27 Jan '17, 4pm

Listen Up: Ten Rooftop Solar Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes — and I’ve certainly made my share of them. On this week’s Energy Show on Renewable Energy World we will discuss in detail some of the most common homeowner and installer mistakes that I’ve seen over the past 15+ years — as well as the actions we can take to do things right the first time. The vast majority of solar installers are honest and ethical; they truly believe in their products and company. Nevertheless, there are some companies (and unfortunately rogue employees) who take advantage of customers. Here are a few of the solar mistakes I have observed during the sales and installation process: Poor installation practices — missed rafters, inadequate safety procedures, etc. Employees who are not properly trained or incentivized — compensation per kw, poor quality control, etc. Oversizing the system — panels in the shade, orphan panels, stuffing...

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