The best solar panel installers in Wollongong

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While solar power has always been beneficial, today it’s more accessible and cost-effective than ever. Photo: Envato Elements.

If you’re a homeowner tired of paying thousands of dollars a year for power, chances are you’ve thought about adding solar panels to your roof- they are a great way to reduce your energy bills and contribute to a brighter future.

Solar panel installation isn’t a DIY activity, so if you want to take advantage of solar power in your home or business, you’ll need a professional solar panel installer to get the job done.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a solar panel installer and share where to find the best in Wollongong.

What makes a great solar panel installation company?

To protect your investment and get the most value from your solar panels, you’ll want to select an installer who has had proper training, has a great track record and is willing to provide advice on what suits your needs.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a solar panel installation company:

  • Licensed experts. There’s more to solar panel installation than whacking up panels on a roof. The best solar panel installers are green-energy experts and can guide you towards a purchase that works for your needs and budget. On top of this, licensing is key, as both retailers and installers must hold a government-issued electrical licence. Also note that only a licensed electrician can provide a certificate of compliance covering the system and electrical work.
  • Friendly, respectful and professional. As with any customer-facing job, the best in the solar panel installation business treat customers with respect and get the job done to professional standards. They respond to queries efficiently, send quotes promptly and keep you informed as work progresses.
  • Value for money. While solar panels are an investment, you should expect value for money with the company you choose. It’s a good idea to obtain a few quotes from several installers before making a final decision.
  • Warranty. Be sure to check that the solar installation company you choose provides written warranties for products and services. Read these warranties carefully.
  • Understanding government incentives. You may be eligible for government rebates or other incentives that could reduce the cost of solar panel installation. A great solar panel installation company is up to date with the latest incentives and can advise on how you can take advantage of them. You can also check government websites for offers.

Important essentials to check before engaging a solar panel installer

To ensure quality and professionalism, a couple of minutes spent checking the following will help to give you peace of mind:

  1. Confirm the provider runs a registered business through the Australian Business Registration website.
  2. Ensure the provider holds an appropriate electrical licence.
  3. Check that designers and installers are appropriately accredited by the peak industry body, the Clean Energy Council.
  4. Ensure all panels and inverters are approved by the Clean Energy Council.
  5. Verify the provider’s public liability insurance and level of cover.
  6. Be clear on contracted inclusions, terms and conditions.

The best solar panel installers in Wollongong

Region Illawarra’s editorial team has compiled a comprehensive list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wollongong series, each business needs to have maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google and Facebook, and have plenty of positive reviews.

SunPeople

Honest, reliable and trustworthy, SunPeople has served over a thousand happy customers and counting throughout the Illawarra since 2016.

The team is commited to quality - solar experts are certified by the Clean Energy Council as approved solar retailers and accredited installers and designers. This means they can take your solar project from its initial design phase right through to installation and continued maintenance.

SunPeople also caters for commercial and residential clients alike. Check out their online gallery and testimonials for more.

SolarBlu

Responsible for the success of thousands of solar power systems across the Illawarra for over a decade, SolarBlu is well known for their competitive prices, quality products and full service offering.

"Our overall mission is to have a positive impact for all our customers with a measurable reduction in their electricity bills," the team states.

From installation and connection to the final paperwork, SolarBlue's skilled electricians stand with their clients every step of the way.

Solar Run Illawarra

Solar Run Illawarra understands that renewable energy is a long term investment and deserves careful attention and consideration.

CEO Craig Whitley has worked on residential, commercial and government solar projects throughout his career, but his passion lies with locals who want to save money while looking after the environment.

That's what staff at Solar Run Illawarra do - help homeowners live more sustainably, starting with a free in-home consultation for residents in in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama.

The Solar Power Pro

The Solar Power Pro leverages over a decade of experience to supply, install and maintain quality solar systems.

Tailored to specific sites, these systems offer clients the best possible return on investment.

Guy, Simon and Marcel are three highly skilled tradesmen who take great pride in their work and believe honesty is the best policy.

Together, they have installed over 1000 solar systems throughout the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and metro Sydney regions.

Infinity Energy Solutions

Infinity Energy Solutions was born in 2005 to service all things power.

Affectionately known as the Team in Green, staff are more than electricians. They are also experts in air conditioning, communications and solar systems.

"Solar power is the eco-friendly way to reduce power bills and generate clean electricity," Infinity Energy Solutions states.

"Solar is more affordable than ever... and we will work with you to decide on the most cost-efficient solar electricity solution for your home".

If you’re looking for other tradie services nearby, you might like our articles on the best electricians, best plumbers, best appliance repair services, best toilet repair specialists, best electric hot water installers in Wollongong and its surrounds.

Your experience with solar panel installers in Wollongong

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on solar panel installers in Wollongong. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the solar panel installers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install solar panels myself?

You should not install solar panels yourself. There are huge safety risks if things go wrong and in order to sell the electricity back to the grid and receive government rebates, legislation dictates that you’ll need a licensed electrician. You could also void your product warranties and home insurance.

How much does solar installation cost?

Solar panels in Australia can cost between $3000 and $12,000 depending on your solar system's size, location, brand and quality. The larger the system, the more expensive it will be.

What is the solar panel rebate?

The solar rebate financial incentive subsidises the upfront cost of installing a solar power system and is not means-tested in any way. To get the rebate, your PV system must less than 100kW in size and installed and designed by a Clean Energy Council accredited professional.

Are solar panels worth investing in?

Solar panels are generally considered to be worth investing in as they can dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills. While there are many variables that impact the cost, savings and payback of solar panels, they will typically pay for themselves in four to six years. If you buy well, a good solar power system should deliver you savings for 25 years.

How do I know what solar panels I need?

You can find out what solar panels you need by multiplying your household's hourly energy requirement by the peak sunlight hours for your area and dividing it by a panel's wattage. Use a low-wattage and high-wattage example to establish a range that will suit your home.

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