Some buyers assume a home inspection covers the solar system, but home inspectors will not perform a solar inspection. Home inspectors do not offer to perform solar inspections because they do not have the required expertise to evaluate a solar system.
If you have put in an offer to buy a house with solar, it is important that not only should you have a house inspection done by a professional, but also that you have a solar inspection done by a professional solar inspector.
Scope of Solar Inspections
Every solar inspection starts with a document review. The Solar Detectives would like to see the approved plans and specifications so they have a reference point for all determinations. We offer Solar Inspections that:
This solar inspection report is intended to give a buyer or seller, a comprehensive visual inspection to help determine the general condition of the solar array, anticipated production, and if there are obvious issues that require additional attention by a specialist.
Solar panel manufacturers recommend regular solar inspections of the complete photovoltaic system to ensure that all the components, from the panels to the inverter, the wires to conduit gaskets are in good condition.
We are located in Del Mar CA and we are glad to provide solar inspection services in the area of: San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties
We offer solar inspections in the following cities:
Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Escondido, Poway, Santee, El Cajon, Alpine, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Coronado, San Diego and the amazing communities with in the city of San Diego; as well as the following cities to the north, Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Perris, Hemet, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita and Irvine
A solar inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and possible solutions, so that you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision. The cost of a solar inspection is incidental when compared to the price the home. Almost always, solar inspections will uncover items that need attention. It is far better to discover these conditions now, than after the close of escrow.
A warranty does not mean the solar is healthy or that it was installed well. The best time to discover issues is before contingencies are removed. A solar inspection will discover issues so that you can have the seller address these problems before close of escrow. Solar inspections reduce exposure.
Yes, The Solar Detective has been finding multiple issues with each solar installation. To date, The Solar Detective has yet to find a perfectly healthy system. The value of a solar inspection has been proven.
In order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest The Solar Detective does not repair issues discovered during solar inspections. If we discover an issue during the solar inspection that requires attention we will refer you to a specialist.
The solar inspection will last one to two hours for most homes. The Solar Detective will complete the report within 48 hours.
The Solar Detective services start at $250 and vary based on region, kw, inverters and the number of stories on the home. For accurate solar inspection pricing please contact our office or click here.
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