Green energy is an increasingly important topic and many households are switching over to solar-based energy systems. 

As a solar installer, your business and clients are vulnerable to many risks during the installation process, such as damage to property, late payments, and terminations. 

A Solar Installation Services Agreement is a legally binding contract made between a solar panel installation business and their clients. It is an important document that sets out a large number of important matters specific to the installation of solar panels. 

What Is A Solar Installation Services Agreement?

A Solar Installation Services Agreement is a legally binding contract that, at its core, is designed to:

  • Clearly state what services you will be providing your clients
  • Limit your liability as far as possible
  • Reduce the risk of any dispute arising from your installation of solar panels. 

Why Do I Need A Solar Installation Services Agreement?

We would always recommend that anyone engaged in the installation of solar panels ensures they have a well-written and comprehensive Solar Installation Services Agreement drafted for use with their customers.

This is because these agreements:

  • Lay out the rules. A Solar Installation Services Agreement clearly sets out what services you will be providing to the client. It provides clarity around things such as how payment must be handled, how termination can occur, how disputes should be handled and much more. 
  • Limits your liability. The primary role of a Solar Installation Services Agreement is to ensure that you are not overly exposed in regards to liability. Without strong liability limitations, you can find yourself in situations where you must pay damages in excess of what you actually caused. This contract seeks to limit this as far as possible.
  • Have a clear path. One of the most dangerous things that can happen for a company is to end up in a situation where it is unclear as to how to proceed. Solar Installation Services Agreements ensure that you have clarity as to what obligations you and your customers have to each other in various legal situations. 

What’s Included In A Solar Installation Services Agreement?

A Solar Installation Services Agreement addresses a variety of issues relevant to your particular business. It is a good idea to get a lawyer to provide you with a list of issues to consider and advise you on what’s normal if you’re unsure. You can also tell the lawyer any specific requirements related to your business and they can advise on the best way to incorporate these into the agreement.

Some key things to address in a Solar Installation Services Agreement are:

  • How is payment made and what happens if it is late
  • What services will you be providing
  • Liability protections
  • How will disputes be dealt with
  • Termination

Need Help?

A good lawyer will be able to draft your Solar Installation Services Agreement to ensure that you and your clients are clear on the ground rules of your business, and that you’re protected and have a path forward.

At Sprintlaw, we focus on drafting comprehensive, easy to understand and user-friendly contracts for businesses. 

Feel free to get in touch with us to get things started with your Solar Installation Services Agreement! Our friendly team can be reached at 1800 730 617 or at team@sprintlaw.com.au.

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