With energy costs on the rise and solar energy proving more affordable than ever, organisations all over Australia are looking towards commercial solar energy. With myriad installers to choose from, one key differentiator that has always set Todae Solar apart is the quality of our installations. Our attention to detail is unrivalled in the industry and the proof is in our multiple award-winning projects.
But what does ‘quality’ really mean in the competitive landscape of solar installers and why should consumers care?
The gold standard for solar installations is accreditation by the Clean Energy Council (CEC). Accredited installers “have demonstrated that their solar PV systems meet our extremely high standards of safety and performance” (CEC). These standards and best practices comprise of naming PV components, a code of conduct, and solar-specific practices relating to PV safety and performance.
For Todae Solar, these rigorous standards were yet a jumping-off-point for going above and beyond when it comes to quality. Todae Solar follows all relevant Australian Standards, but has also developed internal guidelines to assure that best practices are put in place for every installation we do. Down to the very screws we use, Todae Solar takes pride in the quality and presentation of our installation work. So much so, that we have three wins and one nomination for the CEC Installation Awards.
To demonstrate what this level of detail entails, take for example the measures Todae Solar’s design and install team took for 2014 CEC Finalist, Utick’s 200kW solar installation:
- Using existing screw drill holes to minimise new holes in the roof
- Walk boards installed over sky lights during installation for the safety of the installers and to protect the sky lights.
- Minimising penetration points through creative cabling.
- Isolator enclosures mounted onto the cable tray, and away from the array to prevent shading
- Unrivalled neatness, logics, and aesthetics when it comes to cabling.
- Specific, specialised screws suited best for the particular rooftop
- Roof penetrations sheltered by cable tray to minimise exposure to UV and rain
- Mounts and seals applied between dissimilar metals
- All rail ends trimmed for a neat and aesthetically-pleasing installation
Our in-house team installation team is highly experienced and successfully balance the need for cost effective, time efficient installation with best practice, neat installation work. Our installers are trained and updated regularly with the best design and installation practices and internal Todae Solar guidelines.
For as large of an investment as commercial solar power can be for some organisations, having an installer who has demonstrated proven quality is paramount to having confidence in the longevity of their investment. Over the long run, a good quality installation can save tens of thousands of dollars in repairs or fixing system failures.
Organisations looking to go solar should only consider CEC accredited installers, like Todae Solar. Accredited installers “have demonstrated that their solar PV systems meet our extremely high standards of safety and performance” (CEC). Todae Solar is a proud member of the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and is a fully-accredited CEC installer.
If you’re interested in hearing more ways Todae Solar is leading the way when it comes to high-quality installations, contact one of our energy consultants today.