After you’ve made up your mind about going solar, finding the best solar panel installer should be the next thing on your agenda. In fact, if you’re not totally convinced about the benefits of solar energy, a good installation company will be able to give you the information you need to make your final decision. Not only this, but once you’re onboard, your solar installer will be with you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a fully-fledged solar system owner.
In 2021, the solar industry is thriving, and with the solar tax credit stepdown ongoing, there’s never been a better time to invest in a solar system and reap the full rewards. Of course, a thriving industry means there are countless solar companies out there, especially in busy solar markets like New York and California. The upside of such a competitive market is the pricing and system quality available, the downside is the overwhelming choice when it comes to finding the right installer. To help you find a top-rated solar panel installer in 2021, let’s take a look at 3 key areas.
Before you consider anything else, you’ll want to make sure that your solar installer is properly certified and accredited. An installer can offer great prices and amazing customer service, but if they aren’t NABCEP certified that doesn’t mean a whole lot. When you’re searching for the best installer look out for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification before considering anything else.
Whether you’re buying a new car or picking what movie to see, you’ll always want to find out if it’s worth your while, or if you’re making the right choice. Finding the correct solar panel installer is no different. If you’ve got a friend, family member, or neighbor with a solar panel array they should be your first port of call. Find out what their experience was like and see if they vouch for the installer. In fact, at YSG Solar we’ve got an amazing referral program which benefits both the person being referred and the person doing the referring! If you don’t have access to first-hand reviews, there’s no need to worry. Websites like Yelp, Better Business Bureau, and Solar Reviews all offer great insight. Just be discerning with this step, not all reviews are equally credible.
When you’re choosing the best solar panel installer for your job, make sure they are totally transparent - from first contact right through to the installation and beyond. At the beginning, the installer should be willing to answer any questions you have, and even visit your home to give more information if necessary. Beyond this, they should design the kind of system that fits your needs, while offering great warranty and suitable financing options. Most of all, make sure your solar panel installer can offer you a reasonable quote for the right system, and explain it all to you at your own convenience.
Of course, depending on your specific needs, there are lots of factors to look out for when finding the top-rated solar installer in your area. Hopefully, these 3 points will put you on the right track and cover lots of bases. Good luck with your solar journey.
By Shane Croghan