Home and Energy aren’t tied to any individual manufacturer so we make our decision on panel choice based on four key factors:
IS THE PANEL ACCREDITED BY THE CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL? To be eligible for the Govt incentive the panels must be on the CEC list found here.
DOES THE PANEL MANUFACTURER HAVE AN AUSTRALIAN PRESENCE OR OFFICE? In the event of a warranty claim, dealing with an office in Australia is going to make the process a lot easier.
IS THE PANEL MANUFACTURER FINANCIALLY ROBUST? In the solar industry, you often hear of a Tier 1 rating system when it comes to the panels. This has nothing to do with the performance of the panel but depends on the financial status of the company. Don’t be led astray by some of the glossy brochures out there which may not reflect the true quality or longevity of the company.
HAVE THE PANELS BEEN FULLY TESTED? One of the defining aspects when deciding what panel to install is how the product performs out in the field. Most panels will come with a 10 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty and a 25-year Performance warranty. As a responsible installer, we only select panels that score well in a variety of independent test facilities. See DNV-GL 2018 Module test score.