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Why we’re confident we rank among the best residential solar companies in Melbourne

Yes, declaring ourselves the best residential solar company in Melbourne is a bold claim but we don’t make it lightly. We have more than 12 years’ experience in the field and we’re here to help you save money and play your part in Australia’s green revolution.

How do you go about choosing the right solar company? We’re about to break it down and make it simple for you. When considering residential or commercial solar installation, there are a few crucial factors to take into consideration.

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In the past few years, there has been a 116 percent surge in complaints from people who have installed solar panels, with 16 percent of units underperforming and 4 percent of installs completely unsafe for use. To avoid this, it’s important to do your research before choosing any Geelong-based Solar Company.

As a residential solar company ourselves, we place a lot of emphasis on quality and good workmanship, so the first recommendation we make is that the Melbourne solar company you choose, must have racked up plenty of experience, be accredited, and have a team of solar installers that are hyper-focussed on detail. Otherwise you risk having a poorly sized system and panels installed.

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How to choose the best residential solar companies

While there have been record numbers of complaints about installation and panel quality, one way to minimise risk is to make sure you choose an accredited company. What accreditation should you look for and where can you check that this isn’t bogus?

The accreditation body for the designer, installer and the components of solar panels is the Clean Energy Council (CEC), which is funded by the industry. The CEC also has Approved Solar Retailers, so top residential solar companies will have the logo for the council displayed somewhere prominently on their website.

On the CEC website, you will find a list of more than 7,000 accredited solar installers, which also separates the categories of accreditation from design-only to design and install. You can also use their website tools to find an installer in your area, so for example, typing in Geelong Solar Company should bring up companies in Geelong with the right credentials, giving you added peace of mind.

Solar Company – the other accreditations and checks you need

Another thing to look out for when picking residential solar power companies is to ask if the panels and the inverter are accredited. The panels and the inverter are part of the installation package – there’s a diagram on our home page that shows how this works – and if they are accredited, the purchaser can feel reassured that they meet Australian safety/performance standards, and that they are CEC-approved.

Remember – if the components, the designer and the installer of residential solar panels are not CEC-accredited, you will not receive the government subsidy that can make a big difference to how much money you will pay, depending on the location but the rebate (the small-scale technology certificate) can generate about $3,500.

Simple checks to make

There are also simple checks you can make to ensure you choose the best of the residential solar companies. Age is always a plus-point, with companies that have been operating for more than five years the ideal choice, and the company should have an Australian office and local phone number so if there are any issues it is easy enough for them to come out.

If at all possible, talk to other customers who purchased their solar panels from the company, and ask about their experiences. Sadly, fake online reviews are a growing problem for all industries so if you can talk to someone in person, all the better.

The company should also offer you a complimentary, obligation-free visit. Any quotes should show that the company knows your budget and has not tried to sell you something you cannot afford. Avoid any company that does not offer this, and if their sales technique make you feel uncomfortable, walk away.

Having said that, it is important to remember that the solar panel business isn’t one that allows for ‘deep discounts’. A bargain here is rarely that. Quotes that are too cheap usually mean that quality components have been swapped out for inferior goods, the installations are rushed or that the installers are insufficiently qualified.

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Your first step to clean, green cheaper energy

We hope that the above information has given you enough confidence in what you need to do to find residential solar panel companies that will provide you with fuss-free power for your home.

If you would like to find out more, why not consider an obligation-free visit from one of our expert installers who will come out to your home, inspect the roof and let you know what size solar panels you would need, answer any questions on the process or how the panels work and provide you with an obligation-free quote? And, because we’re also big believers in the energy-providing powers of caffeine and sugar (!), we’ll bring free coffee and muffins with us too!

To contact us, you can email simon@vortexelectrical.com.au, phone 0439 315 972 or fill in the contact form here.

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