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Selecting a Solar Contractor

Selecting a Solar Contractor

One of the most important steps to a successful solar energy system is finding the right contractor you can trust to do the job right. Here are some helpful resources and tips to point you in the right direction for selecting your contractor.

Check contractor recommendations online

Finding a good contractor requires references. As a starting point, you can go to a number of websites for help:

Tips for hiring a contractor

Hire only a WI state-licensed contractor with a valid license. Consider installers with North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification.

  • Get at least three bids or quotes.
  • Get at least three references from each bidder and be sure to call or visit each reference.
  • Confirm the contractor carries worker's compensation and liability insurance policies.
  • Verify that the contractor understands Waunakee Utility's electrical distribution system interconnection requirements.
  • Get all project expectations in writing including the solar system’s expected annual output.
  • Ensure that the contractor obtains a local building permit.
  • Make sure Waunakee Utilities approves the solar PV system for interconnection to our electrical distribution system before you sign off on the project.

 

Please note that Waunakee Utilities does not endorse any contractors or warrant any workmanship, installation, labor, cost or materials of any contractor. Waunakee Utilities also does not work directly with any solar contractors. If you have questions, please contact us at 608-849-8111 or waunakeeutilities@waunakeeutilities.com.