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Terratek is a well known solar company, but with any solar power company, it’s important to do your homework and ask the right questions. Contact IPS Integrated Power Systems today, we urge you to compare us to Terratek and other companies!
We pride ourselves in providing you with the best solar power options tailored specifically to meet your solar power needs.
Questions to ask a Solar Power Company:
Question #1: How accurate is your system design and quote?
Why: The more accurately a company can analyze the roof of your home, property location, sun hours/day, and your current and future energy needs, the better it can provide an accurate quote for an optimal solar power system. Accuracy is paramount in order to avoid costly changes in the future.
Question #2: Who will design my system, and why is it the right choice for my home?
Why: This might seem like a silly question, but you don’t want unqualified salespeople designing over priced systems that don’t suit your needs and that may not be up to code. Be sure that the designer has the technical expertise and experience to design the best solar power system for your needs.
Question #3: How much electricity will the system produce and how is this calculated?
Why: A solar panel’s factory rating for electricity production is based on ideal lab conditions, but a solar system’s actual electrical output may vary. The best calculations take into consideration various factors (roof, location, etc. See Answer 1.) Accurate calculations should also plan for a small amount of degradation over time.
Question #4: Does the solar power company have experience getting permits and installing solar power in your location?
Why: Different areas have different building and fire codes that affect your system design. If your solar power system installation is not up to code you may be required to make costly changes in order to get approval.
Question #5: What solar power financing options are available?
Why: Some solar companies will try to encourage customers to finance their systems in ways that benefit the company the most. It’s important to consider all of your options and choose what works best for you.