Solar Panel Installers Responsibility (The Seller)
Buying a PV system is not as easy as buying a wheel-barrow at Bunnings. Actually, it’s more like buying a new car. You have to sign the papers, register the vehicle in your name and get the insurance. Well, you don’t have to get the insurance. Although it’s not a bad idea to let your insurer and your bank know that you’ve added value to your property. Most of the paperwork will be provided by your chosen solar installer. This includes the quotation, terms of business, Solar Credits application, agreement from your energy retailer, and perhaps finance documents if you choose to go with an installers payment plan. Just remember, there can be a lot of third parties involved when it comes to installing solar panels so make sure that you stay up to date with your own and your installers responsibilities.
Your Responsibility (The Buyer)
Your biggest responsibility as a new solar customer is to be aware of the steps involved between you and your solar installer, your energy retailer, the solar credit trading company and, if you choose a payment plan, you will also need to be aware of your terms with the retail finance lender. Once you are comfortable that you have all the information regarding these third parties, then you should probably give your insurer a call to inform them of your plans to install solar panels.