About Metro Solar
Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team of engineers, technicians and management staff, Metro Solar has transformed how energy is used in homes, businesses, schools and community buildings right across Australia.
We’re proud to promote the new breed of ‘smart building’, where every household or business has the power to generate and monitor its own energy. Together with our ever-expanding list of happy customers, we’re working to create a cleaner planet for our kids and save money at the same time.
Metro Solar has come a long way since starting out as an electrical contracting business in 2006. After an initial two years spent servicing some of the largest electricity retailers in the market, our management team’s keen interest in sustainability and renewables led to a company-wide shift to solar energy.
A new direction
Metro Solar was formed in 2008 to cater to the rapidly expanding renewable energy market with a clear mission – to enable Australian consumers to take control of their energy use, reduce their electricity costs, and minimise their carbon footprint.
Resolving to offer only high-quality products, our management team set about researching the latest solar technologies across the globe. During this time, DC solar technology provided the most efficient solution and this became Metro Solar’s main product range.
To guarantee the most reliable and efficient product on the market, our engineers set installation practices well above industry standards and enforced strict quality control methods at all times.
Breakthrough AC technology
Our research and development team introduced the breakthrough AC micro inverters in 2013 and we became one of the first companies to introduce the AC solar option to Australian consumers.
Thanks to their incredible reliability, safety and high energy generation, the AC microinverter systems are now our only product offering. And in order to provide consumers with even more value and control, our systems come with built-in compatibility with the latest range of smart communications, monitoring software and web portal access.
In-house and in partnership
We pride ourselves on our deep industry knowledge and currently install both residential and commercial systems across the country. Our expert team of engineers and developers are drawn from a diverse range of industries and are constantly working to provide new and innovative technologies to bring to the Australian market.
Metro Solar has set up partnerships with major companies within the solar industry, including Californian based Enphase Energy, Tier 1 manufacturer JA Solar, and Melbourne-based Power Tracker. These direct partnerships are a testament to the hard work and successful practices that we instill in all members of our team.
As the solar industry evolves, our research and development team continue to work on new technologies and future product releases. 2016 sees the release of our latest offering – the Enphase AC battery, which will usher in a new era of total energy management for both homes and businesses.
- 2006 Metro Solar begins operating as an electrical contractor.
- 2008 Company changes direction to focus on solar energy solutions in a rapidly expanding renewable energy market.
- 2008-12 Metro solar engineers and installers offer high quality solar systems based around the industry-standard DC solar inverters.
- 2011-12 Major shorts sponsor of the Melbourne Football Club.
- 2013 R&D team introduce AC microinverters to Metro Solar.
- 2013-15 Sustainability partner of the Richmond Football Club
- 2014 Became a CEC Accredited Retailer
- 2014 Partnership with Melbourne-based makers of Power Tracker software begins.
- 2016 Release of Enphase AC battery storage solution, ushering in the next generation of solar energy technology.