A blog for Solar Installers

Most Common Solar Panel Installation Problems to Expect

Posted by Lennie Moreno on Jan 18, 2017 11:10:58 AM

From afar, solar photovoltaic panels on a rooftop can be a beautiful sight to homeowners who embrace green energy. However, when not performed correctly, it can turn into a real headache for a homeowner.

That's why it is imperative that solar installers know the most common installation problems and how to avoid them. Every installation presents its own challenges, and being aware of them before starting any installation is the key to the continued success of solar energy and your reputation as an installer.

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Topics: Solar Installation

Solar design: Why this is mandatory for your sales process?

Posted by Emily Hodgkinson on Jan 17, 2017 3:08:54 PM

Making the final decision to buy a home often takes time, research and careful planning. The home’s location, price, and style are part of the buying process. After purchasing the home, owners continue to build equity by remodeling, landscaping and adding other personal touches. Taking the next step in home improvements, knowledgeable homeowners want to further invest in their homes with the use of a highly functional renewable energy source. Homeowners generally have solar energy at the top of the list.

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Topics: Solar Tool

How To Beat Your Competition Using A Solar Quote Software?

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Jan 12, 2017 1:10:32 PM

Selling solar panel systems is competitive work. Using a highly reliable solar quote software is one of the best ways to face competitors in the field. In today’s advanced technological world, a quality software platform can run across multiple devices, including office computer, laptop, tablet and mobile phones. Due to the efficiency and ease of use, the solar quoting software will aid the solar installer in finalizing the sale.

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Topics: Solar Proposal

12 Ways to Facilitate a Solar Installation

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Jan 5, 2017 12:32:50 PM

The ways to facilitate a solar installation requires preparation. The first aspect to consider in facilitating a solar installation is the knowledge base. A solar installer must use reliable resource tools to produce instant selling points to the potential customer. If a customer needs to wait for information, the chance of completing the sale decreases.

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Topics: Solar Installation

What Will Renewable Energy Business Be Like in 10 Years?

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Dec 20, 2016 1:15:00 PM

If recent predictions are to be believed, there's an exciting future out there for renewable energy. After almost a decade of underestimating the growth trend of sustainable energy sources like solar, it would seem like the renewable energy business is due for a boom in the coming decade.

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Topics: Business growth, Solar market, renewable energy business

4 Features Your Solar Design Software Should Have

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Dec 15, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Modern technology allows for a solar installer to access solar design software to aid in the selling of solar panels out in the community. Vital features of solar design software allows a solar installer the option to work at home, in the office or on the road. Additionally, the best part of multiple device accessibility is the ability to log on anywhere at any time of day. Laptops, tablets, mobile phones and desktop computers become valuable resource tools for meeting with potential clients. Along with different devices, the right type of solar design software is a necessary resource tool for completing the sale of solar panels.

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Topics: Solar Tool

7 Things to Include in a Solar Proposal

Posted by Emily Hodgkinson on Dec 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Today’s home and business owners are knowledgeable, conscientious investors in the area of renewable energy and solar power options. Most individuals will spend an extensive amount of time researching the different alternative energy sources prior contacting a solar installer. Due to the ease of research on the Internet, the solar market is definitely a buyer’s market. Most interested clients will contact more than one solar installer to find the best option.

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Topics: Solar Proposal

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Solar CRM

Posted by Emily Hodgkinson on Nov 30, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Do you feel it is becoming increasingly difficult to acquire qualified leads in the solar panel industry? You are not wrong! With more and more competition out there, it is important to concentrate on putting energy into effective operations. This includes time management, but also the reduction of soft costs that can come between you and a competitor for the same contract. With more than 10,000 solar companies across the country, there is a lot of competition.

We quickly come to the conclusion that some prospecting and customer relationship management methods should be changed. We are talking about CRM on paper or in an Excel workbook. Of course this is where you waste the most time. However, you also waste time with CRMs that are not tailored to your industry. So you need to find a solar CRM that meets your needs. So how do you choose the right one? Here are 5 things to consider that will help you make the right choice!

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Topics: Solar Tool

5 Alternatives to Solar Advertising

Posted by Ryan Wagg on Nov 24, 2016 3:35:05 PM

Attracting the right customers to purchase products is the foundation for a successful business. Creating a solar advertising strategy is crucial for potential sales.The solar advertising strategy does not need a large budget to implement. Using different types of solar advertising alternatives can help in creating an effective campaign. Every business owner understands sales create profits. Finding potential buyers requires the right combination of advertising strategies and reputation of the quality of solar system product.

Solar advertising plans can cover a variety of areas to reach potential buyers. Researching and planning are the best way to begin any type of advertising campaign. Without proper preparation, any type of advertising campaign could cost a solar installer business time, money and loss of potential sales.

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Topics: Business growth, Solar market

10 Clever Ideas to Generate More Solar Prospects

Posted by Emily Hodgkinson on Nov 9, 2016 2:07:13 PM

As the first rays of dawn lit up the morning skies of 2016, respected bellwether Forbes Magazine announced that ''(2016) will be the biggest year for solar power the United States has ever seen.” By September however, the same publication --its seeds of faith in the fledgling industry apparently having fallen upon a fallow ground-- regressed. Its own assessment was now changed to that of “solar skepticism.”

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