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Selecting a Solar Contractor

One of the most important steps to a successful solar energy system is finding the right contractor you can trust to do the job right. Here are some helpful resources and tips to point you in the right direction for selecting your contractor.

Tips for hiring a contractor

  • Hire only a WI state-licensed contractor with a valid license. Consider installers with North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification.
  • Research current solar panel costs in Wisconsin.
  • Get at least three bids or quotes.
  • Get at least three references from each bidder and be sure to call or visit each reference.
  • Confirm the contractor carries worker's compensation and liability insurance policies.
  • Verify that the contractor understands Richland Center City Utility's electrical distribution system interconnection requirements.
  • Get all project expectations in writing including the solar system’s expected annual output.
  • Ensure that the contractor obtains a local building permit.
  • Make sure Richland Center City Utilities approves the solar PV system for interconnection to our electrical distribution system before you sign off on the project.