It is evident that installing a Solar rooftop is on the increase here in Thailand and indeed around the world. Advertisements from Solar companies are blasted all over Social Media. The number of daily enquiries that we receive from Solar equipment suppliers has peaked at about one per hour either by email, Whatsapp or Line!
When we started installing Solar rooftops ten years ago, the ROI (return on investment) was around ten years; now, it can be less than five.
What I have seen over the years with ‘trends’ is that there is a ‘tipping point. In our field (electronics, tech etc..), we know that when the ‘tipping-point occurs, you will see a swift decline of suppliers and installers, generally leaving the customer frustrated and lost. We witnessed this in the electronic security business when cheap CCTV cameras entered the market, there was a shift and selling quality equipment became almost impossible. When this happens, there are only a few options available; join in the fray and sell cheaper products, quit or adapt!
So what’s next for Solar? How can you protect your investment, one that should serve you for at least 15-20 years.
The best way is to work with a supplier/installer that has been in the business for some time and has a reputation that they want to maintain. Try to base your purchasing decision on the equipment used and the warranties and service offered by the company you choose. With Solar equipment, items like solar inverters and solar panels typically have an extended warranty period, and no installation company will offer the warranty themselves. The contract for these items is with the manufacturer. If your installer shuts shop, how will you claim in the event of a fault or faulty part? What about servicing and maintaining your system, does the installer offer this service after the contract has finished?
Kunini has been in business in Thailand since 2002 and has been installing Solar Rooftops since 2010. If you are considering installing a Solar Rooftop for your home or business, please contact us. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have.