You are a plumber, an electrician or possibly a roofer and you increasingly hear from your customers that they are in the market to install a solar energy system to reduce their energy costs. We understand that you want to serve this rapidly expanding solar market, and there is no reason that you shouldn’t.
Some of SolarTown’s most loyal customers are contractors who are making the transition to solar energy installations. If you are a quality contractor, you already have many of the requisite skills that are easily transferable to installing solar energy systems. And there are courses both online and in person that you can take to fill any gaps in your knowledge base. You can check out the course listings at the Solar Living Institute (SolarTown is an affiliate), which provides online and in person solar training courses from beginning to advanced levels. You will want to check with The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)—(whoever thought of that name?) NABCEP maintains a list of registered PV continuing education courses and a list of registered solar thermal continuing education courses.
We are not recommending that a roofer install a solar water heater, or that a plumber make the interconnection to the grid with a solar PV (photovoltaic) system. But we do have plumbers who have made the transition to installing solar energy systems, and electricians have teamed with roofers to install solar electric systems. We are pleased that they turn to SolarTown for help in reviewing their designs and selecting the best solar energy products for their systems. Take a look at SolarTown’s Learning Center as a good place to get started with what you will need to install home solar panels or a solar water heater.
We want to be able to continue to reach out to contractors who are just getting into the field. SolarTown has become a featured solar and green energy resource for eLocal.com, which puts together the leading contractor directories for plumbing, roofing and electrical contractors. You can check out SolarTown’s listings on these various sites.
If you are a contractor, you can easily join the eLocal network for free, and yes, these directories would welcome your advertising (we do not get any commission for referring you to the eLocal network). By the way, there are imitators with similar names out there in the cyber world. You can find some negative comments about these imitators–so make sure that you are signing up through the eLocal network and have used one of the links above.
And if you are a homeowner, you can search for a local contractor by just typing in your zip code. This network of plumbers, roofers and electricians provides a convenient and easy way to find a contractor in your area. The business profiles provide consumers with valuable information such as years in business, license numbers and Better Business Bureau information.
Our aim at SolarTown is to continue to help contractors and other customers to look for the best solar energy products and home solar panels to install. We will continue to offer our best advice and recommendations and we hope that you will continue to contact us for your solar energy product needs.
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