- We're here today to do our one year maintenance check.
We installed this system in June last year
so it's time for the one year check
just to see how things are going.
The system is performing really well
and that's what you would expect
from a SolarEdge LG system.
- The Caldwell shopping center chose
to use the LG Neon 395 commercial panels.
One of the reasons why they've gone with that panel
is that the panel comes with
a full 25 year parts and labor warranty.
There's many panels out there that have a 25 year,
what we call a performance warranty
but their parts and labor warranty
is really only for 10 years.
So it's important for us, for the businesses
that we sell systems to, to get the full return
on the system and for it to last that time.
- We obviously work with top of the range products.
We make that decision because we believe they're the best
in the range and their warranty is better
than anyone else's.
If you're going to install something that's going to last
25 years customers like to have a warranty
that's going to last the length of their system.
- For a residential customer they might only be putting
20 panels on a roof but for a commercial site
there could be three to 400 so if you've got a fault
or you're choosing a cheap panel the exercise
to go and remove all those panels and install new ones
is vastly greater than it is at a domestic level
so quality is even more important on commercial sites
for me than it is on residential sites
because it's such a big investment for a business.
That said the investment itself is something
that's really worthwhile doing.
The savings for businesses can typically be much better
because most of that power that a solar system generates
on a business is being used during the daytime
and that's when everyone's at work
so the paybacks can be exceptional for businesses
and I've seen them even below three years,
as low as two and a half years which is great.
- Quality's everything.
We're installing something for a customer
so obviously the customer wants it to work,
I want it to work.
I want a system that's going to work seamlessly.
That's why we go with top of the range products
for example the LG and the SolarEdge.
I don't believe there's anything better in the market.
- In a commercial situation it's obviously more focused
on a return on your investment but the business owners
should feel really happy and pleased with themselves
and not only are they saving themselves some money
but they're improving the environment
and helping us reduce our carbon footprint.