Contributed by Laura Goldman
Sonoma County Gazette, April 2013
When you decide to go solar, the choice that makes the most sense is close to home. Here’s why: You want a business you can trust to be your long-term partner in power generation, one with your best interests in mind, and a solid reputation for doing excellent solar work in your community.
Go for an established local solar provider whose work you respect, and who’s known for taking great care of customers. Select a member of the community, someone you may see at a local store or around town. Before making a commitment, find out who you’re doing business with, and the level of quality and service you will get before, during and after installation.
If you’re promised a solar deal that seems too good to be true, find out details before making a possibly costly mistake. For highest value and lasting satisfaction, your true best deal is a local, reputable solar business.
Here are some pointers to help guide your decision:
Experience and Expertise
Quality of Equipment
Commitment to Community
If you’re satisfied with what you find in a solar business, you’ve likely decided to Go Local when you Go Solar. Be informed, and work with a local provider that does well by doing good in and for the community. That way, you know you’re getting a trustworthy, long-lasting great deal when you have the sun produce your electricity!
Laura Goldman is co-owner of Solar Works, established in 1986 by John Parry, her husband and FSL – Fearless Solar Leader. Solar Works is an award-winning solar design and installation business based in Sebastopol, and a certified B Corporation and Go Local member. www.solarworksca.com