Why Choosing the Right Solar Energy Company is Important
Someone will always be willing to do the job 'cheaper', but is it worth it? Find out...
Let's face it, New Mexico (and specifically Albuquerque) is a hot spot for solar energy - sometimes feeling like the modern gold rush - It seems like every day we hear about a new solar energy company in Albuquerque. Some of them are out of state brokers who contract local Albuquerque solar installers to do the work for them (more on this later) and others are 'solar energy system companies' that have no experience with solar energy systems and are trying to expand their current service categories. Albuquerque HVAC companies, roofing companies, remodeling companies - they all seem to have caught the solar energy bug and claim to be able to do solar panel installation.
A Solar Energy Company is a Solar Energy Company, Right?
Wrong. As mentioned above, many Albuquerque companies are trying to make a quick buck by doing solar panel installation without the proper experience to do so, leaving the customer with sub-quality solar panel installation (pictures to follow). When this happens, it not only gives the Albuquerque solar energy industry a bad name but, more importantly, creates a nightmare for the homeowner who just wanted energy independence. Osceola Energy receives calls all the time from customers who went with the wrong solar installer and are now requesting us to fix the other companies mistakes.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Before and After Photos)
Below are images of the solar energy system that was installed by another company. Osceola Energy was called by the customer to fix the mistakes the other solar energy company had made.
Don't fall victim to companies who claim to be a solar energy company in Albuquerque, but are not experienced or lack the proper skills to install your solar panel system. You wouldn't ask your solar panel installer to do your homes landscaping or plumbing, why would you expect an HVAC or roofing company to be experts in solar energy systems? Also, be wary of solar energy companies in Albuquerque who don't install their own solar panels. Many companies are coming from outside of New Mexico, selling solar energy systems and having the cheapest labor they can find to install the panels for them. Always ask WHO will be installing your solar panels, the solar energy company selling the system, or a subcontractor?
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