The Solar Blog

Shining a Light on Solar Power

9 Solar Contract Tips

You’ve decided to go solar, you’re about to start interviewing solar companies and sooner than you know it, it’s time to sign a contract on the dotted line. Here are nine solar contract tips to help you make sure you’re going to get exactly what you want, when you want it and at the right price!


1.) Do Your Research.

Get an estimate from at least three solar companies, preferably by referral. There are many companies that will do quick or instant solar estimates and i-quotes online without ever coming to your property, but we believe a personal visit to study the exact variables of your situation is vital to the best pricing and system design for prospective solar customers. With each solar evaluation you receive, be sure that you are given the total cost of purchasing and installing solar panels in order to truly compare the proposals you’re going to be looking at. This includes the cost of installation, the hardware and components, any taxes you’ll be paying, any connection or permitting fees as well as warranties. You should also see specific information about the size and technical design details of the system you’ll get as well as where your panels will be located and even the tilt (angle) they will be installed at.

2.) Your Contract Isn’t Just About Price.

Study it closely and look for discrepancies or things that simply don’t feel right. And then look again. Does your contract include a list of the type as well as brand of solar components for your system? Are you getting high quality, proven solar products and the exact model numbers? How about comprehensive warranty information? Is there a clear description of the work to be performed as well as valid license # on the contract itself? Has the company specified anything about change orders or exclusions? Do you see costs and/or payments clearly spelled out for the term of the contract? Are there hidden costs? What about the time installation will take or definite start and finish dates?

3.) Ask Solar Companies You’re Interviewing About Tax Credits, Rebates and Incentives.

This includes inquiring about state and federal government possibilities. Pre-educate yourself by studying up at where consumers can find a wealth of up-to-the-minute information on state and local as well as federal solar incentives.

4.) Got Electric Bills? Grab the Last 12 Months.

Ask each company in the running to give you an estimate that includes both the size of solar system you will need, and how much money you will save in the long run on utility bills.

5.) Base Your Decision On a Company’s Reputation and the Value of a System.

Don’t ever base your decision on the least expensive estimate you receive. Use the instant license check on the Contractor’s State License Board, check out company reviews, the number of years in business and be sure to double check the Better Business Bureau to make sure no complaints were registered against the companies you’re looking at. Take a little time to research who you’ll be working with… Remember, the company you hire will be with you for the life of your system which means you’ll be dealing with them for the next 20-25 years at least. Saving a few dollars may not be worth the hassle of working with a sub-par contractor.

6.) Before You Sign, Develop a List of Questions to Ask Including the Following:

  • Will solar panels work on the section of my roof that is shaded with trees?
  • How long will my solar system actually last?
  • What is the length of the warranty? Who provides the warranty?
  • If maintenance or repairs are needed, who do I call? Who will take care of maintenance and cleaning?

7.) Make Sure All Guarantees In Your Contract Are Clear.

You need to be certain you are going to receive top dollar performance. Professional and reputable solar companies will almost always offer both power and production guarantees for the entire length of your contract which will guarantee a certain amount of kilowatt hours annually. Should your system fail to meet the minimum yearly kilowatt-hours standards, many solar companies will offer a refund to cover the difference.

8.) Get It All In Writing.

Make sure any emails you received or specifics and specials your estimator discussed with you personally are clearly written in black and white. Verbal promises won’t cut it here. If your contract is poorly written or confusing, move on to another installer. Your contract is gold and you should treat it as such. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to a solar installation contract and by all means, if you have questions, raise that hand and ask before you sign!

9.) Think You Might Sell Your Home?

If you’re leasing your solar system and think you may move at some point during the term of your contract (leases are generally between 15-20 years), then make sure your contract clearly states the options available to you if one day you decide to call up a realtor and sell. In most cases, a solar lease will be set up to transfer to the new owner or the company you’re leasing from may offer to remove and reinstall your system at your new home. The bottom line? Know your options and have a plan in place even if you don’t think you’ll sell. You just never know what the future holds.

If you’re going solar, like it or not, a contract will be part of the deal. Protect yourself and protect your property by getting it all in writing and learning it backwards and forwards before you sign. It’s ultimately your responsibility to know what you’re getting into with the company you hire and reading and completely understanding your contract is the first and probably most important step in your journey to solar power.

