How To Compare DIY Solar Kits

When reviewing kits and quotes it’s important to ensure an “apples to apples” comparison so you get the most value out of your investment. Be sure you check out the specific component details, the supplier’s support resources, experience and expertise, and any unique product offerings or package pricing they provide.

Bottom Line: You deserve the right products and services for a fair price, and you deserve to work with a qualified, reputable, service-oriented vendor.

Steps to DIY Solar

Tips and Hints When Shopping for Your DIY Solar Kit:

  • Know what you’re looking for – what type of kit you need depends on what you are using your solar kit for. Not sure?
  • Decide where you’re installing your system – where you will be installing will determine the kind of mounting you need, either roof, ground or pole mounted.
  • Know how much power you need –
  • If you’re on grid, you can refer to your historical electrical bills for information on how much electricity you’re using.
  • If you’re off grid you can do an accounting of your electrical needs.

New construction? Many people base system size on available roof space or a budgetary goal.

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When You Start Shopping

Think about how much support you realistically might need. Check out our DIY Resources to learn more about the steps involved and where you may need professional assistance. This will help you determine which type of vendor you’ll want to work with.

  • Retailers like Amazon, eBay and Home Depot primarily address only non-technical product features and order issues.
  • If you want help with system design and installation tips, a dealer/installer that specializes in working with DIY clients will be your best choice.

Not all DIY product and service dealers have the same level of experience.

  • Grid tie systems are the easiest to design, install and use, and so it’s easiest to find a dealer who is familiar with them.
  • Grid-hybrid systems require greater skill across the board and will require more in-depth knowledge and training.
  • The most complex – off-grid power systems – are where you want to carefully screen any potential supplier. Too many DIY installers have found out the hard way that genuine off-grid expertise is hard to find.

Don’t Settle! You Deserve:

A DIY supplier & support team that has the experience, knowledge, service, and product variety to provide you with top-notch products and assistance.

A DIY product package that is designed specifically for your needs and gives you the best value for your investment.

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Free Guide: Consider This Before You DIY Solar

Not all DIY product and service dealers have the same level of experience.

  • Grid tie systems are the easiest to design, install and use, and so it’s easiest to find a dealer who is familiar with them.
  • Grid-hybrid systems require greater skill across the board and will require more in-depth knowledge and training.
  • The most complex – off-grid power systems – are where you want to carefully screen any potential supplier. Too many DIY installers have found out the hard way that genuine off-grid expertise is hard to find.

Don’t Settle! You Deserve:

A DIY supplier & support team that has the experience, knowledge, service, and product variety to provide you with top-notch products and assistance.

A DIY product package that is designed specifically for your needs and gives you the best value for your investment.

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