We use these terms interchangeably. Some companies prefer solar provider and some prefer installer – no difference at all.
Pick My Solar is partnered with over 100 solar installers nationwide. These partners are all vetted and qualified by Pick My Solar staff. Less than 30% of installer applications are approved.
Every solar provider on the Pick My Solar platform must pass through a rigorous vetting process before they can bid on any solar projects. After we have brought a company into our network, we have an internal rating system to ensure the utmost quality and care is given to each customer. With Pick My Solar, you can be sure that you will get a high-quality, professional company.
Pick My Solar evaluates potential solar providers on over a dozen different criteria, including past customer testimonials and references, publicly available reviews, bankability, number of installations completed, licenses and insurance, equipment used, warranties offered, and more.
We work with both large national installers and smaller regional installers. This gives you a variety of installers offering different benefits. A large national installer such as SolarCity may have a great brand, but their pricing and installation timelines aren’t nearly as attractive as many regional installers. We regularly review national companies to give you the inside scoop to help you make a more informed decision – check out our SolarCity Review.
We take every reasonable measure to ensure we only work with bankable, high quality solar installers. If you have an issue with your solar system, it’s likely to happen in the first 12 months. Given that we have a thorough vetting process and constantly update our installer rating system, it’s highly unlikely that any installer you choose will be out of business within a year from your installation. If in 5 years something needs to be troubleshot and your installer is no longer in business, you will still have manufacturer warranties on your equipment. Depending on the issue, you still may be covered partially or fully by the manufacturer.