Choosing the right solar energy provider can be like walking through a minefield. When it’s difficult to determine who is the best, it can seem safer to go with the cheapest, because the price is more tangible than reputation. But although there are hundreds of solar retailers offering the ‘best solar deals’ and ‘lowest solar prices in Australia’, you should be extremely wary of gravitating towards low-cost solutions. Always remember that low cost comes at a high price – the quality of your solar system. Read on to learn more about why cheap solar never lasts.
Price correlates with quality
If it seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. Your instinct should make you skeptical of companies touting ‘cheap solar solutions’ because this low price has to come from somewhere. In general, if companies offer cheap products, it means that they have taken shortcuts – shortcuts when it comes to sourcing the best materials, manufacturing at a high quality, hiring qualified and capable staff, providing best practice warranty and complaints services, and so on. It’s important to understand that every company would offer lower prices if they could, but price correlates with quality, and here at Red Giant Solar, we are committed to quality.
How do cheap solar companies stay in business?
The short answer is: they don’t. Since 2011, more than 500 solar power companies have shut down across Australia. This means that they have either closed, proposed de-registration, or completely gone into liquidation. Of course, we cannot say what specifically caused the business failure of each individual company, but it’s safe to say that cheap solutions simply don’t work for long-term products. For a full list of the solar companies that have gone bottom-up, take a look here: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Honoring-the-fallen-solar-soldiers
Don’t compromise on solar energy
You should avoid being seduced by cheap solar power because, in the long run, these systems will end up costing more. A low-cost, low-quality solar energy system will require constant replacements, which may or may not be covered by your solar company’s warranty (considering that their low prices have to come from somewhere). There is no point investing so much time, energy, and money into a solar power system that is ultimately going to fail you and your family. Be smart about this decision and don’t compromise when it comes to solar energy- choose a retailer with your best interests at heart.
How cheap is cheap?
In Australia, the average cost for 5kW of panels is $5,180. But some retailers are offering 6kW systems for as low as $2,580, which is a massive dip in price. Experts advise that you should be cautious of any solar retailer offering 5kW systems for less than $4000. Here at Red Giant Solar, we refuse to compromise on quality. We endeavor to provide the highest quality solar power systems using only premium products, and our price point reflects this investment in top-tier products and services for our customers.