Many significant organisations have recognised, appointed and awarded us for our work. We are proud to be appointed to many important positions in the renewable industry due to our high-quality service and excellent install results.
These partnerships ensure that we can purchase components at very competitive prices and also is a recognition for our industry qualifications, networks and relationships.
SolarWide has been a REC Certified Solar Professional REC Certified Solar Professional since August 2013. This means we are one of the longest quality certified partner of the most trusted solar panel on the Australian market.
RECs unique installer certification program ensures solar installers are equipped with the knowhow and best practices to install the quality focused REC panels. This specific installer training provides end customers with an assurance that in addition to high-quality panels, they will receive a high-quality installation partner and great, reliable finished job.
The body responsible for regulating the solar industry is the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The industry has had poor sales and installation practices in the past. Therefore, the CEC created a certification program to help recognise companies that practice ethical sales and high-quality installations.
SolarWide is an approved solar retailer as appointed by the Clean Energy Council. This appointment says we are committed to fair sales practices, ethical marketing, and best-in-class installation practices.
The CEC says: “The program strives to raise standards higher than the government’s or regulations’ minimum criteria, resulting in a higher standard in service in the solar and storage industries.”
All solar retailers who have been approved by the program have committed to following a Code of Conduct.
All in all, customers who buy from an Approved Solar Retailer have the assurance that their solar and battery systems are being purchased from a company that meets or exceeds all applicable consumer protection regulations.
Clean Energy Council Accredited Solar Installers
A solar and battery installer must hold an electrical license, a work at heights certification and a working knowledge of solar systems in order to become a CEC-approved solar installer and designer.
Our in-house installation staff Jarron, Callan & Ryan are all CEC-accredited. They are qualified to design, install, and commission solar energy solutions.
After the installation is complete, due to the accreditation the installers will be able to submit paperwork to the energy distributor.
Finally, accredited installers are individuals, not businesses. SolarWide for example is not an Accredited Installer, but all of our installations are completed by our CEC Accredited Installers allowing for safe and reliable solar systems to be installed on your premises.
SMA Australia have introduced the PowerUP program that gives quality focused solar energy dealers the opportunity to benefit from a closer collaboration with SMA, the German leader in solar inverter manufacturing.
As part of this appointment SolarWide can access special offers and exclusive product training. The limited number of PowerUP partners have been selected by SMA specifically for their long term industry experience and their commitment to a quality customer outcomes.
SolarWide are very proud of this partnership, as we have been installing SMA inverters since 2011, and found them to cope very well with our local environmental conditions.
“The SMA PowerUP team are excited to announce SolarWide as a Powerup partner across commercial and residential segments,” said Ben Bishop, regional business development manager at SMA Australia. Our partners have recognised that partnering with a global powerhouse like SMA represents value, stability and an opportunity to set their business apart in an increasingly aggressive solar landscape. SMA have a proud history built on reliability, quality and innovation dating back to 1981. The PowerUP initiative continues this tradition and provides a significant recognition to our selected partners.” he concluded.
SolarQuotes provides information to customers researching solar. They also connect these customers looking for affordable and lasting solar with appropriate installation firms.
SolarWide were appointed by SolarQuotes as a Platinum Supplier due to our consistent positive customer reviews as received by the organisation and published on their website.
Platinum Partners can only receive and maintain this status if their reviews consistently rank in the 4-to-5-star range, which we have for many years.
LG Solar, LG Electronics’ solar division, has chosen less than 30 solar installations businesses from across Australia to be part of its Platinum Energy Partner Program. SolarWide was one of the few companies to gain Platinum status.
Unfortunately in early 2022 LG Electronics announced the closure of the solar side of their business. SolarWide is very proud and honoured to have worked with LG for 6 years but LG have chosen to exit the industry. LG made the best of best solar panels and we are proud to have been their chosen partner. Warranty is still going to be covered for all of the 25 year warranties but they are ceasing production of solar panels.
SolarWide is the Award Winning LG Platinum Installer for the Sunshine Coast
Australia wide LG Platinum Dealer Network, meets annually for training and technical discussions.
LG in their appointment letter highlighted SolarWide’s exceptional quality of work, our company ethics, the high level of customer service and overall installation quality as the reason for choosing our company.
As LG has a well established and respected brand in the renewable energy field, they only associate with solar and battery installation companies that follow industry best practice.
SolarWide has been chosen as one of the preferred LG Electronics solar installation providers and the only Platinum one in the Sunshine Coast region, because: