The old saying “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more accurate.
It’s easy to be enticed by the allure of cheap solar systems advertised for as low as $3,000 – $4,000, but these seemingly cost-effective options often give buyers a misleading perception, and a headache in the long run.
Be prepared to up your budget into the 5, 6 and $8,000 plus range for a family size solar PV system. If you add a battery, then the costs can double*.
Many solar products claim a 15 or even 25-year warranty. Think about it – how can a manufacturer sell you such a long-lasting product and make a very small profit (if any) and then run a warranty support team for decades on such low margins? It cannot be done.
What you find is the cheap solar product fails after only a few short years, the manufacturer has disappeared, as has the installation company.
You as the customer now have what is known in the industry as an “Orphan System” which usually ends up having to be fully replaced due to the quality of the product and installation method. So, the saying “Buy cheap- buy twice” also applies.
We recommend going with a local company, choosing quality equipment and enjoy decade long substantial power bill savings while leaving a lighter footprint on the planet.
*Costs are all variable as we tailor our systems to your needs. Solar and battery systems are not one size fits all.
A bargain solar PV system advertised with bright headlines and a low price might initially seem like a steal, but please beware. Once these companies capture your interest, it may not all be plain sailing.
You may end up with cheap panels and inverters, with long worthless warranties, and you inadvertently invite a failed PV system onto your roof and many countless hours of chasing the supplier and a lot of frustration
The company used the cheap price as a flag waving excise to get your attention and then they’ll upsell you to a more expensive package, often convincing you that you need a larger system. Suddenly, what started as an $4k investment can spiral into a $12k package, and still equipped with budget panels and inverters.
They may even offer finance which they may sell at a greater inflated price than what you may find elsewhere.
This clever marketing tactic is how some solar sales companies maximise their margins.
At Solar Integrity we recommend not going with a solar sales company from far away which maybe strong on marketing, but not so reliable in the delivery or after sales service.
We recommend going with a reliable local supplier that gives you a customised solution and is available to help for future system expansions and support.
When it comes to solar & batteries, quality isn’t just about the equipment used; it’s also about the expertise of the installer who cares about your entire energy system from design phase to after installation servicing and beyond.
An inexperienced installer can have the best product and still create a poor outcome. For example inverters installed on western walls may overheat on scorching a summer days and switch off to self-protect, instead of delivering reliable renewable power to your home.
Then the customer will question the usefulness of solar, when it was actually the installer – that created a poor outcome by not considering this in their plan, not solar technology.
Imagine your solar setup as a personal power station, generating electricity for your home.
Ensuring safety and compliance isn’t just about maximising energy production; it’s also about safeguarding your investment and your family’s well-being.
Investing in a quality solar system may seem like a higher upfront cost, but it proves to be a more cost-effective and sustainable choice in the long run. Here’s why:
Longevity and Efficiency
A quality system is guaranteed to last longer and maintain high energy production throughout its life, therefore better ROI.
A reputable local installer ensures the system is installed for maximum local efficiency, minimising future issues.
With a quality local installer, you'll have a clear understanding of the equipment used and installation details.
Since a quality system lasts longer than budget alternatives, you'll enjoy a better return on your investment over the years.
Shielding yourself from subpar solar installers is crucial. Education is the key to making an informed decision.
Just slapping a few panels on a ute and driving them unprotected across rough roads will cause micro cracks and panel hot spots in years to come. Pick someone who takes care.
Understanding the basics of solar power and familiarising yourself with common industry terms can empower you to navigate the market confidently. Please try our E-Guide which gives you all the info about getting a quality solar & battery quote.
Look for a local installer who is willing to visit you for a site inspection, does not sell on price, but on customer service and long term financial outcome.
Transitioning to solar energy involves various factors, including reducing electricity bills, enhancing property value, minimising reliance on the grid, and reducing your carbon footprint.
While some might initially hesitate due to the cost, it’s important to understand that the benefits of a reliable and efficient solar system far outweigh the initial investment.
Beware of cheap systems that might seem attractive at first glance but could potentially lead to significant issues down the line.
Check out our quality packages that’ll yield long term savings.
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