You might be trying to search for solar providers near me, and finding a lot of out of town solar contractors and installers that are not in our area of Southwest Florida. Everything you need is available right here in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples area! Keep it local!
You won’t do better on pricing if you get someone from out of town to pitch solar panels to you. You won’t get a better installation. And most importantly, you won’t get better service. In fact, you most likely won’t get service at all if you hire someone from Tampa or Orlando to do a solar panel installation for your home or business. We’ve seen it over and over (and over) again.
There are a lot of telemarketers cold calling prospective solar energy clients these days, and their job is to set an appointment with a salesperson. When that person shows up at your door, they are looking to close a contract and get a sale – that day. The goal is not to educate you and help you make an informed purchase decision. They are usually fully commissioned, and they don’t make money if you don’t sign on the dotted line.
Dealing with a local solar energy contractor will ensure that you can walk into their office if needed, talk to the owner, and get questions answered and concerns resolved.
All of the expertise is right here in Southwest Florida. We are not the only game in town. We strive to be the best every day, but after us I’d pick several of my local competitors ahead of someone coming from hours away.
When you search for a local solar company you might find that you are presented with a bunch of solar estimate, solar reviews, and “best” solar company listing sites. These are lead generation sites. They capture your information and sell it to solar contractors who then contact you to try to get an appointment. You might get several contractors calling you, some from out of town. These sites are about making money, not about rating or reviewing solar contractors, and the “estimates” they provide are usually way out of context and lacking in details.
Most importantly, these national or regional websites don’t understand the local solar energy marketplace. They pitch a one-size-fits-all solution that does not apply here based on our unique mix is product demands, weather, electricity costs, and alternatives. A local company like ours knows the local marketplace inside and out.
My recommendation is to delve into the online reputation of local licensed solar contractors. See who owns them. Dig for negative reviews. Check multiple sources. Read their website. Are they subject matter experts? How much information do they provide? Are they focused primarily on solar panel sales and installations? Is it easy to find their contractor license number?
Sadly, there many solar energy contractors that just see dollar signs and don’t have their community at heart. No matter where you are, choose a local solar contractor if you are asking, “Who are the solar providers near me?” And if you are in Southwest Florida, we would be delighted to meet you and explain why it’s your best option.