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What to consider when selecting a new solar company

Solar power companies can go out of business due to the high operation costs especially during the slow down period. In Australia, it is not rare to find solar power companies exiting the market, leading to a loss or reduction in tariffs feed around the country. Most recently, we witnessed the exit of Energy Matters and True Value Solar from the country which reignited the debate because of their enormous presence in the country. If this happens to you, then you have no option but to look for a new solar supplier. Choosing a new solar power company can be confusing especially if you don’t know what to look for. The following are 5 areas to look out for when selecting a solar power supplier.

1. Quality of the solar company
If you are searching for a solar installer in Australia, you might be confused to know which company offers quality solar installation. The first thing to look out for is whether the company offers solar installation in your location. Many companies in the market offer solar installation services but they may not be experts in the field. These companies sell cheap equipment and conduct a poor solar installation. The second factor to consider is how long the solar company has been in operation. The rule of thumb is that you should choose a company that has been in existence for 5 years or more. Third, checking the reviews of the company can help you determine if it is a quality solar company or not.

2. The cost of solar installation
The second factor to consider is the installation cost of the solar panel. While determining the overall solar installation cost, you should consider installation and price per watt cost. You can determine this by dividing the gross cost by total power rating.

3. Types of solar panel
While choosing between different solar power companies you should look at the types of solar panels they offer. Depending on if you want solar panels to heat water or generate electricity for your house you can choose between thermal and photovoltaic solar panels. Thermal solar panels are used to heat water for domestic use. Photovoltaic solar panels convert sunlight into electricity.

4. Warranty of the solar system
Most solar companies in Australia have a workmanship warranty offered on their products. The standard workmanship warranty is 5 to 10 years it is ideal you choose a company that offers 20 to 25 years warranty.

5. Solar equipment quality
Finally, confirm with the solar installer if the solar equipment is of good quality. If you want to know if a solar panel is of good quality you should look at the inverter and the modules.

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  • 5 star review  Great advice and service and I don't regret selecting them. They are not a pushy solar marketing outfit. I have recommended them to friends who are looking for solar. They were very patient and helpful while I watched shading issues during different times of the day in the weeks before I made a decision. My observations just confirmed what they had proposed. I was very happy with the installation process. What they said I could expect to be generated on my site and position is on target with what is actually happening.

    thumb Rodney Brady
    8/26/2020

    5 star review  Excellent business to deal with from start to finish. David and his team were friendly, professional , reliable and efficient. The office gave good customer service. Smooth instalment from start to finish and competitive prices. Would recommend them to anyone .

    thumb Deb Bartholomew
    7/13/2020
  • 5 star review  Excellent work. Brilliant Communication. Everything is done with peace of mind.

    thumb Central Coast Korean Tennins Club CCKTC
    11/27/2019

    5 star review  One of the easiest, seamless dealings I've had installing something. Highly recommended. Love our LG Panels.

    thumb Rachel Capps
    1/01/2020
  • 5 star review  A good price & advice on what components to buy. Installed on the day scheduled, and installer were professional. I'd recommend

    thumb Stuart Frith
    11/01/2020

    5 star review  Excellent long established family company with extensive experience in all things Solar. I researched a number of companies and All Green were by far the best value with the highest quality components. Highly recommended!

    thumb Wayne Earnshaw
    6/18/2020
  • 5 star review  Great company to deal with. Priced competively. Install done neatly and on time. Always good to support some locals. Well done to Scott, Bryce and the team.

    thumb Daniel Starr
    2/11/2020

    5 star review  All green environmental solutions installed a large solar system and Tesla battery at my elderly neighbours house (who I was assisting) on the 20th of August, 2020. The installation team came early in the morning, and after consulting with us about what they were going to do, they got to work. The whole process took less than a day, and the men were very efficient and courteous. At the end of the day, the system was tested and up and running, and they left the worksite tidy. Would highly recommend the company if you are thinking of putting in a system. Cheers, Phillip and Dennis. 😊😸

    thumb Phillip Vassallo
    9/09/2020
  • 5 star review  Very pleased with the solution that All Green Environmental came up with. It wasn't the easiest installation with a very steep roof but the installation team did very well and the system was up and running the same day. Very efficient, no mess and I now have 'free' power. Would definitely recommend them.

