With various subsidies and incentives provided by government, a large number of people are going for solar installation. 25% of buyers complained either of faulty components or of poor quality workmanship. It’s very essential to find an ideal solar supplier so as to enjoy a maintenance free solar system, which will produce renewable energy for years. While searching for solar suppliers it would be ideal to look for the following qualities:
- Choose a company that has been serving customers for long.
- Go for a resourceful installer.
- Be aware of subcontracting done by the company.
- Opt for a company that do installation in a right way.
- Look for an ISO 9001 certified company.
- Choose a company that have good after sales service.
Choose a company that has been serving customers for long.
In the surge of solar pursuit, many solar companies have popped in and out in the last few years. Usually people tend to go for a company that provides longer warranty period. For the warranty to be valid, company has to exist. Many people have got chucked by phony companies, at the time of warranty claims. It’s always better to go for companies that have a strong presence in Australia.
Age of the company can assure us about our warranty being valid. For a company to exist for long, it’s very essential that their service is good. So we can blindly believe them in the matter of employer training and experience. Another advantage is that they know how to handle unhappy customers.
Go for a resourceful installer.
The company should have enough money in their bank to pay for experienced labourers, buy good tools and equipments. Check references. Every successful company would love to give references. They will be happy enough to show you their past and current works. Make sure the company has right people and right resources. Run a credit check to see if they are cash poor. It is always better to go for resourceful installer; lest we worry about quality compromise.
Be aware of subcontracting done by the company.
It is quite common for solar companies to subcontract installations. They provide subcontractors with panels, inverters and payment for installation. They have to purchase rest of the components needed for installation. For lucrative gain, they might compromise on quality and go for cheaper options. We have to see to it that the company has an idea about the components used by subcontractor and make sure the company keep a record of it for later reference.
Opt for a company that do installation in a right way.
Always go for a company that use quality products. In solar power system we have DC string voltages of over 500 V. This is more than double the standard voltage of a house. This can cause fire in solar installation. Companies who do installation in the right way always go for high quality components and a CEC accredited electrician to supervise the work.
Look for an ISO 9001 certified company.
ISO 9001 is the highest independent quality certification. Quality ISO scrutinises all the aspects of business. Companies have to undergo regular audits to maintain their standards. If we go for an ISO 9001 certified company we are on a safe zone, as its quality assured.
Choose a company that have good after sales service.
Though most of the companies boast of a good after sales service many fail to oblige, when it comes to a claim. Research about the company thoroughly. It can be done online, where you can interact with a lot of their past and present customers. A good provider should assist the customer with faults, services, repair and warranty claims.