How many solar panel manufactures are on offer in Australia, and how many panel models do they offer?
We moved up to 480 solar manufacturers offering products in about 2014, and they were offering 27,000 different models. And then the Clean Energy Council tightened up the screws as to the quality requirements in the panel, and then a lot of the cheaper manufacturers basically decided that the testing regime was two onerous, and we've now been down to around 57,58 manufacturers in early 2019 left.
So there's over 420 manufacturers who, when you have a panel of those manufacturers on your roof, there's nobody in Australia you can call. And there's over 25,000 models going back 2014, that there is no spare pads, nobody ever available. You do not want to be in that situation.
You got to think, with solar, buying ahead, buying future-proof, buying a high efficient panel, buying a brand panel, buying panel that works. Do not be tempted by the cheap price initially, because you need quite a few years to get your money back. There's no point have the thing all die before you had your money back. You want it to last as long as possible.