Solar Guide

This guide sets out to inform you on what constitutes a quality solar installation, what factors you need to be aware of, and how to avoid out-laying money on a system that will not perform and give you the long-term savings, a solar power system should.

Recent government polices and incentives have seen a massive increase in the numbers of solar power systems installed in Australia. Solar systems are visible on rooftops everywhere, but how can you tell a good quality solar power installation from a bad and potentially dangerous one.

There is a wide variety of solar power systems being sold in Australia and major differences in the quality of the components installed, and the standard of workmanship on these installations. As a consumer you need to do some careful research before purchasing a solar power system to ensure you get the products and services that are right for you.

This guide provides consumers with the information they need to make informed choices when purchasing solar power. We explain how solar power works, and discuss the components required to harness the energy from the sun and power your home or business. Like anything, you get what you pay for, and in each section we highlight possible issues that can arise when buying on price rather than quality.

 When purchasing a solar power system you are buying into the company behind the products, as much as the products themselves. With tough economic conditions around the globe many solar manufacturing businesses are struggling to stay afloat. So although most companies offer comprehensive warranties of 10-25 years, we have seen many situations of companies closing the doors and leaving their customers with no where to claim if their products or systems fail. These issues are discussed in our warranty section.

If you are just starting to research solar power and renewable energy, it can be a little confusing with all the jargon and terminology. We have included a solar glossary to avoid the confusion and ensure everyone knows what we are talking about.

The frequently asked questions section, covers the most common topics and gives answers to many of the questions you need to ask before getting solar.

Meridian Solar are experienced, qualified professionals, that adhere to industry best practices, as dictated by the Clean Energy Council (the industry body for solar installers) and the Australian and New Zealand standards for Solar Installations. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with one of our experienced team go to our Contact Us section.

For independent information on buying household solar panels, visit the Clean Energy Council website:

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au