Why Are Some Solar Quotes More Expensive Than Others?


How do I choose the right solar quote?

When push comes to shove, choosing the right installer will ultimately determine which quote to go with. A reputable installer should be designing the best system for your home. They should also be reliable and have proven longevity in the solar industry.


Comparing solar quotes


The best system for your home will take into account:

  • System longevity: Cheap panels, inverters, and batteries might just see you replacing the system sooner than expected. The last thing you want is to have a system underperforming, breaking down, or going through a drawn-out warranty claim. Investing in quality components will give you peace of mind for many years.
  • Your current and future energy usage: Some installers are in it for a quick buck and will install a cheap system with little consideration for your energy needs.


When you receive a quote, look for the following:

  • The make and model of the components and their warranties: Research the quality of the solar panels, inverters, and batteries. Scrutenise their performance and output, and find out what you will need to do to fulfil warranty requirements. Check out our recommended products.
  • Installation warranties and production guarantees: The fine print is where you will find what is, and what is not, covered by warranties and guarantees. Ask the salesperson to explain anything you need further information for and get it in writing.


Making the right choice

Ultimately, you want to ensure that the decision that you choose the right installer. If things go wrong, you want to know that there will be someone on the other end of the phone when you call. The quoted price should not be the only determining factor. The quality of the components, the installation warranties, and the reputation of the business must all be factored into your decision.

Our rule of thumb is this: if Google doesn’t know who they are then give them a miss. You wouldn’t purchase a $7,000 TV from a dodgy market stand, so don’t leave your solar investment in the hands of an unknown installer. 

Energy Matters works with an Australia-wide network of installers ready to provide you with FREE quotes. This service is completely obligation-free. Begin your solar journey today!




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