Is installing solar difficult?
Installing solar panels is relatively fast and easy procedure for experienced installers. Residential solar systems can be installed in 24-72 hours, minimizing the impact on you and your daily routine. In fact, choosing the right installer and system may be the hardest part. Our pre-certified network of solar installers can provide you a free solar consultation.
Who installs solar in my area?
Finding a qualified installer in your area can be a daunting proposition. As solar energy has grown in popularity, many new companies with little or no experience have begun to offer solar installations. Considering that most solar panels are built to last 25 or more years, it is important that the panels are installed correctly and installed in a way that does not adversely affect the integrity of your home’s roof. The key is to find a company with a strong track record of quality solar installations in your area.
How should I select a solar installer?
Our network of professionals has identified some of the top certified solar energy installers throughout the United States. Solar energy is a great investment, but you should not trust your home to just anyone. We take steps to ensure that each installer we work with is experienced, safe and reliable. When choosing your solar energy installer, you should ask for proof of necessary licenses, examples of previous installations in your area and past customers who can act as references. If an installer is properly licensed and has done quality solar installations in the past, you are much more likely to have an experience that meets all your expectations.
Can I install solar myself?
We highly discourage self-installation for two reasons: safety and system performance. Simply put, the risks of personal injury during installation and the potential for sub-optimal solar system performance outweigh the possible savings.
Safety: Working with high voltage electricity without proper training and certification can be extremely dangerous. Furthermore, roof installations are risky without appropriate safety precautions to reduce the likelihood of a fall.
System performance: The quality of an installation is a critical factor affecting the performance of your new solar power home. Optimal placement of the solar panels ensures the highest possible electrical output and the least maintenance. Professional installers rely on years of experience in solar installations and extensive training to achieve the best possible performance, both in panel positioning and wiring into your home’s electrical system. As a result, you can be sure that your solar system will provide optimal performance for years to come with minimal upkeep.