Bradford Energy Review & Guide

Bradford Energy is one of Australia’s oldest and most well-known solar installers. With more than 85 years of energy experience and backing by CSR, Australia’s oldest manufacturer, Bradford Energy has built a reputation for quality solar products and expert services.

Bradford Energy is a founding signatory of the CEC Code of Conduct, with sustainability being a high priority. Bradford Energy claims to be committed to ‘industry best practice’, with Tesla and CEC accredited installers that provide customers with a high standard of service.

Bradford Energy sells and installs solar panels, storage units, inverters and monitoring systems nationwide. Its key products, however, are the Bradford ‘SolarPack’ and ‘ChargePack’ which bundle together all the components a household needs to get started with solar. In this article, we take a look at the products on offer from Bradford Energy to see which system is suitable to you.

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Bradford Solar Energy Packs

Bradford Energy can provide customised quotes depending on household electricity usage, energy storage needs and location.

There are two types of Energy Packs on offer from Bradford Solar – a ‘ChargePack’, which include a battery storage system, and a ‘SolarPack’, for those just wanting solar panels. Below are the minimum sizes for each of these packs.

Bradford SolarPacks

The Bradford SolarPack includes solar panels, an inverter and a monitoring system. Keep in mind that these systems are customisable to suit individual household needs, and it’s best to contact Bradford Energy for a specific quote.

Pack What’s included
SolarPack Lite

Single Phase

3kW – 8kW

  • 300W Canadian Solar Panels
  • Zever Solar Wi-Fi Inverter
  • Zever Solar Simple Monitoring
SolarPack XS

Single & Three Phase

3kW – 10kW

  • 300W Canadian Solar Panels
  • SMA Single Phase Inverter
  • Zever Smart Monitoring
SolarPack

3kW – 10kW

  • 300W Canadian Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring
SolarPack Pro

3kW – 10kW

  • 295W Canadian All-Black Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring
SolarPack Elite

3kW – 9kW

  • 330W NeON 2 LG Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring

Bradford ChargePacks

The Bradford ChargePack includes solar panels, an inverter, monitoring system and a home battery storage system. Customers can choose from either the DC coupled LG Chem RESU or the AC coupled Tesla Powerwall. These systems are also customisable to suit individual needs, however you’ll need to contact Bradford Energy for a tailored quote.

LG Chem RESU Bundles (DC)

Pack What’s included
ChargePack (DC)
  • 300W Canadian Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Back-up Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • LG Chem RESU Battery 9.5kWh
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring
ChargePack Pro (DC)
  • 295W Canadian All Black Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Back-up Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • LG Chem RESU Battery 9.5kWh
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring
ChargePack Elite (DC)
  • 330W NeON 2 LG Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Back-up Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • LG Chem RESU Battery 9.5kWh
  • SolarEdge Smart Monitoring
ChargePack Retro (DC)
  • LG Chem RESU battery 9.5kWh
  • Smart Monitoring

Tesla Powerwall Bundles (AC)

Pack What’s included
ChargePack (AC)

3kW – 10kW

  • 300W Canadian Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • Tesla Powerwall 13.5kWh
  • Tesla Smart App Monitoring
ChargePack Pro (AC)

3kW – 10kW

  • 295W Canadian Solar All-Black Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • Tesla Powerwall 13.5kWh
  • Tesla Smart App Monitoring
ChargePack Elite (AC)

3kW – 10kW

  • 330W NeON 2 LG Solar Panels
  • SolarEdge Inverter
  • DC Optimisers
  • Tesla Powewall 13.5kWh
  • Tesla Smart App Monitoring
ChargePack Retro (AC)

 

  • Tesla Powerwall
  • Tesla Smart App Monitoring

Why Bradford Energy Solar?

Bradford Energy prides itself on quality, only providing panels and inverters from tier 1 solar manufacturers. The two batteries Bradford Energy offers, the LG Chem RESU and Tesla Powerwall, are also widely considered to be the two best storage units on the Australian market right now.

Bradford Energy is a founding signatory of the CEC Code of Conduct, making it one of the first to be accredited as an approved retailer and installer of solar power. Being an accredited solar company, Bradford Energy commits itself to delivering quality products and services whilst also adhering to all relevant consumer protection laws.

Bradford Energy Warranty

Bradford Energy offers a 10-year installation warranty. The full list of warranties provided by Bradford Energy and its supply partners are:

  • Solar panel modules (product) – from 10 years
  • Solar panel modules (performance) – 25 years
  • Inverters – from 10 years
  • Home Battery (Tesla Powerwall & LG Chem) – 10 years
  • Solar installation – 10 years
  • Mounting frame – 20 years.

Note that all warranties apply from the date of installation.

Want to know more about Bradford Energy?

For more information on Bradford Energy and what it can do for you, visit the Bradford Energy website. There you will find solar guides, FAQs and detailed product specifications. Once you have solar installed, your next step is to find an electricity retailer that can help you make the most of it – that’s where we step in. Canstar Blue annually compares retailer satisfaction. See how Australians with solar panels rated their electricity company via the link below.

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