Buying solar panels, inverters and battery storage
Your roof top is valuable real estate, so use it wisely and buy quality solar photovoltaic panels, inverters and battery storage.
1. Solar PV panels
Quality panels and installation make economic sense. Saving you money and setting you up for the exciting energy future. As a general rule they pay for themselves in usually 5-9 years, then produce you free electricity for the next 15 plus years.
Always install quality panels. The manufacturers warranty is a good guide and protection in buying solar panels. A production warranty does NOT guarantee the panels will still be producing your useable electricity as some sales people try to make you believe.
Quality installation – choose reputable installers who have a good reputation in our region. Always try to get three quotes
Join Renew.org.au and get the free advice their service offers as part of your membership. This will be a cheap investment in getting a quality battery system. Renew publishes the Renew and Sanctuary magazines and is a not-for- profit organisation.
It also pays to do your research when it comes to choosing energy retailers and be wary of “too good to be true" offers. For example, “bundle" offers on solar and battery installations might end up costing you more in the long run, as this article explains in solarquotes.com.au.