Cover all of your bases, ask questions first and by all means, keep a copy of that contract for your records.

We would love the opportunity to discuss solar for your home or business today.  Give us a call at 1-831-384-3900 or 1-800-SOLAR-POWER and get ready to make the switch to solar with Scudder! To learn more about our company, please visit our company profile page.


9 Solar Contract Tips March 29th, 2020Scudder Solar


  • Brandonces
    March 30, 2020, 3:15 AM  Reply

    Hi there! ed pills very good internet site.

  • March 30, 2020, 9:01 AM  Reply

    Hello there! drug cost beneficial site.

  • March 30, 2020, 9:32 AM  Reply

    La fabricación de mecanizados de precisión se basa en un sistema flexible que permite afrontar las necesidades habituales y las urgencias de los clientes, tanto si se trata de piezas únicas como de la producción de pequeñas medianas series. Mecanizados De Precision Feyma Sl. es una compañía cuya actividad es: Tornillería y fabricación de derivados del alambre. La empresa cuenta con un experimentado departamento de I+D+i mecánico e I+D+i electrónico, que trabaja conjuntamente para comprender mejor tu proyecto y buscar los materiales y los tratamientos más idóneos.

  • Brandonces
    March 30, 2020, 2:41 PM  Reply

    Hello there! erection pills good internet site.

  • March 30, 2020, 8:09 PM  Reply

    Hi! prescription without a doctor’s prescription good web site.

  • March 30, 2020, 11:54 PM  Reply

    My name is Janie and I’m a 24 years old girl from France.

  • Brandonces
    March 31, 2020, 1:51 AM  Reply

    Hi there! levitra dosage very good web site.

  • March 31, 2020, 7:35 AM  Reply

    Hi there! top rated canadian pharmacies online excellent web site.

  • March 31, 2020, 9:40 AM  Reply

    La red D&B recoge más de 100 millones de experiencias cada año, y los clientes de INFORMA D&B S.A.U. (S.M.E.) son los únicos en poder consultar esta información exclusiva en España. 87. Pasador mecanizado por decoletaje en acero © Kuzu, S.L. MEK está altamente especializado en servicios de decoletaje de grandes, medianas pequeñas series partiendo directamente de barras de acero, acero inoxidable, latón, aluminio, titanio y otros.

  • Brandonces
    March 31, 2020, 1:19 PM  Reply

    Howdy! what is cialis excellent website.

  • LeonardSteby
    March 31, 2020, 7:44 PM  Reply

    Hello there! cialis online pharmacy in united states very good web page.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 1, 2020, 2:01 AM  Reply

    Howdy! canadian online pharmacy beneficial web site.

  • April 1, 2020, 7:54 AM  Reply

    Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the
    pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but
    I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

  • April 1, 2020, 7:59 AM  Reply

    effexor 100mg tablet

  • LeonardSteby
    April 1, 2020, 8:22 AM  Reply

    Hello there! online pharmacy no prescription canada great web site.

  • April 2, 2020, 2:36 PM  Reply

    Mecanizado de piezas Mecanizados De Precision Extremera, es un negocio ubicado en Calle Profesor Manuel Veiga, 1 BAJO, Torrequemada. Para acceder a la información contenida en el sitio web y hacer uso de los servicios ofrecidos, los menores de edad deben obtener previamente permiso de sus padres, tutores representantes legales.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 2, 2020, 5:53 PM  Reply

    Hi there! canada online pharmacy excellent web page.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 2, 2020, 10:36 PM  Reply

    Hello there! cialis online pharmacy review great web site.

  • April 3, 2020, 2:25 AM  Reply

    La fabricación de mecanizados de precisión se basa en un sistema flexible que permite afrontar las necesidades habituales y las urgencias de los clientes, tanto si se trata de piezas únicas como de la producción de pequeñas medianas series. Disponemos de centros de torneado y mecanizado, con múltiples torretas motorizadas de varios ejes CNC, que nos permiten realizar con gran precisión cualquier tipo de segundas operaciones en mecanizado, tales como fresados, taladrados, avellanados, roscados, etc, con el fin de terminar el mecanizado de la pieza en una única máquina a pesar de su complejidad.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 3, 2020, 3:22 AM  Reply

    Howdy! online pharmacy australia cialis great internet site.

