"Stephen Skelton of Malachite Plumbing LLC. installed a solar hot water system for me two years ago. He was very easy to work with and the work done efficiently and in a timely matter. I am very happy with my solar hot water heater, it has been trouble free.
Here are a few testimonials about Malachite Plumbing and Heating:
"Malachite installed a first-class drain-back thermal solar system at our home in 2008 for domestic hot water and space heating. The system has been reliable and reduced our natural gas consumption by up to fifty percent. Steve and crew were very attentive to our design needs and worked diligently to stay within budget and on schedule. We recommend Malachite to anyone interested in quality, efficient solar installations."
Colin Messer and Michele Ortega
Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Energy Conservation and Management Division
1220 South Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
"Malachite Plumbing & Heating installed a solar domestic hot water system for our home. Working with Malachite was professional and easy. The install looks great and performs wonderfully, and was done professionally. Any issues/questions that have arisen prior to work beginning or since the completion of the install have been promptly solved/answered. My contractor and I spoke with 3 different solar installers before deciding to use Malachite because the equipment used, the bid provided, and the knowledge and ease of communication with Stephen. It's been a pleasure working with Malachite Plumbing and Heating."
Just before installation began for our solar hot water system, we discovered a bad leak in the exact spot needed on the roof. Malachite Plumbing & Heating was totally flexible, working closely with the roofers to make sure that the roof was ready. The workers were talented, competent, polite, clean and timely. We were never without hot water and we haven't had to use electricity to heat our water since the day after installation. This company rocks.
—Hope & Thom Kiah
Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM
"Steve did a great job installing all the plumbing in my new home, which included a solar thermal system that is running beautifully. Steve was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him."
"Superb siting of my solar hot water system in Jemez Springs, NM. Top notch work, on time, reasonable costs. I highly recommend."
"Stephen has been around the solar thermal industry for many years. He is great at trouble-shooting problems of poor installation of systems that have been installed by others."
Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
"Steve is one of the few qualified Solar/Hydronic specialists in Nothern Central new Mexico."
San Miguel Sun Dwellings
When it is sunny (which it mostly is in New Mexico) the system heats the water very well. This past winter when it was really cold and often cloudy the electric back up was more than adequate.
If anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to respond by the email below."