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How to Choose a Solar Company?

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How to Choose a Solar Company?

Solar panels are a long-term investment, which is why it’s essential to find one that is suitable for you. But with abundant information circling online, choosing the right provider can be quite challenging. If you are not sure where to start, follow this guide.


Step 1: Make a List of Available Solar Providers

Comparison shopping is often used when we want to choose the best supplier from available ones. By making a list of available solar providers, we can compare them in price, services, warranty, and quality. Excel spreadsheet, a Word document, or a sheet of paper and a pen will do. Make sure you include the name, location, size and advantages of each supplier.


To start your list, run a Google search for “solar provider,”or solar supplier, pc sheet supplier. You may also want to include a few of our top five solar panel companies on your list.



Step 2: Evaluate the Pros and Cons of Choosing a Local Installer or a National Company

When comparing your supplier options, it’s paramount to be aware of the differences between a local company and a national one. Typically speaking, larger transnational companies are more established and can offer more comprehensive warranties. They may also offer more payment options and maintenance services, such as panel cleaning.


On the other hand, local companies have relatively short delivery time and you can visit the factory when you are free. Moreover, you may even get to hire local workers to help you complete the installation work.


There’s no right or wrong answer on this step—just consider what you really need.


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Step 3: Check Company Credentials

In most cases, experience is more valuable than company size. Look through company official websites to find out how long each has been in the industry and how many customers they have worked with. See how many solar panel systems they’ve installed, and the types of roofing each company has worked with successfully in the past.


Along with experience, note each company’s credentials in your comparison document. Most companies advertise certifications online, and you can contact the company by email or call to know more. Beyond state-required licensing, look for companies that have certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which is a nationally-recognized certification program known as the “gold standard” for installation and sales. If you have two companies that are equal in strength, pick the more experienced ones.


Step 4: Read Customer Reviews

Reading customer reviews is the best way to get an idea of the services a company offer. Trust me, you want to work with a company that is approachable and responsible.


Take note of the general impressions you get from the reviews you find—this will help you recall the customers reviews for the company.


Step 5: Review Each Company’s Financing Options

There are a wealth of different ways to finance solar panels, such as paying cash, taking out a loan, leasing, or entering a power purchase agreement (PPA). You’ll want to find out which options each company on your list offers and make note of it.


If you already know how you want to finance your panels, make sure any company you consider offers that option. If you aren’t sure which choice makes the most sense for your circumstances, focus on companies that provide multiple financing methods so you can consult with them to make your decision. If a company on your list doesn’t offer your desired financing option, cross it off.


Step 6: Request a Quote

Based on this information you’ve compiled for each company, narrow down your list to five or so top picks. These will be the companies you call to request a custom quote.


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