What is a Solar Installer?
A solar installer is someone who installs solar panels on structures for the purpose of converting sunlight into photovoltaic energy.
- A solar installer works to install a photovoltaic array on a home or business.
- Some solar installers are more holistic than others and will work with the consumer to design and plan as well as install their new array.
- End to end solar installers are known as engineering, procurement, and construction companies.
Understanding Solar Installers
A solar installer is someone who installs solar panels on structures for the purpose of converting sunlight into photovoltaic energy. Solar installers are a critical piece of the process of installing solar panels in your home or business. Some solar installers work with other solar designers or engineering companies to simply install the photovoltaic array as designed by someone else, while others will work with the end user from end to end to help with the entire process from design to permitting to installation.
These types of full-service solar installers are often called solar engineering, procurement, and construction companies, or EPCs. Solar installers that operate as solar EPC companies will offer a full-service suite of offerings that will help the customer determine their needs, design the ideal photovoltaic system, perform the installation, and even conduct regular maintenance as needed.
Solar EPC companies are typically much more sophisticated in terms of services and scope than the typical solar installer because of their more holistic approach.
Solar Dealer – A company that sells solar equipment and infrastructure for installation on homes and businesses.
Solar Panel Contractor – Also known as a solar installer, solar panel contractors are specifically trained to work with solar panels and associated systems involved in converting solar power into electricity.
Solar Shingles – Solar shingles are small photovoltaic modules designed to look and function similar to a standard asphalt or slate roofing material while also producing photovoltaic energy.