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Five Tips for Solar Shoppers

Five Tips for Solar Shoppers

1.Homeowners who receive multiple quotes, save the most.

When shopping for solar it is very important to receive multiple quotes. Solar is not a small investment. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recommended that consumers compare as many solar options as possible to avoid paying inflated prices offered by the large installers in the solar industry. Homeowners who receive 3 or more quotes can expect to save $5,000 to $10,000 on their solar panel installation.

2. The largest companies are the most expensive.

 A recent report by the U.S. government found that large installers are $2,000 to $5,000 more expensive than small solar companies. If you receive quotes from some of the big installers in solar, make sure you compare those bids with quotes from local installers to ensure you don’t overpay for solar. At Solaire, our homeowners save on average $3000.

3. Always compare the equipment.

It is important to consider the equipment that is being installed on your roof. Although, quality products might cost more, their warranties and quality can save you lots of money on the back end. Larger solar companies tend to offer less favorable products to their clients for a higher price. With this in mind, when it comes to top rated solar panels you should not be paying $10,000 more for the installation. Some solar companies when using quality top tier panels tend to inflate their cost.

4. Know how to calculate price per watt (PPW).

In the solar industry pricing is based on the Price Per Watt or PPW. When receiving solar quotes, some of the actual system sizes can vary base on the panels that are being used. By knowing the PPW you can find a common ground in all your solar proposals and have a better chance of receiving a better deal. Here is calculation for PPW:

Total System Cost divided by System Size in watt.

Solar system sizes are measured by KW. To find the amount of watts in the system you would multiple the system size by 1000. There for a 5 KW solar system would be 5000 watts.

5. Check Their Reviews.

The solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries. With the growing number of solar companies, it is important to check out their reviews and credentials before purchasing. A great solar sales representative can tell you all the good things about their company, but we all know why they are there. If the solar company you are receiving a quote from is not on any social media, Google, Yelp and Solar Reviews, this should be a red flag.

Reference: Energy Sage





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” Very professional and always answered our questions we are very pleased with Solairre and will definitely recommend them for sure!!” -Deb E.

” Customer service and hospitality are two main components in a business. The owner of this company exceeds my expectations and has proven to be caring, helpful and definitely hospitable. Thank you for choosing to look out for others.” -Catrina D.

“I’ve been hesitant to switch to solar, but I’m glad I got introduced to Lucas. He has been really easy to work with and made sure I understood the whole process. Their pricing was also really competitive, which is why we went with them. I’m so happy I finally made the switch.” – Dianne H.

” Absolutely amazing experience! Would definitely give the level of service I received from both this company and it’s employee’s top notch! In a world where I feel like customer service is a thing of the past, Lucas Barcelo restored my faith! Great product, great team! Would most defiantly work with them again as well refer to all of my friends and family!!!” -Janine V.

“It’s been a few months now and my energy bill is next to nothing! I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go Solaire. Professional, thorough, best pricing for the install and strong on service. I have recommended Solaire to two of my friends who have gone with them as well!” – Andrew H.

” Great experience. I had a problem with roof and Carrisa and Greg worked with me to complete the job on time.” -Eddie R

“I was unsure about solar for the longest time. My doorbell rang and sure enough it was a salesman talking about solar. Against all odds, I let him in to get his “pitch” out. After looking at the number, it made sense… But I was still hesitant. I talked to a few friends who had solar done by other companies and there were mixed results but overall positivity on a savings of money. I pulled the trigger, and I can’t be happier that I did. Saving money is nice, but the way I have been treated is even better. ” -Robert S.

“Solaire is an amazing company. Their customer service and pricing were unlike any other. Our family did other quotes with many companies before choosing Solaire. We could not be happier! After installation I have been inspired to post more about Solaire. The company did our installation in 1 day. They were super polite and walked us through the whole process.We received our first utility bill, it was only $15.00. We cannot thank Solaire enough for the great service and saving us all this money.” – Marie T.

” Firstly, Let me say, The amazing customer service I received from Ms. Dempler, was outstanding. She answered all of my questions and concerns, because there seems to be so much competition in the marketplace, relating to Solar.
I thought all Solar Brands were the same, after researching, the market, I went back to to Solaire, to take care of my mom’s home.” – Tammy G.

” Luckily I went with Solaire. We had signed up for solar the same day that NV energy stopped their rebates. They still honored the discount and I’m very grateful for that.” – Richard C.