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We choose supply chain partners that are large, international, well established manufacturers who support their products locally in Australia with their own staff and offices.

We choose supply chain partners that are large, international, well established manufacturers who support their products locally in Australia with their own staff and offices.


Solar panels (or modules) are comprised of multiple layers of silicone that are chemically engineered to have either a surplus or deficit of electrons. When solar radiation from the sun hits the solar module the electrons become ‘excited’ and the surplus electrons have a natural tendency to move to the layer with the deficit to create a balance. This movement or flow of electrons is the DC electric current created by the panel. As the solar system has a life expectancy of 25 or more years the performance of the module over time is extremely important. The criteria AEP employs when selecting a solar module partner covers:

  • Independently verified quality – we only supply panels that are independently assessed by peer reviewed organisations such as Bloomberg Energy Finance US and therefore appearing on their Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer list. Such accolades recognise the manufacturer’s commitment to quality manufacturing processes, independent testing and certification, longevity and stability in the market, and after-sales service;
  • Strong financial backing – we consider the history and financial strength of the parent company of the manufacturer;
  • Manufacturing capability – we prefer vertically integrated manufacturers who have been a quality manufacturer for the solar industry over a long period of time;
  • Global reputation – proved track record in markets that they have been operating in for longer than in Australia;
  • Longevity of product – product results proven in the market place with real world performance; and
  • Representation in the Australian market.

Winaico is one of the world’s leading renewable energy product manufacturers. The panel is best known for its above average performance in low light conditions, tier 1 grading and stringent durability testing in high risk situations including salt, ammonia, fire and hail. They out perform all other panels available in Australia in desert knowledge and photon industry tests.

Winaico proudly boasts the smallest environmental footprint in the solar manufacturing industry. Sustainability and resource conservation is a central focus for their entire business operation.

Winaico offer a 2 year full comprehensive insurance policy on all systems where their panels are used with the option to extend this to 7 years, which no other panel manufacturer offer.


The inverter is the heart of a solar PV system and is the device which converts the direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) usable power for your premises.

The inverter bears the brunt of the workload, and therefore the choice of the inverter manufacturer is critical. Unlike the PV panels, the inverters contain all of the electronics and moving parts and therefore if a component is likely to fail, it is more likely to be in the inverter.


Fronius inverters are efficient and reliable and form the indispensable heart of every photovoltaic system. Power categories ranging from 1.5 to 27.0 kW guarantee suitability for virtually any system size – from a family home to a large-scale system.

Made in Europe and Boasting a 10 year warranty, Fronius are a leading manufacturer for quality residential and commercial gird connect solar systems.



ABB has one of the widest portfolios of solar inverters including single and three-phase string inverters up to megawatt-sized central inverters. This extensive range of solar inverters is suitable for high end residential photovoltaic systems right up to multi-megawatt PV power plants.


10 year full replacement warranty on UNO models. Made in Italy.


The German made sonnen Battery is not just a battery, it’s an intelligent storage system that automatically adjusts the energy usage in your household. In combination with solar panels the sonnenBatterie will enable you to supply yourself with clean energy – thus making you independent and protecting you from energy price hikes.

Long lasting

The sonnenBatterie has a minimum lifespan of 10,000 charging-cycles. So you can rest assured that it will supply you with clean energy for many years to come.



In the sonnenBatterie we exclusively use lithium iron phosphate batteries – the safest lithium battery technology available today.



Because of its attractive purchase price and short payback periods, the sonnenBatterie is possibly your most economic access to clean energy.