Choosing a Solar Installer

Big Green Switch recognises that there are so many solar installers out there that it can be mind-boggling trying to choose the right one. We can help you find solar installers in your area, helping you to choose the one that is right for you. The criteria we look at include:

Accreditations and Certifications
The very first thing we look at when choosing a solar installer is whether or not they have what is called ‘MCS’ certification. MCS is the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and if the installer is not MSC certified, you will not be eligible to participate in the feed-in-tariffs scheme.

Other accreditations we look at include memberships such as REAL and STA. These are Renewable Energy Assurance Limited and the Solar Trade Association. Big Green Switch wants your home or business to be guaranteed the best solar installation possible, so we only use accredited installers.

Testimonials, References and Positive Feedback

Whether you are choosing a solar installer online or are sucked into cold callers on the phone, always check their references and look for testimonials of customer satisfaction. This is a must for such a large endeavour as you are depending on that solar installation to provide reliable energy for your home or business for many years to come. Customer service must be superior. If not, move on to the next on your list!

On-Site Visits before Providing a Quote

Beware of any solar installer attempting to give you a rock solid quote before visiting the premises. Unless they can see where your property is located, access to the sun’s rays and a number of other features, it would be almost impossible to give an accurate quote for installing the solar equipment.

Warranties on Products and Services

Even though Big Green Switch individually evaluates each and every company, when choosing a solar installer it is important that you fully understand the quote. We can help you if there is anything that is unclear or omitted. We want you to have the best solar installation for your home or business, with equipment that provides the energy you need to save money and create free, sustainable energy.

Choosing a solar installer is a huge task, so let Big Green Switch take some of the burden off your shoulders. To get started on your quest, call us today and we will begin compiling a list of reputable solar installers for you to explore in your local area. Our aim is to help you get started on the journey to cheaper, eco-friendly energy!