Are There Risks with Solar Power?

In Commercial Solar, Financial Advice by The LeverEdge

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Any time an investment is being evaluated—whether it’s a mutual fund or a home improvement project—it’s important to evaluate risk. So, it’s reasonable to ask the question, “Are there any risks associated with having solar panels installed onto a building?”

In this week’s blog post, we’re going to take an unbiased look at what risks there are, if any, when it comes to having a solar power generation system installed onto a commercial or residential building.

Potential Risk #1: Poor Installation Work

Because installing rooftop solar panels involves a significant addition to a home or commercial building, careful attention to detail is critical during the installation process. If a solar panel installer doesn’t know the best practices related to their craft, it’s possible that the panels could be damaged either during installation or at some point down the line.

It’s for this reason that choosing a professional solar panel installer like the LeverEdge is so important. With any solar panel installer you choose, be sure to ask for references and a portfolio of completed projects. This is the best way to help reduce your risk of system failure due to poor installation work.

Potential Risk #2: Failing Hardware

Not all solar panels are created equal.

There are wide variances in the efficiency, durability, and cost of solar power generation system hardware. Did you know that many solar panels and inverters are cheap, ‘imitation’ products that are built by companies who cut corners to save money? It’s true, making it all that much more important to trust the vendor you’re working with.

Communicating with your installer about the companies behind the solar power products will go a long way in making sure that you choose quality products for your project.

Potential Risk #3: Not Getting Support Post-Project

This is one of the most common fears among those considering solar for their homes: they worry that they won’t get support after the system is installed.

At The LeverEdge, we realize how important system support is for our customers. Because we remain by your side throughout the life of your system, you never have to worry if we’ll be there for you when you need us.

Even though there are inherent risks involved with any home or business addition, steps can be taken to reduce that risk to near marginal levels.

To inquire about solar power solutions available from The LeverEdge, contact us today.

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