Happy Customers- Medora Corporation, SolarBee® GridBee® Reviews

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Thanks for a job well done! -SG, New York

"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that it was a pleasure working with you and the crew at Medora. You guys have been very responsive to our many requests and questions. In addition your field crew did a great job installing the mixer. It was impressive to see how careful they were protecting the equipment and materials they hoisted to the top of the tank so they didn't scratch the paint. Thanks again for a job well done."

AP500 Doing Wonders! -WR, California

"The AP500 is doing wonders. It has solved the grease problem that we were having in this wet well. We have just finished our July 4th town festivities, normally a time for heavy loading, and the AP500 performed great during this period. We are running the air compressor 24/7. The compressor is quiet and unobtrusive. We are pretty excited about the AP500 and it has exceeded our expectations."

Working Excellent -SG, Arizona

"Our [SolarBee] units are working excellent in our effluent storage basins."

Greatly Improved –PV, Arkansas

"The SolarBee's have definitely reduced the blue green algae in the lake. We are using less carbon since the SolarBees where installed. The lake is greatly improved."

Thank You For The Hard Work –AP, Ohio

"Just wanted to share with you our current THM results. Since installing the spray system our results always run below 70 ppb and most of the time around 50 ppb. Also, just want to say again, thank you, for the hard work all of you have provided NB in solving our THM troubles."

2019 Looking Good, Best Water Clarity -SD, California

"I'm very happy to report that both the performance of our 4 SolarBees, as well as our lake's water quality have remained in very good shape throughout the summer. In fact, our current water clarity of 25' represents the best level of clarity seen in 2019.

Reaped Rewards –BT, California

"Taking a step forward in technology has reaped a variety of rewards for this Public Utility District. Each of these rewards came about as a result of the district's installing a SolarBee, in each of our six ponds. The estimated savings to the electrical grid will be $113,700 and 855,722 kilowatt hours per year!"

BeeKeeper, A Great Deal –DG, New Hampshire

"We really like our SolarBee, your company and the BeeKeeper (maintenance and service plan). The BeeKeeper costs $8k per year and is saving $120k per year on power. This is a great deal! We used to pay more than $8k per year maintaining blowers. We have not run our blowers for several years."

Fantastic! -GT, Alaska

"The SolarBee in our lake worked fantastically. It is a well designed and engineered machine."

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."

Love SolarBee –SL, California

"We LOVE our SolarBee!!"

Outstanding! -GB, Colorado

"We appreciate Medora's outstanding customer service and follow ups".

No Nitrification Issues –JG, California

"We essentially have had no nitrification issues in 2008. The mixing with the injection system allows us to keep our ratios of chlorine and ammonia in check. Everything is working well and we have no service issues."

SolarBee Success Maintains Water Rate –JN, Georgia

"The success of SolarBees has allowed us for the last few years to maintain current wholesale water rate. Chemical costs are volatile; based on petro industry cost. We have been able to stabilize that volatility and maintain cost savings. We have not had a water rate increase in last 3 years, since the SolarBees were installed. We would have had an increase were it not for the SolarBees. SolarBees exceed my expectations for quality and craftsmanship and are built well. "

Reduced TOC –GT, Colorado

"We are very happy with the installations of the five SolarBees in the reservoir. SolarBees have reduced the TOC component in the lake which in turn has reduced the need to replace the carbon in the contactors in the water plant."

Water Clarity Is 8 ft –MW, California

"The water clarity is 8 ft; that's awesome! We would be happy to serve as a positive reference for SolarBee."

You Are Terrific –DR, Minnesota

"You folks are terrific to deal with! I am quite used to having issues with equipment. The real challenge is getting suppliers to work with me to resolve issues and your outfit excels at that.I appreciate your patience with my sloooow return of the components."

