A degree in international business law and a Masters of Economics may not be the usual criteria to set up a solar energy company, but Bin Wang from Mondiaux Solar is not your average business leader.
Bin is a man on a mission. A mission to fulfil what he sees as a social responsibility to make a contribution towards the health of our planet.
Mondiaux Solar provides solar energy solutions to Canberra’s residential and business sectors, delivering high-quality solar systems backed by extensive product knowledge. Mondiaux Solar also runs the Green Energy Project in collaboration with domestic and international listed energy companies, sourcing the best quality power storage and optimisation equipment from around the world, bringing clean and sustainable energy to Australia.
Originally from Shanghai, China, Bin emigrated to Canberra with his wife, Cindy, in 2008 to study at the Australian National University. He says while initially it was a challenge to learn the ways of Australian culture, he soon realised opportunities for success are readily available for those who are willing to make a start and work hard.
Two years after finishing his Masters of Economics, Bin says he grew concerned about the effects of carbon emissions and other pollution, and decided he needed to do something.
“I realised if everyone sits back and does nothing because they think the impact they will make is only tiny, then nothing will change,” he says. “So I decided I wanted to make a contribution no matter how small I started out – it would at least be something.”
After completing more study, this time a Diploma in Renewable Energy, Bin established Mondiaux Solar in Mitchell, in 2017, with just three staff.
Bin says he knew the young company had to provide something a little different in the ACT’s busy solar market. So he set himself and his staff the task of passing on their knowledge to every customer that called or emailed, even at an enquiry level.
“Having knowledge and a clear idea of the systems and concepts available enables customers to make the best decisions,” explains Bin. “We focused on education and consulting rather than sales.
“We found that some people choose solar energy systems on price alone, but for people interested in having a solar solution individually designed to optimise performance and savings, with high-quality products they can rely on for years, they are the customers who really appreciate what we are all about.”
The commitment to good information and quality products coupled with comprehensive service from beginning to end has paid off. Mondiaux Solar is now a team of 20 people, designing, installing and consulting on systems for homes and businesses, and is a government approved contractor.
Mondiaux Solar has also signed on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct and provides a minimum 10-year installation and system warranty, with some products having a 25-year warranty.
“Giving back to the community makes me feel good every day,” says Bin. “I am proud of my team and what we are doing. We are delivering a service to our community.
“There is so much information out there and so many products to choose from. Solar energy can be very confusing so we make sure to help our customers understand the advantages of solar systems and give them good information. At the end of the day, if the customer is clear on what they want, we know they will come to us.”
So what is behind the name Mondiaux Solar?
“It’s French for global,” says Bin. “That is what we are here for: our world.”
For more information on solar energy systems for home or business, visit Mondiaux Solar.
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