Choosing a reputable solar contractor is much more than asking for recommendations or reading reviews. You must do your homework and educate yourself about this important decision you are about to make. Purchasing solar is not only an expensive investment, it is a long-term commitment which requires a strong professional relationship with your solar contractor that will last over the lifetime of the solar panel system. Investing time now in making this decision will hopefully result in a problem free system that will last many years.
Begin with a serious look at local solar installers and evaluate them first. Some distinct advantages are that they will be familiar with the state’s rebates and permitting requirements. This will help the process move faster and result in a more efficient installation since they will be aware of the county’s rules, regulations, and permit requirements for solar installations.
Hiring a solar contractor is the most important step in the process of going solar for your home or business. As with any contractor you hire, check their certifications, licensing and insurance before making a final commitment. Taking the time to educate yourself about solar, interview several solar contractors and evaluate your options will elevate your decision-making process and, hopefully, produce the best results.
There are several different ways to finance solar panels, including paying cash, taking out a loan, leasing, or entering a power purchase agreement (PPA). A reputable solar company should be able to discuss all of these options in detail and offer them as a means of financing your solar installation. Leasing and power purchase agreements pertain more to commercial solar financing. Both provide no upfront costs for qualified customers and are a way to benefit from solar energy without the responsibility of ownership or maintenance of the solar panel system. These can be long-term contracts so it is important that you fully understand all of the terms of the contract.
When purchasing a system, you must carefully review the quality of the solar panel. Evaluate the solar panel manufacturers and make sure they are reputable and offer a high-quality product. Solar panels come with warranties and they should be given careful consideration. They can consist of two parts, equipment and performance. A high-quality solar panel can go from many years without any problems but a common-sense practice would be to have a good warranty in the event that issues occur.
As you can see, there are many questions about solar that need answers and financial decisions that need to be made. While these issues can seem complex, they shouldn’t stop you from achieving your goal of becoming energy clean and independent.
Let Infiniti Energy Services’ experts be your first stop for assistance and expertise in your search to find a solar energy solution. We are an innovative, full-service solar contractor based in New Jersey dedicated to providing our customers with the best in cutting-edge solar solutions. Our experienced team of solar professionals offers the complete range of services required to take commercial, industrial, municipal and residential clients from initial concept to fully energized photovoltaic systems.