    thumb Roger Attwood
    5/14/2020

    5 star review  They were fast to book a date once we paid the deposit and the price was the cheapest around. Very happy with their service

    thumb Lindsay Ipsen
    10/27/2020
  • 5 star review  All Green were quick and efficient at installing my panels. I've just received my first power bill since the installation and I am very happy with the result. Recommend.

    thumb Harley Jackson
    1/18/2019

    5 star review  Competitive pricing. Installation crew on time, polite, efficient and answered all my questions. Really appreciated the call a half hour before arrival letting me know they were on their way. Recommended Enphase micro-inverter system is great. Monitoring software is fantastic. Could not have asked for a better experience.

    thumb Ken Hogan
    3/03/2021
  • 5 star review  Excellent experience with All Green getting our solar panels fitted. Joel and the boys arrived on time and had the job finished in about 4 hours. The solar panels have been producing heaps of power since installation and we have not used any electricity in that time.

    thumb Jeff Macpherson
    2/04/2020

    5 star review  I had an issue with my Enphase system which was installed by another local company who went bankrupt, effectively voiding my labour warranty for good. All Green Environmental Solutions weren't obliged to assist me, being very busy with their own clients, but they did !. Their response was prompt and professional throughout. If you are looking to install solar, I am sure you will be safe in the long term and well looked after with this company. Thanks again .

    thumb John Ienna
    3/04/2020
  • 5 star review  Excellent workmanship. I cannot speak more highly of their installers. I only wish other tradies were as prompt, polite, clean, and showed the same attention to detail.

    thumb Ryan Williams
    5/09/2020

    5 star review  A highly professional experience from start to finish. The sales team provided all the information we needed in an easy to understand format with very competitive pricing. Once we decided to go ahead with the purchase things moved along quickly and within a short time the installation crew arrived. The crew were very helpful and friendly, explaining all the steps and downtime was kept to a very minimum amount of time. No more than 15 minutes or so. The monitoring software was installed and explained in detail and the empty boxes, etc was cleaned away. A reassuring aspect of the monitoring software is that in the event of a problem All Green will contact me to let me know what will be done and when, not the other way around as is usually the case. Top marks on all aspects of the deal from start to finish. Well done. I would recommend All Green in an instant.

    thumb Michael Luff
    11/04/2020
  • 5 star review  Awesome company, very professional and competitive pricing. Definitely recommend them

    thumb Shane McGrath
    9/04/2019

    5 star review  I don't normally write reviews but decided to do it for All Green as I had a great experience and smooth transaction with them. Joe on the sales end was really great with understanding the needs and providing analysis for couple of different scenarios. He didn't try to push me to sell the biggest system and provided the optimum one that'd suite my need. It took a while to get it installed, but Wayne and the crew was great on the day. They had all the equipment and didn't even have to come inside the house. They did all the work from outside which was great as I was working from home that day. The job was neat and I didn't have to a tidy up after they've left. Emma and Kylie in the office were great to deal with as well. The system is working like a charm and automatically shut down safely when there was planned maintenance in the electricity network. Thanks guys, couldn't have been a smoother transaction. I'll be recommending you to everyone who's considering solar

    thumb Siva Hesavan
    3/23/2020
  • 5 star review  Great service end to end - bloke came out in person to discuss options (all others were phone or didn’t show), clear quotes, very professional and friendly team of installers on the day. Couldn’t recommend these guys more, 5*

    thumb Chris Dolman
    11/06/2019

    5 star review  May I thank the installer Dave who came around today to troubleshoot and fix my network connectivity with the Enphase envoy. He went to great trouble to hook it up via ethernet so it’s much more reliable and I’m thrilled about that. This is the sort of excellent post-install service you want but don't always get. Recommend.

    thumb Grant Ayre
    4/04/2019
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