New solar program launched with summer

The Australian Solar Council has launched a new initiative, making it easier for Australian families to choose quality solar installers.

Australian Solar Council chief executive John Grimes said the Master Installer Program gave Australian families peace of mind.

“If they choose a Master Solar Installer, they know the job will be done right by a qualified and fully-trained professional,” Mr Grimes said.

“With Summer arriving, there’s never been a better time to go solar and there’s never been a better time to get a quality solar installer.

“When customers buy a solar PV system, they get the financial reward over the long term. The longer a solar system works, and the better it performs, the more money customers will make.

“Unfortunately, some installers are in and out as quickly as possible. They are only interested in a quick job, not long-term value or performance for the customer.”

Master Installers are solar professionals who provide expert advice, design and installation to give families and businesses the best long-term financial return on their solar.

To qualify as an Australian Solar Council Master Installer, installers must pass an intensive training program, commit to ongoing professional development, and be subject to a random audit and inspection program with real teeth, that will remove installers not living up to our high standards.