Sometimes we get asked why we can’t match the $2999 system price. Above is what you get for that price. It’s such a sad part of the
solar industry that there are so many terrible installers around with no care for their quality of work or the customers long term
At Taylor Energy we use only in-house, fully licenced electricians, no sub contractors or labour hire. Just our well trained experienced staff that will keep looking after you for years to come.
We cannot overstate the importance of buying your solar power system from a good quality, trusted and well-established company.
So, you’ve got the products, you know what’s good quality – let’s just go and find the cheapest price for a Fronius inverter and LG panel, right? Wrong.
Choosing the correct company is probably the most important part of buying a solar power system.
If you think back to the pink bats insulation disaster, you’ll remember that suddenly – anyone and everyone was selling bats because the government was funding them to do so. It led to horrible installations all throughout Australia, and sadly, even a few deaths.
Unfortunately, the same type of people have been drawn to the solar industry. They sell a system, then hire the very cheapest sub-contractor to go and whack it on your roof, wipe their hands with the customer and count their money. The companies then close their doors after 12 months and the poor customer is left high and dry with no warranties or after sales service.
This is so frequent in the industry – most people can’t even grasp the scale of it. I can almost guarantee you have a friend or family
member who has bought a solar power system from a company that is no longer operational.
Just to prove that I’m not exaggerating, this is a list of solar power companies that have gone into liquidation since 2011…Spoiler alert – there is over 500!
When buying a solar power system, it is crucial to check the installer’s history and experience. Ideally, choose a company that uses their own well-trained, full-time staff to do the installations, as they’re able to maintain their quality of workmanship in-house. Using sub-contractors can be a lucky dip for the customer. Sometimes you’ll get a good one, but if you get a bad one, it could be too late before you realise.
You can perform a few checks before going ahead that are simple to do:
If you can tick all the above boxes, that’s a pretty good start.