Who sells and installs photovoltaic systems?



In some areas, finding a photovoltaic provider can be as simple as picking up the telephone directory and looking under “ and Systems—Dealers.” However, many of the listings are solar water-heating companies and many companies might not be experienced in photovoltaic system design or installation. Similarly, many electrical contractors, although proficient in typical electrical contracting work, might not have expertise in photovoltaic or residential roof-mounting techniques. How do you identify solar electric system providers? Here are several suggestions.

  • Check the Source Guide for renewable energy businesses (including PV) by name, product type, business type, and location.
  • Contact the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at 202-628-7745 for a list of solar service providers.
  • Contact your utility company to see which vendors it might recommend.
  • Conduct a search on the Internet.

Reputable, professional contractors with experience in photovoltaic systems are the best choice for the actual installation.