Things to Look for When Choosing a Solar Panel Installer

Going solar is a big decision! While it’s an investment that should pay for itself through lower utility bills, rebates, and incentives, it’s an investment nonetheless and one that involves significant upfront costs. BUT, to see a return on your investment, the solar panels must be top-quality, and more importantly, must be installed correctly. Here we touch on what to look out for when choosing a solar panel installer. 

#1: Experience & Longevity 

When it comes to installing solar panels, experience and longevity are key. Experienced installers have seen it all and have the knowledge required to address any unforeseen issues. 

Why choose Solar Bear? We have been in business since 2015, and we are the largest residential installer of solar panels in Florida. We have a proven track record of success and are one of the few companies in the state of Florida that offer both solar panel and roofing services. This puts us in the unique position to quickly handle any issues without having to outsource a roofing contractor – saving our clients both time and money.  

#2: Reviews

Client reviews, both good and bad, are an excellent way to see what a company is all about. Glance through review sites such as Yelp, Facebook, and Google. Also, get recommendations and referrals from people you know and trust such as family, friends, and neighbors. 

Why choose Solar Bear? We are A+ rated with the BBB and have more 5-star reviews on the BBB than any solar company in the state! In 2019, we were named #1 Solar Contractor in the nation by’s Top 100 Solar Contractors list. 

#:3 Customer Service 

Customer service is the core of every successful installation company. Without it, you’re just stuck with solar panels that don’t work the way they should. 

Why choose Solar Bear? We guarantee all of our installations and solar production. We have over 200 W2 employees – all of whom work in-house (unlike a vast majority of our competitors who only use subcontractors). We offer same-day service and discounts for senior citizens, first responders, and military personnel. 

#4: Warranty 

Most reputable solar panel installation companies offer a 25-year workmanship warranty and a 30-year solar panel warranty. Anything less than this would be a red flag. 

Why choose Solar Bear? In addition to a 25-year workmanship warranty and 30-year solar panel warranty, we also offer a 25-year no-leak guarantee and a 30-year production warranty. Want more?? The first five years of panel cleanings are free of charge! 

#5: Company Values & Process

One of the most vital factors in choosing a solar panel installer is how the company runs its business. Do they value customer service? How will they react to any unforeseen issues? What processes do they have in place to ensure a quality installation? 

Why choose Solar Bear? Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority and that is apparent through our work and how we run our business. From the initial quote to the final steps of the installation process, we guarantee a job well done! 

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Interested in learning more about solar panel installations with Solar Bear Tampa? Please contact us at (813) 535-6627 to schedule a FREE quote!