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5 Considerations in Choosing a Solar Installation Company

Switching to solar energy in your home could mean plenty of benefits. If you have serious plans to convert to solar energy, choosing the right solar installation company will help you every step of the way.

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Reputation and Reviews

First of all, not all solar installation companies are the same.  Some prefer working with a national solar panel installation company.  Others prefer the attention they receive working with a local solar company.  Luckily for you, deciding what you want doesn’t need to be that hard.  There are always Google Reviews, Yelp Reviews, and Angie’s List to check a solar installation company’s reputation.   And especially relevant for solar installations companies there is now SolarReviews.com.  SolarReviews.com allows you to compare nearly every solar company side by side.

Purchasing Options

Different solar companies will have different solar financing options.  Some companies will be an entirely solar lease or solar PPA focused.  If this is what you are looking for then that is a good choice.  It may be wise however to consider a solar installation company that has a few different solar financings options.  If a solar company has a solar purchasing option, loan, and PPA/lease you can be sure that they are matching you up with the right solar program.

Types of Solar Panels

Certain solar installation companies are affiliated with only one solar panel brand.  Many solar installation companies will install whatever solar product they have in their warehouse at the time.  The later will likely never discuss what type of solar equipment is being installed.  It is a good choice to consider a solar company with several solar panel options.  Having options will give you knowledge of what is going to be on your roof and help you find the right solar product.  The right solar product is one that meets your electric and aesthetic needs and has a solid reputation.

Subcontractors

Some solar installation companies operate totally in-house.  Other solar installation companies may subcontract their work.  Some solar installation companies may have their own installation crews while subcontracting the electrical work. It is important to understand who will be at your home and when. Ask who will be installing the solar panels.

Knowledge of Incentive and Rebates

Not every solar consultant is going to have full knowledge of the incentives and programs available.  Companies that are streamlined for solar lease and PPA options may not have knowledge on tax rebates and SRECS.  Other solar installation companies will go a step further and recommend programs such as the PSE&G Solar Loan and other lesser known options.  Make sure that your solar installation company has made you aware of all the incentives and programs available.  There is always a solar program that works and is affordable to nearly everyone.

Contact a Local Solar Installation Company

For more details and the answers to your immediate solar questions, reach out to us to speak live with one of our solar experts. Call, 908-713-9055.

In addition, to read more about what solar program may be right for you, visit the residential section of our website to explore your options. Residential Solar Programs for You

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