Bookmark and Share

Guide To Buying Solar Panels

0 Comment

Solar power is increasing in popularity, and many homeowners are considering this for their homes. However, the working of solar panels is still new for most people, and some do not know how to choose the right ones. The following are a few tips to help you find the right ones for your needs.

Manufacturer’s Guarantee

One thing you want to pay attention to is making sure the panels you are considering are backed by the manufacturer. A good and reputable company is going to offer a good warranty on all the panels, up to 25 years though that depends on the brand itself. Ask about these warranties before purchasing because each company may have different guarantees.

Be Realistic

It is important that you accept that quality solar panels are not cheap. The equipment and installation are going to be a little costly, but that is because the quality and good work need to be paid accordingly. Sure, there are more inexpensive panels out there with lower labor costs, but you might end up with subpar power or panels. You want your investment to pay off and not end up costing more in unnecessary repairs.

Free standing Solar Panel diamond

Read about the Biggest and Best Solar Panel Companies In The World

Panel Certification

The next thing you may want to pay attention to is if the panels are certified, like with TUV IEC 61215 certification. The reason you want to have panels that are certified is that they not only come with a warranty; they can be used to get a government rebate. Yes, the government is still giving out rebates, and you can take advantage of them as long as you get the right panels.

Choose a Type

When it comes to panels, there are a number of them to choose from depending on your needs. For example, those who have a small roof may want to think smaller and more compact. Some panels are small enough and highly efficient due to the effective mono-crystalline technology involved, so you may want to stick with those. Keep in mind that these smaller yet more effective panels are going to be a little pricier, but they are worth the investment.

Shop Around

The businesses selling panels want your business, which may seem obvious, but some people seem to forget that. When a business offers you a price, you do not have to accept it right away. You can get other quotes, and compare all of them before you make a decision. Go ahead and present these quotes to the other companies you are considering to see which one negotiates their price with you.

These are just some things you need to keep in mind when you shop for panels. Keep in mind that this is a big investment, so it is okay if you talk to experts about it and have your questions answered.

About the Author: The article is written by Kirik Aleksandr, an independent consultant and clean energy enthusiast.



No Responses so far | Have Your Say!