Due to the boom in solar demands, leading to the expansion of solar business for both residential and commercial solar, finding the right and best suited solar company for you has become more challenging with various solar companies to consider. Here are some criteria on how to find a good solar company:
- Company’s History:
In the last 10 years, we have seen plenty of companies come and go in the solar industry. The reason for this is usually associated with poor management, financial difficulties or poor after service/performance. These complications cause due to the use of sub-standard products. Company’s history can help to break down if the company has a decent reputation or not. The more established the company is, the less likely it will fail. A disappearing business will basically make your 25-year warranty on your panels meaningless. Therefore it is important to do a background history check on the solar company you choose. Space Solar Service has been established since 2011. With thousands of installations both residential and commercial properties. Despite the tough business environment in the solar market, Space Solar Serviceable to survive and still support our customers fully since 2011.
It is estimated that over the next 15 years a further 50% of all homes will have solar power installed.
- Company Credentials:
Along with experience, it is important to note the solar company’s credentials. Most companies advertise certifications online, but you can call the company to ask about credentials. Space Solar Service is CEC (Clean Energy Council) approved retailer. This means it is a way to prove to our customers that our solar businesses aim to provide you with a commitment to exemplary conduct, responsible sales and marketing.
- Company’s Reviews:
It is a good idea to search for customer reviews on their website or other independent platforms such as Solar Quotes and Google Reviews to find out what previous customers have said about the solar company. Checking both the best and worst reviews the customers have left will help you understand the best and worst scenario possible. If you don’t find any, or only find a few reviews available, this may indicate that the company hasn’t been very active in the past. You can contact the company and ask for references if you still wish to give the company a chance, most will provide you with a few references upon request. You want to work with a company that is approachable and helpful even post-installation as many solar companies may leave you in the dark once they have been paid for the installation.
- Products Supplied:
Many solar companies may offer you very cheap priced installations however sometimes it is best to not go for that option. Cheaper priced systems are obviously more attractive but this should not be the most significant factor in your purchase. This is a system that you will depend on every day for 20-30 years, so it is critical you have a system that has a quality and performance you are happy with. Checking the solar panels and inverters that the company offers is a good indicator to find out how good the system is.
At Space Solar Service, we offer top of the range products such as LG, Q-Cell and Trina Solar. We have inverter brands like Fronius, Enphase, Sungrow etc. These types of solar brands offer top-quality performance for residential, commercial and industrial business. Researching is key when planning to install a solar power setup. There are decent websites for you to compare different solar firms and their previous ratings. Plenty of solar companies may offer you cheap priced deals of knock off products that will not give you maximum efficiency. Nor will they offer any warranty guarantees.
- Best System Size:
Typically, residential homes require a system size between 4-10 kW. However, businesses may have higher requirements, varying in the range of 30 kW and 300 kW. We would recommend you to check your electricity bills first to determine the power consumption in your home. Moreover, you can consult an independent expert for advice regarding the same. It is noted that the best solar companies will not refuse your request. They send consultants to provide you with the information you need based on your home situation. Unethical solar companies will briefly discuss your enquires over the phone. As their main priority is to sell and go, leaving you with plenty of unanswered questions once you have your solar installed.
-Maged Idris (Staff Writer At Space Solar)