  • April 3, 2020, 7:54 AM  Reply

    La nueva línea SWISSCUT XL, con una capacidad de profundidad de ranurado de hasta 10 mm, ha sido diseñada para realizar un mecanizado más profundo que la SWISSCUT INNOVAL estándar, con el objetivo de reducir el número de herramientas necesarias a la mitad.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 3, 2020, 8:36 AM  Reply

    Howdy! generic cialis online pharmacy reviews very good web site.

  • LeonardSteby
    April 3, 2020, 1:40 PM  Reply

    Howdy! non prescription cialis online pharmacy great website.

  • April 3, 2020, 2:06 PM  Reply

    Contamos con maquinaria asistida por control numérico, tornos cilíndricos, fresadoras… todas ellas preparadas para la mecanización de cualquier tipo de material con la máxima precisión y fiabilidad. Nuestro taller de mecanizados dispone de la mejor tecnología con tal de garantizar unas piezas perfectas.

  • April 3, 2020, 2:27 PM  Reply

    buy furesimide

  • Jamesdax
    April 3, 2020, 7:23 PM  Reply

    Hello there! how does cialis work excellent web site.

  • April 4, 2020, 12:20 AM  Reply

    This paragraph is really a pleasant one it assists new the web users, who are wishing
    in favor of blogging.

  • April 4, 2020, 12:21 AM  Reply

    Hi! Best site to buy clomid? excellent web site.

  • Hello, just wanted to say, I loved this article. It was inspiring.

    Keep on posting!

  • April 4, 2020, 2:30 AM  Reply

    This design is incredible! You obviously know how
    to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent
    job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  • Thomasquone
    April 4, 2020, 5:18 AM  Reply

    Hi there! buy priligy online good web site.

  • Jamesdax
    April 4, 2020, 11:09 AM  Reply

    Hello! erectile dysfunction beneficial web page.

  • MupCrono
    April 4, 2020, 1:04 PM  Reply

    can you buy cialis over counter usa – zithromax Azithromycin order levitra online no prescription

  • April 4, 2020, 4:17 PM  Reply

    Hi there! buy clomid generic good web site.

  • Thomasquone
    April 4, 2020, 9:12 PM  Reply

    Hello! buy dapoxetine no prescription beneficial internet site.

  • Jamesdax
    April 5, 2020, 2:03 AM  Reply

    Hi there! what is viagra great internet site.

  • April 5, 2020, 2:58 AM  Reply

    Wroldz tpzngv printable cialis coupon cialis 20mg

  • April 5, 2020, 6:57 AM  Reply

    Howdy! buy clomid no prescription very good site.

  • April 5, 2020, 7:40 AM  Reply

    Article writing is also a fun, if you know then you can write otherwise it is complex to write.|

  • Thomasquone
    April 5, 2020, 12:10 PM  Reply

    Hi there! buy priligy uk good site.

  • Jamesdax
    April 5, 2020, 5:14 PM  Reply

    Hello there! calis great site.

  • April 5, 2020, 10:25 PM  Reply

    Hi! buy chlamydia treatment online very good web page.

  • April 6, 2020, 12:10 AM  Reply

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at this website is genuinely pleasant.|

  • April 6, 2020, 3:08 AM  Reply

    I think the admin of this web site is really working hard in favor of his site, because
    here every stuff is quality based material.

  • Thomasquone
    April 6, 2020, 3:38 AM  Reply

    Hi there! buy dapoxetine great web site.

  • April 6, 2020, 5:26 AM  Reply

    Luton airport terminal express joy winning the Little league One particular title

  • Jamesdax
    April 6, 2020, 8:49 AM  Reply

    Hi there! sexual dysfunction great web page.

  • April 6, 2020, 1:58 PM  Reply

    Hi there! buy clomid no prescription beneficial web site.

  • April 6, 2020, 4:49 PM  Reply

    oral kalpak and menopause order kamagra gel Hyperactive and coating may mosaic

  • Jamesdax
    April 6, 2020, 7:05 PM  Reply

    Hi! erections beneficial internet site.

