Installing solar panels for your home is becoming increasingly popular for American consumers. Having your own solar panels allows you to both lower your electricity and energy costs, and become more self-reliant and less dependent on the grid overall — a particular benefit during heavy storms or other natural disasters.
If you are choosing to add solar panels to your home, you want to ensure you’re doing it the right way with the right Solar Company. At the end of the day, you are almost certainly better off purchasing solar from a local solar company, as opposed to a national company. Read on to better understand some of the reasons why.
#1 Better Prices
You may think that you’re going to save money by going with a big, national installer. But in reality, prices are often better with a local Solar Company.
A 2017 report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that large solar installers were statistically more likely to offer quotes up to 10% higher for solar installation. In other words, with a big installer, not only are you likely to pay more, but the money you spend will exit the local economy.
#2 More Responsible Installation
While many Solar Contractors can do a decent job of installing solar panels at your home, there’s a good chance the job will be more responsibly performed by a smaller local solar company. Why? Larger companies tend to be more diffuse, subcontracting out installation and other similar labor. In some cases, these subcontracted installers may have less training, and hiring criteria may be less stringent than would be the case at a smaller local company.
With a local company, you also may have an easier time finding reliable testimonials. You can speak directly to neighbors or other locals about their experience with the company, as well as peruse review sites like Google, Facebook, Yelp to get a sense of how well a given company does solar installations in your neighborhood.
Plus, if any problems do arise, it is often easier to navigate the customer service process with a local firm — versus trying to connect with the corporate customer service department of a large company.
#3 Support the Local Economy
One of the biggest reasons to buy solar — or any product — locally is that you will help to support the local economy. This fact is especially important when it comes to solar installation.
According to a 2019 report in Forbes, “Solar Installer” is projected to be one of the fastest-growing jobs through the middle of the current decade, in part due to the omnipresent need to lower emissions and decarbonize the economy. The more these jobs are kept locally, the more they can help to support individuals and communities where they exist, offering quality pay, good benefits, and a productive and highly valuable line of work.
Say “Yes” to Solar Today
Yes Solar Solutions has extensive experience installing solar panels throughout North Carolina. Whether you are a residential or commercial customer, if you are looking to lower your energy bills and become more self-reliant, Yes Solar Solutions can help. Contact us online for a free quote, or call (919) 925-4707 today!