Happy Customers- Medora Corporation, SolarBee® GridBee® Reviews

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Increased DO –JB, Texas

"SolarBee greatly increased DO throughout the reservoir. There have been major increases in wildlife in the area as the water is much more habitable now. We've completely stopped using copper sulfate at the reservoir, and we've also noticed a decrease in the amount of chemicals we've needed to use at our treatment plant. Our staff is very pleased with the performance of this system, especially with the overall decrease in chemical usage at both the reservoir and the plant. The SolarBee will pay for itself in roughly 2-3 years."

No Compliance Problems –MM, Indiana

"We are very happy with the SolarBees in our wastewater system. There have been no compliance problems since the SolarBees have been installed."

THMs Came Down –JV, California

"We are very happy with the results of the GS-12 mixers we installed, one in each of our 600,000 gallon tanks. We previously had high THMs in these tanks. The THMs came down considerably and we are very happy with the results."

Efficient & Professional –JC, California

"The installation went very well and the installation team from SolarBee was very efficient and professional."

Top Shelf Service –BH, Colorado

"SolarBee's thorough service and continued interest in our project is top shelf."

No Complicance Issues –J, Arizona

"Although we had one of the three tanks down for cleaning / coating during the summer, with only two tanks operating taking all of the demand, the Medora THM Removal Systems performed well; did not have any THM concerns or compliance issues during the summer."

Always Impressed With SolarBee –VK, California

"We have always been impressed by the SolarBee firm. We can't seem to say enough about you, and then you pull another "WOW" factor by providing very quick response about our aquatic weed issue that just "floored" me. We wish that we could provide our residents half the support you provide to us. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH !"

Quality Company –AA, Minnesota

"We can see by the professional service provided and the quality of the crews and trucks that SolarBee is indeed a quality company."

Pond Is Looking Good! –LV, Texas

"Our pond had been suffering from filamentous algae. After the new GridBee units were installed the filamentous algae started bunching up and dying off quickly. The water in the pond is really looking good!"

Haven't Had To Boost –TC, California

"We have not had to boost since the installation! In the past we have had to boost every 1-2 weeks."

In Compliance Since Install –TR, Kansas

"We are very happy with the SolarBee units. The BOD and TSS have been in compliance for over two years since the installation of the SolarBees."

We Are Happy -RR, Minnesota

"THM results for the 3rd quarter were about 50% less. We will meet the compliance standards of the Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (D/DBPR) without any major capital improvements. My thanks to all of the SolarBee staff. We are a happy customer."

Easy Company To Work With –LG, South Dakota

"SolarBee is one of the easiest companies to work with and you go above our expectations. We are very pleased with the units and the service SolarBee provides."

Extremely Happy –DO, Colorado

"We are extremely happy with our GridBees. They are leaving 4-foot or more open circle in the ice, even during the coldest parts of winter, and they've helped with the manganese problem."

Excellent Odor Cap –MF, California

"The SolarBees are still maintaining an excellent odor cap on our oily waste water pond. Due to their maintenance free and power free operation it's like they are not even there. They take care of themselves. We are very pleased with their performance."

No Blue Green Algae Problems –LP, Utah

"Blue green algae growth is no longer a problem since the SolarBee was installed! Our secchi depth is at 18 ft."

No Odor Problems –SW, Utah

"This is the first year that we have not had any odor problems."

No Nitrificaiton Events –JM, California

"We have had not had nitrification events since installing the SolarBee in our large 11 MG above ground steel tank. We have not even had to do any boosting, which we used to have to do before frequently."

Very Reliable & Met Objectives –DC, Colorado

"The two SolarBee's installed in 2007 have been very reliable and have met their objectives. We actively recommend your company to anyone with water issues in the area and you might expect a call from someone with the Colorado Dept of Health in the future."

Meeting Objectives –CJ, Colorado

"We really like the SolarBee's, and they are meeting the objectives for which they were installed."

