Quick Quotes for Clean Energy Systems
- The annual average of 3 years of actual power used as reported on utility statements.
- One year of actual power used as reported on utility statements.
- The square feet of living area multiplied by published averages (such as by the EIA).
- A guestimate of the annual power cost divided by the average cost of electricity.
- Number of panels
- Panel manufacturer and model
- Number of inverters
- Inverter manufacturer and model
- Manufacturer of the mounting system
- Vendor of the monitoring system
- Solar incentives change and expire. Don’t guarantee any specific credit or rebate. Your client should have the right to cancel if incentives evaporate. That right should expire once the permit is issued.
- You need the right to apply for incentives, rebates and credits in the name of the owner. Cashing in on these incentives takes time and persistence. Don’t depend on the property owner to get it right. The same is true for permits and approvals, such as from an HOA or a utility company.
- You’re sure the existing panel is OK. The contract price doesn’t include anything for work on panel, or
- You expect the panel will need work but haven’t included that cost in the contract, or
- The panel will have to be replaced and the contract includes an allowance to cover the cost.
Guarantee the solar savings. Your forecast of savings made the job possible. Why not put your money where your mouth is? Guarantee those savings. That’s common on commercial solar jobs. It works just as well on residential jobs. There’s little risk if the guarantee is written correctly.
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