Northern Arizona Wind and Sun - Customer Service InformationAs a family-owned company, our business depends on your satisfaction. We are one of the oldest and largest retail solar electric companies in the US - we first started out in 1979 installing small systems on Navajo hogans where the nearest power was 50 miles away.
Solar has come a long way since then, but we still strive for the best customer service. We are not perfect - we do make mistakes. We will do our best to correct any errors. With our many years of experience, we can make sure you end up with the right components and a reliable system that fits your needs, without paying too much or buying more than you need.
99% Satisfaction GuaranteeWhat happened to the other 1%? Well, we are not perfect yet. We do our best, but occasionally things don't go quite as planned. We will do everything reasonable to make it right - but please don't expect us to warranty the inverter you just dropped in the ocean. We do not guarantee to offer the lowest prices on the internet - you cannot offer good service and the lowest prices. When promoting your business, quality should come first. Quality and service is our main concern and we won’t cut the corners required to offer the cheapest price”. Our prices are competitive and we don't think that cutting prices to the bone will improve our customer service. If you want the lowest possible prices, and don't expect to ever need customer support or technical assistance, then we are probably not a good fit. We find it interesting that nearly half of our calls to technical support are for systems bought from our competitors...
Payment MethodsWe accept all major credit cards and PayPal. You can also order using a check or money order - the easy way is to print out your order, and send it to our Flagstaff address, shown below. No COD orders are accepted.
Order ProcessingOrders placed on our web site are completely secure. Once you've filled out our online order form, the order is encrypted & transmitted to us. An email is sent to you confirming your order. We enter your order, confirm your credit card, and ship the order. We usually have all orders processed within one business day after you place them, but there are a few exceptions (see AVAILABILITY). If you have questions about your order call us toll free at 800 383-0195, or send us an e-mail (click the "email" button on the left or down the page a bit). The toll-free numbers don't work outside the USA - call us at 928 526-8017.
Product AvailabilityMost products on this site are in stock and available all the time. A few products are carried on a seasonal basis and may be temporarily unavailable. We may occasionally have to backorder items - if so, we will let you know, usually by email. All products have the availability listed in the item "buy box". We try very hard to keep the availability descriptions up to date on all products. However, sometimes we make mistakes and the availability is incorrect. We will never intentionally list an item as in stock if we do not have it. Here is an explanation of the types of availability listed on our website:
Out of Stock: The item in not in our warehouse and we do not have a good estimate for when the item will be available.
In Stock: The item is currently in our Flagstaff warehouse and is usually shipped the next business day.
Available for Order (this can mean a few different things):
International OrdersWe sell and ship internationally. There are some restrictions, and some countries we will not accept orders from (such as Nigeria and Gambia), due to the high rate of fraud. For most international orders we highly recommend that you use PayPal or wire transfer instead of a credit card, as we often cannot verify overseas credit cards and there may be delays in shipping your order.
Shipping and PackagingOur usual shipping method is UPS ground. The store automatically figures out the shipping (if you choose the valid method) to your address. We do not have any "handling" or packaging charges, except a $9 fee for international shipments for preparing the export paperwork. UPS ground delivery generally takes 3 to 6 business days. We also offer other expedited shipping (UPS next day, 2nd day etc.) from our web site, but these CAN get expensive, especially on heavy items. The UPS weight limit is 150 pounds per package, and there are also some size and/or length limitations. *** NOTE *** The charges shown are estimates, and will NOT be correct for certain places, such as the US Virgin Islands or Guam. Orders too large or too heavy, and all batteries except the sealed AGM batteries must be shipped by freight. The store will figure the APPROXIMATE shipping costs for freight, but this is only an estimate.
Notes on Expedited Shipping: We process the bulk of our website orders by 3:00 pm Arizona time. If you need your order expedited (UPS 3 Day, UPS 2nd Day or UPS Next Day), please place your order as early as possible so that we have time to package it up and send it out. If it's after 3:00 pm, you should phone in your order to be sure we can still ship your order the same day. We cannot guarantee that expedited orders will ship the same day if placed after 3:00 pm.
Notes on UPS Shipments: If you receive an item via UPS and it is damaged, go ahead and sign for the shipment if a signature is required. Please do NOT refuse the delivery. Contact us as soon as possible and we will start a claim with UPS. They will send out a claim representative to your location and pick up the damaged item(s). The claim representative usually arrives the next day after the claim is started. As soon as we receive notification from UPS that the item has been picked up, we send out a replacement order at no additional cost to you. The claim process MUST be started within two weeks of the delivery. If you wait too long to contact us, we will not be able to reimburse you for the damaged item(s).
A Note About Brokerage Fees: International orders may be subject to local import fees, customs, duty, brokerage or additional taxes in the country of destination. Northern Arizona Wind and Sun is not responsible for, nor can we offer any specific advice on additional fees that you may have to pay when your merchandise arrives. You should contact your local customs import office for more information about any potential charges. Northern Arizona Wind and Sun is not responsible for any taxes, duty, customs, brokerage fees or shipping charges on any item being returned.
Where's my Stuff?We can provide UPS tracking numbers for items shipped from our warehouse in Flagstaff. However, we cannot provide tracking for items shipped by Priority Mail, or for items that are drop shipped from manufacturers' warehouses, such as freight battery shipments. If you have ordered multiple items, order status may show several different things. A few items, such as large batteries are usually shipped freight from the nearest factory warehouse.
Warranties & ReturnsWe have a 30 day return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a refund. Used or damaged products will be subject to a restocking fee determined upon receipt of the item(s). Products that are sold as discontinued, used, “as is”, special ordered or from our clearance section are not eligible for a refund. When returning an item, you must provide us with all the original packaging, documentation and parts. We reserve the right to refuse returns of damaged products or used products that can not be resold as like new condition. Shipping charges are not refundable unless the return is due to our mistake.
You MUST get an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number before sending anything back. That number should be clearly visible on the outside and inside of the package. You can get an RMA number by email (usually the easiest way) or by calling our Flagstaff office at 800-383-0195 or 928-526-8017.
Privacy NoticeMostly we don't give out names or email addresses to anyone. Mainly because the only ones that would want them would be our competitors. We do, however, send all information to a noodle vendor in Gul Dara, Afghanistan. So if you start getting spam email from Tasatullah Fahrouk, you know why.
Short Notes, Our Websites, & Comments
Taxes: We do not charge tax on most orders. In Arizona, solar and renewable energy is state sales tax exempt (local sales taxes may apply), and all out of state and foreign orders are tax-exempt. Foreign customers may be liable import, VAT, and other taxes at their end. Please do not ask us what the tax will be in your country - we have no idea.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal and eCheck (via PayPal). We ship to all states and Canadian provinces, and to about 40 other countries.
Our Fall and Winter office hours are from 8 AM to 4 PM, Arizona Time, Mon-Fri. We are closed for major holidays. If you are in the Flagstaff area, please stop by our store and visit - map link: Get Map to Store