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10 Feb

While it may be tempting to go for a cheap solar installation to save money, as licensed solar electricians in Ballarat, let us stop you right there.

Solar installations in Ballarat definitely call for a big initial investment and is something that you plan for at least the next 10 years. So it has been a quality one. Otherwise, you just end up wasting money and making your property unsafe.

Here we have listed down some of the most common pitfalls of cheap solar but ones that can definitely be avoided if you hire a licensed solar electrician in Ballarat to design your system and carry out the installation up to the Australian standards.

1. Cheap solar won’t last too long

The quality solar installation comes at a price that the consumers should be willing to pay if they want their system to last longer, not have a frequent breakdown and pay constantly for repairs. A substandard solar installation in Ballarat won’t last for even 5 years, which is usually the payback period of most installations.

2. Cheap solar is a ticking time bomb

Poor quality solar products and below standard solar installations are a leading cause of rooftop solar fires happening around the country.

According to one audit report by Clean Energy regulators, one in six solar installations in Australia have been found as substandard. This actually means that there are thousands of unsafe installations as a result of homeowners opting for too good to be true, cheap solar installations rather than calling a licensed solar electrician or solar installer for a quality installation.

3. Cheap solar might have dated technology

Solar panels, inverters and batteries that are sold on a below-market price should ring a bell. Most of the times these equipment are laying around in the warehouses for years and are put on sale for clearance purposes. This means that their technology might be outdated and they may not perform as efficiently as compared to the latest ones.

This also means that your old panels and inverter might not be compatible with newer batteries when you need to replace them and you might end up spending on getting a whole new system altogether, later on, costing you twice.

4. Cheap solar will not be eligible for rebates

If you are buying solar panels are do not meet the standards or you are hiring a solar electrician who is not accredited by the Clean Energy Council, your household will not be eligible to apply for the Victorian Solar Homes Rebate.

Wrapping up

At MJ Electrician Ballarat, we take pride in dealing with only quality solar products that meet the Australian safety standards and are at par with the latest solar technology available at any given point.

We have 5 years of experience working as solar electricians in Ballarat and can help you design the most optimal solar system for your home or office and also install it for you.

Feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to sit down with you and plan the path towards your next solar installation in Ballarat.