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 Chlorine –MC, California

"Our city has seen improved residual since installing the GS-12s in both of our 3 MG potable tanks. The residual has improved from 0.2 mg/l to 0.8 mg/l. Due to the higher residual amounts we have cut back on their chlorine usage at the treatment plant. We will be looking at purchasing additional GS-12s in the future too for his other tanks."

$5,000 - $6,000 Savings –DB, New York

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

Best Water –DE, Alberta Canada

"The water is the best it has been since we installed the SolarBee!"

60% Energy Savings –DS, Pennsylvania

"We have seen a huge energy savings; about 60%. Our electric bill has gone from $3,000 to $1,200. We are interested in purchasing more units."

Gratitude For Crew –JL, Nevada

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the professionalism of your Solar Bee installation crew. They showed up on time every day, had all the necessary safety equipment with them, a disinfection plan, and worked hard each day in the intense heat to complete the installation."

Great Results -TN, Colorado

"The mixer has worked so great for us that we would like to order another one."

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!"

Gold Stars Around –KN, Oregon

"The SolarBee has been running great even during these darkest days of the year. We would give SolarBee 'gold stars around.' We are particularly happy with the service we have received over the years, and would be more than happy to share our positive experience with SolarBee."

Happy To Be A Reference –GC, Arkansas

" If you ever want to use us as a reference, I would be happy to talk with anyone of our customers. Last year around January/February we were seeing 40-50ug/L (THM readings), this year we are seeing 20-30ug/L. The real test will be known this summer. But, as soon as our larger tank is built, we intend to put another THM System in it as well. We are very happy with Medora Corporation and the SolarBee Performance!"

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."

Thanks For Checking –SM, Illinois

"Thanks for checking on our equipment. It says volumes about your customer service, that is so lacking from many of today's firms."

No Algae Or MN Issues –VS, California

"We have not experienced any algae or MN issues since we installed the SolarBee."

Pond Looks Like An Ad –JS, Massachusetts

"Our pond looks like an ad for Poland Spring, with very good clarity!"

FOG Reduction & Fewer Clogs! -NS, Washington

Here is a before and after pic of the wet well. You can see there is a reduction of FOG build up in the wet well and they also have fewer clogging issues with the pumps!

Best Purchase Ever –RS, Michigan

"This is our third year that we have not had to add chemicals to reduce our phosphorous levels. The SolarBees continue to run without missing a day of run time year around. It is probably the best purchase the city has ever made!"

Solved Nitrification Problems –JC, California

"The SolarBee units have solved the nitrification problems at both of our installations. We have not had to boost since installation."

TTHM System Performing Well - DW, Nevada

"The system is performing very well and each quarter's results seem to be reduced or stayed low. All keeping the Locational Running Annual average (LRAA) below the MCL. Thanks for all your help."

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."

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."

Happy Neighbors –JS, Massachusetts

"We sent you a recent picture. The rainbow didn't quite end at the SolarBee, but it was close. In the meantime we have had excellent water quality this year--so far better than any recent year for mid-July. Lots of happy neighbors."

VERY Pleased –MH, Montana

"We are VERY pleased with the SolarBee performance at our reservoir! The secchi depth is about 18 ft. and the algae count is way down."

Doing Great! -TN, Colorado

"The AP500 lift station mixer is doing a great job. The grease crust is gone and the water is crystal clear!"

Fabulous Customer Service –RS, Oregon

"Fabulous customer service in all respects working with you folks."

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."

Good DO –JH, Louisiana

"Last year we went out a few times during the heat of the summer and found good DO and other parameters to the exact depths that the SolarBee intake was set to, and we haven't had a recurrence of hypertrophy since installation. Proof enough!"

No Ice In Cold Winter –IG, Michigan

"Photos were taken from Lyons, MI. We put the GS-12 in last year. They wanted to see what the inside was like so we climbed up there Wednesday and took a look. The results- – no ice!!!! Considering how cold this winter has been, that is amazing. Who knew your mixers really did work? The owner is extremely happy with this as you can imagine."

