Founded in 2008, Intermountain Wind and Solar has performed thousands of solar panel installations in its time in business. The company operates in Utah and Idaho, and does not subcontract any of its work. Intermountain Wind and Solar also offers free consultations to interested consumers. From 2014 to 2017, the solar installer was named a "Top 500 Solar Contractor" by Solar Power World Magazine and employs solar technicians who have been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.
Intermountain Wind and Solar provides its customers with bulk purchase discounts on solar systems, which can save the customer approximately $4,000 to $6,000. The company also offers several free workshops for homeowners to help them save even more money on solar installations and equipment.
Potential customers have the ability to calculate how much solar power they will need directly on Intermountain Wind and Solar's website. All the user has to do is enter a few data points, such as the amount they are currently spending on electricity and how much power they would like to offset with solar. Consumers are also required to provide their name, email address, phone number and zip code to see how much they could save with solar.
As mentioned above, Intermountain Wind and Solar was named one of the top 500 solar contractors every year between 2014 and 2017. This designation is awarded to solar companies for outstanding solar promotion in their service area. As of 2017, the company has installed more than 5,300 kilowatts of solar energy in solar panel system installations across Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, and Idaho.
In addition to this designation, the solar company has also achieved certified status from the NABCEP, a solar industry–recognized nonprofit whose mission is to promote best practices and solar installation standards. NABCEP certification sends a clear message to solar customers that Intermountain Wind and Solar's technicians have been trained on the latest developments in solar power system technology.
Intermountain Wind and Solar installs premiere equipment with every solar installation. This includes solar panels from SunPower, which tops the list in terms of energy efficiency per watt, inverter systems by SMA, and a battery backup system through the Tesla Powerwall. Combined, this equipment is designed to maximize energy output, power bill savings, and carbon footprint reduction.
Although the solar company goes to great lengths to outline which tax incentives and tax credits are available to customers in the various states the company covers, Intermountain Wind and Solar does not disclose which financing options are available to its residential solar customers. One could reasonably imply that the mention of available state-level tax credits on the company site means Intermountain Wind and Solar offers cash purchase and solar loans as options; but whether the company also offers solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPA) for customers unable to afford such a large upfront cost remains unknown.
Intermountain Wind and Solar only covers the labor and workmanship of its solar panel installation for 10 years. Most leading companies will match their labor warranties with the equipment warranties of their systems, which often amounts to the full 25-year system lifetime or more.
In short, if a system malfunction caused by installation errors occurs anytime after the first 10 years of system ownership, solar customers will be solely responsible for the cost of repairing them.
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