Why are cheap solar panels and cowboy installers costing homeowners money?



Are cheap panels good value for your money?


A solar system is an investment in your home and the old saying “good things aren’t cheap and cheap things aren’t good” rings very true in this instance. You must consider several factors when you are selecting the right solar panel system for your home. In many cases, using solar energy can be helpful to the environment, it can lower the cost of energy in your home, and you can even receive benefits from the Australian government.

If you’re considering purchasing a solar energy system for your home, you may have been overwhelmed by the number of options that are available to you. So, how do you sort through your options and make a decision?


Solar Panel Cost versus Quality


The initial investment of purchasing, installing, and setting up a solar panel system can be costly, so is a solar panel system really worth it? Is it better to buy cheap solar panels, or to spend the money on higher quality solar panels?

Remember that truly cheap solar panels are not only inexpensive, but they are usually made of poor quality materials. Unfortunately, many solar energy system installers are more concerned with installing as many cheap systems as possible without paying much attention to the quality or durability of those systems or the way they’re installed.

It's been proven that if you spend a bit extra, you get better generation, better warranted products and panels that will last longer and do the 25-year full product warranty. You may have saved a little bit of money from the start by going a little bit cheaper, but in the long run, it's going to cost you more because you may need to spend thousands of dollars to repair or replace that system.

Do Your Solar Panel Homework

You need to check your options before purchasing a solar system. Pick good quality panels and inverters, and also the installers of the product. Lastly, compare the cost of the panel to its value. How much value does your solar system add to your home? How long will it take you to save what you spent on your solar system in energy costs?

If you want to know more, or if you need help in finding the right solar panel for your home in Adelaide, contact us. We’re excited to help you.


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