SOLAR CONSULTATION CHECKLIST – With solar energy becoming affordable each year, and providing a smart path to save money, homeowners should be prepared when they meet with a solar or renewable energy consultant. Unfortunately, there are always companies and people trying to mislead you to close a deal. NATiVE Solar wants to help you be prepared and watch out for misleading information so you can feel more comfortable about a fair deal as you consider joining the solar community.
Whether in social media, or some other form of marketing, there are many hooks out there designed to get your contact information. These lead gen tools then sell your details to the masses, which may be something that keeps you from doing the research to get to the truth. Native has put a list together to help you feel more comfortable when you contact solar companies to know you’re getting the best option. Check out Solar FAKE NEWS if you want to learn more about phishing scams to be aware of.
Before sitting down with any solar company, check their reviews, but also look for a solar installer that has a local presence. This is an important factor given that systems, though relatively maintenance free, may need to be serviced. Many solar companies will not have a local or regional office and consequently leave many homeowners frustrated if a service is ever required. Plus, it’s great to support local businesses. Needless to say, most will have limited travel during a pandemic or natural disasters and its critical to have someone available in a time of need.
Now, to the fun stuff. Here is a list of questions to ask your local installers to make sure you getting with the best company in your area: