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How to Make Your Solar Energy Business a Success – Top Tips for Wannabe Entrepreneurs

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There is a lot of focus on the solar energy business nowadays because of the need to shift away from environmentally polluting fossil fuels that are contributing to global warming with potentially disastrous consequences. As a result, experts expect the solar energy market to grow steadily. According to Fortune Business Insights, the industry will grow at 6.8% CAGR by 2028. It represents an excellent opportunity for solar companies engaged in installing, maintaining, and repairing ca solar panels.

Here are some handy tips to make your solar panel installation and maintenance services company successful:

Create a business plan 

To make your business successful, you must first create a business plan. You need to study the market to know the target audience, their expectations and concerns, the current market gaps, the intensity of competition, and even the best places to source equipment and materials. A well-crafted business plan will help you set the direction and focus of the business. It will also tell you the business volume you must achieve to be consistently profitable.

Choose the business footprint 

You should base the area of your operations depending on your understanding of market gaps to boost your chances of success. Areas with a high concentration of customers will also likely have the most competition, driving down prices and profits. Choosing the wrong location can make it difficult for you to survive and waste effort, time, and money.

Decide on a name and register it

While you can operate as an individual, setting up a small business makes you look more professional and allows you to separate your profession from your personal life. You should choose a business name that tells customers what you do and inspires confidence in you. Asking your friends and relatives, studying the names of your competitors, and using a free online name generator can help to come up with powerful Solar Panel Company Names.

Certification and licensing

You must find out the permits and licenses required by the state and local authorities you need to acquire before you can operate a solar panel business. For example, some places may require you to have a construction permit, an electrician’s license, or even a roofing contractor’s license. Getting a professional certification will add to your credibility and vouch for your competence, allowing customers to trust you more readily. Some typical certifications include the SEI Solar Professionals Certificate, Solar Business, Technical Sales Certificate, Renewable Energy Applications Certificate, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, etc.

Hire skilled employees

While you can start doing everything yourself, the only way to grow your business is to hire competent employees. Go for good talent with roots in your area and keep training and motivating them to render high-quality service.


The fastest way to grow your business is to focus on marketing your business and establishing good relationships with customers and suppliers. Use every opportunity to network and participate in community events. Establishing a website optimised for local SEO and a vibrant presence on social media will help increase your brand reach, grow your customer base, and build credibility and engagement.

Simona LeVey did her degree in psychology at Tel Aviv University. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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