Tempe Solar Panel Providers
When first considering a solar panel installation for your Tempe home, school, place of business or farm, you may be scratching your head about the requirements, the suitability of your roof and property, the cost, the installation, and more. That’s why you need a qualified solar panel company such as Tempe Solar Source to support you through the process.
You may also be wondering how to go about choosing a solar panel provider. It's true that who you entrust to design and complete your solar panel installation is key to your end result and satisfaction.
This article is meant to guide you through the process of choosing the right Tempe solar panel contractor by providing you with a few best practices.
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Location, location, location
Solar panel companies that are located in the same region as your property will have a better understanding of the city’s laws, zoning ordinances and requirements for setting up a new solar panel installation. This can be extremely advantageous when it comes to designing the system and gaining the necessary permits from local authorities. State-by-state requirements for the type of solar panel equipment that can be installed also varies. A Tempe-based solar panel contractor will have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure a compliant system that follows all required regulations.
Does the Tempe solar panel company pick up when you call or call you back right away, and respond to emails? Or do you have a hard time getting in touch? When you’re in the midst of a solar panel system proposal, design, and installation, if you can’t get in contact when you have questions it will be extremely frustrating. Does the professional you speak with address all of your concerns and explain all steps in the process, or do you feel like you’re bothering them? You can typically tell within a few minutes of speaking with a solar contractor if you’ll enjoy working with them. Any respectable solar panel contractor in Tempe will provide you with excellent client service throughout the entire process.
The Tempe solar panel provider should have obtained all necessary licenses and permits to perform solar panel installations. These requirements will vary state to state. In Arizona, there are no specific solar licensing requirements, but to install solar photovoltaic systems the solar panel provider needs to be licensed as an electrical contractor. Be sure to verify this before signing up to work with the solar panel company.
Experience in solar panel installations
Use caution when choosing a solar provider that only specializes in hooking up specific appliances to solar power, for example a water heater. Often, these providers have little to no experience with installing an entire rooftop solar array, which requires a very different set of skills and expertise. Similarly, although only an electrical license is legally needed in Arizona, choosing an electrical contractor to install your solar panels is not advised if they have no experience installing solar systems. These types of general electrical contractors may have years of experience with general electrical work, but this is very different than mounting a rooftop solar panel installation.
Taking the time to interview and vet the Tempe solar panel contractor will be well worth it in the end. At Tempe Solar Source, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about working with us as your trusted solar company.