We get so many emails and calls everyday with great
customer feedback that we thought we would share some
with those that might be curious about what others have
to say about Backwoods Solar.
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Here are some photos from the
Johnson's Landing Retreat Center. You may remember last
summer I had just completed a workshop there where we
installed 12 shingles [Sharp 65W] on a 12 volt system.
The landslide occurred and cut all commercial power for
nearly 3 weeks. They used the 12 panels to keep
refrigerator and freezer going as well as phones and
lights. They just installed 3 more 12 panel arrays
feeding a Midnight charge controller and 8 6 volt
Surrette's powering a Xantrex 48/120 volt Sinewave
inverter. All from Backwoods.
This morning. With one array
shaded still getting 450+ watts to the system. The
battery shed is a work in progress but the system is up
and running and they are VERY happy. No generator putt
putt in the evening or morning.
Fridge goes in this weekend.
July 25, 2012
THANK YOU, Tom, for your very prompt
response to my problem.
The new TriMetric head came on Monday and works as
expected. I shipped the dead meter back to Bogart
yesterday; it should arrive on Thursday.
Again, many thanks. You're a great outfit to do business
with. Not only was the initial order promptly filled,
but the problem was handled even faster.
June 28, 2012
Last fall I purchased from
you all the needed components to pump my well water with
solar. Brian advised me to build the rack with Unistrut.
The rack is extremely sturdy and was actually fun to
build after I got the footings poured.
Yesterday my well pump
specialist came and wired everything properly. The sky
was over cast and the well static water head is at 550
feet. Even he was impressed when the water promptly
poured out of the faucet and its usual rate.
Thank you so much for all
your support – excellent quality products and
exceptional technical support. I sing your praises at
March 19, 2012
No question, just a thanks. This winter I installed our
off grid system purchased from you folks. Many thanks
to each of you for the great support, from helping
design the system to trouble shooting. When you did not
know the answer, only once, you sent me to a good
source. Best of all you were always positive and took
whatever time was necessary to get me on my way. My
good friend George Schaeffer has been a devoted customer
of yours for twenty years, and he recommended you to
me. Now I am recommending you folks to others, who may
also become customers. You have become individuals not
just faceless names of some company out there looking
only to maximize the “bottom line”. Again, many thanks
and well wishes to each of you who have helped me and to
the prosperity of you company.
David Moore, Silver Bay MN
In response to our technical advice
on a P-LCB-7
Thanks – I never considered that
but now that you mention it, it makes sense. The
circuit is probably just normally open or normally
closed so when the float makes the connection the
circuit switches state and the pump shuts off.
I’ll be ordering one of those soon
By the way, your service ROCKS!
January 16, 2012
Hey all, system is up and running,
Thanks for all your help in making a dream come true.
It was nice to find people who are
so willing to help. We are having a blast the equipment
Thanks for all the help and you
will be hearing from me again.
Thank you all so much,
John and Colly Magruder
July 1st, 2011
I completed installing my new solar panels,
combiner, controller, breaker box and six
new Trojan T-105s last week. (Sorry, I
didn't get the batteries from you.) I want
to thank everyone there for helping me.
Without your help I never could have done
it. I think I talked to just about everyone
there (some of you more than once) over the
last few months and all of you were very
cordial and extremely helpful. I hope I
wasn't too much of a pest. I shall refer to
Backwoods every person I talk to about solar
I will be ordering more equipment from you
in the near future.
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