Why Choose Run on Sun® as Your Solar Installation Company?
The Run on Sun Difference:
Certified Better than Other Solar Companies
Not all solar installers are alike. Sadly, some solar companies are more interested in generating a sale than they are in your ability to generate solar energy with a reasonable return on investment. As a result, some solar installation companies sell solar power systems that are oversized or poorly designed. Other solar companies simply lack the experience and expertise to provide a proper solar installation that will perform trouble free for years. At Run on Sun we believe a different approach is needed.
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals™
Our difference starts with Certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). What does that mean to you? As NABCEP notes:
Going back to 2010, all three of the Principals at Run on Sun have earned the coveted designation:
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ — no other solar company in Southern California can make that claim!
All of our projects are lead by one of our NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals™.
Our Commitment to Our Solar Power Clients
Our difference may start with an unprecedented degree of education, training and experience as demonstrated by our Certifications, but it doesn't stop there. Here is our personal commitment to you, our potential client:
- We will answer your questions - all of them. If you dont understand something, we havent done our job.
- We will give you our candid appraisal of your site. Unfortunately, not all sites are good candidates for a solar power system. If that is the case with your site, we will tell you. We will also provide you with suggestions for how your site could be improved, if possible.
- We will never pressure you to buy more than you need. Often times it does not make economic sense to install a system that will zero-out your electric bill, but that is what some folks will try to sell you. We will make sure that you have enough information to make an economically sound decision.
- The quality of our work will be second to none. Unlike some of our competitors (see here), we do not take shortcuts with your system. We understand that this is a major investment that you are making and we want you to be happy with your Run on Sun solar power system for the next twenty years.
We have seen too many examples of systems being oversold, systems being sold where the shading will cause the system to operate poorly, and work that was simply not performed in a professional manner.
We have collected some examples of our competitors work that would not meet our standards: Here.
Other Key Differences
Here are a few additional ways that Run on Sun stands out from other solar installers:
Unique Technical, Business, and Legal Expertise
We are different than many others in the solar business in that the founders of Run on Sun are entrepreneurs, businessmen, and engineers who saw the opportunity to leverage their business, legal, and technical expertise to make a better solar company. (Click here for management team info.) We saw others who were either roofing or electrical contractors trying to do engineering of sophisticated systems or established solar companies struggling with unknowledgeable salespeople and the poor work of sub-contractors. The experience of one of our friends was also compelling for us. For him, it took one full year to get a solar system properly installed by one of the best known solar companies in the U.S., and even then it did not work properly. Another had a salesperson who said that volts, watts, and amps were all the same. A third simply punched a few calculator buttons and came up with an inaccurate rebate figure without looking at the roof. This convinced us that there had to be a better way to do business.
Speak to the Principals
When you ask for an evaluation, one or more of the Principals of the company, with their deep expertise and knowledge of solar technology, will come to your business or home to evaluate the site for solar and to answer your questions.
Accuracy in Proposal Development
When Run on Sun provides you with a bid, we actually do all the work to accurately determine your site's shading factors, system performance, and rebate on the front end. Part of the reason Run on Sun was founded was our frustration with sales persons estimating rebates without doing the proper analysis to determine the correct rebate to present to the client. Because we actually know your true solar exposure for your installation, our rebate estimates will be more accurate than the competition.