Hiring a Solar Contractor
Troy Wolverton (via the San Jose Mercury News) has written a fantastic blog post about the daunting task consumers have when they decide to go solar and need to hire an experienced, professional solar contractor. If you’re thinking about taking the leap into a green lifestyle with solar power, you have a big job ahead of you so take your time, do your research and hire the best company you can find for your solar project. After all, the company you end up working with is going to be in your life (and your solar system’s life!) for the next 25-30 years.
With solar panel prices plunging and generous tax credits and incentives still available, now may be as good a time as any to go solar. But shopping for a solar power system can be a tough task. Consumers face a bewildering array of options. There are thousands of different solar panel models from dozens of manufacturers. In some regions, consumers can choose from among hundreds of different panel installers. And once they pick their panels and a contractor, they have to figure out how to pay for their system from among several different methods.
“It can be pretty daunting and overwhelming with the number of installers that are installing solar systems these days,” says Drew Lowell-Britt, an energy specialist with EcoMotion, a consulting firm that advises cities, companies and other organizations that are considering or trying to promote solar power.
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