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9 Tips To Get The Best Deal On Solar Panels

We’ve interviewed our Energy Consultants and asked them to share their top ten tips and words of wisdom on how to get the best deal on your solar panels. Take a look at the list below.
 
1) The best deal isn’t always the best bottom line price.
Make sure you are thinking about both the long-term and short-term financial benefits of whichever solar contract you are looking to sign.
 
2) It’s important to consider the specific value that is being offered with each option.
Don’t get distracted with flashy offers or gimmicks. Think carefully about exactly what is being offered. It’s helpful to make a Pro/Con list for all the solar financing deals that are coming your way.
 
Interested in checking out all of your solar options? Get a free quote from us here.
 
3) Many contractors have a very low price, but have no methods of protecting the large investment of a solar facility in the years to come.
Solar is an investment. You want to make sure that the company you go solar with has the capabiltities to help you in the years to come if any problems should happen.
 
4) It’s more than a one year decision and often times the lowest price will cost you more down the road.
Be wary of any company that has an offer that is “too good to be true.” Most of the time, it actually is too good to be true.
 
5) Pay attention to the length of the manufacturer’s warranty.
Take note of what guarantees the manufacturer offers. If the manufacturer is reputable and the warranty period on the panels is substantial (at least 25 years) you would naturally expect your solar system to last long for a long time, long enough to pay for itself and make a profit for you. However, for a warranty to be honored, the manufacturer needs to still be in business; so be cautious of non-reputable brands.
 
6) Have realistic price expectations.
If you are paying substantially less than many other similar size systems quoted, you may find poor quality equipment and/or poor installation work. Quality equipment and installation isn’t cheap and, like all other purchases, you often get what you pay for. Compare components and warranty periods and check into the company providing the installation. While large, well-established companies can pass on substantial savings due to increased buying power, other companies often reduce costs by cutting important corners.
 
7) Do a cost savings analysis.
One of the major benefits of going solar is that it allows most homeowners to secure lower electricity rates for years to come and protect themselves from rising utility costs. It’s important to know what your monthly payments will be this year, next year, and ten years from now. Cost savings analysis should be a big factor. Make sure to look at what you’re paying now versus what you will pay with solar!
 
8) Make sure you are getting the best product and the best production available.
Don’t just go for the cheapest price. Choosing the best product and best production will save you lots of money down the road.
 
You don’t want to get your solar panels from a fly-by-night solar company. Go solar with a company like us that is built to last and will be around to help you monitor and maintain your panels for years to come.
 
SOURCE: https://www.arisesolar.com/single-post/GET-THE-BEST-DEAL-ON-SOLAR-PANELS