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5 Questions to Ask When Getting a Solar Estimate

Switching to solar at home is an important decision. A solar system becomes part of your home, constantly generating and storing solar energy to power your home for years. And though a well-designed and properly installed solar panel system will usually pay for itself in a couple of years, the initial investment can be significant.

That’s why it's important that you have access to all the information you need when getting solar estimates. The best way to do this is by asking the right questions.

With our extensive experience in installing high-quality residential and commercial solar panels across Delaware, Star Enrg can help ensure that you maximize your investment. Let’s walk you through the top five questions to ask potential solar installers (including us!).

1. What size solar system do I need?

Understanding the appropriate size of the solar system for your home is crucial to ensure maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

To answer this question, our team will assess several factors, including your energy usage, roof orientation, and available space. Only then are we able to recommend the right system size specific to your needs.

2. What are the costs and financing options?

Inquire about the total costs of the solar system, including installation, equipment, permits, and any ongoing maintenance or monitoring fees. Additionally, ask about what financing options are available — purchase, lease, or power purchase agreements (PPA), etc, as well as the associated terms and conditions.

This will give you a better idea of what to expect in terms of financial obligations before, during, and after the process. At Star Enrg, we make sure to walk you through each cost item and maintain transparency every step of the way.

3. What is the installation timeline and process?

It’s important to get an estimated timeline for the solar system installation, so you can plan accordingly and ensure a smooth installation experience.

The actual time frame will depend on a number of factors, including the size of the building, all necessary permits, and interconnection processes. Our team works efficiently to ensure that your solar system is up and running within the agreed-upon timeline. If there will be any delays, we’ll be sure to communicate with you and keep you updated on milestones.

4. Can you provide references or examples of past installations?

Asking for references or examples of past solar installations completed by the company can give you insights into their experience, expertise, and customer satisfaction. Requesting testimonials or checking online reviews can also help you gauge the company's reputation and reliability.

At Star Enrg, we’re proud of our achievements, delivering top-notch solar panel inspections, installations, and upgrades across Delaware. We’re a highly-rated solar system company and we invite you to check out our Gallery Page to see our lineup of completed projects.

5. How do your warranties work?

This is a straightforward question that lets you see how well the company knows its stuff. Given the amount involved, warranties that cover material quality and labor are non-negotiable. This ensures your peace of mind.

As an authorized service provider for all the major manufacturers, Star Enrg provides comprehensive warranty service. Plus, we make sure the warranty is in writing and that you fully understand the details, including how to activate the warranty and who to contact if something goes wrong.

Get your solar estimate today!

At Star Enrg, we provide a holistic approach to solar energy for your residential or commercial project. Using the latest technologies, our designers blend the key main concepts in solar energy systems — energy generation, savings, storage, and performance monitoring — to create a tailored approach to your project.

Call us now at (302) 397-8917 or fill out our contact form to schedule an initial assessment of your property’s roof and energy needs. We look forward to welcoming you into our growing grid of over 1800 solar energy systems under warranty.

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