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With a growing focus on alternative energy and the rising costs of traditional electricity sources, many people owning homes and/or businesses are considering going solar. As you might know, transitioning to solar not only reduces your carbon footprint but also offers substantial long-term energy bill savings. However, finding the right solar installation that fits your needs at the best price can be daunting.
Before diving into how to get the best solar energy quotes, educate yourself on general solar terminology, the basics of solar technology and the benefits of solar energy. Understanding key concepts like these and more empowers you to ask the right questions when the time comes: The types of solar panels available Different system sizes Brands that offer the best energy efficiency You’ll know what topics to prioritize with solar providers — and you’ll better understand what they say in response! As a result, you can assess their quotes accurately and either accept their offer or move on to a different provider.
Next, determine your current energy consumption after gaining a solid understanding of what solar energy is and what it offers. To do this, look at your past electricity bills. You’ll see what your current consumption level is (preferably as an average), so you can understand the amount of energy you’ll likely need from your solar panel system. Keep in mind factors like:
Future energy needs Schedule changes (think upcoming holidays or children home for the summer)
Lifestyle changes like purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) and needing to charge it
Now, research and compile a list of reputable solar installation companies in your area. If you’re in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Virginia or North Carolina, Freedom Solar Power can help you! Just remember to look for providers with a track record of quality installations, positive customer reviews and relevant certifications. Industry certifications, such as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification, indicate a high level of expertise and professionalism.
When it comes to solar panels, quotes may seem intimidating. But getting them doesn’t have to be. Follow our guide, and you’re sure to make the best decision for your home or business. On that note, Freedom Solar offers the highest-quality solar panels on the market, with a 25-year lifetime warranty covering your solar panel equipment, its performance and any future workmanship. Bottom line, we’ve got you covered — and you can rest easy. Enjoy top-rated SunPower® solar panels and backup power solutions, including the SunPower SunVault and Tesla Powerwall. When you’re ready to make the jump, give us a call at (800) 5004-2337 or complete our online inquiry form. One of our energy consultants will be in touch!