Australian solar pioneering company Solahart recently celebrated the milestone of installing its one millionth rooftop PV panel, writes Benjamin Chard.
Originally a hot water company, Solahart expanded into rooftop solar in 2011 and has made significant inroads into Australia’s small-scale photovoltaic market.
“Solar energy generated by Solahart’s fleet of solar panels as part of PV systems is equivalent to 315MW of peak solar capacity, which is almost as large as the Collie Power Station in Western Australia,” says Sean Box, head of Solahart’s solar power and battery storage division.
“This makes Solahart a significant player in the energy mix for Australia – a massive achievement from what was purely a hot water company 12 years ago.”
Making a significant contribution to the company reaching the one-million mark for rooftop solar has been Solahart Newcastle, with the dealership installing more than 100,000 solar panels in the NSW local region.
“Congratulations to the Solahart Newcastle team and to the forward-thinking communities in the Central Coast and Upper Hunter regions, who are looking to clean, solar energy to power their homes and businesses,” says Stephen Cranch, Solahart Industries general manager.
Solahart produced its first solar water heater in 1953 and has since exported in excess of one million of its systems to more than 70 countries around the world.
“We would not be here today without our incredible nationwide network of Solahart dealers, commitment to innovation and quality, and our dedication to Aussie households and businesses,” says Cranch.
“One million panels installed is truly a significant milestone and proves Australia is prepared for a sustainable, renewable-led future powered by solar.”
Solarhart has another reason to celebrate this year, with the company recently being named Australia’s number one solar company for overall customer satisfaction in the Solar Installers category by leading comparison website Canstar Blue.
Based on surveyed Australian customers ranking their experience from one to 10, Solahart came out on top with five-star ratings in the categories of “overall satisfaction”, “set-up cost”, “customer service and advice”, “performance of solar system”, “durability” and “installation process”.
“As we celebrate our 70th year in solar, it’s wonderful to receive the top solar installer Canstar Blue award, which represents the dedication and hard work of the Solahart team going above and beyond to help Australians work towards a brighter, renewable-led future,” says Cranch.
“Our innovative product range and commitment to customer support helps Aussie households and businesses capture and store more energy from the sun, save thousands on their energy bills and actively contribute to a more sustainable planet.”