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Solar 101: Use these tips to get the best quotes

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Solar 101: Use these tips to get the best quotes

Last edited: 18/02/21

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Solar Panels 101: Getting The Best Experience

In-home, high-pressure sales tactics are the norm in the residential solar industry of the UK. However, if you’re armed with the right information, beating these tactics won’t be an issue. When gathering quotes on the best solar panels, here are the top things you should definitely be aware of:

Take note of the cost

It is vital for you to be aware of the average cost of installing solar panels in your area. Plus, there is a notable variance in cost between brands of inverters and solar panels.

The unique thing about purchasing a solar power system is that you assume it to last 25 years. Thus, you need to make a conscious tradeoff  between lesser cost and the brands of equipment that are least likely to flop and most likely to still be in business if they do fail in 10-15 years.

Research about their reputation

It would be best if you also consider which solar equipment brands have the highest ratings from consumers.

In addition, the solar company you select to install your solar power system is just as important as the brands of inverter and solar panels you choose because it’s up to this organisation to install the equipment properly. They are your initial port of call if anything goes wrong.

Know your savings

Since solar is quite a long-term investment, a decision about it requires that a lot of factors be taken into consideration. Before making a decision to install solar panels, it’s important to know what your savings will be.

Familiarise yourself with tax credits and solar incentives

It’s also important to know how the solar tax credit and other incentive schemes work along with the eligibility criteria for each.

Understand how much your solar system will generate

In underpinning the return you’ll make from your solar system, a key assumption you’d make will be the amount of power it will generate. This differs based on the slope or tilt angle of the roof, the direct of the roof (south is ideal), and the location. If your house has roof space facing anywhere between the south-west and south-east, is largely unshaded between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is at a normal roof pitch of roughly 22 degrees, then this is probably not a big issue for you.

Use bulk buying platforms to get cheaper prices

When the companies know they are facing stiff competition, they will hand out their best pricing. That’s why you’re usually better off requesting your solar quotes through a marketplace.

Now you’ve graduated Solar 101!

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