One of the essential things you need to be sure of is that the logistics companies you have been planning to use serve your area. Often farms can be more remote, so it is worth researching to find one that serves your area.
When researching the best logistics in the solar panel industry for your needs, ensure that you get quotes. And for every quote, ask what is included and what isn’t. And perhaps a more important question is what isn’t included in the price.
The timeframe for your solar panel installation will vary based on the complexity of the system and its size. Once the initial assessment is done, the grid application is made, site surveys are done, permissions are completed, and the final phase may take up to a year. You’ll need to be sure of the minimum and maximum lead times.
While looking at all of your options for a logistic company that can handle solar panels, it is important to note which companies are available when you call and those that aren’t. If you have chosen to send emails to a range of logistics companies, and some are replying promptly, and some are taking a long time, this might indicate the service you can expect in the future. Reliable communication during logistics is a must.
Many logistics companies will specialise in specific types of logistics. It could be that they have a unique fleet designed to carry a single type of product, they might be experts in the industry, or they are the best in the region. Ahead of selecting a logistics company, see their area of expertise and if they can deliver to remote areas.
Many logistics companies have a range of preferred partners who can offer support to the project. A logistics company with a network of partners is more likely to have a streamlined offering.
A large logistics company might seem like a safe bet, but it is best to avoid them if they don’t have a stellar reputation. If you can speak to others who have undertaken a similar project, then do so; it could be the difference between smooth logistics and missing shipments and deadlines. It is also worth discussing with any companies involved in the solar panel process, as they can often give you great recommendations.
A network of preferred partners will prevent a scenario where your shipment has issues and the logistic company doesn’t have a solution.