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Solar Energy Companies 101: How to Choose a Ft. Walton Beach Solar Company


In 2019, the US officially exceeded 2 million solar installations. Just 3 years prior, the nation had only just surpassed 1 million installations.

As you can see, interest in solar energy has quickly exploded in the country. Perhaps you’ve recently gotten interested in going green, and are now researching solar energy companies.

Are you looking for the best ones in Ft. Walton Beach? Then keep reading. We’ll show you how to pick a solar energy company and why Compass Solar Energy is the right one for you!

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Choosing Solar Energy Companies


There are quite a few solar energy companies out there nowadays. But they’re not all created equal.

So how are you supposed to sift through all of them and feel confident that you’ve picked the right one in the end? By following our advice! Read on to get some insight on picking a company for Ft. Walton Beach solar panel installation.

Years of Experience


Like with any other industry, the more years of experience a company has, the more you can trust them. After all, the longer a business stays open, the more it proves that they get enough customers that are satisfied with what they do.

Also, picking a solar energy company that has decades of experience means they have lots of hands-on experience under their belt. While a new company can certainly be skilled at what they do, it’s highly likely that they haven’t seen the variety of different client circumstances that a seasoned company has.

In general, the longer a company’s been in business, the more reliable and efficient they’ll be.

Local Reputation


The first sign of a good reputation is years in business. The other sign is what the local community thinks about them.

In this day and age, it’s very easy to figure out what people think of a company. All you have to do is hop online, do a quick Google search, and you’ll generate hundreds (or even thousands!) of reviews within a second.

Needless to say, you want to go with not only an experienced solar company but also one with a stellar reputation. Even the best companies are bound to have a few bad reviews, so those aren’t necessarily a red flag. Take a look at what these reviews have to say and determine whether or not these factors are important enough to cross them off your list.

Types of Solar Panels Available


Many people don’t know this, but there are actually 3 types of solar panels available: amorphous, monocrystalline, and polycrystalline. You should do your research and determine which ones you want, as they all have their own advantages and disadvantages.

No matter what you choose, you’ll want to make sure the solar energy company you pick actually has that type. In addition, you want to get what you’re paying for. Solar panels are expensive, so want some reassurances that the company you choose carries high-quality panels.

Warranties Available

In theory, solar panels should last around 25 to 30 years. This is thanks to the leaps and bounds technology’s made in recent years.

Still, you can’t be too careful. Even if you trust a company’s installation skills, you still have to worry about how long your panels will last. Anything can happen, whether it’s the installer’s fault or not.

In that case, you’ll want to choose a solar company that has generous warranties. We’d suggest looking for equipment warranties over 10 years and performance warranties of 90% for 10 years and 80% for up to 25 years.

Why Choose Compass Solar Energy?


After reading the above, you now have a better idea of how to choose a good Ft. Walton Beach solar panel company. And with that information, you should know that Compass Solar Energy is the best business for the job.

We've Got Decades of Experience

We at Compass Solar Energy have over 45 years of combined experience. You can count on our expert and seasoned team to take care of all your solar needs in an efficient fashion.

We Have Generous Warranties

When you purchase solar panels from us, you’ll enjoy generous warranties. We have a power guarantee of 25 or 30 years. As for string inverters and microinverters, we offer warranties of 10 and 25 years, respectively.

We Have a Fantastic Reputation

Throughout the years, we’ve helped numerous clients like you get the solar power they want, for both businesses and homes. We’re proud of what they have to say about us, which is why we display their testimonials on our website.

In addition to our testimonials page, you’ll also be able to find tons of glowing reviews on the internet from our previous clients. So feel free to take a look!

We'll Help With Net Metering

Sometimes, you won’t use all the energy that your solar panels produce. In that case, it’s possible to do net metering. This is where you sell that excess energy to your utility company.

In Ft. Walton Beach, the utility companies that offer net metering are:


You don’t have to worry about getting things set up, as we’ll take care of all that. Getting paid for your solar energy will be a cinch!

Start Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy

Now you know how to whittle down your choices when it comes to solar energy companies. While all might promise you a greener future, they all have their pros and cons.

By reading and using our advice, you’ll see that in the end, the clear choice for Ft. Walton Beach solar panels is Compass Solar Energy. Not only do we have decades of experience, but we also 

Are you interested in getting started on solar power for your home or business? Then contact us for a free quote now!

See What Our Customers Are Saying

"Alex was on time and we really appreciate that. Alex really explained his product and was very knowledgeable. He was very patient with us and answered all of our questions. I really respect that Compass Soar Energy has a very knowledgeable sales representative. He really is a positive and excited about their product. This is a major decision in a families life and it's nice to know a company cares about their clients and their future."
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