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Useful tips before buying a solar system

If you decide to buy a solar system, it's important to keep the following tips in mind: 

 

  1. Research - First of all, you need to do some serious research, look up reviews and ask your friends who have installed their solar systems to learn more about their experiences. Our experienced consultants are committed to helping you make an informed decision by providing a tailored assessment of your energy needs.

 

  1. Discover the brand and price - There are some very cheap deals on the market, but usually these cheap deals means inferior equipment. It's recommended to invest in a product that can last 25 years or more for maximum return on investment. Look for a company that offers good quality, assurances and pricing.  

 

  1. Don't succumb to sales pressure and deadlines - This is one of the oldest sales strategies in the book. Often a salesperson will not give you time to make an informed decision. By doing your own investigation, you can find bad reviews, violations of warranty and inferior products. Purchase from a local installer to get years of solar expertise and support opportunities. 

 

  1. Look at the size of the roof and solar system - On the Smart Energy Answer’s website, a roof size calculator is available to calculate the size of a solar system that can fit on your roof. Remember a high-quality solar system should have a service life of more than 25 years. 

 

  1. Allocation and set the budget - Solar systems differ in quality, size, and price. You can find systems that cost less, but these systems are of much lower quality, with lower power and shorter inverter and panel life. If you want to save a few dollars and buy a cheap low-quality system, the price will be higher in the future. Pay attention to quality and true warranty support. Take a look at the attribute overview. 

 

  1. Consider panel type and certification - Monocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous films are available in Australia and are used in solar systems. High-efficiency monocrystalline solar panels are the most commonly used technology in high-quality solar systems, and it is also a proven technology. They are black, and from our point of view, they are more integrated with your roof and surroundings than the blue polycrystalline solar panels. Most of Polly's blue panels have been removed today. N-type single crystal silicon resin sheets are very suitable for hot weather and low light conditions. 

 

  1. Rebates from the Government - You have to be registered with the Clean Energy Commission. Please contact the installer to ensure that the recommended panel is registered. All LG panels are registered according to Australian solar standards and have passed extensive flame tests. Please pay attention to the corresponding manufacturer's warranty. Many manufacturers offer a 10-year, 12-year or 15-year manufacturer’s guarantee and a 25-year performance guarantee. 



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