Once you make the decision to install a solar power system on the roof of your home or business, you will come across numerous solar companies, all competing for you to get your system installed through them. One of the most essential parts of choosing a solar company is to ensure that the installers that carry out the actual installation of the solar panels are skilled and licensed by the Clean Energy Council. This is a crucial part of your solar buying process as the workmanship of the final installation determines how smooth your system runs over the years without the onset of complications and other issues.
There is little to no effort in the upkeep of your solar panels. Most panels have a 12-15 year product warranty and a 25 year performance warranty. Using a CEC accredited solar installer with a reliable track record is critical to ensure you can get good after-sales support in the rare event that it’s needed. Most Inverters have a 5-10 year product warranty. Most inverters being installed nowadays connect to your home internet so that you can conveniently monitor your system’s performance and solar production. Your solar installer or retailer will undertake regular online battery health checks to ensure it is performing at its peak. Go for a solar set-up which is secured under a good warranty period. Don’t forget to ask for a warranty certificate so that you can be assured of being insured in case there is any kind of malfunction or issue with the solar panels.
Latest Trends in Renewable Energy
The desire to transition towards clean energy continues to gain global momentum, driven largely by investor interest in sustainable solutions and international governments have followed suite.
- The renewable energy sector was responsible for 27.7 per cent of Australia’s total electricity generation in 2020 – 35.9% Wind, 23.5%Small-scale solar, 23.3% Hydro, 10.9% Large-scale solar, 5% Bioenergy and 1.4% Medium Scale Solar.
- The adoption of solar battery installation has been lagging in Australia due to a low return on investment. The initial cost to install a solar battery is still high and unaffordable for most people for the return it provides.
Importance of Skilled Installers
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is the highest body which represents Australia’s clean energy sector. It is an industry association made up of more than 600 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It hosts and funds the REEEP Southeast Asia and Pacific Secretariat. The main aim of the Clean Energy Council is to raise the standard of quality in the solar industry through their accreditation program for solar installers. Receiving accreditation by the Clean Energy Council recognises solar installers who have undertaken the necessary training to design and install solar, batteries and other renewable energy systems.
CEC-accredited solar installers and designers are the most reliable solar installers present in the Australian market as they only work in accordance to quality standards and produce systems that are safe, reliable and meet customer expectations over a long period of time. There are now more than 8,000 accredited installers around Australia.
Harnessing renewable sources of energy has always been a popular idea on a commercial level, but now with the advancements made in the field of solar technology, it is slowly becoming accessible to residential areas as well. By shifting to solar power with the installation of solar panels by a CEC accredited installer, you can reduce your dependence on the power grid.
Solar Power Nation only works with CEC accredited installers to guarantee you quality and skilled workmanship. Generally, solar panels can last up to 25 years under ordinary circumstances. Most solar panels have a performance warranty of 25 years. However, it is necessary to ensure that you purchase from a CEC Approved Solar retailer. Solar companies that are approved CEC retailers can guarantee skilled workmanship and long lasting performance of your solar power system without too many complications down the road. Contact Solar Power Nation today for expert advice on the best products and installations by only skilled and licensed solar installers to make sure you get the highest return on your investment with a system that functions well and lasts for years to come!