Considering solar?

Here are a few things you need to know

Posted on Jun 05 2021 in Noble REMC
Solar panel

Recently, more Noble REMC members are asking about their options when it comes to renewable energy, especially solar power generation.

Have you been looking into the benefits of solar installations but don’t know where to start? Here are a few items to consider:

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While installing solar panels is appealing as a cost-saving measure, did you stop to consider simpler solutions, such as adding insulation, sealing air leaks and completing other basic fix-it projects that could cut your energy costs immediately?

Even if you are not the do-it-yourself type, a call or visit from our energy advisor, Brian Hawk, could reveal some easier and more affordable options that can make as much of an impact long-term and often cost less than installing solar panels.

Check your contractor once. Then check them again.

As with any major home improvement project, purchasing from the right installer or contractor is every bit as important as the product you are purchasing. Due diligence is critical to ensure you get the best system for a fair price and installed correctly and on time.

Unfortunately, there are some companies that use high-pressure tactics and superficial incentives to get our members to sign on the dotted line. We encourage you to not be swayed by one particular contractor, and instead, obtain multiple bid options. A good contractor will be fully licensed and insured, have extensive installation experience and be willing to answer all your questions, while also communicating with Noble REMC about the project.

Contact us first!

We are here for you. Noble REMC should be one of your first contacts when it comes to installing solar. Our experts can answer a wide range of questions and provide materials on what we require for interconnection.

We can also review your past energy use and help you determine whether a solar installation is beneficial for you and your goals.

Installing solar panels on your home or business is an exciting venture, but please don’t lose sight of doing your research, asking questions, scrutinizing contracts before you sign and keeping an open line of communication with us here at Noble REMC, so we can make sure you’re taken care of.