SolarQuotes Trusted Panel/Inverter Brands

The following two tables have been created to provide Australian solar buyers a more in-depth understanding of how and why we have placed particular solar panel/inverter brands on our trusted solar brands charts.

The main criteria that qualifies a brand to be placed on our chart is:

  • Has an Australian office for warranty support
  • Has straightforward and easy-to-navigate phone/email support for warranty issues
  • Has a good reputation in the industry
  • Has not been flagged by the CEC for any major violations

We have researched all of the brands on our charts in detail, with their qualifications for each of the criterion listed on the tables below.

Trusted solar panel brands criteria:

---- Criteria -------- Longi -------- Phono -------- Jinko -------- Trina -------- Risen -------- Canadian Solar -------- JA Solar -------- Seraphim -------- Suntech -------- Hyundai -------- Powerwave -------- SolarEdge -------- Qcells -------- REC -------- Winaico -------- Tindo -------- Sunpower -------- SolarWatt ----
Australian office for warranty claims?
Easily accessible via phone/email?
Had no serious issues with the CEC?
What is their contact phone/email?02 8484 580602 8114 451602 9057 1174 1300 874 62703 9021 778903 8609 184402 8328 048803 9900 642302 8188 2450[email protected]1800 092 778 (Tradezone)1800 465 56702 9016 303303 9020 205602 8091 27711300 846 3671800 786 7691300 765 928
Industry reputationGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium - rareRare - premium PremiumRare - Premium
NotesRebadged Seraphim panels, backed by the Kingston Group / TradezoneSolarEdge panels are rebadged from an OEM
Further information on brand/customer reviewsHereHereHereHereHereHereHereHereHereTBDHereHereHereHereHereHereHere

What about “Tier 1” panels?

“Tier 1” is not a main qualifying criteria for our trusted solar panel chart, because while “Tier 1” status is a proxy for quality, there are quite a few “Tier 1” brands that we wouldn’t personally have on our own roofs – and there are also a few non-“Tier 1” brands that we would be more than happy to have on our own roofs.

Trusted solar inverter brands criteria:

---- Criteria -------- Solis -------- Goodwe -------- Sungrow --------Sunways-------- Huawei -------- FIMER (ABB) -------- Delta -------- SMA -------- Fronius -------- MIL-Solar -------- SolarEdge -------- Enphase ----
Australian office for warranty claims?
Easily accessible via phone/email?✅ - PowerUp website
What is their contact phone, email or website for warranty claims?03 8555 951603 9918 39051800 786 47602 8188 24501800 046 6391800 769 6631300 335 823PowerUp Partners assist with warranty claim process03 8340 290003 9325 34551800 465 56703 8669 1679
Had no serious issues with the CEC?
Industry reputationGood budgetGood budgetGood budgetGood budget/midrangeGood budget/midrangeGood budget/midrangeGood midrange/premiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
NotesSister company of Suntech (panel manufacturer)Made in AustraliaOptimisersMicroinverters
Further information on brand/Customer reviewsHereHereHereHereHereHereHereHereHereTBDHereHere

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