Research is essential when selecting a solar company. You don’t have to spend hours on end; just a few minutes for a few days should work as long as you know what to look for:
Do they have an office? Companies without an office or website can be crossed off your list of candidates.
Are they skilled in the details of quality solar installation? One common problem we see all the time is a lack of quality. New customers will complain that it is costing them more utility bills than prior to installing solar. Typically, this is due to the fact that the “knock on your door” salesman is not an expert in the field, and they quoted the customer the wrong-sized system.
But once the panels are attached to your roof, the system is yours. If the system doesn’t work properly or isn’t the right size for your home, you have to deal with it.
However, it will be almost impossible to have the installer return to the job to make it right because most of the “companies/installers” would have already left town to move onto the next set of customers. The only solution at that point is to call another solar company to fix their problem.
Do they fully understand your utility’s rates and how you are to be credited for the solar energy you generate? Ask every candidate to show you examples of installations similar to yours, along with proof of lower utility bills. Electricity providers like Duke Energy and Tampa Electric offer net-metering programs.
Do they get good reviews? Look for testimonials on their website, as well as customer feedback on Google and sites like Yelp.
Are they licensed and insured? Ask each candidate to show you their qualifications in writing. You can then verify their license on the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation website.
Also, be sure to get a handful of quotes in writing, including a detailed description of the work being proposed.
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