Cowboys & Installations: Choosing the right solar installer


With the vast amount of installers in the solar industry today, there are some opportunists who come in to take advantage of a growth market just for the short-term gain, for a quick dollar. Unfortunately, the “solar cowboys” create a general distrust of our industry.

We are determined to change that view and cultivate trust in our industry.

The good news is that quality installers like SEM Solar are still working hard for our customers to give them the very best service for their money.

Cheap verses Value for Money

While the cheapest price is always an alluring factor when purchasing a solar power installation, we prefer to aim for the best value for every dollar spent. This means carefully choosing a dependable manufacturer, the best technology and the best manufacturing methods. To install on the lowest price means paying for more for it later, but paying the best price for the most dependable product means savings in the long term. Of course, it is not just the product itself but also the quality of the installation that matters. A hurried and unplanned installation will bring about its own set of problems, a carefully planned and conscientious installation will return the satisfaction of a job well done.

We’re in this for the career.

As electricians, we made our intention to focus on solar installations. Not because we see it as lucrative, but because we believe that is where the future of energy is. So, you can be sure that we are in this for the long haul. This means that our customers can depend on us being around to maintain and service our installations into the future. Our customers to date are a testament to our professional approach, as you can see from our real reviews on Google, the Our Story page on this website, and our Facebook page.

A business relationship should be a relationship of trust.

We believe this is how it should be. We know, that for our business, the customer is the greatest and most precious asset we have, and by providing the best product, the best service and the best outcome for customers, we plan to grow our business with customer satisfaction being central to our mission.

An interesting article to read from ABC News reports how the industry and its customers have suffered from the work of the solar cowboys. Click on the link here to read the full article.

PHOTO: Rex Leighton expected his solar panels to last 25 years. They lasted less than five. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard)

PHOTO: Rex Leighton expected his solar panels to last 25 years. They lasted less than five. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard)