10 Tips for Buying Your Solar System

10 Tips for Buying Your Solar System

1. Recommendations

Ask your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues who have solar systems. They have been through the process of researching and are able to provide you with information from their experience.

2. Length of Manufacturer’s Warranty

Find a manufacturer with a good reputation. Be sure and understand the language of what the warranty has to offer. Find a substantial warranty period of at least 25 years. Invest your money in a system that is going to last long enough to pay for itself and make you a profit. Also, make sure the manufacturer is still operating.

API has over 30 years of experience in the solar industry! Our solar arrays come with a 10 or 25 year manufacturers warranty.

3. Have Realistic Price Expectations

Investing in a quality product instead of buying a product of poor quality will save you money in the long run. The old saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” Do your research and compare solar components, warranties, and company history.

4. Solar Panel Certifications

Certifications on solar panels indicates the type of testing that has been done on them. Make sure the panels meet their advertised specifications.

5. Decide on the Type of Panels

With panel technology improving at a rapid pace, there are more options to meet the customers specific needs. The customer needs to consider panel sizes, output, space, monocrystalline or polycrystalline.


6. Solar Panel Mounting

Make sure your roof, ground mounting or tracking system is engineered for the area you are in. If you live in an area that is affected by severe weather such as tornadoes, make sure your solar mounting system has a wind certification. Ask for wind certifications and warranty protocol.

7. Solar Inverter Efficiency

A power inverter converts DC electricity into AC electricity. Make sure and find the inverter efficiency before purchasing a system. The more efficient inverter the better, because less electricity will be wasted during the DC to AC conversion.

8. Get Solar Quotes

It never hurts to shop around and get several quotes from different companies. This is major investment and you want to make sure you are getting the best quality product at a fair price.

9. High Pressure Sales People

No one likes to feel pressured in to buying a product. There is no need to feel rushed in to making a decision. Don’t let sales people make you feel like you must give them an answer right then and there. Take your time and ask them to let you consider the offer.

10. Need More Tips on Buying Solar?

Advanced Power Inc. has some of the most premium quality solar arrays, with a 25 year 80% power output warranty! What is unique about our systems is we not only provide the solar array mounting but we also can wire to your needs. Our solar panel systems or complete water pumping systems are easy to install with their plug and play connectors. View more on our products page or call to speak with one of our system specialist and allow us to help you find the right system to best fit your needs. (866) 201-9224


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