Choosing a Solar Contractor – A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking for a solar contractor? Take care when making your choice of which professional to hire. Installing a home PV system is a sizeable investment in your home and your future, and you want to spend your money wisely.

If you’re not sure where to start, this step-by-step guide should help you find the right photovoltaic provider to meet your needs.

Step 1: Compile a List of Local Solar Contractors

First of all, do a Google search for local solar providers. Include your city and state to ensure the results offer service in your area. Chances are, you’ll come up with quite a few options, so make a list.

Step 2: Examine Solar Contractor Credentials

Next, check the website of each photovoltaic provider to see how long they’ve been in business. Look at their qualifications, too – the contractor you hire should have a license to work in your state and certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). With a NABCEP-certified contractor, you can count on the highest standards of professionalism and workmanship.

Step 3: Check Customer Reviews and Ratings

After examining each photovoltaic provider’s credentials, take a look at their company reviews. For a smooth and easy switch to solar power, you need to choose a solar contractor with a reputation for stellar customer service. Don’t be afraid to ask for references, and make sure to check the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Step 4: Schedule Professional Consultations

Based on all the information you researched in the previous steps, you should be able to narrow down your list to your top solar contractor picks. Contact at least a few and schedule professional home PV system consultations. When each photovoltaic provider visits your property for a solar site evaluation, ask questions about their services.

Step 5: Compare Solar Installation Quotes

To figure out which solar contractor comes in at the lowest project cost, compare the price per watt (PPW) for each home PV system installation estimate. If this isn’t included in the bid, simply take the gross total price and divide by the number of watts of power the PV system provides. But price isn’t the only important factor – quality matters just as much. So, make sure the estimates are for high-quality solar equipment.

If you’re searching for a reputable solar contractor and you live in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon or Wyoming, schedule a professional consultation with Intermountain Wind & Solar.

The leading Intermountain West photovoltaic provider for over a decade, Intermountain Wind & Solar has excellent customer reviews and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Our contractors are NABCEP-certified (Mike Allen – Cert. #032611-04, Mike Telford – Cert. #092411-142) and we never outsource our work.

With Intermountain Wind & Solar, you can get a highly-efficient home PV system with favorable warranty coverage for an affordable price. For a no-cost, no-obligation solar contractor consultation, contact us today.

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