Best Customer Service –KE, Florida

"Thank-you so much for the best customer service moment yesterday when the techs were out troubleshooting our Solar Bee. The three techs (Derek, John and Matt) deserve to be recognized also in their hard work and professionalism. I'm very happy that the Solar Bee is working now."

Significant Energy Cost Reduction –KL, Ariznona

"The SolarBee units are working very well. They reduced our energy costs significantly and they improved their BOD reduction from 65% to 85%."

Dramatically Improved Clarity –WT, California

"In the ponds where SolarBees have been installed the water clarity has improved dramatically. We can now see 3-4 feet in depth and have experienced no odors. Evaporation rates have been enhanced dramatically as well."

Want To Buy More –DR, California

"We have nothing but good things to say about the SolarBees in our lake. This is our 4th unit and we want to buy more."

Dramatic Increase In Lake Clarity –CS, California

"We are very pleased with the SolarBees. We have seen a dramatic increase in lake clarity during the winter months."

No More Algae OR Copper –KC, Arkansas

"We haven't had an algae bloom or had to add copper sulfate since the SolarBees were installed. We were adding 600-700 lbs of copper sulfate per week from June through September!"

Working Great! –JG, California

"The units are all working great, that's why you do not hear from us very often. When we need parts, you ship them right away. We are having no water quality problems." This comment represents some 40 installations in this area.

Fantastic –ES, Florida

"You guys do fantastic service trips!"

Turned Off Our Aerators –DC, California

"We have the best water quality I've ever seen and we've been able to turn off our aerators."

Improved Overall Water Quality –JE, Colorado

"The SolarBee is working well with no apparent issues....We believe the overall water quality of the reservoir has improved (much better clarity and less algae) since the addition of the SolarBee."

Reduced Macrophytes –DI, Alberta Canada

"The macrophytes in this lake have been greatly reduced since the installation of the SolarBee!"

One Of Our Best Investments –JW, New Hampshire

"As of July 2014, 8 years after installation, our unit has not cost us anything to repair or maintain. The unit has even been struck by lightning several times and came back online after being reset. The SolarBee unit has been one of the best investments our utility has ever made."

Very Impressed –MB, South Dakota

"We are very impressed with the service we receive from your company and we are very happy with our SolarBee installations."

We've Cut Down On Costs –PK, Vermont

"The SolarBee unit we've had in operation since last year has allowed us to cut down on power significantly and even more importantly cut down on service costs to keep operational the surface aerators/aspirators we previous relied on completely. Your factory service and support was the main reason we went with SolarBee instead of Aeromix."

Improved Circulation & Resolved Stratification –RN, California

"We have seen the benefits of the installation of the SolarBees in our storage facilities. It has definitely improved circulation inside these potable storage's and solved the stratification problems we have been experiencing."

Saved $20,000 In Chemical Costs –KW, Colorado

"The SolarBees have saved our facility $200,000 in chemical costs per year since the their installation! Everything is working properly."

Machines Are Working Well –BA, Washington

"Both GS-12s are installed and working well! Thanks for checking."

Increased Chlorine Residuals –RL, Connecticut

"We are happy with the way the SolarBee system in our tank is working. We are noticing increased chlorine residuals throughout the area."

Positive Impacts –PH, California

"We are very pleased with SolarBees and their positive impacts on our water system storage facilities. We are very happy with your service."

No Icing Problems –SC, Michigan

"Our tower is too small to lower the level much during the winter. Because we use the height of the water for pressure, we need to keep it as full as possible. Plus, lowering the water level compromised fire flow capacity. As a result, ice cakes were formed in the tank every winter. After installing the GS-12 mixer, I was able to keep the tank full during the winter with no icing problems."

Excellent Service & Support –BJ, Georgia

"Please thank SolarBee for their excellent service and support. Your staff is very professional and competent."

Thanks! –SE, Florida

"Thanks! You guys do fantastic service trips!"

