There are many advantages to installing PV panels in your home. For starters, it would dramatically reduce the amount of energy consumed in your household. PV panels also eliminate one utility bill almost entirely—electricity. Solar is also a highly reliable form of energy that reduce carbon emissions and help save the planet from global warming. So it’s worthwhile to consider buying PV panels for your home. The main challenge is, however, is finding a good installer. If you have already made up your mind to go solar, here are several tips for finding a great PV panel installer in Australia:
Clean Energy Council Accreditation
The most important factor you must look for in a PV panel installer is their accreditation. In Australia, all credible consumer renewable energy providers are accredited by the Clean Energy Council. This accreditation means companies like Beyond Solar have commercial solar installers Sydney who have been trained in safe panel instalment. Also it allows providers to get paid by the government for rebates. Therefore, this accreditation is the first thing you should look for in any PV panel provider.
Look for a Transparent Website
Check out the website of the provider company. How informative is it? Is the website transparent about providing pricing information? Can an interested customer easily get more information from the company through the site? An informative website usually means the provider is experienced and well regarded. A shoddy website is a good indication that you should avoid that particular company.
Ask for Detailed Quotes
Reputable PV panel providers would give you a detailed quote if asked. For example, if you request a quote, it should come with multiple fields for all expenses, taxes, and other charges. A good company will disclose all charges in the initial price quote. In the end, you only have to pay for what’s in the quote and avoid hidden charges.
Choose an Installer with Personnel You Can Talk to
Buying PV panels is not as simple as going to the store and buying a PVC pipes. There will be a significant amount of information that needs to be exchanged between the parties. You will have a lot of questions and the service provider would also need to ask you for specific details regarding installation. Therefore, good communication is a must for a good business relationship. Make sure you choose an installer that is easy to converse with. Bad communication only ruins good deals.
Availability of Warranties and Disclosures
Do the PV panel products come with warranties? They really should. There’s an important question to ask here: who serves the warranty? Do you get a manufacturer’s warranty for the panels themselves? If not, the seller’s warranty doesn’t mean much. You might get a seller’s warranty for the installation process. Otherwise, a good PV panel provider will provide manufacturer’s warranties, some of which would last decades.
The Length of Installation
The actual installation of the panels shouldn’t take too long either. As a general rule of thumb, look for a seller that doesn’t take longer than two months to fully install the panels, and then hook up your grid system with the solar batteries. The quicker the installation period, the better the provider is.
Look for the above when shopping around for great PV panel providers. Make sure you find a reputable company with many good reviews.