Energy Advisory Hub has announced details on its latest venture, SolarYellowPages.com. As the name would imply, SolarYellowPages.com is an online platform that gives California homeowners access to solar experts, developers and installers.
However, not only does the site provide an interface for homeowner to see these solar professionals, it also rates them on a two-level qualification scale. A company’s placement on the scale is based upon qualifications from solar lenders and financiers, reviews from homeowners, on-site visits to sample installs, Better Business Bureau ratings and the company’s business history.
Companies are then deemed to be either “Advanced Installers” or “Featured Installers.” “Advanced Installers” hit the prerequisite requirements of all of these qualified solar provider categories, while “Featured Installers” do the same, but with the addition of an additional minimum 10-year warranty and 25-year production guarantee.
“When installing solar panels on a home, the three most important factors are the quality, dependability and cost effectiveness of the installer,” said Energy Advisor Hub founder and CEO Amir Salahi in a release announcing the debut of SolarYellowPages.com.
“The Hub thoroughly vets every solar installer listed in the Solar Yellow Pages, so homeowners can rest assured they are selecting proven experts in the industry. With the help of our expert Advisors, homeowners now have an advocate who will shop around, create competition, price compare and even help compare financing solutions and coordinate the project. Our goal is to help homeowners go solar affordably and with confidence.”
The idea behind the site was to create a more competitive solar marketplace to drive competition.
“The traditional solar industry was built upon an antiquated, asset-heavy business model that offered limited choices and reduced competition and quality while driving up the price of solar,” said Chris Gregory, vice president of sales at Solar Yellow Pages. “With the Solar Yellow Pages, we aim to decentralize the industry, empowering independent providers through collaboration and helping to make solar more affordable for California homeowners.”
SolarYellowPages.com offers users advanced search capabilities based off of a provider’s service area, language and licensing, as well as further, more individual terms. The website’s service area encompasses all of Southern California, with the highest concentration of service providers located in Los Angeles County.