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Tips for Buying Solar Panels

Harnessing the power of the sun is a great way to save energy and money, but you want to make sure you do it right, otherwise you might experience a solar headache. As you are learning about the advantages of solar power, learn how to buy your new panels the right way.

  1. Ask for Recommendations

Ask your family and friends if they have solar panels or if they know someone who has solar panels. While you can always go online to check out recommendations, you might be more comfortable getting your information from someone you actually know. This is also a good way to learn about any problems you can expect with your solar panels so you can prepare for such issues accordingly.

  1. Be Prepared to Pay for Quality

Before you start saving money with solar panels, you have first got to pay for them as well as the installation. Nothing good is cheap, so be prepared to pay for quality work. Compare warranties and components, as you are shopping around. Know that larger companies may be able to offer substantial savings, because they have more buying ability. In any case, make sure the company you choose does not have a history of cutting corners.

  1. Make Sure Your Solar Panels are Certified

To help narrow down your options as you are shopping for solar panels, ensure those you are considering have been certified. Not only can certification help when it comes to government rebates, it also proves that the panels have been properly tested to make sure they meet their advertised specifications. Certification can either be done by an independent lab or the solar panel company itself.

As with any other big purchase, you will want to shop around before making a final decision on your solar panels. Gather several quotes and avoid high pressure sales pitches at all cost. Should you ever need help, check to see if there are any roofing companies in your area that specialize in solar panel installation.

 

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