One in five Australian households have rooftop solar panels, making Australia the country with the highest uptake of household solar in the world.
The Clean Energy Council's
guide to installing solar systems explains technical information that will help you decide on the solar system that is best for you.
As with any high value, fast growing industry, unscrupulous people will always look for opportunities to exploit others. Unfortunately, a small number of businesses have been importing and installing substandard solar panels to the detriment of consumers and the majority of the wider Australian solar industry.
To be confident that your new solar panels meet Australian Standards and have a warranty you can trust, ask your retailer to provide evidence (solar panel validation) that they and their importer are confident in the quality of your new solar panels.
Solar Panel Validation Initiative is a partnership between the Australian Government and the Australian solar industry. The initiative aims to protect consumers from non-genuine solar panels.
Solar panel validation has been available from July 2018 and it's fast becoming an industry standard. There are a number of solar businesses participating in the Solar Panel Validation Initiative with more signing up every month.
For information about consumer protection and solar panel purchase agreements, refer to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC)
purchasing a solar system web page.
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