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Investing in a solar power system doesn't come cheaply, which is why it's always a good idea to shop around and collect solar quotes from different companies. In this guide, we explore how to go about finding the right quote for your home.
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To make sure that your solar quotes are as accurate as possible, you'll need to collect the following information:
The quick and easy answer to this is that you should get both. When you're still in the process of researching whether solar panels are for you, collecting quotes over the phone is a great way to get a ballpark figure of how much they might cost. When you decide that solar panels are definitely worth investing in, organising an installer to come to your home will enable you to get a much more accurate estimate for the job.
Nowadays, you can find reliable solar companies at the click of a button. Comparison websites such as Solar Quotes and Solar Choice allow you to compare online solar quotes from different companies near you. You can also find qualified solar installers near you, collect quotes and compare reviews using online marketplaces like Airtasker and Oneflare.
Investing your time into finding a reputable company may save you heaps of money further down the line. To do this, carry out a bit of background research into the industry, and collect quotes from as many local companies as possible. It's also well worth searching out reviews online for various companies. Remember, whoever you decide to go with, they should be CEC approved (Clean Energy Council approved).
A detailed quote is a great way of spotting a professional installer. Here are some essentials that you can expect to see on your solar quotes:
While free quotes may be the norm nowadays, it's important not to rule out paid quotes completely. Installing solar panels is an involved process that's affected by the type of solar panel system you choose and how compatible your house is. Often, when you pay for a quote, the installer will spend more time estimating costs by measuring your home, therefore offering you a more accurate quote rather than an estimated price.
You'll find that the majority of solar systems in Australia are connected to the grid. However, these don't work for everyone. Here's a quick breakdown of the types of solar systems you can find a quote for.
Other than the installation of the systems themselves, you can collect solar quotes for repairs and upgrades for your system too.
The price of a solar panel installation can often be the deciding factor when it comes to saying yes or no to the job. That's why it's important to find solar quotes that are as close to the real price as possible.
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Installing a solar panel can cost you between $4,000 and $20,000. The price of the job will depend on a number of factors including the size and type of solar system you want to install, where you live and if you qualify for any government rebates.
While the planning is usually many months in the making, the actual solar system installation on an average-size residential property should take no more than two days to complete.
There aren't many limits to the type of building you can install solar panels on. As long as the building receives plenty of sunlight throughout the day, solar professionals will be able to find a setup that works for your property.
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