What about warranties?

Sep 15th, 2019

Every solar company available through Ohm Power has been subject to proper scrutiny and due diligence. Assessing warranties is a considerable activity, the important criteria for comparison are whether the warranty covers replacement, repair, shipping, and labour, as these all work in tandem to reduce the risk of ownership with a solar power system. 

 

Important note: A company that has been around for a longer period of time likely has a much higher capability of upholding any warranty issues that may arise in the future, as they have demonstrated a track record and have social proof of their operations. 

Solar Panels

Product warranty covers the physical aspects of the solar panel, including any manufacturing defects or durability issues. A product warranty for solar panels may cover replacement, repair, shipping, and labour, what is covered by warranty differs between brands. Industry standard lengths for a solar panel product warranty is 10 years. 

Performance warranty covers a certain percentage of a panel's production capacity over an interval of time. The industry standard is 80% production capacity after 25 years. 

Inverters

Product warranty covers the physical aspects of the inverter, including any manufacturing defects or durability issues. A product warranty for inverter may cover replacement, repair, shipping, and labour, what is covered by warranty differs between brands. Industry standard lengths for a inverter product warranty is 5 years.

 

 

Worksmanship warranty

Workmanship warranty covers any damage or maintenance issues that arise because of incorrect installation of your solar system. A workmanship warranty may cover servicing, roof damage, and faulty wiring. Industry standard lengths for a workmanship warranty is 5 years.

Solar retailers should also have the appropriate accreditation and insurance to carry out the installation. A simple ABN search will show a quick history of the retailer, and whether they have the capacity to service your solar system in the future.