Whether you lease or purchase your solar power system, you’re obviously going to commit a great deal of money over the next several years. That’s why it’s so critical that you make sure your solar panel contractor will ensure an efficient, top-quality installation. Here are some of the most important questions that you can ask to be so that you’re as confident as possible you’re making the right choice.
Has the solar panel contractor installed both grid-connected and stand-alone systems?
Experience in installing grid-connected systems is important because there are certain elements of this type of installation that can be very complex – especially when it comes to connecting with your local utility. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that a company with experience in only stand-alone systems would not be worth consideration. In fact, stand-alone system can often be even more complex.
How much experience does the contractor have in solar power system installations?
Obviously, the longer the solar panel contractor has been in business, the more at ease you will be in hiring the company. An experienced contractor will also be very likely to know all applicable permitting and code issues as well so that the installation goes as smoothly as possible.
Is the contractor certified or licensed?
You should only consider licensed contractors for your solar panel installation. You can easily find whether or not a contractor is licensed by checking your state’s electrical board. In fact, your city’s building department may require that your installer has a general contractor’s license. In order to take advantage of potential rebates, you may have to show that your installer is certified by certain trade associations.
When you choose Global Efficient Energy as your solar panel contractor, you can rest assured we will have the qualifications necessary to ensure an installation that will provide you with years of reliable performance. Call us at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online to learn more.