No one’s arguing that solar power is one of the most sustainable and cost-effective way to reduce your energy bills and environmental impact.
However, the key to getting the most from your solar isn’t just about selecting the right products and solutions.
Ensuring you get the highest-quality solar experience possible means focusing on three key areas in your research:
- Quality solar products
- Quality installation
- Ongoing customer support
In this article, we’ll explore the critical factors that contribute to a good solar installation, what makes a quality solar installer, and why the entire package, including ongoing customer service, matters.
What Are the Key Steps in Going Solar?
Put simply, the choice to install solar panels involves a number of key steps, your understanding of which can determine both the quality of your experience and the degree of savings you make in the long-term.
Broadly, the process of buying, installing and maintaining solar solar panels can be understood in these stages:
- Research: reading about and selecting the products you want to install
- Installation: ensuring a quality install of your quality products
- Maintenance: quality solar systems require regular scheduled maintenance
Why Does Installation Matter?
Choosing to go solar is a wise decision.
However, it’s also crucial to remember that your journey isn’t just about the end product or the brand of solar panel you go for; it’s about the entire process – from your very first google search to the end of your solar system’s lifespan.
A poorly executed solar PV installation, for example, can lead to inefficiencies, safety hazards, and long-term issues, negating the benefits of solar energy. Therefore, it’s essential to consider installation as a critical aspect of your solar investment.
Because what’s the point of choosing a quality, highly-efficient solar panel if it’s not properly installed?
What Factors Contribute to a Quality Solar Installation?
We suggest that 7 key factors contribute to a quality solar installation:
- System design: Every home is unique, and so should be your solar system design. A good installation begins with a well-thought-out system design. It considers your energy needs, roof orientation, shading, and other factors to optimise energy generation.
- Product selection: The quality of the solar panels, inverters, and other components used in your system significantly impacts its performance and longevity. Using the right products tailored to your specific needs is essential.
- Planning: Careful planning is vital to ensure the optimal placement of panels and equipment on your roof. There is no one-size-fits-all solution in solar; it should be customised to your home’s layout and conditions.
- Physical installation: A skilled and experienced installation team is critical. They need to execute the plan effectively, ensuring safety and efficiency.
- Commissioning: Thorough testing and commissioning guarantee that the installed system functions as intended. It’s the last quality check before handing the system over to the homeowner.
- Quality checks: Regular quality checks, both on-site and remotely, ensure that the system continues to operate at peak performance.
- Performance monitoring: Keeping an eye on the system’s output ensures that it meets your expectations and delivers the promised benefits.
While all of these factors are important, there’s something else that matters just as much: how much you enjoy working with the solar company you select.
How Do You Choose a Solar Company?
Choosing a solar company you love is just as important as choosing quality products. Because if you’re choosing a forever solar solution for your home, why not enjoy the people you collaborate with?
Here are the traits that we think define a quality solar installer:
- Experience: A reputable installer will have a track record of successful installations and years of experience in the industry.
- Certifications: Look for installers with industry certifications that demonstrate their expertise.
- Transparent pricing: A quality installer provides transparent pricing, with no hidden costs or unrealistic promises.
- Customer-centric approach: They prioritise customer satisfaction and work to understand your specific needs and preferences.
- Quality workmanship: Skilled installers ensure that the installation is not only efficient but also aesthetically pleasing.
- Warranty and support: A reliable installer offers comprehensive warranties and responsive customer support to address any issues promptly.
Here’s a list of G Store’s recent awards and recognitions:
- Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer
- Enphase Installed of the Year (multiple)
- New Energy Tech Approved Seller
- Solarquotes – Platinum Rated Partner
So – how’s this sitting with you?
If you’re anything like the majority of our customers, you’ll arrive with us having already commenced your research on the best solar company in Victoria.
At G Store, we pride ourselves on offering the very best value for money with quality solar solutions backed by ongoing, passionate and trusted solar expertise.
Finding the best solar retailer in Victoria
Here’s 5 reasons to choose G Store:
- Experience: More than 15 years of trusted solar expertise complimented by our patient, trusted and reliable customer service: a G Store trademark.
- Quality: Via G Store’s leading industry partnerships, we offer access to the most innovative, efficient and beautifully designed technology on the market.
- Holistic thinking: Beyond solar and solar battery storage, we offer a range of holistic energy-efficiency solutions spanning Hot Water, HVAC, and more.
- Award-winning advice: As a trusted retailer and multi-award-winning installer, we’re here to make sure your solar journey is as stress-free as possible.
- Great people: When all is said and done, we know you’ll absolutely love working with our team. Our hand-selected group of passionate, skilled and supremely knowledgeable solar professionals know panels, hot water and HVAC like no-one else.
Want to know more about the solar panel and solar battery storage solutions we recommend, sell and install, as well as the awards we’ve received for our incredible installations?
We can’t wait to speak with you.