Solar providers near me: How to find them in 2021

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If you want a high-quality solar installation, you need to find well-regarded solar providers near you. Before you move forward with your home solar project, finding a local solar installation company that's easy to talk to, acts professionally, and offers premium products and installation services is critical.

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Choosing a local solar installer that's based near you over a large-scale national company has many benefits for you as a solar shopper, including:

Lower prices

According to a recent report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data from the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, large national solar installers quoted about $0.33/W higher for solar installations than local, smaller companies. For the average EnergySage user, that equals an extra $2,300 on your solar installation bill. Choosing a local installer can offer serious benefits regarding your savings with solar**.**

Strong customer service

Local installers operate within a much smaller service area than large national installers. If you choose an installer based near you, you can receive more dedicated attention because local companies don't have as many customers to worry about. Similarly, local installers rely heavily on satisfied customers to refer their friends and family, while national solar companies have a bigger budget for sales teams and marketing budgets. As a result, they tend to be more focused on every step of the customer experience.

Quality work and equipment

Local installers will likely hire a few full-time employees who work directly for the installation company. In contrast, national installers often hire subcontractors to install their products nationwide. Full-time, local employees are held more directly accountable to the company owners, ensuring motivated, professional employees will install your panels.

Furthermore, local installers may be the better choice if you want the highest quality solar technology. Local companies often have more options and custom design systems based on customer preference, while national companies will buy their equipment in bulk at the lowest available price.

Using EnergySage's Solar Review search tool, you can see what verified solar installation companies offer solar services near your zip code and what other solar shoppers think of their services. Here are some other ways to find and connect with solar installers in your area:

Talk to friends and neighbors

Talking to the people around you is a great way to learn about any local company. If your neighbors have solar panels, chances are they have a relationship with a local installation company and can give some insight into their experience.

Check local government websites.

Many government websites have dedicated resources for clean energy options that will recommend steps to take to install solar, including companies to work with. Local governments have an interest in supporting small, local companies. If your local government is a trusted resource, check out their recommendations for solar installers.

Talk to local professionals.

Solar panel installations involve structural and electrical home systems, and you can often learn about quality local installer options from your electrician or home construction or renovation company. Local home professionals are often connected with other local experts and have local solar installers to whom they regularly refer their customers.

With a network of over 450 installers nationwide, soliciting quotes through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace all but guarantees that you can connect with a local solar installer. Additionally, EnergySage's installers are all pre-screened and must satisfy several requirements to connect with homeowners on the Marketplace. This means that your solar quotes are guaranteed to come from certified installers with great reputations and years of quality service, among other screening characteristics.

Due to the number of qualified installers working with EnergySage, customers on the Solar Marketplace are very likely to receive quotes from installers local to them:

Quotes from installers near you

By using EnergySage's online tools to solicit quotes for your solar project, you are setting yourself up to connect with a high-quality, verified local solar installer. Head over to the EnergySage Solar Marketplace today to start comparing your options.

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