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MC Solar & Electrical
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MC Electrical, a local Brisbane company, are regarded as one of Australia’s most reputable Solar installation companies based on customer reviews. (solarquotes.com.au) As one of 40 CEC Approved Retailers nationally, and as Master Electricians, we pri
SolarEze
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SolarEze is a local Brisbane and Gold Coast Solar Company supplying and installing affordable, quality solar systems. All products are warrantied in Australia and all installations carry a 10 year installer's warranty.
Key Solar Pty Ltd
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Key Solar has installed over 3,000 solar systems on the Gold Coast and Brisbane in the past 5 years and offer a NO obligation free onsite quote.
Ryde Energy
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At Ryde Energy we focus on our most important asset, you the customer. We understand that not every business or home has the same energy requirements. That is why we develop individual solutions tailored to meet the needs of each and every customer.
Queensland Commercial Solar
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We are South East Queensland's foremost solar panel installers who deliver the best tailored solution to meet and exceed your expectations
Solarwise
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In addition to Solar power, Solarwise are renowned for their Solar Hot Water Systems, a recognised sign of quality to the point that QIS is frequently the preferred supply and fix contractor to QLD and other State Government departments, councils, un
Central Solar Systems
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Established in 1980, Central Solar Systems specialises in energy saving solutions. High quality solar power systems from SunPower, LG and Trina. Hot water systems from Rinnai, Hills, Siddons Solarstream. Pool heating solutions from Zane, Accent.
Arise Solar
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A world class Australian Solar System company providing sustainable energy to the world. Arise Solar is a catalyst to reduce the power bills and greenhouse emissions.
Green Spark Electrical & Solar
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We do all aspects of Electrical Work, from a simple extra power point/fan/light/switch to Safety Switches and Board up-grades and full wire & RE-Wire work. We specialise in Solar Power, OFF-PEAK, Energy Efficiency, with an ABSA Accredited Energy Ass
Keen 2B Green Pty Ltd
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Keen 2B Green Pty Ltd specialises in grid connect solar power for residential and commercial buildings. We cover the entire South East Queensland region and supply and install only the best solar products available in todays market.
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Finding the Right Solar System Installer

Choosing a reliable solar installer and installation company can mean the difference between a smooth trouble-free installation, or years of headaches and unanswered phone calls.

Without trusted advice, investing in solar can be daunting and confusing. Take the time to ask a few questions before you sign on the dotted line, you won’t regret it.

What Are Good Ways to Select a Solar Installer?

Obtain at least three to five quotes and compare them line-by-line.

Take time to research:

  • Online reviews
  • References from recent homeowners who've have a similar size/type system installed.
  • Solar panel brands/designs
  • Parts/equipment warranty info
  • Certifications and professional affiliations
  • In-house (or not) financing options

Is the company accredited?

Make sure prospective companies are licensed and insured. The solar industry has more accreditation than ever to protect consumers and maintain standards. The trick is knowing what accreditation to ask for and where you can check it.

When you're buying and installing a solar PV array, it's likely you'll be dealing with:

  • the sales company
  • the system designer (who puts the panels, inverters and battery design together)
  • the installer
  • a qualified electrician, who must sign off on the system and provide a Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work (CCEW).

In some cases, one person (for example a local electrician who specialises in solar installations) can cover all four roles. Make sure they can prove their credentials and have adequate and current insurance.

Expertise

Outside of the Clean Energy Council (CEC) Approved Retailers, there are around 400 solar panel companies and 4800 accredited installers in the market. As with any major investment, you should seek a number of quotes and vet the company before signing anything. Also keep in mind that if the components, the designer and the installer are not CEC accredited, you won't receive the government rebate of Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs).

Track record and experience

Solar is a growing industry that attracts professionals from many backgrounds. Contractors that once focused on other types of projects are extending their practice into solar installation. When conducting solar reviews, make sure your installer has an established solar track record. A solar provider should be able to discuss and show you systems installed for previous clients.

Reputation in the market

Solar company reviews from past customers are great for evaluating installers, but they can be misleading. Customers providing ratings and reviews are unlikely to be a representative sample relevant to you. However, ratings and reviews can provide a check on bad behaviour – a pattern of customer complaints is probably an indication that you should work with a different installer.

Find a Company that:

  • has been operating for more than five years.
  • has an Australian office and local phone number.
  • can provide you with a list of previous customers so you can ask them their experience.

Avoid a Company that:

  • Use aggressive sales techniques such as asking you to sign on the spot
  • Quote with a one-size-fits-all system.
  • Offer systems well under the usual market rate – you'll end up with a poor quality system.
  • Make exaggerated claims such as 'no more energy bills' or unrealistic investment payback times.

Summary

Going solar is a significant investment in your home, and you should have a strong, trusting relationship with your installer. The best installers will work with you to understand how solar fits within the energy system of your home or business.

Moreover, superior installers are guides and advisors. Your solar installer should be someone that that you want to do business with, as well as a professional with the competence that you expect.

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