Starting a franchise is one of the best ways to start your own business. If you have a passion for the environment, you should consider an energy saving franchise like solar energy or a wind turbine. Solar panel installation is a growing industry due to the potential savings that consumers can enjoy.
The Need for Qualified Installers
The growing demand for home solar energy installations has sparked a need for qualified installers. A franchise is not just selling a product. He is selling a service which comes with very long support times. The lifespan of a solar energy installation can last years if not decades. The tables showing the return on investment for solar energy installations are for at least 20 years.
Qualified installers will be asked a lot of questions by homeowners. They have to know which is the best type of solar energy installation for the buyer’s needs. New users are dependent on the installers to educate them not only about the technology and the costs but also about the trends and developments in the industry.
Although solar energy panels have been on the market for more than 40 years, the demand for them has only now been realized. One of the reasons for the increase in demand is today’s lower cost of solar panels. The demand has also led to an increased need for more installers.
To get ahead in the business, the franchisee has to apply for accreditation and to train for it as well. Those who are accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners are held in high standing. The training is an investment, as much as the solar panel is an investment for the homeowner. The homeowner will want to have a knowledgeable person installing the solar panels. The best way for him to be confident about the installers capability is if he is accredited by the NABCEP.
Solar panel installation is a rapidly growing industry, and as such, is a good business to start. Franchising solar panel installation is a way to get into the industry quickly and painlessly.