Choosing a Solar Contractor
Over the past decade, there has been a lot of quick growth in the solar industry. So much so, we’ve seen a lot of “successful” companies come and then go just a quick. Why, do you ask? Unfortunately, it’s because some solar companies’ have a flawed definition of success. Many homeowners in the process of choosing a solar contractor may worry about the inability to dissolve their solar contracts with a shady contractor. Or worse, what to do if that company is no longer around.
How does a solar power contractor define success? In a number of ways: Gross Sales, Wattages Sold, or even the total number of installations.
At SunPro Solar, we have been in business for over 10 years, therefore, we define success by quality installations and happy customers. We welcome every SunPro Solar customer to the world of solar as though they are family. As a company, we want a long-lasting bond reinforced with a genuine, caring staff. Not all solar power contractor businesses are the same. SunPro Solar is not looking to make a quick buck. Our desire is to deliver the best quality solar installations. We have over a thousand very happy customers. And with over eleven thousand kilowatts installed, our priority has always been establishing an excellent reputation through quality work as a trusted solar power contractor.
How can you, the customer, know you’re choosing a solar contractor is the best qualified for your solar project?
We recommend doing some research. Look into companies, parts, and the installation process. Call the offices, ask questions and communicate with contractors. A little time invested can yield big rewards and avoid headaches in the long term.
At SunPro Solar, we support our customers by offering honest answers and making ourselves available.
Checking Up On A Solar Contractor
- Does the BBB and State Licensing Board have complaints towards the company from previous clients?
- Is the state contractor’s if a solar power contractor licenses current? To be sure, check with their State Licensing Board.
- Are the company worker’s compensation and general liability insurance current?
- Check that the employees are NABCEP PV installer verified and that you are getting proper and quality work done.
- Check Google, Yelp, Facebook, BBB, etc. for reviews on the solar power contractor.
- Ask to call prior customers of the company for references and referrals, perhaps even customers from a few years back.
- Make a list of your concerns, wants, and needs, then ask the solar power contractor questions to make sure all your needs are being met.
- Make a visit to their office and meet the employees and see how the business is operating.
- Ask about Financing availability, including leases and PACE.
- Ask if the solar power contractor is outsourcing the labor.
- If they are outsourcing, research the company they are using.
When you’re in the process of choosing a solar contractor, above all, take time with the decision. This is an important investment and you should not be pressured into a decision. At SunPro Solar, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have during your decision-making process. Feel free to reach out to our energy experts for guidance at 951-678-7733