Solar panel installation in Australia has increased tremendously over the past few years. Most of the installers provide quality systems while there are few mercenary companies that end up in bumping cheap solar stuffs . This turns off people from investing in Solar. Here are few tips that would help a solar buyer:
● ACCC approved company would be an ideal choice.
● Check out the number of installations that has failed government inspection.
● Go for a CEC accredited installer.
● Be wary of the system size calculations done by the company.
● Choose a company that provides at least 10 years warranty.
● Google, You Tube, and Whirlpool are few best sources for researching a solar company.
There is around 1.75 million solar panel installation in Australia. Statistics show that the number of panels installed have increased tremendously over the past few years. Most of the solar panel installers provide quality systems at a fair price.
Numerous government incentives call for mercenary companies that end up in bumping cheap solar stuffs and disappear before warranty claim This turns off many people from investing in Solar.
Here are few tips that would help buyers in choosing an apt solar company to get their installation done.
- Approval of ACCC
Australian Competition and Consumer Consumtion (ACCC) is an Australian government agency that monitor the business practices. They enforce strict regulations for what the businesses claim in their advertisement. Better to avoid installers who are denounced by ACCC for their advertising practises.
- Check out the number of installations that has failed government approval.
“To err is human “. A company that installs numerous systems is likely to make mistakes. Checking the number of installations that has failed government approval will give an idea whether the installer is open about it and whether they have any shonky pattern.
Tricky installers would compromise on systems to save money, which in turn would affect efficiency in the long run. If an installer has failed government inspection a number of times that’s an indication of their unsubstantial business practise. Better to avoid such installers.
- Go for a CEC accredited installer
Some companies get the solar panels installed by labourers instead of qualified electricians. It’s not a fair game. To be on a safer side, always go for a CEC accredited installer.
- Choose a company that gives a product warranty of at least 10 years.
Many solar power companies insist on getting the system serviced every 2 years for the warranty to be valid. Make sure you are not legally compelled by a company to have the system frequently serviced just to stay in warranty. Always check small print for this.
Expert opinion is that residential solar system needs to be checked once in 5 years only and cleaned once a year for optimum performance. Better to choose a company that gives a product warranty of at least 10 years.
- System size has to be calculated accurately for best results.
Calculating system size is a complicated one. Solar power companies should be able to make a good estimation of how much we can export and import and size the system accordingly. This will make the best out of our installation.
- Researching a solar company.
Google, You Tube, and Whirlpool are few best sources for researching a solar company. Here we have tons of users discussing in and out about solar. So it is an easy option to find out a reputed solar company.