Why does a poor quality solar power installation void your product warranty?



Solar panel warranties are often misunderstood by buyers as many people neglect the small print. This is something you should pay specific attention to and ask questions, our advice is to get clarifications in writing.

Of course, there are a number of PV manufacturers that offer valuable warranties, however even these warranties only partly protect you as a buyer. Most warranties offered to solar buyers can under no circumstance be relied on as a complete safety net.


Not following the manufacturer’s installation manual will void the solar panel warranty


This is a tricky one. There are many methods used to install solar modules. The only way to be safe is to take the installer manual from a manufacturer and follow each step exactly how it is described and document this. You may also document your installation process to show you did as required by the installer manual.

In addition to the equipment included in your installation, many solar installers offer a warranty on their workmanship. If your solar installer offers a workmanship warranty, it is a sign that they are ready and willing to stand behind the work that they do on your house, from system design to installation.

Picking a good installer is crucial, you've got to pick the right installer for the system. You can have the best panels and the best inverter, but if it's not installed properly and it's not installed as per manufacturer specifications, your warranties are void and the system will not work as your expected generation.

Importantly, workmanship warranties can vary from one company to the next, even if the warranty duration is the same: some installers cover labour costs for any equipment servicing required during their warranty period, while others do not. It’s important to read any workmanship warranty thoroughly before signing a contract with a solar company.


Why choose a good installer?


At the end of the day, finding a good solar installer is a lot like finding any type of good contractor. You need to make sure they have a good reputation, that they aren’t billing you too much money, and that they’re going to be reliable. The best way you can do is to do research on your own and to ask them for more information about their company and their process.

If you are interested in installing solar on your Adelaide home, request a quote with Generate Energy today.

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