July 20, 2018

There is a lot to take into account before going solar, and there are many helpful sites that give you examples of what to look out for, but they can be quite confusing and overwhelming.

Lucky for you…

This article will eradicate those confusions with a clear break down of the questions you should be asking before going solar.


Hiring a Solar Installer

In the solar world, there are a plethora of solar installers and it’s impossible and incredibly risky to choose at first glance.

Fortunately for you, there are organizations that specialize in this. Websites like EnergySage and SolarReviews are websites that specialize in finding the ideal solar installer. Their technology creates a list of pre-screened solar installers, and for each, they provide a profile of the installer, background research, and customer reviews and ratings. This legitimate platform helps homeowners find the solar installer suited for them.

Even without the use of these websites, potential customers should take into account the installers experience, qualifications, and their commitment to quality. These factors will ensure that you get the best solar installer possible.



There are many different factors that come into play with the price of Solar.

  • Size

  • Electricity output

  • Rebates

  • Incentive Programs

But even with all these factors, it is imperative to get multiple quotes from different sources. This is to ensure that what you’re being charged is in the ballpark of normal pricing.

Going solar is an investment, and like any other investment, you must input money to receive a return. In this case, homeowners are inputting the money and the return is the savings on their electric bill.

The price of the system depends on the size and how much energy you want to receive. To see a more extensive break down of solar cost, click here.


In this category, what’s most important to keep in mind is Quality over Quantity

Can’t stress this enough!

The quality of the panels and inverter make the difference. Many people make the mistake of buying the cheapest panels possible, and the difference is clear. They have malfunctions, leaks, and they may not produce the right amount of energy. They aren’t worth it!

It’s crucial to pay a little more to get better quality panels from manufacturers like Panasonic and SolarEdge, and if you’re buying the panels through an installer, inquire where they buy their equipment and panels from.



Different panels produce different amounts of energy.

Different homeowners may want different amounts of energy.

Before buying the system, be sure to go over with your solar installer the amount of energy you want your panels to generate. Depending on the amount of energy your household uses, you may need more panels to power your home.



There are many savings and rebates available regarding the acquisition of solar, and you should take them into account before making a decision to go solar. Additionally, a good solar installer will review your energy bill at the start of the entire process and evaluate when you will begin to see a return for your solar.  



Owning solar on your home increases its value, and studies show that homes with solar sell faster!


Maintenance and Warranties

A proper solar installer will have a great customer service system that keeps up with all of its clients.

Over the years, a system can develop problems and homeowners won’t want their money to go to waste on a malfunctioning panel or faulty inverter. To avoid this issue, make sure that the installer you hire has a long-lasting warranty and maintenance policy to upkeep your system.


Overall, get yourself an installer that cares and communicates with you every step of the way.

Having an installer that is transparent and accommodating throughout the entire process is important in having the perfect solar experience.


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