Great Crew! –LP, Utah

"We were very happy with your crew at their recent visit. Thanks for sending such a great crew! AS USUAL."

SolarBees Are Working Great –DC, Kansas

"The SolarBee machines are working really great, they have never gone out of compliance. We also like that we have a service contract because the crews check on the units and the contract extends the warranty at the same time."

Always Running –DM, North Carolina

"Tell your folks they make those things TOO well! Our crews are out on the lake every two weeks and the machines are always running whenever they check them. DO continues to be excellent."

Solved Our Manganese Problem –JL, Georgia

"These SolarBee machines work great and have solved our manganese problem."

Very Happy –JS, California

"We are very happy with the SolarBee in our lake. We have not had to run the pumps to get circulation all summer long"

Cost & Chemical Savings! –JN, Georgia

"Solar Bees have completely eliminated our need for Algaecide application in the lake and has lowered our PAC (powdered activated carbon) usage by at least 75% This has truly been a tangible cost savings. Direct chemical savings from the Solar Bees have been over $250,000 this first full year cycle. Customer support and service have been superb. Top notch in that area. These are very well built, well designed, robust pieces of equipment. Our expectations have been met. Yes, I am a fan of Solar Bees. They simply work. "

Excellent Water Quality –SB, California

"The SolarBees did a great job when we added chlorine to our chloramine system to keep remaining ammonia in balance and under control.. It extended the excellent water quality period in their reservoirs from 3 days to 2 weeks."

Best Water Color –JD, West Virginia

"It is the best water color I have ever seen in all my years as an operator. DO is ranging from 11.O to 16.0 mg/l in all cells. We think the SolarBees will save us about $10,000 per year in electrical bills."

Impressed With Service Level –PW, Ohio

"The SolarBee is working great! We are impressed with the level of service; you don't just install the units and forget about them."

Ready To Install Additonal Mixers –RG, California

"The City has been very pleased with the chlorine residual improvements in the vicinity of our tanks where we installed the two GS-12's. We are ready to install 3 additional mixers."

Great To Work With –WK, South Dakota

"Your crew arrived early today. They were really great to work with."

Great Crew –MD, Washington

"Thanks for sending a crew to fix our problems. They did a great job. Everything has been fixed and we appreciate their efforts. They weren't going to quit until they got it done. At a time when we are normally starting to show algae, there virtually has been none. We've had the SolarBee units for a year and a half and have experienced no algae. Your customer service has been great. Your crew did a great job."

Amazing Results –AH, New Hampshire

"We have seen amazing results in operation, process, and energy savings. We certainly do support the Beekeeper."

Everything Is Working Great –TR, Kansas

"We have 11 SolarBee units installed in three ponds since 2007. Everything is working great. We have not had any BOD or TSS violations since the units were installed. We are very happy with the machines and the service, and we plan to renew the Beekeeper Service Contract. "

We Are Very Happy –RP, Colorado

"The south pond was running 4 days before we got the North pond running and in that time we evaporated 0.75" in the North Pond and 1.75" in the South Pond. In each pond that equates to 27 truck loads of 4365 gallons = 117,855 gallons. We are very happy at this time !!

Good Customer Service –JM, Vermont

"Not only does your company have fine products, but every person we deal with at your company does a great job! Good customer service is a rarity these days, and it’s not often that you find a sales representative to drive for hours and then use his musical talents to help raise the money to pay off a product that we bought from him! I’m glad that we have all become friends in the process."

Friendly & Knowledgeable Crew –TB, Kansas

"The SolarBee crew that performed the installation were the friendliest and most knowledgeable group of guys I've been around."

Extremely Professional –AG, Texas

"I wanted to start off by saying how impressed we were with everyone involved with the installation and start up of the units. The entire staff that we dealt with were extremely professional and provided us with a great deal of information on the units. Please pass that on to everyone involved."

Eternally Grateful –RL, California

"Our reservoir has two SolarBees which seem to be solving our dimethyl mercury problem. I am eternally grateful."

