What You Should Be Looking For in a Solar Installation Company

What You Should Be Looking For in a Solar Installation Company

Your home is your most valuable asset, and when it comes to making a big decision like switching to an alternative energy system like residential solar panels, you need to know that you can trust your solar team. Here at Alternative Energy Systems in California’s North Valley, we hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to customer service, satisfaction, and the quality of our products. We’d like to be your first choice for home solar panel installation in California, especially since we believe we tick all the boxes that you should be looking for in a quality alternative energy team.

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Knowledge of Energy Efficiency and Usage

Across the board, making the switch to solar is one of the best decisions you can make for your home, but there are many pieces involved in the equation beyond saving money. Our team is extremely fluent in how energy is used in California homes, including the size and complexity of a solar system to meet your needs, and what other things can be done to maximize your energy efficiency. Our team will always make the best recommendations for the solar system that works best for your requirements.

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Provides Realistic Estimate of Savings

While it’s true that there are several ways that switching to solar can and will save you money, including federal tax credits, your installer should be able to clearly communicate what your energy bill will look like after installation. Rarely does switching to solar mean that you’ll experience a one-to-one, kilowatt for kilowatt swap. What you will experience, however, is a vastly reduced dependence on the power grid — but you will still have a utility bill. Ideally, it’s a greatly reduced utility bill, but your dependence on the grid may still fluctuate based on your power requirements and generated energy. Even while you will still have a small utility bill, it pales in comparison to the overall savings most people generate from their solar panels over time.

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High-Quality of Workmanship

Not all solar panels are created equal. Some panels are designed to withstand greater wear and tear over time, while others are designed to be more economical and cover a greater area for less expense. In either case, your solar installation company should be able to stand by the product they deliver, including the hardware used for installation, panel placement, and the installation processes used.

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Provide Energy Storage Options

It’s a common misconception that switching to solar will eliminate the possibility of ever experiencing a power outage again. Unless your solar system includes an energy storage component, keeping the lights on will still rely on your connection to the power grid. AES provides options for solar energy storage, including quality products like the Tesla Powerwall 2 and Enphase Storage system. While these storage options do increase the cost of switching to solar, what they provide in return can be a game-changer, even when it comes down to simply peace of mind.

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A Positive Reputation in the Community

The solar installation provider that you choose for your home should have a great reputation in your community. Alternative Energy Systems is proud of the reputation that we’ve established over our years of service in California. Read our testimonials from satisfied customers!

Are you thinking of making the switch to solar in the Chico, CA area? We hope that you consider contacting us at AES today and schedule a consultation! We look forward to being able to help you choose the right solar system for your home and change the way that you use energy for the better.

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