How to Find the Best Solar Installer

January 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

You have heard about the benefits of installing solar on your home and are ready to make the switch to producing your own energy. Next comes the most important step: find the best solar installer.

Essential “Interview” Questions for your Solar Installer

To help guide your research we put together a list of the essential questions that you should ask a solar installer before committing to them. 

Does the solar installer handle the full installation process? 

Once you sign with a solar installer there is a process of approvals, paperwork, and permits that need to be processed before your panels can go on your roof. The solar company should handle this process but you want to make sure that they do to eliminate having to manage another home improvement project. 

Will my solar installer work with me to customize my solar installation

Your solar installation will be a part of your home for the next 30 years and your solar installer should work with you to make sure the aesthetic and design complement your current layout. Your solar company should be eager to work with you to accommodate your dream solar installation. 

What is the process like to get repairs done? 

You should have a good understanding of how quick the turnaround time will be for repairs to your system. Will you need to go through a customer service line or have a project manager to talk to and get an immediate answer? Solar is an investment and your solar installer should understand this and be able to promise timely repairs to make sure you are producing energy every day there is sunlight. 

Is the company aware of incentives that you qualify for? 

Make sure your solar installer is aware of the many solar incentive programs currently available. Whether you are in Massachusetts or Rhode Island there are different programs that you may qualify for that decrease the cost of your solar installation. Incentives also differ depending on your energy provider. These incentives can benefit you in the form of tax credits, rebates, or programs that offer a production-based payment.

What is the average cost of installing a solar system?

The cost of your solar installation will vary on the size of your installation and your roof’s exposure to sunlight. Ask about the size of the systems your installer usually works with.

Do they provide you with multiple financing options? 

Ask your solar installer about their payment options and loan packages. Find out what bank your loan would be paid through if that’s the repayment option you choose.

Do they provide you with multiple financing options? 

Your solar installer should work with you. The two main ways to pay for your solar installation are to buy or lease and your solar installer should walk you through how each option benefits you.

For more info on buying and leasing solar panels, read our blog post that breaks them down. 

Isaksen Solar: Local Solar Installer

If you are interested in learning more about Isaksen Solar and how we exceed customer expectations in all of the areas covered above give us a call, (508) 717-3820.