Let’s take a look at a few commonly asked questions about investing in solar today, as well as some specifics about the services we offer.
Furthermore, based on recently breaking industry developments these low product costs we’ve been enjoying may not last forever either.
If you’re still not sure if you believe us, that’s fine. Just pay attention next time you hear about a multi-million (or billion) dollar company investing in solar here in Florida (like IKEA, Walt Disney World, the US Air Force, and even some banks already have) and realize that they would not be doing that if it didn’t make financial sense. If it makes sense for them, it can make sense for you too.
We do not physically install solar panels, we purely act as a consumer advocate and educator. We just want to help you find the right installer to fit your project needs, and make sure you understand what each installer is offering so that you can feel comfortable and confident before you make a purchase. While a company whose only job is to sell and install solar equipment will benefit the most purely from you spending a lot of money, we benefit the most when your investment makes the most financial sense. (See the question “Does Uptown Energy Solutions’ service cost me anything?”, below, for more information on our costs.)
So, in the real world, when you compare proposals from different installers, you are almost guaranteed to see very different estimates for expected financial benefits, even if they are proposing the same equipment. This creates an obvious problem when comparing each proposal side-by-side.
We do our own analysis on each proposal our clients receive, using the same set of inputs for each project. This is called using a “standardized approach” and is only way to truly compare solar proposals side-by-side, apples-to-apples.
Also, because our percentage is so small, you know we won’t be pushing you to go through with an installation unless we expect you to receive a significant return on your investment.
However, we always like to remind our clients that sometimes you get what you pay for, and everyone’s needs are different. With 100+ installers operating in Florida, each will offer a unique combination of price, products, skills, experience, service, and culture. So, although you can save money with our service, the biggest benefit of utilizing our Solar Investment Consultation service is knowing what your options are and choosing the total package which will allow you to move forward with confidence.
In terms of PV solar technology, we work with the same panel and inverter options that are available to your the national and local installation companies. The most common manufacturers we see include SolarWorld, Hanwha, SunPower, Trina, Enphase, SMA (SunnyBoy), and SolarEdge.
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