Purchasing solar is an investment into your home and life. For some people, it is one of the most important upgrades they can make to their home. Sometimes, people are nervous about getting solar because it does seem like a daunting task to undergo. It’s because of this that people who are looking at residential solar power or even commercial solar power, sometimes fall into the trap of paralysis by analysis. Simply put, people over analyze and never pull the trigger.

Too Much

Even though research and knowledge is a good thing, sometimes it can be too much. Let’s take into consideration the panel type. It’s extremely easy to get into the weeds of the different information for each panel size, type and manufacturer. You could look at LG panels, REC Solar Panels, Hanwha Panels, Seraphim and more. After looking at the panels, then you dive into the size of each panel, 295 watt vs 360 watt. Let’s not forget poly crystalline vs mono crystalline. Did we mention the warranties? How about the solar panel cost? See how just the panels get confusing?

What Should You Do?

All of these things are great to do research on, but is it absolutely necessary? Not entirely. Yes, you should understand what it is that you are looking at since it is going onto your roof or property. The reason you want to understand a little about what you are purchasing isn’t because you need to know each part, it’s more about making sure you do your due diligence about the company that you are getting solar through. Could you be very specific on what type of panels, inverters, and mounting equipment you are getting with your residential solar power system? Sure, but you really should be asking the right questions from your solar energy company. They are the real experts.

Instead, Ask the Right Questions

You probably have a million things in your own life that you need to tend to. Unless you are doing a DIY system, you don’t need to know a whole lot about the exact specifications of the equipment that your solar company is putting onto your house or business. Instead, ask about the solar company to tell you about the panels, the inverter, and most importantly, the warranties that come with your system. Each piece of the equipment will have their own warranties from the manufacturers, but remember you can receive workmanship warranties. These are very important because if something were to happen with your system, the workmanship warranty will help cover you in addition to your equipment warranties.

What Should You Look For?

One of the important things to make sure of is to check out the solar installation company that will be handling your solar panel installation. How long have they been doing business? Are they insured? How do their reviews look? These are great things to keep an eye on. Anyone can be a “chuck in a truck”, but companies that handle multiple states are great to work with because they have a process that has been refined and as a result, could save you money. You know they have grown, learned and as a result will be around for the long run. It’s best not to work with a company that hires their worker from the Home Depot parking lot. Nothing against them, but you probably will pay more in the long run because there isn’t as much value there due to cutting corners to bring down the costs. Value and Price have a big part in this business. Going with the cheapest company isn’t always the best decision in the long run.

Who to Purchase Solar Through?

This is where you could easily become paralyzed and not pull the trigger on getting solar. If you did a simple Google search on local solar companies in your area or state, you could find hundreds to choose from. Trying to filter through these and find the reputable companies that will be around for the next 20 years is extremely difficult. This is why a company like Solar Brothers is in business. We do all of the research for our customers. Having a brokerage like Solar Brothers skim through installers for you is a massive undertaking. Our reputation is on the line when we decide to work with a solar installation company. Customers like you put your trust in us to make sure we are taking care of you for the next 20-30 years.

As you do your research and make the decision to get solar, remember this…find someone you trust. Solar is amazing and can dramatically improve your life. For this reason, you want to do a little research, but don’t make the research your full-time job. Let the experts that you trust do the research for you, because their reputation is at stake as well.


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