Where a modern detached home normally has at least a 100-amp and often a 200-amp panel, a 1920s house might only have a 30-amp panel, or at best a 60-amp panel. Operating even ordinary appliances like clothes dryers and microwaves means bringing in more power from the overhead or underground wires, and therefore getting the electric company involved.
Leo Portugal cares about details, from making sure that the electricians who work for him don’t smoke or swear in front of customers to labeling every circuit on every panel. He takes the time to get all the permits in order and arrange all the inspections–city, county, PG&E. You can be sure that you’ll qualify for your rebates and that everything will be in order when it comes time to sell your house.
Since 2006, Transform Electric (formerly Elecix) has been working in the East Bay’s “Green Corridor” with companies like Solar City and Advanced Home Energy, installing photovoltaic (pv) inverters to connect solar cell arrays to residential electrical panels and the power grid.
Heather F. Berkeley, CA
Leo worked in our new house as well as our previous house, and I know we’d call him again if we ever leave. He replaced all the electrical wiring, fixtures, outlets, and connection to the grid from top to bottom. He worked well with the City of Berkeley for permits (and that’s saying something!) as well as bringing myself and my husband up to speed along the way.