Confidence boost for solar sector with new repair scheme

Confidence boost for solar sector with new repair scheme


A new solar trade agreement has been launched which allows member companies of the Solar Trade Association (STA) to repair and maintain damaged installations that were constructed by other companies.

With solar systems believed to have a lifetime of around 30 years, the Solar Repair Agreement aims to give customers certainty over any potential repairs that installations may need during this time period.

Chris Roberts, technical specialist at the Solar Trade Association said: “There is a problem in the solar sector where faulty systems don’t get fixed when installers stop trading. Many installers naturally avoid other companies work, especially when they suspect a bad quality install.

“Our new repair agreement hopes to put an end to this by clearly setting out what the customer should expect from a repair, as well as what the installer is responsible for during the work. We hope this will lead to improved confidence in the secondary maintenance and repair market.”

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