Why Cheap Solar Can Be More Expensive in The Long Run
A good solar system serves you for a solid 25 to 30 years, whereas cheap solar panels serve you just for a short period. You may have to spend a lot on repairing them. In addition, what sounds harder is the helplessness that homeowners in NSW go through with this situation. Most solar installers do not assist or provide any support after installation, leaving them in dismay. So, when it comes to solar panels and installation in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, you should stay away from cheap solar panel systems and installations at any cost.
Let’s give you more insight on how and why cheap solar systems become more expensive in the long run.
Poor Quality Solar Panels
Solar panels are the main component of a solar energy system. Its performance and quality also include its quality of withstanding harsh climatic conditions.
Thankfully, with technology, solar panels have become more efficient and cost-effective. It does not mean solar panels are cheap. These so-called cheap solar panels are usually non-branded, poor-quality solar panels from unknown manufacturers.
Poor quality solar panels are most likely to get electrical issues, microcracks, internal corrosion and hot spots quickly. These issues affect the total power output and decrease the life of solar panels. Hot spots can permanently damage the solar battery and inverter system, which needs replacement with a new system.
Substandard Solar Inverters
The solar inverter is as critical as solar panels in a solar power system. A high-quality solar inverter from a leading manufacturer has high-efficiency ratings, performance, and warranty service. On the other hand, a poor quality inverter does not offer any of these.
Many solar installers compromise on the quality of solar inverters, bragging about their efficiency to see profits. Poor quality solar inverters may perform well for 2 or 3 years but often face issues with overheating and isolation faults— and eventually, dies out. They affect the overall performance of your home or business’ solar energy. Sooner or later, you need to replace them.
Believe it or not, poor solar power installations are the main reason for solar energy system failures in Australia. When it comes to the Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie regions of NSW, many solar installers offer affordable installation quotes. Unquestionably, home and business owners are tempted to go for the cheapest deals. The problem here is your solar installer may use a branded product but may lack adequate installation training.
As a result, bad and unsightly panel positioning, exposed cabling, and overshadowed panels are some of the typical examples of unprofessional installations. Poor installations are also dangerous. For instance, the exposed cable creates electrical hazards and solar system failure. So, make sure you hire trained and accredited solar installers.
Poor Warranty & Support Services
When you go for cheap solar installations, just remember you may have a warranty at the time of purchase, but it’s not a surety. It goes like this— you come up with a problem in your solar energy system and give your solar installer a call, they may pick up, but they will neither address your issue nor attend to it. You end up calling the customer service of the unknown manufacturer, and that most often does not help too.
A standard solar battery and panel system comes with a minimum warranty of 10 years. Some also include a labour warranty. Don’t fall for misleading advertisement scams regarding cheap solar as there is no such thing.
Paying twice or thrice the amount of cheap solar for a high-quality solar power system is worth every cent. Kindly contact us for more details.