The South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance says its solar bulk buys in the Eurobodalla have assisted in the installation of more than 150 solar systems and says it hasn't experienced any of the safety or performance issues highlighted in recent media reports.
It has put out a list of sensible and good advice in relation to solar installation. (See below).
SHASA is an alliance of volunteer Eurobodalla community members, which was formed in 2014 to highlight and support action to mitigate climate change for the region.
If you are considering an investment in solar, SHASA recommends that you:
- get advice and quotes from local, Clean Energy Council accredited solar installers who have physically inspected your site;
- check out your preferred installer's references and insurance;
- ensure you get a written quote identifying the specifications and the warranties for the components of the solar system (solar panels, inverters, batteries).
- If you already have a solar system installed and want to ensure all is well, SHASA recommends that you contact your installer and arrange a maintenance check.
- If you do not know who installed your system, or want an independent check, you can contact another local accredited solar installer or ask the Clean Energy Council for an inspection.
- We have found that local accredited solar installers give the best value for money as their businesses depend on customer satisfaction and they stand by their product. Importantly they are available to address any problems and undertake any required maintenance.