With so many solar companies to choose from, you have the power to ensure all your needs are covered at an affordable price. Here are some of the checkpoints you should look for when searching for your solar installer.
1. Check company credentials
We recommend thoroughly researching each company’s website to see how long they’ve been in the solar industry and which certifications they have. If you cannot find any information on their website, give them a call to inquire about their qualifications.
2. Solar panel quality
Solar panels are categorized into three tiers based on their quality. Tier 1 panels are the highest quality, while Tier 3 are the lowest. The higher the tier the more expensive the panels are, however higher quality tiers are more efficient and save owners the most on their energy bills. We recommend sticking with higher quality panels to ensure that your system is productive and lasts for 20 or more years.
It is critical to pay attention to the warranties offered by each company. Your solar panel system should come with a warranty of 20 years to reap the full benefits of solar energy. If you’re looking at a company who offers a warranty of less than this, we do not recommend continuing your solar journey with them as you may not see the payoff you’re looking for.
4. Payment options
Many companies offer solar financing options to help customers find a payment plan that works for them. These options include cash payment, cash credit, solar loans or Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Some homeowners wish to own their panels to qualify for additional benefits and for a long-term lifestyle choice, while others choose leases where they do not have to fully pay for panels but they do not own the system.
5. Customer service
Unless you are a solar expert, you may have questions after your installation is complete. Look into each solar company’s customer services to see what resources will be available to you. Whether you need maintenance or just simply need questions answered, you want a company that can assist you at your earliest convenience.
6. Free quote
If you’ve narrowed your search down and think you’ve found the right company, start your journey with a no-obligation free quote. Not only will you see exactly how much your solar panel system will cost, but you will get the opportunity to interact with installers and gain a final impression before committing.
Momentum Solar is one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the nation employing over 2000 people nationwide. Founded in 2009, we’re an owner-operated industry leader that is dedicated to the customer experience as we provide affordable energy options to qualified homeowners. We handle the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.
Call 1 (888) MOMENTUM or visit momentumsolar.com for more information about our company and services.