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Request references and photos of previous work. Ask how many projects they have completed in Oregon. Explain if your home has any unusual features, such as specialty roofing. If you are considering both Solar Water Heating and Solar Electric (PV) you may want to consider a contractor who can install the systems simultaneously.

  • Request references and photos of previous work.
  • Ask how many projects they have completed in Oregon.
  • Get the names of owners whose systems are similar to the one they are proposing for you.
  • Call these references and ask if they would use the contractor for future work.

Ask who will actually be doing the work. Long-term employees? Subcontractors? It is common for solar contractors to hire subcontractors to perform some or all of an installation. Verify that any subcontractors have experience or training installing solar energy systems.

Explain if your home has any unusual features, such as specialty roofing.

If you are considering both Solar Water Heating and Solar Electric (PV) you may want to consider a contractor who can install the systems simultaneously.

Also check out the Solar Ambassador section of our website for homeowners who have been through the process of going solar. Ask Solar Ambassadors if they would recommend their contractor.

 
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