideal candidates” given the direction of our roof, but still worked hard to design a system that worked for us.
When it came time to start the project, I kid you not, I have never been more impressed with contractors. They told us it would take 2 months. It took maybe 4 weeks. People were always, ALWAYS working and Bhima and Hogan always answered our emails quickly.
I’m happy we installed solar but more importantly, I’m happy we went with Power Guru. I highly recommend them!
My wife and I had a net metering solar system installed at our home in Peru, VT. Bhima is incredibly knowledgeable, presented us with all of our options, and handled everything with Green Mountain Power! His crew was very professional and the final product looks great and operates perfectly.
From our negotiations with Karen and planning with Nathan through installation by Darin and the crew, we could not be more satisfied with the courteous and professional service we received from Power Guru. Our sleek, black photovoltaic array puts solar power in both our house and the grid and adds tremendous value to our home.
Bhima is very knowledgeable about any questions you might have about solar!! Give him a call and see how he could help you save on your electric bill!
We are so excited! The men did a terrific job installing our batteries! Neat and tidy and careful. Al is so knowledgeable and polite. Just in time for any potential power failure we might have. Excited for the next sunny day. Thank you so much for getting us on the list.
Power Guru was the only solar contractor that helped us plan for our future alternative power uses and needs: insulation, cold weather heat pump, heat pump water heater and a back up battery system. The Solar PV system that he installed has performed extremely well.
Bhima has been instrumental in developing Community Solar here in Bennington County and continues to work for development of solar availability for low and medium income families.
Our experience began with Bhima who impressed us immediately with his knowledge of how to test our site. We were not sure we had enough exposure, but he assured us we did and he was right. Because of some delay with the company we missed the current rate for the tax break. That was disappointing. The work finally started in the winter and we were up and running in early spring. There were no mishaps, only cold weather issues which went away. We have been very satisfied with the production that we get which covers our use and more. The apps that we use give us a way to see what is going on, production and usage. The Tesla power walls are the way to go. The program is new to Vermont and definitely worth taking advantage of. All the staff members were friendly and easy to work with. We are pleased with this project and would recommend Power Guru to anyone considering solar power in this area. In fact we have already done some word of mouth promotion.