COVID-19 News: Solar Panel Providers are Essential and Installations are Safe

by Apr 19, 2020COVID-19 Updates, industry news, Residential Solar Panels

To flatten the curve of COVID-19 and keep the population as safe as possible, shelter-in-place orders are keeping everyone in their homes. The few exceptions include grocery shopping, seeking health care, and performing essential work.

The solar industry has been fighting to be recognized as an essential service. We aren’t in the clear yet, but the industry is working to minimize in-person meetings and do most of its work virtually. For now, solar panel installations are safe from cancellation. If you’re scheduled to have solar panels installed any time soon, you don’t need to worry about cancelling it.

If you’re thinking about making the switch to solar power, get in contact with Kosmos Solar today. Our talented solar panel technicians are dedicated to helping you embrace solar power in your home.

Why Solar Panel Providers are Essential

President Trump is actively working to protect non-renewable energy industries like oil and diesel, so it only makes sense to give the solar industry this same treatment. Solar power is renewable, cost-effective, and every person who switches to solar power is making a dent in the energy footprint of America.

With so many homes and businesses being partially or completely powered by solar panels, there’s no doubt: solar energy is an essential part of the economy, and it deserves to be protected from shelter-in-place orders.

How the Solar Industry is Working From Home

The solar industry knows the importance of self-isolation and social distancing, which is why we’re making every effort to work virtually. Thanks to recent technological advancements, we can virtually inspect homes for solar panel installation. Using Google Earth, we can find and render a 3-D version of your home and determine if your roof is ideal for solar panels.

We’re able to meet with prospective clients over the phone, and the industry is currently pushing for a more convenient permit processing system. This would allow our clients to dedicate less time to obtaining a solar panel permit, meaning we can get your panels installed faster.

How to Stay Safe During an Installation

If you’re expecting a solar panel installation in the coming days or weeks, there are some things you can do to keep yourself as safe as possible. Try to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and the technicians, disinfect any surfaces your technicians might touch in your home, and postpone the installation if you, or anyone in your family, gets sick.

By following these simple rules, you’ll be able to keep yourself and your installation team safe and healthy.

Make the Switch With Kosmos Solar

If you want to reduce your energy footprint, save money on electricity, and increase the property value of your home, solar power might be the perfect solution! At Kosmos Solar, our experienced technicians are dedicated to giving you high-quality service and making your solar panels last.

When we install panels on your home, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about making your new solar panels last as long as possible. We always take every recommended precaution to protect you and our technicians during the COVID-19 crisis. Call or visit our website to make the switch to solar power today!