Herc Du Soleil

Renewable Energy
168 Longford Dr Newmarket ON L3Y 2Y8
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David in Montréal
David in Montréal
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fast, Courteous and Educational

Herc De Soleil removed and replaced panels for a roof shingle replacement. They arrived on time, worked fast and cleaned up properly. Equally important they identified problems with the original installation, replaced squirrel chews wires, installed squirrel barrier and fixed the on-line monitoring system. Communication was fantastic and I leaned a lot that my original installer (now out of business) did not tell me.

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Hi David,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
It was pleasure working with you.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any assistance in near future.
Best,
Gopal

george
george
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

The perfectionist

We had many quotes from different size and type services.
We needed a solar system that will work with our farm property.
We chose Herc de Soleil based on Gopal's total sense of understanding the job from start to finish.
The biggest benefit I found working with Gopal was his expertise and unique problem solving abilities to overcome and deal with every detail of the project from quoting, engineering reports, permit applications, ESA certification, safety aspects, and completion of project all on his own. No middle men, no subcontractors handed over. He is the man in charge and he is a perfectionist. Every detail looked after and all visually perfect.

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Hi George,
I really appreciate your amazing review!
It was such a pleasure working with you on this project. Thank you so much for choosing herc Du Soleil for your solar project.
Best,
Gopal

drk2004 in Toronto
drk2004 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Install of new solar system on standing seam metal roof

We chose Gopal at Herc Du Soleil for our solar project after looking at his exceptional Homestars reviews and getting quotes from a couple solar providers. He provided a very thorough quote in a timely fashion, and his was very competitive.
Gopal was very responsive to texts and emails throughout, often responding late in the evening or on weekends. We got a new standing seam metal roof installed at the same time, and he was fabulous at coordinating parts of the installation process with the roofing job, as well as finding new technology to allow installation to occur with low profile and with no fittings piercing the metal roof, thanks to S5 Clamp technology. With a couple months delay between quoting the project and being able to get it going after getting permits in order, slightly higher powered panels were available and he upgraded the project to those without changing the price.
He and his workers did a great job installing the solar panels in the middle of a cold snap, working for about 8 hours straight on a cold day to get all 22 panels installed in one day, which was more time-consuming than usual due to them not simply installing on a rack system as usual.
He personally worked a few hours on another day to install the inverter in our garage, and even carefully cut some plywood of ours to cover up the studs and insulation where the inverter needed to be installed (location of a former window). The installation was clean and he worked with us to get the internet link up and running with our router for monitoring and maintenance.
He and his electrician spent one more day to get the disconnect installed and the system hooked into the main panel.
After the system was brought online, we noted some spikes in the power generation with a few periods where production would drop off during mid-day when we'd expect top production, even on sunny days. I emailed Gopal who said he'd keep an eye on it, and from that day, production was excellent. He had upgraded the software and worked with SolarEdge tech support to adjust parameters on the inverter to avoid some power surges from Toronto Hydro from causing the inverter to shut off at times.
His responsiveness, knowledge and work ethic are exceptional, and Gopal and Herc Du Soleil come with my highest recommendation.
(Any wonkiness in the panels in the photos is due to underlying irregularities in the metal roof, as the panels were installed without a rack system)

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Hello Kate,
Thank you so much for the amazing review!
Definitely we had some challenges to get parts due to Unprecedented times. But we made it work and we are very happy with the results in the end. It was such a pleasure working with you guys!
Best,
Gopal

Frank Pasquill in Toronto
Frank Pasquill in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Solar Panel & Micro-inverter Installation

THANKS TO GOPAL'S TEAM FOR THEIR HERCULEAN EFFORTS!!

On Dec 21st, 2020, I was waiting for delivery of new equipment to replace eighteen, nine year-old solar panels and a string inverter, damaged by construction happening next door. So I was upset when a Home "Starred" solar panel installer withdrew from our agreement. This particular star was unfamiliar with AP micro-inverters, couldn't arrange for help, and wouldn't venture on icy roofs. And so, with my equipment in transit across Canada, I had to again ask for help through Home Stars.
The leader of Herc de Soleil, Gopal Shrestha responded to my request with a fair quote, and in two weeks his team of installers and electricians had finished the job. I happily paid Gopal for a few inexpensive incidentals beyond the quoted amount. I should have given him a bonus for superb on-site problem solving.
Gopal delivered fast, timely, quality service and was very pleasant to work with. He also promised to provide us with a followup maintenance service at a low hourly rate.
I am truly amazed how my 2020 troubles were resolved so immediately in 2021. What a great gift for the New Year. THANKS HERC!!