Great Crew! –AZ, New Jersey

"Your crew was a great...very professional!"

Never Been More Clear –DE, Alberta Canada

"We were just out at the Lake and it has not ever been more clear. We can see the bottom at the end of the dock. In the past few years it has gone a little cloudy by now. I am very excited about this. .....it is all the result of the SolarBees and the addition of the 2nd SolarBee this year has definitely had a positive impact. Thanks again for your ongoing help and support."

Never Looked Better! –KW, New Jersey

"SolarBee provided excellent service during the past two years. Our pond has never looked better!"

Amazing Impact –JB, California

"The SolarBees are preventative and have had an amazing impact on water quality, and water clarity. We strive to prevent any possible fish kill events. Your service crews have done a tremendous job in keeping our system functional and up to date."

Thanks For A Smooth Install –SD, Virginia

"Your crews have been nothing but professional, prompt and courteous throughout this whole process. It does not go unnoticed. And thank you for all your help in getting everything lined up to make this install as smooth as possible."

Pretty Incredible –RL, California

"The ponds are doing very well. None of the ponds have gone sour since the SolarBees were installed, which is pretty incredible!"

No Nitrification Problems –SA, California

"We have had no nitrification problems for the first time in 10 years in tank #6."

Simply Amazing –CR, Alberta, CA

"About a year ago SolarBee installed 6 solar-powered inductors for our thermally stratified shallow lake. Last winter we were experiencing significant algae problems and thermal inversions, indicative of Southern Alberta in general, coupled with the release of iron and manganese by sediment which precipitated again upon oxidation with chlorine (used for disinfection), essentially turning our production water brown. Since we were using the water as source-water for the beef-packing plant, potentially neurotoxic algae in the water was not acceptable. After installing the 6 Solar Bees we saw a drop from 10,000-40,000 cells/milliliter to ~100 cells/milliliter within 1 week! Within 2 weeks our cyanobacteria counts were below detection limits. Simply amazing."

100% Satisfied –AC, West Virgina

"We are 100% satisfied with the service provided by SolarBee and are impressed with how they went the extra mile."

Vast Reduction In Algae –SG, Arizona

"The SolarBee units are working very well. We have seen a vast reduction in the amount of algae that was inundating the ponds and plugging screens and pumps. No complaints, only positive results!"

Cleared Water In One Season –SD, Alberta Canada

"We are absolutely amazed how the SolarBee has cleared up the water in just one season. We have never had such good, clear, odor free water!"

Keeping Ice Off –BK, Arkansas

"The GS-12 is doing a great job keeping the ice off our 420,000 gallon tank."

Phenomenal –PN, Connecticut

"The job your crew did to accommodate our special circumstances was absolutely phenomenal."

90% Ice Gone –DG, New Hampshire

"We are extremely pleased with the SolarBee unit's performance this winter especially in regard to the shore power backup. They kept our units running flawlessly all winter long. Our ice is about 90% gone."

Removed A Scum Layer –S, Arkansas

"This is our first AP500 installation. In 6 hours it has almost completely removed a foot thick scum layer. When we attempted to lower the unit through the scum, it wouldn't go through. It rested on top. The only way to get it down was to turn it on and let it work itself down. We are impressed."

We Love SolarBees –MB, Illinois

"We love our SolarBees!"

Carbon Savings –RC, Colorado

"Before the SB we would see geosmin spikes in the 30-90 ng/L range during July-August, and 20-30 ng/L from Nov to Jan. We like to keep concentrations below 5 ng/L The highest measurement in 2009 was 8 ng/L with greatly reduced taste & odor issues, and we saved an estimated $50k in PAC savings compared to prior years. We attribute these reductions and carbon savings to the SolarBee, and are very happy with results so far."

Very Impressed –JS, Pennsylvania

"Installation yesterday went great. We were very impressed with the SolarBee employees during the installation."

Appreciat Customer Service –JC, Illinois

"We really appreciate your customer service!"

