What to do when your Solar Company Goes Out of Business
Discovering that your solar installation company has gone out of business can be distressing for any solar system owner. But don’t fear; we have you covered! In this blog post, we’ve covered the essential next steps to take if you find out your solar installer has closed their doors. We’ll guide you through the necessary steps to take when faced with a solar company closure. From understanding your solar equipment warranties to securing reliable maintenance and support, we’ll provide you with practical advice and expert insights.
As your premier solar installer in Ohio, we at Kokosing Solar are here to guide you on your journey to harnessing the power of the sun. With a commitment to sustainability and a passion for renewable energy, we’re dedicated to helping Ohio homeowners and businesses make the switch to clean, efficient solar power.
What’s the Deal with Solar Companies Going Out of Business?
Over the years, we’ve seen the closure of a few national and Ohio-based solar companies. Pink Energy, Power Home Solar, Sigora Solar, and Solar is Freedom, to name a few. Solar companies go out of business for many reasons, but it mostly comes back to unsustainable business practices. Whether it’s subcontracting installations to unknown and untrained installers causing an influx of problematic systems or bad reviews when customers find out that the system they were promised isn’t working the way it was sold, bad business practices lead to short wins and long-term problems for emergent solar installation companies.
Maintaining Your Solar Investment
The fact that you’re thinking ahead is a good sign. Below are some tips and next steps to take if your solar installation company has gone out of business.
- Seek Local Assistance – most importantly, reach out to a local solar expert who has the capacity to take you on as a client, in case you need repairs or maintenance for your solar system. Ensure that this company has sustainable business practices an employs installation technicians that are well-trained in servicing solar systems.
- Solar System Monitoring – If your solar company offered monitoring services for your system, look into doing it yourself. Reach out to the brand listed on your solar system’s inverter. These brands often offer free and easy to use apps that can help you track the performance of your solar panels and alert you to any issues. Proper monitoring is important for you to identify and address issues promptly, ensuring your system continues to operate efficiently.
- Contact Your Utility Company – Your utility company can help you if you have questions about net metering, billing or other concerns that relate to solar production as it’s reflected on your electricity bill.
- Consider an Expansion or Upgrade – If your solar panels are no longer covered by warranties and require significant repairs, it might be a good time to explore upgrades or expansions. The latest solar technologies are more efficient and cost-effective. By working with a reputable solar company, you can not only address existing issues but also improve the overall performance of your solar system.
Again, the most important thing you can do is find a solar installation company who you can work with into the future. Maintaining a relationship with a solar company that will be there for you ensures that your investment in solar energy will remain a sustainable, cost saving and efficient unit at your home.
Do you live in Ohio?
At Kokosing Solar, we have a dedicated service team that lives and works in Ohio. Reach out if you would like to establish a service relationship with us.
We understand the concerns that come with a solar company going out of business. Unfortunately, it’s all too common that we get calls from distressed homeowners whose systems weren’t installed properly and need to be serviced.
“Being a Good Member of the Community” is one of our core values, and sustainability is woven into our business model. We see our service department as a big part of the way that we demonstrate that value.
Our business strategy is to provide high quality installation and great customer service that generate referrals and lead to more business – brought to us by our happy customers.
We are committed to providing reliable and professional solar services to our clients.
If you find yourself in this situation, we’re here to help. Contact us today to discuss your solar system needs, whether it’s maintenance, repairs, or upgrading to the latest solar technologies.
Don’t let the unexpected closure of your solar provider leave you in the dark – we hope these tips will help you navigate this challenging situation with a little more ease and ensure that your solar energy system continues to bring you happiness on your solar journey!