True Value Solar Review and Guide
TRUE VALUE SOLAR IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL IN THE SOLAR ENERGY MARKET.
Please treat below information as historical only.
True Value Solar claims to be Australia’s largest solar-only company. It operates across all states, servicing the solar needs of households, small businesses and large commercial sites. At the time of writing, True Value Solar claims to have completed more than 110,000 solar system installations nationwide.
True Value Solar is owned by a leading German engineering, construction and technology company, M+W Group. That means True Value Solar is backed with the experience and resources necessary to deliver great deals and reliable service to Australians, it claims.
True Value Solar Products
True Value Solar sells and installs everything that a home or small business needs to get started with solar. This includes solar panels, inverters, storage systems and monitoring devices.
True Value Solar offers both monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels and only supplies from tier 1 and tier 2 solar branded labels. The company says that all its panels undergo stringent factory testing and are on the Clean Energy Council (CEC) approved products list. The brands of solar panels that True Value Solar offers are:
- Hanwha Solar
True Value Solar has used its backing from M+W Group to establish relationships with some of the most reputable solar inverter manufacturers. Once again, True Value Solar claims that all its inverters undergo rigorous testing and are on the CEC approved products list. True Value Solar only supplies inverters manufactured by:
True Value Solar supplies and installs the Redback Smart Hybrid System – an integrated storage battery with a 4.6kW inverter and 9.6kWh of energy storage. True Value Solar claims the Redback system leads the market in value, offering the lowest cost per kWh. Redback has also developed a web portal and mobile app that allows customers to control how much energy is stored, used or fed to the energy grid.
Smart Solar Monitoring
CarbonTRACK monitors electricity consumption, measuring when and how you’re using energy. It also tracks how much electricity your solar panels are producing and helps customers identify when the best time is to take advantage of the savings.
True Value Solar Installation
True Value Solar has a ‘Best Price Guarantee’ whereby the company promises to beat any comparable offer by a competitor. But even with the best price, True Value Solar recognises that solar is a pretty significant upfront purchase for most customers. That’s why it also offers Certegy Ezi-Pay – a finance program which lets customers pay off their solar system with fortnightly repayments over four years.
You may also be interested in:
- Types of solar panels explained
- A comparison of solar feed-in tariffs
- What solar rebates are currently available?
True Value Solar Servicing
Just like a car, a solar system needs to be serviced from time to time as well. True Value Solar recommends that to keep your solar system running efficiently, it should be serviced every two years.
For $199, True Value Solar will undertake a full service, which includes:
- Inverter assessment
- Shading assessment
- Inspection of wiring and potential heat or pest damage
- Anti-islanding testing
- Inspection and maintenance of all safety labels
- Test of all switches and circuit breakers
Want to know more about True Value Solar?
True Value Solar frequently has special limited-time-only deals, so if you’re interested in what’s on offer, it’s worth regularly checking the company’s website. On its website, you can also talk to True Value Solar staff and request a quote for solar.
Once you have solar installed, the next step is to find an energy company that will help maximise your investment. To see what fellow solar power customers have to say about their energy companies, be sure to check out our customer satisfaction rating via the link below.
About the author of this page
This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Energy Specialist, Monika Gudova. An expert in all things utilities, including electricity, gas and water, Monika makes it her business to help consumers better-understand their energy options and ultimately save money. A qualified journalist, Monika is also across the latest energy news, from regulatory changes to new products and anything else you need be aware of.