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How to choose a solar installer in three steps?

The switch to solar photovoltaic (PV) is a major change, a financial investment and a future investment. More and more people do this because they recognize the unique ability of solar energy to save money and reduce the environmental impact of houses in the long run. Choosing a solar installer may be the most challenging part of your solar purchase process. This is why it is important to check suppliers carefully to find a supplier that suits your needs. But how do you choose from many solar suppliers? If you feel overwhelmed, follow this useful guide to find the right solar supplier for you.

Step 1: Compile a list of solar suppliers available near you.
(includes local small businesses and national businesses that serve your state.)

What to look for in a solar installer?
Any installer you consider when conducting a solar company review should meet some basic characteristics:

  1. Experience
    Your installer should have experience installing solar systems. Make sure that any solar company you choose has a roof permit. Simply walking on the roof can cause damage, so you need an expert. We train our installers on all aspects of roof and solar installation, and we never use subcontractors. Everyone who works in your home is an employee of Ultimate Energy Australia. The expert is only on your roof!
  2. Track record and experience
    Solar is a growing industry that attracts professionals from many different backgrounds. Contractors that once focused on other types of projects are expanding their practices to the field of solar installation. When conducting a solar check, make sure your installer has an established solar tracking log. The solar energy provider should be able to discuss and show you the systems installed for previous customers.
  3. Market Reputation
    Solar company reviews from past customers are great for evaluating installers, but can be misleading. Customers who provide ratings and reviews are unlikely to be your relevant department. However, ratings and reviews can control bad behavior. After guarantees the above standards, the question is how to choose a solar installer when you have multiple good choices.
  4. Process Warranty
    Process Warranty is specific to solar system design and construction work, usually 1 to 10 years. Although you can sometimes purchase a separate contract for the operation and maintenance of the solar panel system, in most cases, it is best to have a qualified installer with a reliable process guarantee to pay for the installation.

Through the Ultimate Energy Australia Solar program, if you purchase a system from us and it fails and can be repaired, we will always repair it for free. You will always have the confidence to get the best warranty service in the industry and will cooperate with long-term experts in solar and roofing.

Step 2: Review each company’s financing plan

There are several different ways to finance solar panels, including paying cash, obtaining a loan, leasing, or signing a power purchase agreement (PPA). You need to understand the options provided by each company in the list and record them.

 Please pay attention to companies that offer multiple financing methods so that you can consult them to make a decision. 

Step 3: Request a quote

Most companies will schedule an appointment to view your property so that they can accurately calculate the price. During this period, ask any unanswered questions, including the following.

  1. Do you handle the permits required by my city and state
  2. Based on my monthly energy consumption, how many panels do I need?
  3. Does it offer a warranty, and if so, what does it include?
  4. What is the process if I want to take the next step in your company?
  5. After speaking with several companies, is there a company that stands out and becomes the clear winner? If so, congratulations on finding a solar energy provider! If not, you may want to make a decision based on the factors that matter most to you, be it price, customer ratings, or the level of service they provide.
  6. The last factor to consider is the actual installation process. A small construction project usually takes one to two days to install. But there is a lot of work to be prepared for. Ultimate Energy Australia will process applications, permits, roof inspections and other important tasks, including working  with your utility company. In all these processes, the project manager should keep you updated on the process.
  7. After the work is completed, the energy retailer must give permission for operation. After that, you can start to see the benefits of solar energy.
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