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.
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.
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 you with evidence that your solar panels have been validated as genuine.
The evidence should provide confirmation that your installed solar panels have been verified as genuine. The record should also include information such as the make and model of your solar panels, their serial numbers, the time and date of validation and a reference number for your record.
For information about consumer protection and solar panel purchase agreements, see Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC)
purchasing a solar system.
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