Hard Working Crew –JL, Wisconsin

"Your service crew are hard workers. Their knowledge in repairing the SolarBees was excellent. They are a valuable asset to SolarBee and to their customers."

Better Water Quality –JS, Iowa

"We are happy with the SolarBees. We have not had to boost since the SolarBee installation and the system has better water quality. We would be happy to serve as a positive reference."

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."

Excellent Water Clarity –JS, Massachusets

"We have excellent water clarity this year - so far better than any recent year for mid-July. There are lots of happy neighbors."

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."

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."

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 !"

Very Happy –RN, California

"We are very happy with SolarBee. The SolarBees are one of our best purchases in the past 20 years!"

SolarBee Believer –TG, Colorado

"Honestly, I consider SolarBee to be one of the finest companies we have worked with in my 30-year career in the power plant chemistry field!" The mixers in our pond work well. I am definitely a SolarBee believer now!"

Very Satisfied –KK, California

"The SolarBee continues to do its job. The water quality people are quite pleased that it has been able to maintain the residual and lack of problems with water quality. I think you could say, yes I am very satisfied."

Cleared Effluent –KR, Georgia

"The effluent has cleared up completely. It looks like it could be drinking water!"

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."

Smells Like Spring Instead Not Odors –CN, South Dakota

"Every spring, for several weeks, odors would roll over the whole town. So, we installed SolarBee mixers in our ponds. Now, residents can look forward to smelling spring in the air instead of the treatment plant. We don't notice anything in the spring anymore."

D.D.. Washington

"Awesome and perfect. There have been no water quality issues all summer."

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."

OUTSTANDING Customer Service –VK, California

"Your staff and company has earned a HUGE GOLD STAR from our community and me for the OUTSTANDING customer service that you have provided to us. To me it feels like you think our community is your number ONE customer."

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."

Dedicated Crew –PS, Massachusetts

"Thanks to the installation crew for their dedicated work Tuesday! They were very professional, knowledgeable about the equipment and its operation, and a pleasure to work with. They worked in a safe and workmanlike manner, wearing all the necessary personal protective equipment throughout the day in the hot sun when it would be easy to shed their hard hat, safety glasses or life vests to work more comfortably."

Good People -RM, New York

"The installation went well, you have very good people throughout [your] company."

Everything Is Going Well –TT, California

"We are pleased and everything is going well. We have not had to use copper sulfate since the SolarBee was installed!"

Clear Enough To See The Bottom –JC, Oregon

"This is the first summer in quite a few years that I have been able to take my kids swimming up here. Normally at this time of the year there are green balls of gunk floating around. The shoreline is pretty clean this summer. In the past the lake had stinking moss on the edges and now the water is clear enough that I am able to see the bottom off the dock."

Impressed With Results –RY, MA.

"We have been testing the water about once a week since the SolarBees were installed. We are very happy and impressed with the results."

No Nitrification 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."

8-10 ft. Secchi Depths –JH, Oregon

"Our Secchi depths are ranging 8-10 ft. We are happy with the results!"

Complete Turnaround –GL, California

"We very very impressed and happy with the SolarBee in one of our worst tanks where we were constantly having to deep cycle and flush. It has been a complete turnaround in this tank."

Highly Professional Crew –RP, Oregon

"Your crew was highly professional and very proficient with safety issues during the install. The City crew learned a lot about safety issues that they incorporated into their practices. "

No Ice In The Tank –NW, Illinois

"The operator reported last night that within a couple of days there was a 15-foot open water space above the mixer and that as of yesterday there was no ice in the tank. The mixer definitely did its job."

Fantastic Customer Service –ES, Florida

"Your company does a fantastic job on customer service!"

No Algae Blooms –KM, California

"We have had Solarbees for 4 years in our lake, and I am happy to report that we have not had an algae bloom since they have been installed."

