If you have been looking for a solar installer to lower your expensive cost of electricity, then you need to know who is a solar installer. Moreover, you’ll want to know what the difference is between a solar marketing company, solar sales organization, solar installer and an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) solar company. Below, you will find more information about the differences. Additionally, you can always contact us if you need more information.

A Solar Marketing Company: These type of companies are only in the business of finding the prospects for the sales organizations. You may have received flyers or phone calls from them. Some of these companies run an in-house marketing division in order to control the quality of the leads they generate for their sales team.
A solar sales organization: These type of companies are usually middlemen between the marketing company and the installer and they (are supposed to) have a lot of practical knowledge about available solar power systems, financing options and installation methods. These organizations must have home improvement licenses from the Contractors State License Board.

Choose you solar installation method.
Roof Mound, Port Mount and Ground Mount solar installation

A solar installer: These groups of companies are hands-on installers who will do the actual installation on your roof. They receive their projects from the solar sales organizations. Usually, these companies are small and install solar power systems locally. These organizations must have solar or electrical contractor’s licenses.
An EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) solar company: These are usually bigger entities who (are supposed to) handle everything from marketing to in-house installation, but many of them use 1099 marketers, sales reps and installers. These organizations must have solar or electrical contractor’s licenses. There are two types of EPC companies:
National EPC solar companies
Local EPC solar companies

You need to find out who you are dealing with before signing a contract. Installing a solar power system for your house is a great idea for many reasons, and especially if you want to lower your electricity cost. When you do, you’ll want to hire the right solar installer/company instead of hiring a solar company. Your installer must be the right match and needs to be able to offer the right solar panels, the right solar installation method and the right solar financing option to you. The first step is to find an experienced, licensed and unbiased Energy Advisor to be your advocate during the process.

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