  • April 6, 2020, 9:34 PM  Reply

    Can I simply say what a comfort to discover a person that really understands what they are discussing on the web. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people have to read this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you are not more popular since you certainly possess the gift.|

  • April 6, 2020, 11:08 PM  Reply

    do them all extremely the generic viagra online pharmacy everlastingly kamagra jelly usa Instigate is bordering on under no circumstances praised in mattresses with an

  • April 7, 2020, 1:07 AM  Reply

    Hi! buy clomid online australia excellent internet site.

  • April 7, 2020, 6:06 AM  Reply

    The individaul relies all manger and gooseberry finasteride price A historically gold of the Internet thirds has frantically to multifarious diffluent duties

  • Thomasquone
    April 7, 2020, 7:16 AM  Reply

    Hello there! buy priligy usa very good internet site.

  • April 7, 2020, 1:26 PM  Reply

    Defectively of soviets you can scroll per crematory finasteride prostate The buy generic viagra unoccupied is generic viagra online canadian pharmacy to the last

  • Jamesdax
    April 7, 2020, 1:28 PM  Reply

    Hi! how does viagra work very good web site.

  • April 7, 2020, 6:55 PM  Reply

    Reparación de lavavajilllas de todas las marcas: Balay, Aspes, Bauknech, Bosch, Candy, Corbero, Crolls, De Dietrich, Electrolux, Fagor, Fleck, General Electric, Hiyasu, Ignis, Indesit, Kelvinator, Liebherr, Miele, Neff, New Pol, Otsein, Rosieres, Siemens, Teka, Toshiba, Vaillant, Whirlpool, Zanussi, Kaysun, Ariston, Lg, Rommer, Taurus, Aeg, Edesa, Firstline, Sauber, Superser, Samsung, Haier.

  • April 7, 2020, 7:24 PM  Reply

    Hi! buy clomid online next day delivery great site.

  • April 8, 2020, 1:50 AM  Reply

    Hello, of course this paragraph is genuinely pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.

  • Thomasquone
    April 8, 2020, 1:56 AM  Reply

    Hello! buy priligy with no prescription very good internet site.

  • Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!
    Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot.
    I was looking for this particular info for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  • April 8, 2020, 4:28 AM  Reply

    buy levitra

  • Jamesdax
    April 8, 2020, 8:43 AM  Reply

    Hi! erection pills great site.

  • April 8, 2020, 2:15 PM  Reply

    LG Electronics presentó muchos productos nuevos, aplicó nuevas tecnologías como los dispositivos móviles y los TV digitales en el siglo XXI y continúa reafirmando su posición como una compañía mundial. En 1997 Los primeros dispositivos móviles digitales CDMA suministrados a Ameritech y GTE en Logra la certificación UL en los Desarrolla el primer aparato IC en el mundo para DTV. Repuestos y Recambios para Repuestos – SAUNIER DUVALCompra Repuestos y Recambios para Repuestos – SAUNIER DUVAL siempre al mejor precio.

  • April 8, 2020, 3:22 PM  Reply

    Hi there! buy clomid fertility drug beneficial internet site.

  • April 8, 2020, 5:39 PM  Reply

    schizophrenia the first across of albatross unwitting cialis 50mg Wherever other opportunists be struck by perceptual

  • Thomasquone
    April 8, 2020, 9:47 PM  Reply

    Howdy! where to buy colchicine 0.6 mg good website.

  • April 9, 2020, 1:10 AM  Reply

    (ED) are appropriate comestibles lament Viagra or cialis 40 phosphide for detrimental emirates at some infallible

  • Jamesdax
    April 9, 2020, 4:26 AM  Reply

    Hello! buy ed pills cheap excellent web page.

  • April 9, 2020, 8:47 AM  Reply

    whatРІs aristocratic hither it is that these are two-stage congeneric residue intonations Buy viagra now Ponytail fluoride oxalate generic viagra in the service of transaction marked down in usa

  • April 9, 2020, 11:13 AM  Reply

    Hi there! buy finasteride good web page.

  • April 9, 2020, 12:31 PM  Reply

    Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  • MupCrono
    April 9, 2020, 1:18 PM  Reply

    cialis professional sale buy viagra for cheap

Leave a Comment