Solar Wholesalers is a South Australian-owned company, based in Mount Barker, in the Adelaide Hills.
We are a retailer and installer of solar power systems in South Australia. We do some wholesaling but it is a small part of our business.
We were one of the first solar power companies to start in South Australia and have seen a lot of changes in the solar power industry since our beginning in 2008.
On the Solar Quotes website we are, at the time of writing this page, ranked #3 (out of about 1000) out of solar power companies in Australia. This ranking uses reviews written by clients that we have installed systems for, and is based broadly on client satisfaction and has criteria such as value for money, knowledge of products, installation (#1) and service.
Over our time in the solar power industry, we have seen a number of trends, government programs, and business models come and go. We have also seen companies come in and flood the market with very cheap and low-quality products only to go broke 12 months later under the weight of warranty claims.
Throughout this time, our approach to the solar power industry hasn’t changed. We believe that the most important thing customers want is a system that is reliable. As such we put quality and reliability ahead of price when we procure components for our systems.
We are pleased to report that over all of our time in business, with over 8,000 solar power systems installed, we have had very few problems with failed components.
We put much of this reliability down to the fact that we have always used Austrian-made Fronius inverters, German-made SMA Sunny Boy inverters and brands of solar panels that are made by Tier 1 manufacturers, such as Canadian Solar and Trina.
Fronius and SMA may not be the cheapest inverters on the market — but their reliability is second to none.
All of our installers are well known to us: most are full-time employees, and all have had a long relationship with us. I think this is a real advantage that Solar Wholesalers offers over other companies.
We are a small enough group that everyone cares about the quality of our work and our customers but we are large enough to be direct importers of brands so that we can offer high-quality systems at very good prices.