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Professional solar installation or DIY – which one is right for you?

by Sun Lynk Compare Solar Quotes With No Cost or Obligation

Residential solar panels are an excellent way to generate green, renewable energy from the sun. If you have been thinking about going solar, you can choose between a professional solar installation and a DIY option. Both can be successful, but which one is advantageous for you? Here are three crucial factors to consider:

1.      Price

Watt for watt, a DIY solar project is almost definitely going to cost less money than a professional installation from a solar panel business. On the other hand, the quote from a good solar installer will include site assessment, system design, parts, labor, and interconnection. Some solar installers will also help you apply for solar rebates. Many of the federal and local incentives are available only for professional solar installations.

2.      Installation

If you think you have an in-depth practical knowledge of electricity, a small single panel solar kit is a great way to preview what you would be in for with a more significant project. If you do a lot of DIY projects, you are most likely already aware of the hidden costs, time required, and frustration. One of the huge advantages of a professional solar installation is that every aspect is handled by experienced professionals who know how to install solar panels. They can apply for building permits, determine the best location for your solar panels, interconnect with the grid and pass the final building and electrical inspections. Your solar installer will be able to deal with any issues that come up and get your system up and running on schedule.

3. Solar panel quality and efficiency

If you assemble your home solar panels, you will undoubtedly be on your own if anything goes wrong. Even solar panels with good warranties (20+ years) may have their warranties invalidated by an unprofessional installation. Professional solar installers tend to use higher quality, name brand solar panels with good warranties because customers will hold their solar installer responsible for anything that goes wrong.

The Bottom Line

If you are a go-getter who is willing to do the research and has the skills to install your own home solar panels, you can enjoy considerable savings with DIY solar. On the other hand, if you do not want to take any chances with your home and roof and want everything done right the first time, you are better off with a professional solar installer.


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