Why you should be making the leap to solar

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

With solar policies constantly changing and some neighborhoods reaching solar capacity, now is the time to invest in solar and take control of your energy bills. Recognized as the top Hawaii-based solar firm by Solar Power World for a second year in a row, Sunetric has the experience to guide you through the process of going solar from permit application to installation and maintenance.

The company encourages you to make the leap, but also to do your research. Choose a solar company that satisfies these key guidelines:

C-13 license and certifications

Contractors should be licensed and certified to install PV systems properly. You can verify a contractor’s license through the Hawaii Contractor’s License Board. Not only does Sunetric hold a number of license classifications, including a C-13 electrical contractor’s license, but its solar specialists are also NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified, which means that PV installations are the company’s focus. In addition, make sure that the company is HSEA (Hawaii Solar Energy Association) approved, like Sunetric.

Reliable service and system warranty

It’s best to choose a full-service solar provider that takes complete responsibility for every step of the process, offering warranties that cover both the PV installation service and the system itself. The contractor should have been in business at least one full warranty cycle, so you’re confident it’ll follow through with its warranties long after the installation. In business for more than nine years, Sunetric offers a six-year warranty on all work. Most systems installed by Sunetric come with 25-year warranties, and those with premium Suniva and SunPower panels have 25-year power production warranties.

Powerful custom PV systems

Your energy needs are unique to you. Many companies will say their cookie-cutter system can perform at the same level as a competitor’s, but you’re still left with a significant portion of your original energy bill.

Using a proprietary design tool, Sunetric will design a PV system tailored to your needs, so you can attain maximum efficiency and that sought-after zero dollar energy bill.

Meaningful experience

Solar companies measure their success in a multitude of ways. One real measure of success is completed projects. A reputable solar company’s portfolio consists of many residential and commercial projects. Sunetric has installed several of the largest PV systems in Hawaii, including Kona Commons on the Big Island, Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai, and Y. Hata on Oahu, totaling over 60 megawatts of PV.

And most importantly, happy customers

Current customers know a PV contractor best. Experiencing the process first-hand, they can inform you of what to expect and what to watch out for. You can also check with the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Professional and Licensing Division. Sunetric has an A rating with the BBB and boasts a near-perfect customer satisfaction rate from its more than 3,000 happy customers.

For more information, call Sunetric at 262-6600 or visit sunetric.com.

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