Once you’ve made the decision to invest in solar panels for your growing business, you’ll need to choose a company to do business with and the type of panels that you want to use. Cost is certainly a major factor to consider when investing in solar panels for your business but it should not be the determining factor.
When you think of cost, you have to look at the big picture not the amount you’re paying up front. While you may think you’re getting a good deal when you find the lowest price for your panels, it’s not a good deal if they’re not made from quality materials and built to last. Here are some of the factors that you need to consider before you buy.
Longevity and Total Cost of Ownership
Solar panels don’t come cheap so this is something that you want to last for a very long time. Therefore, longevity should be at the top of the list. Solar panels with a lifespan of 20 to 25 years are ideal because these should last long enough for you to see a return on your investment. Otherwise, you’re not getting a good deal.
Power and Watt Size
The Watt size of the panel is a major factor because this is what determines whether you have enough watts to run your business successfully. A 100-Watt panel should produce 100 Watts of energy per hour. Take the wattage and multiply it by the number of panels you plan to have installed and this will give you your estimated number of Watts the panels will produce every hour. This information will help you decide how many panels you need to install to have enough Watts to run your business.
Look for a Reliable Solar PV Installer
Always do your research and make sure you’re dealing with a company that has a good reputation. Read reviews, check with the Better Business Bureau, find out how long the company has been in business and what warranties they offer before you decide to use a specific company.
The company that you choose should also have trained technicians who can help evaluate your needs, choose the best panel type for your business and provide you with an estimated cost for the project. They should also have the ability to estimate your future needs, based on the current growth of your company. Doing your research will help you choose the best, most reliable company with which to do business.
The renewable energy consultants at Eco Power Supplies can help you determine which type of solar panels and solar inverters would produce optimal performance to meet the needs of your growing business.