“My neighbors installed solar about five years ago, so I read up on it a lot. I was worried that I’d spend money on solar panels and not get anything back, but once I saw the prices going down and incentives coming up, I knew it was time to go solar. It made sense to go this route.
The first company we contacted quoted us $6000 more for only a slightly larger system than what RISS gave us. And it was done completely over the phone. I contacted RISS because I knew they used union labor, and I’m union too. When I met with Mike in person, he sold me on working with RISS right away. I wrote a check that day. I felt that comfortable with him.
My family and I had a couple of bumps in the road, so we had to hang back on the installation, but Mike never pressured us. He gave us space and checked back every month or so to see how things were going. I liked that.
My experience with RISS was excellent. RISS accommodated my wants and needs. I also got a very good education on solar by working with them. They explained everything to me. Now every bit of energy I produce means less burned oil or natural gas or coal. Plus, we have a pretty big electric bill, so it was worth it to go solar.
The friendly, no pressure atmosphere was important to me. Due diligence says to get three quotes from different companies. I ended up only getting two and went with RISS because I felt I could trust what I was seeing.
Solar is picking up steam. I’m doing it, my neighbors are doing it, and that means technology is going to take over and prices will continue to go down. Or you’ll get more for your dollar. By taking this step, that means the next person will have even more opportunity down the road.”John Coccio, Bristol, RI