WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN AUTHORIZED INSTALLER FOR YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Now that you’ve made a choice to join the transition to renewable energy, do not forget to make one important decision of choosing the right installer for your system. If you want the most professional and experienced installer working on your project, then you need a certified and permitted installer
WHAT IS AN INSTALLATION PERMIT?
An installation permit is issued by the Electricity Regulatory Authority and allows the holder to carry out electrical installation work.
The Electricity Regulatory Authority, under Section 10 of the Electricity Act 1999, is among other functions mandated to regulate persons and entities carrying out any electrical installation works on any premises such as homes, offices, shops, industries, schools, hospitals. Such mandate ensures the safety of electricity consumers. Accordingly under Electricity Act 1999 and the Electricity (Installation Permits) Regulations SI No 19 of 2003 electrical installation. Works may only be carried out by persons with the appropriate electrical worker’s permit issued by the Authority
HOW CAN I TELL WHO HAS A PERMIT?
An authorized Solar installer must hold a valid installation permit. Obtaining a valid installation permit is a legal requirement in the Electricity Regulatory Authority under Section 10 of the Electricity Act 1999.
A permit issued under the The Electricity (Installation Permits) Regulations, 2003 expires on the 31st day of December of the year during which it was issued. Ensure that your installer has a current permit.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN AUTHORIZED INSTALLER?
Improper installation may result in poor system performance or even safety risks. Here’s why you should use an authorized installer
- They have completed their training as they must meet all the minimum requirements before being issued the permit
- They are registered with the Electricity Authority therefore they are more reliable and trustworthy than unauthorized installers.
- The insurance policy is in place. In case of any problem during or after installation, an authorized installer is able to take care of it as they are covered by insurance unlike unauthorized installers
- Be sure of standard services. An authorized installer is in position to deliver quality services, improve the safety of clients and promote consumer confidence as they are working within the law.