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Tips for buying solar power panel

Nov 14th 2014 at 9:32 PM
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Tips for buying solar power panel

Solar power panels are a valuable addition to any home. They help save energy and money too. The best thing about the solar power panels is that they are environmentally friendly. By using the sun’s energy for producing electricity, the solar panels help in energy conservation. If you are thinking of buying solar power panels for your home, use the tips given below to make the most out of your investment.

Not all solar panels are created equal. Poor quality panels do not perform properly. Panels that use poor quality sealants may do the job for first few years but then they may degrade, and there is no option but to replace the power panel. Make sure you invest in top quality solar panel so that it lasts for considerably long duration.

Never ever buy the solar panel without scrutinising its inverter. An inverter is the device that converts the DC electricity from the solar panels into AC electricity suitable for use in homes. A low quality inverter is inefficient and has a shorter life span. Since the cost of replacing the inverter is quite high it is advisable to buy a solar panel system with good quality inverter.

Do not ignore to check other components of the solar power panel. Everything must be taken into consideration when buying solar panel system, including panel quality, wiring quality, switch gear durability, string arrangement, strength of mounting solution, resistance to weather, inverter and panel matching, inverter auto switching, and operating temperature ranges.

Look for upgradable solar power systems. In future, if your energy requirements increase and you wish to upgrade your solar panel system, it should be possible otherwise you may have to buy a new system. When buying solar power panel, ask the manufacturer or supplier if the system can be upgraded at a later date and whether or not it can perform to its full potential.

When comparing the price of the solar panel systems, make sure you take extra costs into account. The price can vary depending on the type of structure upon which the solar power system is placed. Some other factors that can affect the cost of your solar panel system are tile roof, build frame on flat metal roof, cost of moving the inverter, cost of fixing horizontal array, split array, cathedral charges and travel charges.

Choose the right solar panel installer. Since you are investing a sizeable portion of your money in getting the solar panels, make sure that you choose the right solar panel installer. Ask for the solar installer’s accreditation number and ask him where he is located. If he is located in Yorkshire or Wakefield, you must visit their office personally to view their range of solar panels. You must clear all your doubts and concerns before buying the solar panels.

Buy the right solar power panels and make the most out of them. Save your money and energy.

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