There are several core values that drive us at SolarNinjas and one of the most central is the idea that our people (thats all of you!) are much more than just a job. A few of the elements of our work that give us the most pride is the “whole person/whole system” approach we take to the homes and businesses we are privileged to serve. We love to solve problems, provide advice and education, and learn from all our clients. This relationship extends to before, between and years after jobs.
There are enough solar sales outfits who will throw out a quick estimate based on whatever they can see, go for the fast sale and let the details (hopefully) sort themselves out later. We know this because when it all goes south, we sometimes get called to come sort out the mess. We have a different model and hope it aligns with your core values!
Here are some thoughts that guide us about holistic contracting, please tell us what you think!
- How do you feel about the future of energy and what brought you to wanting solar energy? What makes solar a fulfilling opportunity for you? Dollars? Environment? Cool tech? How you’re driven and what you think helps us develop the right package of products and services for you that are tailored to your current and future needs. While thinking and talking about this we often come across gems of understanding that result in better service. Exploring the how and why triggers ideas in customers minds that give us great perspective and can help avoid problems by addressing a need early on or planning for a future option while it’s cheap and easy to do so.
- Solar isn’t the only thing that you care about and we know there’s a lot going on so don’t be shy about sharing it with us so we can help! Wondering about security cameras because your neighbours car got broken into? Maybe your yard lighting is inadequate or you don’t have a comfortable office & living room because of plugs, lights or data not where you need it. You’re frustrated that your wifi sucks and Shaw/Telus don’t care. Maybe there’s a big renovation in your future and you’re worried about stacking costs or doing things out of order. The deck is no good and you’ve been wondering how to go about replacing it, or it’s time to repaint your homes interior? The hot water tank is getting old and you’ve been thinking of doing the furnace at the same time. We can advise on many subjects and our friendly network of trusted partners are ready to help who will inform and educate just like we do… then take care of exactly what you need. SolarNinjas can do all kinds of electrical work and we’re happy to help wherever you need us whether you’re fixing a kitchen light or designing a bitcoin mining facility. Use us as a resource for information and contacts so you can move forward confidently!
- Adding value is our thing. SolarNinjas are design oriented professionals at your disposal. If you want us to stay in our lane, that’s fine… but we have more to offer if you’re in need.
Buying a hot tub in the next couple years which will exceed the power rating of your electrical service (but you won’t find that out until it’s delivered)? We can include a panel upgrade in your low cost solar financing and even pre-wire it to the outside so you can finish your basement and save future cost.
We have experience in overall efficiency consulting, green building practices, and we love to help you plan. Need help prioritizing upgrades and understanding the benefits of all the options out there? Interested in rainwater? Need your internet to be maximum strength and more controllable? Curious about how we can add a light switch with no wires if you’ve already painted? Ever control your home from your phone? Want an energy audit? Need wiring for a future electric car circuit? Maybe your concrete is cracking and we can hook you up with our concrete specialist. Did you know we are connected to some of the best plumbers, painters and roofers in the industry and they charge a little less when the referral is business to business through a trusted partner!
If we can add value to your experience by helping you do something better and smarter that doesn’t even relate to our work we’re happy to do so. There are a lot of parts to an efficient home and some of them come before solar or might benefit from solar being already complete. We’re ok with that and want your whole process to be clean and smooth even if we have to wait a bit as a result.
You’ll get more out of our service and we’ll all be better partners for the future! We’ll look over your blueprints and discuss some of the basic elements that could make your project better…
SolarNinjas will help make sure the right infrastructure is in place to do what you don’t even KNOW you want to do yet!
- Codes are a minimum, not a target to aim for. Ever wonder why your seemingly large house has a 100 Amp electrical service and not more? Because it was designed to the absolute minimum to save the builder a couple hundred dollars per house.It’s really no more complicated than that. We’re all frustrated by that sort of thing in the industry and every industry has such examples. If $500 more at construction saves you $5,000 later it’s a no brainer.
Just because we CAN get away with running a smaller size wire and saving $100, doesn’t mean we SHOULD. Enhanced wiring allows for future growth, extra cooling and efficiency, better solar performance and increased safety. As you can see here, we enshrine this into our process for all products. Have we understood you well enough to add little elements into your project that will make you happy in the future when you need something changed or updated or added to? The next professional that looks at our work will be thankful, not angry.. we want to be that next pro you call but even if we aren’t we want to know you’re going to have an easier time because of us.