Renewable Energy World | Eric Carlson
Soon after marking its 100th solar installation, RevoluSun’s first franchise in Burlington Massachusetts now has a new reason to celebrate: a perfect score from solar panel manufacturer SunPower.
Every year, SunPower conducts a third-party audit of the quality of contractor installations and gave RevoluSun Burlington a score of 100 on a lengthy checklist of items, including:
- tilt and angle of array,
- no shade during optimal six-hour periods of sunshine,
- secure connections,
- properly mounted racking,
- supported conduits,
- condition of roof,
- proper penetrations and seals of mounting and electrical materials, all clips and bolts tight and many more installation and module performance intricacies.
SunPower’s quality control program ensures that its dealers perform their work to the highest industry standard, thereby eliminating potential harm to the roof or existing electrical infrastructure of a home.
“RevoluSun’s franchise model has positioned us for success because it focuses on excellence in solar installations, and that is what sets us apart from all others,” said Vice President of RevoluSun Burlington, Matthew Powers. “We do everything in-house, no third parties involved. We do it right the first time.”
RevoluSun Burlington President, Kip George, agrees: “The example set by the Hawaii office and the training we received as a franchise helped us receive a perfect score and ultimately raise the bar on installation practices,” said George. “RevoluSun’s experience and support from the top down helps ensure a successful business model.”
Massachusetts’ PV market is currently experiencing a solar boom due to strong state tax incentives and a recent 21 percent increase in residential electricity rates. The Burlington, MA office is excited to offer customers leasing options for solar PV systems this year as well. “Now that there is greater public awareness of the benefits of solar power,” George adds, “homeowners generally understand the tremendous value and savings in going solar.”