The world of solar panel installers is confusing, with thousands of potential companies across the US. Finding the right installer can be difficult, particularly if your needs differ from what a homeowner might typically require.
Fortunately, our team has worked hard to simplify the field. Our expert review point you towards some of the main criteria when assessing local solar panel companies:
- Services on offer
Throughout our site, alongside each company’s accreditations, our experts also give you insight into the real experiences of homeowners. Let’s run through some of these criteria in more detail.
Services on offer:
As a homeowner, this is your starting point. Solar panel installers will outline the type of project they focus on – whether that’s smaller projects, bigger projects, commercial projects or even agricultural installations. You’ll find this information both in our company overview and in more detail throughout our services section.
Alongside this information, our writers also outline whether a company prefers certain types of solar panels. This becomes slightly more technical. Some installers utilise solar panels that offer homeowners cheaper, budget-oriented services. Conversely, you might come across companies which work exclusively with expensive, long-lasting monocrystalline solar panels from boutique solar panel manufacturers.
Either way, our writers have simplified the services on offer for you in our expert reviews.
Above all else, you want to ensure that the company that you have chosen is as legitimate as possible. All our companies have their industry certifications outlined in our reviews. If a company is offering budget services without a certification, chances are that offer is too good to be true.
However, there’s more to legitimacy than just certification. That’s where our expert reviews come in. We outline the company’s partners, contact details and team, to ensure that you make as informed a choice as possible.
Typically, solar panel companies are quite closed off about their costs. However, most will offer free quotations before you get started. There are further pricing options to consider, though. Some companies offer great financing options, while others partner with third-party banks. The US government also routinely provides tax rebates, so it’s worth checking our website for updated information about whether this is on offer within your state – and if so, which solar panel companies provide that service.
Although sometimes overlooked, maintenance services are important. Solar projects are expensive, and if a company refuses to provide continued solar aftercare and support, you are at risk of having to spend more or even lose your investment. That’s where our reviews help. We outline which companies really are easy to contact and which are open about their warranties.
The SolarEmpower view:
Our writers outline all the above information in our expert reviews. However, we know it can still be confusing, so we offer even more. With SolarEmpower’s comparison tools, expert ratings and sharp conclusions, finding a solar panel company should go from overwhelming to exciting.