SolarReviews is becoming the 'Yelp' of the solar industry, by allowing consumers to search reviews and company ratings of solar installers to find the most reputable company to meet their solar energy needs.
April 11, 2013 (Newswire) - The solar energy market grew by 76% last year, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. As solar power becomes an increasingly competitive energy source, more Americans are looking for reputable companies that can meet their solar needs. Up until now, however, consumers have not had the ability to easily access ratings and reviews of solar installers, in order to support their buying decision. That is, until, the recent launch of SolarReviews (www.solarreviews.com), a consumer reviews website dedicated to the solar industry. The website boasts over 10,000 independent ratings and reviews of solar installers across the country.
One of the biggest hurdles that consumers face when considering solar is determining which solar installer they should work with. "Consumers trust sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor when choosing a restaurant to dine at or a hotel to book. Going solar is a long-term commitment and consumers now have the ability to read independent ratings and reviews before choosing the solar installer that they would like to do business with," stated Jesse Truax, VP, Marketing and Business Development at SolarReviews. SolarReviews is free for consumers and easy to use. Simply search the zip code of your property, read ratings and reviews of installers that serve your area, and request a free, no-obligation quote from the solar installer that best fits your needs. SolarReviews has more than 3,000 solar installer partners nationwide, so it's highly likely that you'll find a solar installer in your area.
For government entities and non-profits that promote the use of solar, SolarReviews provides a great resource for your constituents and organization members. Whereas solar lead generation sites sell customer information to the highest bidder, SolarReviews puts the decision making process entirely in the consumers' hands. As a result, you can be confident that when you refer someone to SolarReviews, they will have a positive customer experience.
Solar installers are excited about SolarReviews. "Our company has partnered with solar lead generation sites and it has almost always resulted in a poor consumer and solar installer experience, because many of the leads we contact have already been contacted by several other installers or they aren't familiar with our business," stated Vincent Battaglia, CEO and President of Renova Solar. He added, "With SolarReviews, it's not about transactional relationships, but rather building your reputation long-term. When our company receives interest through SolarReviews, we know that the customer has read our ratings and reviews, compared them to other solar installers, and has a genuine interest in doing business with us."
According to a Nielsen survey, 71% of people agree that consumer reviews make them more comfortable that they are buying the right product. "Ultimately, our goal is to improve the solar buying experience for consumers by removing the uncertainty of which solar installer to partner with," continues Truax. "SolarReviews offers a free, easy- to-use platform for consumers to find the perfect match for their solar installation needs."