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SOLAR SUPPLIERS

Solar Mad are your original & trusted Solar Installer since 2010.

Because we have the benefit of years of customer feedback & on the job experience, we've filtered out the poor performers and settled on the best. We've been called on to fix (mostly replace!) hundreds of systems that were installed by 'out-of-towners' using cheap and nasty parts. They are cheap because the panels and inverters fail and have poor, if any, warranty.

 

The old adage of 'you get what you pay' for could not be any more relevant than in the solar industry.

At Solar Mad we only sell QUALITY, TRUSTED brands with a proven track record, the best warranty available and local representation. 

 

A solar system, regardless of the size, is only as good as the parts it's made from and the workmanship that assembled those parts. We are confident that we have both elements exactly right.

 

When we first started trading, we used to sell five different brands of panels however, over the years we’ve come to realise that there is no substitute for quality. Using cheaper, lower rated panels may save money in the short term but the reliability is significantly compromised and failures are common.

 

As with panels, Solar Mad only works with the leading and most reliable brands of inverters which we know and trust:

Same goes for solar hot water, solar power batteries, solar pumps ... you get the idea. 

Make the switch to Qcells to get green renewable solar energy with Q.ANTUM Technology

 

  • Engineered in Germany. Built for Australia

  • High Quality, well priced

  • Premium range features 25 year performance & product warranty.

  • Manufactured by the largest solar cell manufacturer gobally.

  • Qcells panels are tested to perform in the harshest of Australian conditions. Tested and certified in Australia to survive a 1 in 500 year storm

  • Offers a complete energy solution with their Q.Home Core Battery storage system

7 REASONS WHY Q CELLS PANELS ARE THE BEST FOR YOU

Q CELLS solar panels are not a bargain-based product, but neither are they unaffordable. We love that they offer our customers top-tier performance, extended warranty and great looks, but most importantly, the peace of mind in knowing they will be powering your home reliably in 25 years time.

Here are seven reasons why Q CELLS panels are the best for your home or business:

 

1. Strength, Stability & Reliability

The solar industry has been going through constant restructuring due to global over capacity and price pressure. Between 2011 and 2015, more than 100 solar companies went bankrupt, became insolvent, assigned to creditors or acquired by other businesses.

Q CELLS is a part of Hanwha Group, established in 1952, with over 63 Billion* USD in total revenue and over 185 Billion** USD in total assets. Hanwha Group has over 67 years’ history of financial stability and with Hanwha Group’s backing, Q CELLS is more than able to stand 25-year warranty.

2. Higher Performance & Yield

Bottom line, only one thing counts: the total amount of electricity your PV plant produces throughout the day and throughout the year – and how much it costs. Q.ANTUM takes sophisticated and cost-effective crystalline silicon technology and optimises it to offer you the very best price-performance ratio.

The combination of high efficiency, high performance classes and optimised yields under real conditions guarantees that you will profit from your business with the sun.

 

3. Better Return on Investment

Cheaper solar panels will obviously pay themselves back much sooner, however, they usually have a lower output and their performance degrades at a much faster rate. A typical solar system takes around 3 to 5 years to pay for themselves, and at this point, cheaper panels start to fail or performance is severely hindered.

Q CELLS panels are designed and tested for a substantially longer lifespan than competitor panels. They are backed by their 12 year product and 25 year performance warranty on their Q.MAXX panels, and a whopping 25 year product and performance warranty on their G5+ and G6+ Panels.

4. Designed For Australia

Q CELLS panels are put through many strenuous tests to ensure they survive the most extreme environments. These tests include hail damage testing where they shoot balls of ice at the panels to simulate heavy hail conditions. Q CELLS also have panels being tested and compared to competitors at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKASC) in Alice Springs. At this facility panels are tested for their resistance to harsh desert climates and their outputs are compared in real time on the DKASC website. 

5. Guaranteed Performance & Long Term Warranty

With Q CELLS high quality modules you are covered by a 25 year product warranty and a 25 year linear performance guarantee. The linear performance guarantee certifies that your Q CELLS module will produce at least 98% of the minimal rated power output in the first year and a maximum reduction in output of 0.54% p. a. thereafter. The guaranteed minimum power output after 25 years is 85%. 

6. Increased Property Value

Your home is your greatest asset – why shouldn’t it look amazing? Apart from being efficient and functional, Q CELLS solar panels are aesthetic.  Home-buyers are more educated and the demand for homes equipped with solar continues to grow. Q CELLS have designed their panels with appearance in mind. By using these aesthetically pleasing solar panels, your roof will look great, which may help preserve or increase the resale value for your home. 

 

7. Industry Leadership

As of 2019, Q CELLS has successfully mass-produced more than 2 billion Q.ANTUM solar cells, equivalent to more than 10 GW since 2012. This feat makes the company one of the biggest solar cell manufacturers in the world. 

The global footprint of Q CELLS’ sales network spans more than 40 countires across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa. 

Q CELLS, has also been recognised as a leading solar brand in Australia for the fifth year in a row. 

The ‘Top Brand PV’ seal is awarded by internationally renowned research institute EuPD Research to companies that receive excellent feedback and ratings in its Global PV InstallerMonitor survey, which compiles the opinions of participating solar installers located across a number of leading solar markets.

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INVERTERS

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SMA is the most popular make of inverters in Australia. Founded in the very early days of solar power in 1981 they represent the very best of German engineering.  SMA makes fantastic inverters which are renowned throughout the solar industry for their reliability. Check any review site and you will see they are at the top of the tree when it comes to performance and longevity.

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Enphase supplies the world’s most advanced microinverter technology for solar systems. Their solution combines innovation in power electronics, networking and web-based software to make solar systems smarter and more efficient. Enphase’s proven microinverter technology enables flexible designs and cost-effective installations. These microinverters generate more solar power with a system that’s easy to design, simple to install, and safer for both installers and owners. Enphase’s microinverter technology delivers more kilowatt-hours daily, monthly and yearly - even through the partial shade of clouds, trees, or structural obstructions. Plus, it increases up-time by eliminating the single point of failure common to traditional inverters.

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Founded in Austria at the end of WW2, Fronius started out as a small, electrical engineering business. In the early 90’s the business become one of the first businesses to manufacture products for the solar sector on a commercial scale and have since become arguably the best known and most recognised inverter brand in the world with operations in over 60 countries. Fronius inverters are manufactured in 33 different power categories to guarantee performance of any system size from a family home to a large-scale commercial system.

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