Questions to Ask a Solar Installer

Here are some important things to keep in mind when considering solar!

9 must-ask questions (part 1)

1. How long have you been in business? How much solar has your company installed to date?

Personally, I’d only go with a company that has been actively installing for at least three years (the longer, the better, really).

2. Are you NABCEP Certified (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)?

Ask for proof. This is a voluntary certification that gives PV installation professionals additional experience and knowledge that will distinguish them from their competitors. This is a supplemental accreditation to state licensing requirements, and while it doesn’t replace those requirements, it does add to the installer’s credentials, giving them a leg up in terms of expertise.

3. Are you licensed and insured as a solar installer or electrician in my state?

Ask to see the installer’s license and proof of insurance.


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