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. And that’s no surprise: Canberra has plenty of sunny days every year, while solar panels are a great way to reduce your energy bills and contribute to a brighter future.
The thing is, solar panel installation isn’t exactly a DIY activity. So if you want to take advantage of solar power in your home or business, you’ll need a reliable solar panel installer to get the job done.
What qualities should you look for in a solar panel installer, and where can you find the best in Canberra? Let’s take a closer look.
What makes a great solar panel installation company?
To get the most value from your solar panels, we recommend choosing a solar panel installer with the following traits.
- Knowledgeable. There’s more to solar panel installation than whacking panels up 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.
- Friendly, respectful, and professional attitude. As with any customer-facing job, the best in the solar panel installation business treat their customers with respect and get the job done to a professional standard. They respond to queries quickly, send quotes promptly and keep you informed as work progresses.
- Value for money. While solar panels are an investment, you should expect to pay a similar amount for installation regardless of the company you choose to engage. It’s a good idea to get a few quotes from several contractors before making a final decision.
- Additional features. The latest solar innovations offer a whole range of tracking and reporting features. If tech is your thing, look for an installer that can provide expert analysis of your energy usage and give you the tools you need to track your solar use.
- Understanding of current government incentives. Depending on where you live, and your income, 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 government incentives and can advise you on how to take advantage of them.
The best solar panel installers in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
When it comes to installing solar panels that can handle Canberra’s tough climate (i.e. searing hot summers and dry, cold winters), it’s hard to go past SolarHub. Not only does SolarHub source its solar panel products from reputable manufacturers like LG and Jinko, but it also rigorously tests all inverters at its Mitchell facility to ensure they hold up to temperature fluctuations.
SolarHub has four Canberra-based installation teams, which means minimal installation wait times. And with over 6,000 systems installed by SolarHub in the ACT and surrounding region, you can be confident that experience is on your side.
Happy customer Suzi shared her experience with SolarHub on Google Reviews: “We engaged Solar Hub through recommendation & I highly recommend them to anyone considering Solar. They were friendly, extremely knowledgeable, quoted on the products we requested (without trying to up sell) and also gave valuable solutions that weren’t going to cost our day to day living. The install team were so respectful, hard working & trust worthy & the job was done in a timely manner, I’m so pleased we chose these guys over the others.”
Mondiaux is a Canberra-based clean energy provider that has installed rooftop solar panels for homeowners and businesses since 2011. It uses leading solar panel brands like Risen, Sunpower and Qcells, which have longer warranty periods and are said to perform better than other brands.
When you choose Mondiaux to install your solar panels, you can expect high quality products, reasonable prices and work completed by certified installers to an exceptional standard. Every project is customised to suit the client’s unique energy needs, while Mondiaux’s comprehensive aftersales service ensures that you’re supported long after installation is complete.
In addition to solar panel installation, Mondiaux also specialises in battery storage systems and solar panel cleaning.
Read success stories from recent Mondiaux projects.
Just Rite upgrades your home to reduce your power bills with high-end solar panel installation as well as a wide range of other services available. Lloyd from the Fyshwick showroom can get the ball rolling with an over the phone consultation. Google reviewer Peter says: ‘I don’t know why everyone doesn’t get this done to their house. Just Rite did a great job, very happy to recommend them.’
Making the switch to solar power reduces electricity bills and maintains environmental friendliness. Solargain has been assisting Australian families to make the switch to solar for over 23 years. Originally a hot water installation business, they have evolved into a nationwide business with Canberra manager Craig always willing to help with any enquiries. Google reviewer Mack says: ‘Fantastic – very professional. Great price for the solar PV system I chose. Highly recommended!’
With 14 years of experience in the electrical trade, Nik and his team have obtained enough experience for efficient results. They specialise in a wide range of jobs from solar panel installation to domestic and commercial electrical solutions. They pride themselves on maintaining an up-to-date base of knowledge, ensuring tailored advice to meet your needs. Google reviewer L Ross says: ‘The staff were prompt and did fantastic work, I hope to use them again.’
Your experience with solar panel installers in Canberra
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