A few decades ago, only a handful of homeowners could afford to install photovoltaic (PV) panels. But over the past 10 years, solar power’s explosive growth has led to:
- Rising demand
- Better financing
- Lower prices
As a result – solar is now everywhere.
To put this in perspective, the U.S. is home to over 2 million solar installations with 300,000 new systems installed each year.
With each new solar installation comes more repairs. This is especially true since solar’s rapid growth has resulted in a much wider range of workmanship quality.
Simply put, there has never been a better time to be a Solar Service Technician.
Want to Grow Your Business Without Having to Work All Day in the Office?
This may be the “Golden Age” for Solar Service Technicians. But finding new business is not as simple as pounding on doors or calling up customers to ask if their PV systems are working properly:
- For starters, most homeowners know very little about solar technology. The PV panels themselves are silent, and electricity is invisible. So many potential customers aren’t even aware if there’s a problem with their system.
- If detectable problems do occur, those homeowners wouldn’t necessarily contact you – a dedicated Solar Repair Technician. They would most likely call the original installer or manufacturer.
- Even if you do hear from homeowners directly, you’ll spend a lot of time talking them through the issue – with no guarantee that your time and effort will result in a service ticket.
Do you really want to spend your days calling cold leads or fielding questions? Every second spent on these activities is time taken away from your true calling – i.e. fixing solar PV installations.