Solar Technologies, a Bay Area leader in solar panel systems, urges Bay Area homeowners to think twice before selecting a solar company. The quality of the solar installer and equipment will directly affect the system’s reliability and a homeowner’s long-term savings.

“We often hear about California solar companies trying to pressure customers into acting fast on a system to lock in a special price,” said Jeff Parr, Owner of Solar Technologies. “Solar systems are long-term investments that require information gathering, careful consideration, and real financial commitment. If the solar company says that the price will go up tomorrow, then it’s time to look for another resource.”

Today, nearly 209,000 Americans work in the solar industry– that’s more than double the number in 2010. By 2021 that number is expected to increase to more than 360,000 workers, meaning that many solar companies and employers are new to the industry and short on experience.

“Nearly every solar installer offers a 10 year workmanship warranty, but that is only as good as the company behind it,” said Mr. Parr, “Make sure the company installing your solar power system is financially stable and has a proven track record – meaning at least 10 years of industry experience – before committing. It’s necessary to ask for a copy of the solar contractor’s and subcontractor’s license, insurance, and worker’s comp coverage to ensure you’re not liable for any damage or injuries during installation.”

Solar Technologies is a SunPower Master dealer and one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of state-of-the-art solar power systems. Since 1998 they’ve installed over 75,000 solar panels for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them save thousands annually on electric bills. To maximize the amount of energy you receive from every drop of sunshine, it’s imperative to pick a solar company that has the best panel technology available.

“All solar products are not equal, and picking a solar company with inferior panels will result in your paying more out of pocket for electricity and panel maintenance,” said Mr. Parr. “Ask your potential solar provider about the panel design, reliability, warranty, and efficiency and then compare those with other solar companies in your area before picking the right provider for your installation.”

Once you’re sure you’re getting a solid product, make sure the solar company will help guide you through the variety of solar financing options. A good solar company will work closely with you to identify the right option for you, whether cash purchase, solar lease, solar loan, or even a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program.

“No matter what your budget or credit history, you can start saving with solar if you’re working with the right company,” said Parr.

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About Solar Technologies

Founded in 1998, Solar Technologies has installed more than 75,000 solar panels and helped thousands of Bay Area home and business owners save with solar. Solar Technologies is proud to have been handpicked by SunPower to represent them directly as their Bay Area Master Dealer, the highest ranking of any SunPower dealer. This designation can only be earned through experience, quality, depth of resources, and customer satisfaction scores. People interested in solar are encouraged to stop by either the company’s Santa Cruz or San Ramon stores, or visit them online at http://solartechnologies.com to see how much they can save with solar.