As the world continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more industries have shifted to a virtual setting. The solar industry is no exception, with virtual site visits becoming increasingly common. But how can you best prepare for a virtual site visit, and how can Compass Solar help you through the process?
Virtual site visits have become an essential part of the solar installation process. They allow installers to remotely assess a property’s solar potential, identify any potential issues or obstacles, and create an accurate design proposal. While the concept of a virtual site visit may seem daunting, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that you are well-prepared and that the process runs smoothly.
Step 1: Gather information about your property
Before your virtual site visit, it’s important to gather as much information about your property as possible. This includes information about your energy usage, the age and condition of your roof, and any shading issues you may have. The more information you can provide to your installer, the more accurate their assessment will be. Compass Solar can help you gather this information by providing you with a free solar analysis. This analysis will give you an estimate of your potential solar savings, and provide you with information about the solar potential of your property.
Step 2: Prepare your property for the virtual site visit
During the virtual site visit, you will be asked to provide your installer with a virtual tour of your property. This means that you will need to have a reliable internet connection and a device with a camera. You will also need to have a measuring tape and a ladder on hand so that you can provide accurate measurements of your roof. Finally, you will need to have a clear understanding of your property’s layout so that you can guide your installer through the virtual tour. If you have any questions or concerns about preparing for the virtual site visit, Compass Solar can provide you with guidance and support.
Step 3: Be prepared to ask questions
The virtual site visit is your opportunity to ask your installer any questions you may have about the solar installation process. You should be prepared to ask questions about the design proposal, the installation timeline, and any potential issues or concerns. Your installer will be able to provide you with detailed answers to any questions you may have. If you are unsure about what questions to ask, Compass Solar can provide you with a list of common questions to ask your installer.
Step 4: Follow up with your installer
After the virtual site visit, your installer will provide you with a detailed design proposal. It’s important to review this proposal carefully and ask any questions you may have. If you decide to move forward with the solar installation, your installer will be able to provide you with a detailed timeline and any necessary permits or paperwork. Throughout the installation process, it’s important to stay in communication with your installer and ask any questions or concerns you may have. Compass Solar will provide you with ongoing support and guidance throughout the entire process.
While the concept of a virtual site visit may seem daunting, it’s important to remember that it’s a necessary part of the solar installation process. By following the steps outlined above and working with a reputable installer like Compass Solar, you can ensure that the virtual site visit process is smooth and stress-free.
Compass Solar is committed to providing its customers with the highest level of support and guidance throughout the entire solar installation process. In addition to providing free solar analyses and virtual site visits, Compass Solar also offers a variety of financing options to help make solar more affordable and accessible. Whether you are interested in solar for your home or business, Compass Solar can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make the switch to solar.