While there have been record numbers of complaints about installation and panel quality, one way to minimise risk is to make sure you choose an accredited company. What accreditation should you look for and where can you check that this isn’t bogus?
The accreditation body for the designer, installer and the components of solar panels is the Clean Energy Council (CEC), which is funded by the industry. The CEC also has Approved Solar Retailers, so top residential solar companies will have the logo for the council displayed somewhere prominently on their website.
On the CEC website, you will find a list of more than 7,000 accredited solar installers, which also separates the categories of accreditation from design-only to design and install. You can also use their website tools to find an installer in your area, so for example, typing in Geelong Solar Company should bring up companies in Geelong with the right credentials, giving you added peace of mind.