How to Choose a Solar Contractor

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Choosing the right solar contractor to carry out your solar project is critical in making the experience a happy one, so that you receive the best pricing and maximize the benefits of going solar.

We recommend taking your time to contact 3 (or more) solar contractors in your area and carefully comparing and considering them before selecting the best one for you.

It is essential to know the reputation of the company you’re dealing with.

There are old and new companies in the marketplace, but that doesn’t mean any of them necessarily offer the best service.

You will want to find a company that has developed a great reputation over a number of years with a track record of satisfied customers from projects similar to yours.  After finding out what solar companies service your area, check out their reviews. Checking out Yelp reviews is a good start.

You have also probably heard or experienced aggressive solar salesmen who promises all sorts of “discounts” if you sign up right away. Ask them for a written estimate, telling them you want to compare them with other solar companies, and this will either make them leave or provide you with their best price.

Too often we hear or experience persistent door-to-door solicitors.  Ask them to show you their solicitor’s permit.  If they don’t have a permit, you really don’t know who you are talking to, and it’s just unfair to you and to the companies that follow the rules.