Almost everyone’s heard of solar panel horror stories. In an industry where the average household spend amounts to thousands of dollars, sadly there are always likely to be shonky operators and scammers trying to take advantage of people.

At The SunWorks Solar Centres, we know there’s one simple thing to keep in mind to ensure you avoid a costly mistake and steer clear of ‘too good to be true’ offers that will leave you with a pile of regret. Cheap solar isn’t quality and quality solar isn’t cheap.

Let’s explore a few reasons why this is the case … to make sure you avoid a costly mistake.

Substandard systems

The most obvious reason you really do get what you pay for when it comes to solar power systems is the sub-par performance of inferior products and far less durability – meaning you’ll have to replace components or your whole system a lot sooner.

There are many photovoltaic (PV) systems on the market that are priced much cheaper than the leading systems available, however their price can be attributed to substandard manufacturing and poorer quality materials. With these, you may save money in the upfront costs, but you’re facing a huge potential for problems down the track – large bills and a lot of hassle. It really isn’t worth the headache!

The SunWorks difference: Although we do offer solar power specials from time to time, we sell only high-quality solar power systems including those manufactured in Australia and Europe.

Shoddy workmanship

We’re sure you’ve heard the phrase, “When you pay people peanuts, you get monkeys” … well, it definitely applies when it comes to solar installations.

A cheap installation likely means the company you’re using is hiring subcontractors who are underqualified. Their lack of knowledge and skill in the trade poses a huge risk that mistakes will be made during your installation, potentially damaging your system or significantly reducing its power.

The SunWorks difference: With more than three decades’ experience in the solar power industry, you can rest assured that our team know what they’re doing and all our systems are installed by one of the owners of the company – we do not use subcontractors.

No after-installation service

Dodgy subcontractors are generally happy to never see you again, so take their money and run. There’s no warranty service period or scheduled checks, leaving you without any peace of mind about your investment.

The SunWorks difference: We take pride in delivering the highest level of service and always strive for customer satisfaction.

Hidden fees

The other catch of cheap pricing can be additional costs not disclosed to you before you buy, such as hidden fees related to installation or component costs. As with all contracts, it pays to read the fine print before you sign.

The SunWorks difference: We tell you everything upfront and we also offer great advice – rather than try to sell you the most expensive system. Be sure to contact us to discuss the best solar power solution for your needs.