SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS CHECKLIST
Solar power systems are not new in the Australian community and are now widely used across Australia. But before anything else, ask yourself the following questions:
- How much can you afford?
- What do you expect out of your new solar power system?
- Will you pay upfront or choose a solar leasing or payment plan?
- Do you want the best solar power system money can buy or are you happy with a cheap system?
These questions will help you determine your capability in getting the most out of your system to generate you power while giving you incentives, savings and government rebates. Get to know the different solar power options you can consider before you can make a final decision.
Different payment options
There are many payment options you can consider such as personal loans, upfront cash payment, retail financing or mortgage.
Prior to signing the contract, be sure to…
- Read the terms of business. It is important that you know about your transactions. Read their terms and conditions and sign only if you are willing to comply with it.
- Ask the right questions. Asking questions are a way of learning about your system, its maintenance, how to get it checked for needed repairs and more.
- Research about your chosen solar company. What is their company profile? What do previous customers say about the company in their feedback? Learning about the company will help you build better and trusting relationships with your preferred installer.
- Make sure that your quote states the brand of the solar panels and inverter. Each brand has its specific product warranty. It is best to read about your chose panel and inverter brands and find out how efficient they are in giving you the best renewable energy source for your home and business.
- Know about the company’s timeline for installing your system. Timely delivery is important. Make sure to ask your selected solar installation company about their estimated completion period for your system,
- Who is the customer service manager you will maintain contact with regarding your investment? Constant communication is important and crucial during the installation process since you might face concerns and certain problems during the process. Keeping a contact number of the person who will be handling your concerns is needed to find the best and most immediate solutions.
- What third parties will you be dealing with regarding the PV system? Will you be dealing with the energy retailer? The solar installer? It is important that you know who you will be dealing with so you can prepare whatever will be needed for your system’s completion.