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Hi Frank,
I am glad everything worked out and we were able to help you with this project on time.
Appreciate your great review!
Best wishes.
Gopal

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

RE and RE of my existing solar for new metal roof

I needed to replace my roof and decided to go with a metal solution. I reached out to Gopal to do the RE and RE on my existing solar. I was very pleased with his knowledge and ease of dealing with myself and my roofer to work together and ensure a smooth installation. I highly recommend Gopal and his team for any solar situation you might have. Great work!!!

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Thank you so much for your trust on Herc Du Soleil!!
It was such as pleasure working with you!
Best,
Gopal

Peter
Peter
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Repairs to rooftop solar system

Solar system needed maintenance and repairs. Squirrels had caused damage. Gopal of Herc de Soleil and his assistant showed up on time. Repairs were completed as promised and on budget. I recommend this company. The system is working properly now. He also took the time to explain how the system works.

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Hi Peter,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding your solar system. It was such a pleasure working with you guys!
Best,
Gopal

Celine in Oshawa
Celine in Oshawa
3 reviews Oshawa, ON
10/10

removal and replacement of solar panels to replace the roof

He checked the panels for leaking at existing connections and corrected the leak. He was very professional. He was well organized when removing the panels. He even suggested a way of installing the existing system for a higher producing rate of energy. Just a fantastic company .

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Hi Celine,
Thank you so much for trusting Herc Du Soleil for your solar installation work!!
Thank you again for amazing review and help during this work!
Best regards,
Gopal

JupTO
JupTO
0 reviews Loretto, ON
10/10

Solar Panel removal, upgrading inverters and re-install

I had problems with my first gen micro-inverters and am so glad that I found Gopal and his team from Herc Du Soleil. He is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating with our schedule. As a true professional and working with someone on a budget, he was open and upfront about steps that I could take in advance to stay within our means. The 50+ panels were removed, inverters replaced and panels reinstalled. It sounds simple but Gopal's extensive knowledge of optimizing the system, improving on the original install and work ethic is why I am writing this glowing review. I have no hesitation in recommending him and have already done more times than I can remember.

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Dear Jup,
Thank you so much for the great review!
It was pleasure working with you and your wonderful help during this whole installation.
Best regards,
Gopal

Stanislav in Vaughan
Stanislav in Vaughan
2 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Very professional and knowledgeable

I had a pleasant experience from the beginning to the end with Herc du Soleil and Gopal. He's a knowledgeable and calm professional who answered all questions I had with a smile. He did his best to do a great job on all parts of the system and he did put up with my requirement to route the cables from the inside of the house (since it's a town house and I didn't want to see any cables going all the way up to the roof in the front). He went above and beyond to give me a detailed quote of what's going to be done and in the end it was all as he described it. Very happy with the install.

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Hi Stanislav,
Thank you very much for your kind words!
It's a pleasure working with you. We are doing our best for our customers. Committed to provide high quality services.
Best,
Gopal

Shaun C
Shaun C
4 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Great experience from beginning to end!

Gopal and his team were very responsive throughout the entire process. It was very easy to communicate with them to set dates for them to remove AND re-install the panels.

Would gladly recommend Herc Du Soleil to anyone!!

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Thank you Shaun for your great review! It was a great pleasure working for you and your family.

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More about Herc Du Soleil

Professional Site Assessment:
Herc Du Soleil solar designs maximize your dollar return. Our goal is to educate you so you can make an informed decision that suits your specific situation.

Maximizing Your Return on Investment:
Herc Du Soleil pays close attention to the details to ensure appealing aesthetics and a professional design. Our designs are guaranteed to generate the maximum return on your investment.

Up to Date Technologies:
Herc Du Soleil keeps up to date on the newest solar technologies.

We Do the Work:
Leave all of the paperwork to us. Rest assured we will take care of all required applications (OPA and LDC), engineering, permits (ESA), and all inspections.


Call or email Gopal for a free quote at 905-717-0321 or gopal@hercdusoleil.com!

CATEGORIES
Renewable Energy and Solar Panels
PRODUCTS
Category Insulation Solar Panel, Renewable Energy, Solar Panel, Solar Energy, EV Charger Services
SERVICES
Installs, Repairs, and Designs
SPECIALITIES
Repairs, Brand New Installations, Designs, for all Solar Panels, also Off-Grid Solar
WEBSITE
http://www.hercdusoleil.com/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2009
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
5
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheques, E-transfer, Direct Deposit, Cash
LICENSES
Certified Working at Heights, Master of Electricians
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Yes - up to 5 years on labour, up to 20 years on products
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