71 CONSUMER INFORMATION Consumer and Business Services 0002.Sep18 Solar panels Tips before you buy: Quotes ´ Get several written quotes ´ Contact accredited installers who use licensed electricians ´ Compare energy output and total cost Contracts and payments ´ There must be a written contract for jobs costing $12,000 or more. For smaller jobs, get a contract or written quote. ´ Don’t pay too much in advance, in case your job is not finished properly. ´ Get a receipt for each payment. Warranties and guarantees Get written confirmation from the installer about the energy output estimate, performance claims, guarantees and warranties. For more information See our solar panels factsheet at cbs.sa.gov.au or visit cleanenergycouncil.org.au for a list of accredited designers and installers.