With the new rollout of massive Government tax credits, state subsidiary programs and net metering, going solar makes sense. So, how do you pick an installer for your system?
As with any major part of your home, installation of a solar platform should be done by a professional. Many of the tax credit and rebate programs require professional installation and failure to do so can lead to the loss of the benefits. In short, there are practical and economic reasons to get it done right.
While a solar platform is necessarily a form of electrical generation, you shouldn’t assume every electrician knows how to install one. In truth, most do not. Here at SolarWatts, is what we specialise in. If you would like to talk to us about some Solar Panels. please contact us.
If you are looking around at other installers, make sure to ask some questions. Use your common sense and ask the same questions you would to any contractor installing something on your home.
If you are contacting other installers, the first question to ask is whether the installer has, in fact, installed systems before, how often and for how many years? You do not want a neophyte handling your installation. Installation experience is vital because certain elements of solar systems are very unique, particularly if you are tying into a grid system for a utility company. If you are tying in, make sure the installer has experience doing such installations, not just putting up solar panels.
The second question to ask is whether the installing company is licensed. Most solar installers will be required to have an electrician’s license. Contacting the state electrical board to ask about the installer is a wise move if they can not provide proof. For some state rebates, you may also have to use an installer that has a solar contractor specialty license. Again, the state electrical board should be able to help you out with this.
This may all sound a bit confusing, so let’s turn to the easiest method for finding installers. When in doubt, speak to us and we can help you decide which system is best for you.