The solar installation business is growing everyday but are all the installers registered and qualified to do the job? Find time to read what to consider before you choose a solar installer to avoid time wasters.

Do not consider these points as deal-breakers but take them into account when making your decision.

Are the solar installers willing to visit your home and listen to your requirements and needs?An expert installer will send someone qualified to do an overall area assessment to find out where the solar panels are going to be installed and you should expect some professional guidance or suggestions.

If they do not visit check their current and past solar projects and request to see them in action because a good company will always be excited to share project details and progress.

Do a lot of research on the team background and their expertise. It’s essential to know their history, quality of work and reliability.

Make sure they are certified or accredited by a leading solar/energy-industry organisation such as the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).

Also, consider customer testimonials and reviews in making your decision and this is where the power of the internet comes in. You can learn a lot about a company from online reviews and social media comments.

There is also no harm in merely asking for clients’ contact details to have a word with them to better understand.

There is nothing to shy away from. You need to know who you are investing in.

Referrals is another way of getting a good installer. Asking someone or a number of people the of solar companies that they know or have worked with before could save you a Lot of money.

Maintenance and warranties offered by the installer help in making the final decision. A warranty is a written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of a product or service by its service provider, promising to repair or replace the product, if necessary, within a specified period.

Therefore, if a company has a warranty for their equipment and offers maintenance service you know where to turn to if their equipment does not work.

A lot of companies cleverly exert pressure on you to purchase from them by creating attractive promotions or smooth talking you into working with them.

It is however in your best interest to be careful and smart while choosing a solar installer for your home or company.


From Energy & Power Insider 1