Tips for choosing a photovoltaic equipment installer

The photovoltaic panel industry is growing every day, and the supply of installers along with it, making it difficult to identify a professional installer. With so many options available for the installation of photovoltaic systems, the selection decision is by no means simple.

Here are some tips to help you learn how to select the best solar panel installers.

Comparing several quotes

As more and more companies have decided to enter the solar PV industry, the choice of installation companies is large and it is necessary to take the time to look at the various quotes.

If you are considering installing solar panels on your business or home, it is recommended that you request and compare several quotes from different installers. Taking the initiative to start using photovoltaic self- supply is a decision that requires a significant financial investment, therefore, it is important that you take enough time to assess which company offers you what best suits your needs.

Guarantee of authorized installers

Even more important than the price of the solar panel installation is the cost-effectiveness of the system. And for this to be effective, the warranty must start at the very beginning of the project.

You must ensure that you have a trained professional, and therefore the installer must offer a service for which he is licensed and insured.

In addition, even if it is not your responsibility, it is important to know whether the company complies with the tax obligation to have all staff adequately covered.

An installer of photovoltaic equipment who knows that he is doing his job well, and that he is using quality material, will give you a guarantee of workmanship that will cover you in case of possible faults in the installation.

Company guarantee

There are several criteria that we must take into account to ensure that the materials to be used by the installation company have the highest quality and we will get the maximum performance of our photovoltaic system, among them:

  1. In order for the company to be able to take responsibility for the guarantees they offer on their products, you should choose a company that has a good reputation throughout its professional career.
  2. Related to the previous point, a fundamental element is to know what guarantees each brand offers and how long they last. The average warranty for solar panels is between 10 and 12 years depending on the manufacturer, and for photovoltaic inverters between 5 and 10 years.
  3. Choose manufacturers that constantly invest in research to improve their products.
  4. The reputation and efficiency of each PV component is important, as well as their suitability for your energy needs.

Options for financing your solar panels

An important part of the business model of many solar companies is to encourage buyers to use their solar financing packages, as it is an important part of their revenue. However, this type of option will not always be offered, so it is important to find out if it is an alternative that your solar installer has or if it is delivered by a third party commercial bank. Be careful that the interest does not spoil the benefits. Leasing is also a feasible option, with lower profitability, but lower investment. Buying on the other hand (even financed) will cause high returns over a long period of time.

Solar energy may seem expensive at first, but when you see the monthly savings, you will understand the quick return on investment. Today it is by far the most profitable investment.

Solar energy may seem complex, but at RDS we are here to help and advise you on everything you need. If you are interested in talking to us as a solar panel installer for your next solar energy project, contact us for guidance and personalized information that our own in-house experts will recommend.