Helpful Tips For Choosing
Local Solar Installers
Choosing a solar installer is just as important as the solar panels you choose. There are many solar installers to choose from and you want to make sure you choose a certified professional who will stand behind their work and do the job right the first time.
We've put together a few helpful tips for choosing the right solar panel installation company for your needs and budget. The following tips will help to ensure that you have a smooth experience and that you will get the most value for your investment.
It is important to choose an installer that is NABCEP certified. This national organization provides certification for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal and small wind turbine systems. Another important thing to remember is to choose an installer that has a licensed master electrician on staff to oversee the connection of your system to the electrical grid.
Check to see how long the company has been in business and see how many solar panel systems they have installed. Also be sure to check for customer testimonials to see how past customers feel about the company.
Make sure the installer you choose for your solar panels stands by their work and provides a warranty of at least 5 to 10 years. Make sure you take time to understand the terms of the warranty, and what parts and/or service are included as part of the warranty.
Quality solar installers will not subcontract any of the installation tasks, so be sure that the installer will perform all of the installation with their own personnel.
Most solar installers help with the paperwork for federal and state rebates. These rebates can be significant, covering half of the installation cost or more for your solar panel system. The rebate process can be tricky and take time, so choose an installer that is willing to do the legwork for you. Most of the solar installers in our directory will help you with your rebate paperwork.
You should always keep your budget in mind when choosing between local solar installers. But make sure that your decision is not solely based on price without considering all aspects of each installer. Selecting the lowest cost without reviewing other aspects could lead to a bad decision.