Contractor Questions

Questions to ask your contractor before you install solar:

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  3. Have you worked with my utility company before?
  4. How many solar systems have you installed?
  5. Can you provide 3 references?
  6. Who will do the installation? If you use subcontractors, how do you ensure they do a good job?
  7. Do you offer guarantees for your work?
  8. What financing options are available?
  1. How many panels/what size system should I install?
  2. Is my roof in good condition for installing rooftop solar?
  3. Why do you use this type of equipment?
  4. What are the incentives?
  5. What warranties do you offer?
  6. Will you connect to my utility grid?
  7. What kind of inverter do I need?
  8. Who do I contact if something goes wrong?
  9. How long will it take for the solar panels to pay back the cost?
  10. How long will the installation take?
  11. Will you obtain all the necessary permits?
  12. Can I add solar panels later?
  13. Should I buy a solar battery?
  14. What if my roof leaks after the installation?
  15. Can I monitor how much energy my solar system generates?
  16. How long will my contract last?