The Sludge Blanket Is Gone –JW, CA

"These photos are from installation - the existing sludge blanket was about 2"- 4" thick, and solids had also settled to the bottom. Two days after the GridBee AP mixer was turned on, the sludge blanket is gone and the basin is completely mixed."

No Shoreline Slime –JJ, Georgia

"We are very happy with the SolarBees. There is no green slime along the shoreline. This is a major difference that we attribute entirely to the SolarBees. We would gladly serve as a positive reference for SolarBee."

Value SolarBees –JF, Texas

"We value our SolarBees, and we are impressed with their performance."

Professional & Knowledgeable Crew –DS, Pennsylvania

"The SolarBee crew was very professional, well prepared, and very knowledgeable."

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!"

Many Thanks –RR, Nevada

"As I mentioned over the telephone today, I want to thank you for the work completed by your crew at our water treatment plant storage tank. The new float system for the sprayer is much appreciated along with the time and effort put into the transfer of the control box for the mixer. Please let the crew know that I appreciate their work. Many thanks to the folks at Solar Bee!"

GREAT Service -GP, Ohio

"This is a GREAT service your company provides, customer service and follow-up is hard to find now a days. Please pass our THANK YOU on to your crew, we really do appreciate it."

Less Than Three Year Payback –JN, Georgia

"We based everything on a conservative assumption for a 50% reduction in chemicals used to treat the BGA and associated T&O. At a 50% reduction we looked at a 8 year payback. In reality, we were very surprised by being able to reduce the chemicals by 90% which gave us less then a 3 year payback. This is not the norm for the water treatment industry. Usually we look at 10, 15, or 20 year returns on investments. Solar Bees is one of those products that does exactly what we needed it to do and what the engineers at Medora said they would do. It out-performed everyone in our organization's expectations."

Lake Looks Great –HB, Michigan

"The lake looks great! There is no sign of algae and there are lots fish along the shores. We have been lake residents for 50 years and the lake looks the best it has ever been."

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"

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."

Saved Us Thousands –SS, Ohio

"The SolarBee installation in our new WWTP has worked great this year. It has saved us thousands of dollars from the alternative plan we were looking at before installing SolarBees."

Lake Water Looks Great! –PT, California

"Just want to say thanks: the lake water looks **great**! That SolarBee is working. I wanted you to know we really appreciate it."

Simple To Install –CR, Connecticut

"The unit has been running for approximately one month. The unit was very simple to install. It is keeping everything in suspension and the pumps aren't clogging. We are extremely happy with the AP500 and are going to order a second one."

Happy With SolarBee –JD, West Virginia

"We have not used diffused air since the SolarBees were installed! We are very happy with our SolarBees."

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."

Always A Pleasure... -RR, Minnesota

"Always a pleasure to work with a manufacturer that is reachable and willing to help."

One Of A Kind Company -KT, CA

“You’re a one of a kind company. You get things done and you stand behind your product. You don’t find much of that these days.”

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."

Started Working in 3 Hours –DW, New York

"We installed a SB1250V12PW in our 500,000 gal water tank. We positioned the SolarBee in a stagnant area of tank, opposite the common inlet/outlet pipe. After 3 hours of SolarBee operation we took a water sample at a nearby business that receives its water from this tank. The chlorine read 0.7. In the all the years that I have worked for the city, I have never seen it above 0.2. It must be the SolarBee already mixing the stagnant water in the tank."

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."

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. "

Everyone Is Very Professional –KT, California

"In my 40 years I have never seen a company as good as SolarBee in providing professional service and diligence. Everyone has been very professional!"

Nearly Pristine Lake –DC, California

"This lake is nearly pristine! It is the best water quality that we have ever seen."

Amazing To Look At –MY, New York

Regarding SolarBee's impact on biofilm on the tank interior: "The tank is empty now and they are cleaning as we speak. The sides of the tank are very clean and we are down to about 1/2 to 1 inch of debris in the bottom. It is amazing to look at what is in the tank now, compared to what was there pre-SolarBee. "

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."