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Did you sign a contract and, if so, does it have a completion date on it?
Can you give me a timeline on what has happened so far?
It is a little more difficult if you don't have a contract with a specified date that they have failed to meet. When that happens then the court, in the event of a lawsuit, looks at whether the company was "reasonable" in their schedule. In my opinion you are right at the border of what time limit would be considered reasonable since it is about 4 months or so.
What I'd suggest is that you go to a local attorney and have them write a letter advising the company that their failure to timely complete the job and their failure to apprise you of the company's situation in St. Petersburg is a breach of the contract and therefore you are rescinding the contract. The lawyer can also give them a certain period of time in which they can remove the equipment or you will have it removed and sue them for the removal or, if you still want solar power, you can examine what you can do to keep the panels and have another company complete the installation.
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