Adding a solar energy system to your home is an important decision, and it is only right that you have access to all the information you need to choose the right installer. Beyond the fantastic benefits of going solar, owning a solar panel system can be a painless experience when you have the right system for your home and the right installer both to execute a flawless installation and be a responsive partner for any post-installation maintenance and customer service.

With our extensive experience in installing high-quality solar panel systems and providing green energy solutions to homeowners throughout Texas and the United States, we at NuWatt Energy value clear, honest communication with our customers while keeping them happy and satisfied with our exceptional customer service before, during, and after the installation.

Here are several questions you should ask potential installers (including us!).

Solar panels can significantly reduce or cut out your energy bill, all while providing value to your home!

Solar panels can significantly reduce or cut out your energy bill, all while providing value to your home.

1. Can you go over the design you are proposing?

Solar installers should be the experts at…installing solar. So put potential installers in the hot seat and ask them to go over the proposal they have designed for your home.

Feel free to have them explain their reasoning for the product and materials they are using, where on your roof/property the panels will be located, how much energy the solar panel system is expected to produce, and if there are any obstructions like trees potentially affecting the performance of your panels.

Always ask clarification for any technical jargon used that you might not understand.

Ask the company to lay out the different parts of the timeline for your solar installation.

2. How much am I saving with solar?

Potential installers should be equipped to know the financial benefits of you going solar with them.

Ask them to provide estimates (based on your preference for a cash purchase or loan financing) of your potential energy bill savings over time and what your expected monthly energy bill payments might look like moving forward with solar.

3. What rebates and incentives are available to me?

Making sure you get the best deal on your solar panel system and return on investment requires factoring in all applicable rebates and incentives (including the federal solar investment tax credit) to the price of your system.

Your installer should explain to you what these rebates and incentives are, if they are still available to new solar panel system owners, if they are applicable to the system proposed for your home, and if the installer is registered with your electric utility (often a prerequisite for your installation to access any local/utility incentives).

Potential installers should be equipped to know the financial benefits of you going solar with them.

4. What warranties do you offer on labor, materials, and production?

Purchasing a solar energy system for your home is the first part of accessing the great benefits of solar. Having a dependable installation partner there for you to help maintain the high performance of your system for years to come is equally as important.

Ask your installer for product specifications on the materials in their proposed solar panel system designs. Get absolute clarity on what warranties an installer offers on their labor, panel system materials, and energy production.

5. How do I finance my solar panel system?

If you are interested in a solar loan, your installer is your initial resource for how you can secure financing. Ask them what solar financing companies they recommend/partner with to bring customers access to loan products and what the loan application process might look like.

Even before you secure a loan, have your installer estimate, based on reasonable assumptions of the loan term and interest rate, what your projected monthly payments might be. While a different institution will be providing you with financing for your solar system, a great installer can provide additional support through the process.

Solar installers should be the experts at…installing solar.

6. Is it safe to install during COVID-19?

NuWatt Energy takes COVID-19 extremely seriously – both for our customers and for our employees. Without a doubt, it is safe to install a solar panel system during this sensitive time, but installers must take all precautions to comply with mandated safety protocols to execute a high-quality installation.

Ask potential installers to explain in detail the timeline for installation and how they will ensure clear channels of communication and a safe installation process. Be comfortable to request any preferences you have around communication and interaction with the installer.

7. How long have you been around?

Such a simple question, right? Nonetheless, with numerous installers competing for your business and attention, you have the right to know their level of competency and experience.

Going solar is a collaborative process where a high-quality installer will take your questions and feedback and design the best solar panel system for your home.

At NuWatt Energy, we are the customer’s installer. We value honesty and transparency with homeowners and empower our customers through education and excellent service to see the benefit of solar power for themselves.

The time for solar is now. See if it’s right for you. We’re here to help every step of the way. Contact our NuWatt solar consultants for a complimentary quote today.

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