Every industry has its share of good and bad players and the solar industry is no different. I was talking to a guy from Solar Inc Orange County Ca last week and he was telling me about the way that some contractors will do anything for a sale and then not follow up on the promises that they make the clients.
Not every solar contractor Orange County Ca is dishonest or unreliable but there are a fair number. There are various ways in which these solar contractors in Orange County Ca can take advantage of the fact that the average customer does not know a lot about the industry and does not bother to do any research beforehand.
Shopping for a solar power system and choosing a solar installer can be an exciting time for many people, but as with any investment, you’ll need to be careful who you deal with. Basically, the old saying “if a deal sounds too good to be true, it most likely is” applies very much to purchasing a solar power system.
A trick some companies will use is to offer you a respected brand name at a good price; then once the contract is signed and sealed, a mysterious “shortage” may occur – meaning you’ll need to wait much longer or accept another inferior brand. A discount or cash back may be thrown in to lure you into accepting the lesser quality component. While in some cases there is a genuine shortage, in others it is a tactic to increase profit margins as margins can be very slim on leading brand products.
Inflated performance claims
The performance of a solar power system may be exaggerated. For example, a system of a specific size may provide 50% of the average household’s needs in one part of the country, but it won’t in another due to prevailing climate and irradiance levels. A good solar company in Orange County Ca, or wherever, will perform a series of calculations to give you a fairly accurate estimate of how much electricity you can expect to generate from an array before even thinking about presenting you with a contract.
A low advertised price mightn’t be just due to low quality components. While it’s not unusual for prices to vary based on the type of structure upon which a solar power system is placed; these extras should be clear. These could include:
* Tile roof
* Build frame on flat metal roof
* Split array
* Horizontal fixing of array
* Lifting and access equipment
* Cost of moving inverter
* Cathedral ceilings
* Travel charges
Fine-print extras can add thousands onto the final cost of a solar power system; so be very sure to read over quotes and contracts carefully before committing to purchase.
It always pays to check out a few companies first before you select a solar contractor in Orange County Ca, and elsewhere. The best thing to do is to get about three quotes from different sized companies, and then compare the deals.
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