Portal to obtain quotes for solar installations
It's really hard to find out information about installing solar in our homes today.
We recently went to a large store in Bristol who just started selling solar installations. First, registered interest online. No reply. Went in when we happened to be shopping there anyway. They pulled our house up on Google maps, measured our roof and said our roof was too small for their systems*. (That's why we hadn't had a reply.) Maybe in the future they'll do smaller systems.
Now, I'm put off. I don't have time to go out to all of the different solar providers and ask for quotes, then get sales people around with a hard sell. We need one central portal, where homeowners can register interest in having solar installed on their roof, and this information is passed to all the approved providers who can give us ballpark estimates. Or better yet, give us online estimates. Perhaps have a mechanism where customers can feed back the actuals post-purchase to rate how good a company's estimates are.
If we're serious about being a solar city, we need to make the process easier.
* By the way, our house is a standard-size house in Bristol.
Why the contribution is important
Makes the process of getting solar installations easier.
Supports our Solar City initiative and European Green Capital.
by user419622 on December 08, 2013 at 10:34AM