Solar is a big up-front investment, however, and that’s why it’s so important to do your due diligence when finding a provider. You want to make sure that any solar energy equipment supplier you choose is reliable and reputable and that they offer technology that will serve you well not just today, but in the coming decades too.
Start With Solar Technology
Your choice of solar energy equipment supplier should be guided by the technology that they offer. The market is saturated with solar power companies, but not all solar energy equipment suppliers are created equal. Solar panels all tend to work based on the same idea of photovoltaic cells, but the durability ratings can vary massively, and even the way that the panels ‘decay’ over time can differ. Two panels may both claim to last for decades but one may offer good performance for many years, while another may see its power generation capacity drop off massively in the first couple of years. Warranties, durability, and capacity all matter.
Solar panels can be expected to work for 20 years or longer, so be sure that the warranty reflects that, and that you’ll get good performance for the whole of that time.
Installation and Service
Some solar energy equipment suppliers are just suppliers, while others will supply, fit and maintain. Some suppliers will contract out the installation, and in those cases, it’s important to ensure that you are dealing with someone who understands building codes, permits, and regulations.
You should aim to find a solar power company that understands your needs. Multi-site businesses have more complex needs than smaller enterprises, which then have different requirements for homeowners. The panels, inverters and redundancy setups that a business uses are not the same as the things that a homeowner looking to “go green” would choose. It pays to talk to several companies and compare the details of their offerings to ensure that you are getting something that will perform well and offer you a good ROI.
Solar power is the future. Traditional energy generation methods cannot cope with modern demands. Energy prices will only increase over the next few years. Invest today so that you can protect your future and do your part for the planet as well.