65% Energy Savings –DS, Pennsylvania

"We are happy with the SolarBees performance. We have experienced a 65% energy savings and have not had any violations since the SolarBees have been installed. We are considering future purchases from SolarBee."

The Best Money You'll Ever Spend –JR, California

“ The $8,000 - $10,000 that you will spend on a GridBee mixer will be the best money you will ever spend. It will solve a lot of your water problems."

No Copper Sulfate Since SolarBee –VL, New York

"We used to use "tons" of copper sulfate in treatment and now we do not use any. Actually, we have not used any copper sulfate since the SolarBee's were installed."

Cleared Up Water –GM, Connecticut

"The water has cleared up so well that we found a missing car in the pond's bottom that was stolen eight years ago."

Well Mixed Tanks –CB, California

"The SolarBees do an excellent job and the tanks are very well mixed. They test uniformly throughout the reservoirs."

Summer Is Going Great! –W, Colorado

"Summer is going great! Water quality is good. We had secchi depths to the bottom in June. We are starting to get our "pond biology" back (i.e. fish, frogs...) We are very happy with the operation of the SolarBee, customer service and contact capability."

Reduced Chlorine Boosting –SS, Nevada

"We are very happy with the SolarBee and GridBee units' performance in reducing our chlorine boosting needs and meeting our THM limits."

Works Like Clockwork –JT, Colorado

"This year the system worked like clockwork, no problems, no algae blooms. We are sold on the product. Your service is great."

Working To Get Additonal Machines –RP, Oregon

"Your installation team exhibited high quality professionalism. The great results from the modeling output shows the degree of mixing achieved. The performance achieved by the unit is great. We will continue to work with our department for additional SolarBees in our additional 17 potable water tanks."

Very Helpful –DR, Illinois

"We are very happy with the service since the SolarBee installation. They will stop to check your units anytime they are in your area. They did upgrades at no cost, and have been very helpful in moving the units when needed to get better results. We have budgeted for a SolarBee for our elevated tower."

The Crew Worked Proficiently –MV, New Mexico

"It was raining like cats and dogs when your crew arrived. They worked proficiently to complete the install despite being soaked and getting stuck twice. They were real professionals."

Doing A Great Job –AK, Colorado

"We no longer use the diffuser and rely only on the SolarBee. Its doing a great job of odor capping."

Greatly Improved –JC, Arkansas

"Water quality has greatly improved! We are very happy with the SolarBee unit in our tank. We also have SolarBees in our reservoir and the water quality is better than is has been in a long time."

Surprised & Amazed -CJ, Minnesota

"To say I am surprised that there was no ice in the three tanks would be an understatement. And the fact we removed virtually all the ice from an iced over tank in three days of running is amazing."

Best Year For Algae Control –GM, Colorado

"First of all, the two new units look great, as does the lake! This is the best year we have experienced for algae control!"

Very Customer Orientated –DS, Massachusetts

"The two men involved in the installation were cordial, smart, hard working, soft spoken, and very customer orientated. In short they are a very good representation of the company!"

AP2000 Working Great –CK, California

"The AP2000 is working great the last year, the old mixer plugged all the time with aquatic weeds but the AP2000 has been running non stop and it is affecting an area more then twice of the GridBee Pond Circulator. We have had great success with the SB1250 units in our other small park ponds as well."

$5,000 - $6,000 Savings –DB, New York

"We are saving between $5000-$6000 a year on chemical utilization."

One Of The Greatest Companies –RS, Michigan

"Medora Corporation provides a great product (SolarBee) and excellent service. I have nothing but high praise for them. This company ... is just one of the greatest companies in the world.”

SolarBees Saved $37,000 –SB, Maine

"In 2007, the town was the first to install Solar Bee photovoltaic-powered wastewater circulators. The units saved the town $37,000 in its energy bill within a couple of years. With that savings, the town installed another set of solar energy devices in 2010 using an $85,000 state grant to buy the units. "