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The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Solar Installer

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

Are you considering switching to solar energy but feeling overwhelmed by the number of solar installers out there? Choosing the right installer is crucial, as it can make or break your solar investment. Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this essential guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about selecting a reliable and efficient solar installer that will deliver long-term benefits for your home or business. Get ready to power up your knowledge and reap the rewards of letting the sun power your lifestyle!




Make sure your installer is certified and licensed

When it comes to choosing a solar installer, you want to make sure they are certified and licensed. This will ensure that they have the proper training and experience to install your solar panel system correctly. Additionally, a certified and licensed installer will be up-to-date on all the latest safety standards and codes. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your installer is knowledgeable and qualified to do the job right. Different states require different licensing and there are state websites that you can go on and verify.






Make sure your installer is certified with the manufactures

When you’re ready to go solar, it’s important to choose an installer who is certified by the manufacturers of the equipment you’re interested in. This ensures that your system will be installed correctly, perform optimally, and your warranties will be honored if ever needed.


A certified installer can offer valuable guidance on which products are right for your needs and how to get the most out of your investment.


Verify if the company coming to sell you solar is the same company coming to install your solar

Nowadays it seems like everyone is selling solar. It's very possible that the company coming to sell you solar may not necessarily be the company that will install your solar system. Make sure this is a question you ask at your initial consultation.



If it is a different installation company:

  1. Make sure they are also licensed and certified

  2. Ask for customer referrals

  3. Check online reviews

  4. Find out how long they've been in business

  5. It never hurts to get multiple quotes from different solar companies to compare. Just remember, the lower price doesn't always mean better value.


Is this installation company local?

Not only does each state have its own rules and regulations, but each city down to the individual municipalities do as well. This is why it's important to choose an installer who is very familiar with the local laws and building codes.



While this can be a big and important decision, we hope these tips help you when choosing the right solar installer for the job!

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