How Can This Service for Solar Shoppers Be Free?
It Won't Be Free Forever
I can't guarantee that this phone and Email service will be free forever. But right now, when they are new and I'm not yet swamped with calls or Emails, I have the time to help people individually (I'm semi-retired).
Why I'm Doing This
Since I spent so much time (over 3 years) researching everything relevant to shopping for solar, plus developing new mathematical tools for calculating everything for SCE homeowners, I'd hate to see it go to waste.
I want to share what I've learned with other solar shoppers, lest they make costly mistakes or be taken advantage of by unscrupulous or incompetent solar vendors, of whom there are many. I want people to maximize their short-term and long-term savings on electricity. I also want to encourage more adoption of residential solar for the sake of the environment.
Do I Earn Any Money From Doing This?
If, and only if, a solar shopper specifically asks me to put them in touch with the best dealer/installer who serves their location, I'm happy to do so. I've carefully qualified the few best ones throughout SCE's service territory, out of the 1300 doing business there. In some of these cases, I may earn a small fee from that installer. That's why the solar shopper doesn't have to pay anything.