Residential Solar Installations

In the beginning, Westcoast Solar Energy primarily completed residential projects. As the company grew it became more focused on the commercial market. Having said that working with homeowners to take advantage of solar electricity to save money and help the environment remains a passion. Residential projects present a unique blend of needs. Performance and aesthetic factors are important as are the quality of installation and a longevity based design. They have benefitted from the knowledge gained in the commercial market because projects receive a great deal of trickle-down technology. These factors combined with expert installation teams means a Westcoast Solar Energy residential system provides the best value for long-term production and lower total cost.

Longevity Based Design

Reliability and longevity are the most important factors to consider in a solar design. A non-functioning solar array can quickly change from a valuable energy generating asset to a roof-mounted liability. PV technology has changed greatly over the past 10 years, but solid construction principles and professional electrical work has been around for generations. Simple things like properly locating electrical equipment, minimizing rooftop conduit runs, and using designs that reduce roof penetrations lead to solar arrays that function properly with little maintenance for decades. The solar arrays that WCSE installs today have roots in the systems of the past. Over the years they have proven what works and what doesn’t.

Expert Site Surveys

Satellite images and remote measuring are now becoming commonplace in the solar industry. These techniques sacrifice accuracy for low upfront operational costs and can lead to installation problems, permitting and performance issues. Westcoast Solar Energy will not quote or install a project until a thorough site survey has been completed. During the survey, a member of our engineering team will measure all available space, evaluate the quality, strength and remaining life of the roof. They’ll work with you to map out conduit and equipment locations and evaluate the electrical system to see if it is safe and sized properly to accommodate a solar installation.

Aesthetics

This is where residential projects get fun. Everyone wants a high-performance system, however, it needs to look good, too. WCSE’s residential designers have completed thousands of custom designs and know how to blend the two seamlessly. The installation teams have the ability and tools to make every installation look great.

Simple Contracts

WCSE contracts are simple, to the point and clear with the intention of installing your project for the price quoted. What you won’t find are loopholes, allowances, or “subject to engineering approval” clauses.

Installation Crews

Westcoast’s Installation crew members are long-term employees each with over 5 years experience. A commitment to quality means not paying the crew bonuses based on speed like other prominent local companies. The Westcoast crew is rewarded for positive customer experiences. The result is no compromises on installation quality whatsoever.

Communication

Throughout the entire installation process, the Operations team keeps you up to speed on the progress of your project. Communications containing plans for approval, permit status, installation schedules and daily crew reports while on-site ensure a smooth project and no surprises.

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Support & Service

Have a question on your electric bill? Need help reading your production or wondering if you should clean your array? We’re here, give us a call. We answer the phone M-F 9-5.