Just like any industry, the energy sector is full of people trying to make a quick buck who forget how important good quality products and service is to our community. If you’re ready to start looking for your solar retailer, make sure you don’t get scammed by unqualified or dodgy suppliers. Choose a ‘Clean Energy Council Approved Retailer. Sure, you might get a cheap quote from a supplier claiming to be the best, but without the CEC Approved Retailer certification, your cheap retailer could end up costing you big time down the line.
Who is the Clean Energy Council?
As the peak body for Australia’s clean energy sector, The Clean Energy Council represents hundreds of businesses working in the alternative energy industry. This includes representing leading businesses in wind, energy, bioenergy, geothermal, marine, energy efficiency and, of course, solar energy.
To make sure solar industry leaders are providing high quality, compliant products and services, the CEC created The Clean Energy Council Solar PV Retailer Code of Conduct. This code of conduct is a voluntary scheme that solar PV retailers sign and agree to follow the Code’s rules and regulations at all times.
So, what are the benefits of a CEC Approved Retailer?
Aside from making sure you don’t get scammed by dodgy sales tactics, choosing a CEC approved retailer has some added benefits:
- All CEC approved retailers provide a 5-year warranty for your whole PV system
- Agree to use ethical sales practices
- Meet the high standard of the Code of Conduct
- Use high quality products
- Use qualified designers/installers
- To be eligible for government incentives your retailer/designer and installer must be CEC Approved
A good CEC retailer like Renew Energy will also make sure that you get a tailored system specifically designed for your energy needs and your home, and will walk you through what to expect throughout the planning and installation process.
Some companies may use a different retailer, designer and installer as subcontractors, and each one these needs to be CEC Approved to make sure you’re getting the real deal. The easiest way to guarantee your solar installation will be as smooth and high quality as possible is to use one reputable CEC approved company that provides the whole service from planning through to design to installation.
Learn more about Renew Energy and the Clean Energy Council, or call 08 9477 5672 to talk to the team.