Five Things To Consider When Choosing a Solar Company
Marty "The Brain" Peña
So, you're interested in going solar? It can seem like a daunting task to choose a company to go with. There are so many companies and system designs to choose from. I am going to share with you 5 things that you must absolutely consider before pulling the trigger on your solar project.
1. Cost: When choosing a company more often then not you are going to make the logical decision of getting at least three or more quotes. Now with getting all these quotes you run in to the fact that you have different price points for each company. I would caution you against going with someone who is a lot cheaper than all the others. In the solar industry when a company is selling at bottom of the barrel prices often it means that they just want to sell it to you at an unrealistic price because they don’t plan on being around much longer.
2. Warranty: Here at Solar Wolf Energy we offer a 20-year warranty on all labor and penetration. If a Solar company offers you less than a 20-year warranty it tells me that they don’t believe in the product they are selling you. Let's be honest, at the end of the day if the company goes out of business their warranty is now just a useless piece of paper! Therefore, please make sure the company is financially profitable so that they will actually be around in the coming years should you need to utilize the warranty.
3. Reviews: This one is especially important! In every industry there are honest companies who do things the right way and then there are those that will say anything just to make a sale. After meeting with a solar company, I suggest looking at their google reviews and their reviews on the BBB. (Solar Wolf Energy has an A+ BBB Rating!) You, the consumer, has a responsibility to thoroughly research a company that is going to be drilling holes in your roof. A Solar PV System is a long-term investment and you'll want a company who you can trust above all else. You can read our 5-star reviews here - Solar Wolf Energy Reviews
4. Equipment: We are in 2020 which means every company should be presenting a monocrystalline panel that is at least 300 watts (bare minimum). Other things to consider when looking at equipment is of course the warranty. Some solar panels have a 10-year warranty, and some have a 25-year product warranty. You also need to look at and consider questions such as:
- Am I able to add on to the system later should I choose too?
- Will I want solar battery storage down the line?
- What is the efficiency and the degradation rating of my panels?
5. Do Your Own Research: The last thing to consider when making a decision is make sure you're fact checking the people who are coming into your home. There's a lot of misinformation in this industry so make sure what your salesperson is telling you is matching up with the facts. This is especially true when dealing with system production. For instance, let's say you're getting four quotes. Three of those companies design you a 6kw system which they all project is going to do between 7kw - 7.5kw and then you have another company who is claiming their same design will produce 11kw a year. It's very likely the final company is grossly overestimating the production in order to try and close the sale. This would be a clear red flag!
Fortunately for you, Solar Wolf Energy exceeds at all 5 of these industry standards. If you want an attentive Solar company who will be there at every step of the way for the lifetime of your investment then I urge you to reach out to us. It will be the smartest choice you make all year! Request your FREE quote below!