With solar power rising in popularity due to their environmental and monetary practicality, consumers are increasingly willing to spend large amounts of money to secure their own solar power setup. Unfortunately, this surge in popularity is accompanied by unscrupulous solar installers more interested in your money than in providing an excellent product and service.
There are a wide variety of reasons to not sign up for a cheap solar system – this choice goes far beyond the use of cheap panels, and incorporates poor quality workmanship, dodgy sales tactics and solar inverters that are simply not built to last.
Cheap Solar Panels
As with any other service, in solar installations you very much get what you pay for. Solar companies offering solar panels for prices that are much cheaper than industry standard alternatives are not looking out for your wallet – they’re looking out for theirs. High quality panels are especially necessary in the hot Australian sun, as cheap panels are prone to failure after a few years.
Non-Clean Energy Council retailers might find loopholes that can help them make money through selling you the cheapest panels possible, as these rebates are related to kilowatts, not quality.
Low quality solar inverter
Solar inverters are the means by which power produced by your panels is processed, and these inverters are also deigned to have shutdown electronics implemented to ensure safety is maintained at all times. This means that if your inverter is of an inferior quality, you can have serious issues in the future. Cheap inverters often do not last beyond 3 years, and while this failure can often fall under warranty, unscrupulous dealers will contest this, stating that failures are due to unrelated circumstances such as electrical spikes in the grid.
There are instances of solar companies hiring unqualified labourers – even backpackers – to wire up switchboards and panels. There is no knowledge required of these individuals, and this translates to them not requiring an Australian Electrical License. This means bad news for the homeowners, as their expensive system fails due to a poorly wired switchboard.
Making the right choice for your solar setup
As a Clean Energy Council approved retailer, Renew Energy combine the highest quality solar equipment on the market with the best workmanship in Perth. What results is a hassle free solar power setup that is built to last.
To learn more about our solar installation services or our solar products, make sure to get in touch with us today.