Perth Solar Warehouse Becomes an Authorised Bluetti Stockist

Couple using the Bluetti AC180P on a park table with appliances plugged in as a portable power supply

As the demand for energy convenience increases, so does the demand for dependable and safe portable power supplies. Perth Solar Warehouse, a leading solar and battery supplier of turnkey sustainable energy systems [WA: Top 5], diversifies into camping and portable supplies through the Bluetti product suite.

Portable power systems are undoubtedly on the rise. However, with recent media headlines about lithium battery fires [broadly], it’s essential to identify the quality brands available in the portable power supply space. The Perth Solar Warehouse product suite targets innovative brands with high customer success globally to ensure improved reputational outcomes. Bluetti has a solid history of high customer success throughout America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Therefore, it seems only fitting that such customer satisfaction will continue in Australia, specifically Western Australia.

In a relatively new technology space, very few ‘known’ brands of portable power supplies exist. However, Bluetti has become synonymous with those investing in dependable off-grid solutions.

Customers can purchase Bluetti portable power supplies and solar panels from Bluetti directly online. However, suppose you’re seeking a hands-on buying experience to test your loads/appliances before committing to the investment. In that case, Perth Solar Warehouse provides a more classic in-store approach, combining technical know-how at the point of sale with the bonus of using your Bluetti immediately.

Value guarantee: Perth Solar Warehouse is committed to a Bluetti website price match or better on ‘in-stock’ premium model items.

View the Bluetti range available at Perth Solar Warehouse.

SigenStor Approved: PSW Energy Delivers Sigenergy Showcase

Sigenergy mySigen app for SigenStor in the palm of a users hand displaying the energy ecosystem on a mobile smart device

June 5, 2024: Sigenergy Sigenstor single-phase 5 and 6 kW reach ‘CEC-approved’ status for compliance in the Australian market, marking the green light for Sigenergy single-phase 5 and 6 kW system (with battery) installations in Australia. Given single-phase approval, Sigenergy’s three-phase SigenStor approval should follow in the not-to-distant future.

The anticipated approval of SigenStor single-phase systems is welcome news for electrification enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive sustainable energy solution towards an entirely electric shift. More notably, SigenStore has an easily adaptable (modular) ‘Sigen EV DC charging module‘ with up to 25 kW fast charging capability for those eagerly awaiting a bidirectional electric vehicle charging solution.

Further complementing an industry-leading product lineup of sustainable energy products, PSW Energy has launched a Showcase category for Sigenergy today in selected West Australian regions. Due to higher profiling, PSW Energy’s Showcase categories remain reserved for specific products that resonate and appeal to consumers. Sigenergy sits alongside Tesla (Home Energy and EV Charging) and Bluetti (Camping and Portable Power) as one of three specialised products likely to add greater value for more through improved user experience, further expediting sustainable energy uptake.

Gauging the rapid appeal in European and Asian markets, SigenStor’s 5-in-one, and more customisable design is likely to outpace many established inverter and sustainable energy brands in Australia from 2025.

SigenStor is not just another rehashed, rebadged solution we’ll see prominently throughout SNEC 2024 [Shanghai New Energy Conference]. It’s 100% its own, from software to hardware. Once in a decade, a new technology emerges that gains virtually instant consumer appeal. Sigenergy is this decades. Most notably, they’ve recruited really well as the foundations to drive rapid adoption.

Sven [Albersmeier-Braun] is highly regarded for his time at SENEC and is ideal for the European markets. Will [Hall] is respected among industry professionals and has been appointed Australia’s director through extensive Australian solar industry experience. He’s committed to hard work and will take great care of Sigenergy in Australia. These people don’t just go to any company. More depth comes from leading global marketing and software development backgrounds who can inspire positive change.

Derek McKercher

Sigenergy SigenStore will complement Australia’s love for superior technology that incorporates a high-value feature return no matter where one is on their sustainable energy journey. Given that Sigenstor can work as a simplified hybrid inverter-only option ready for future expansion, the base-level solution has a relatively low entry point. More comprehensively, with all features incorporated, SigenStor is the ultimate all-in-one electrification (solar, battery, and EV charging) solution from the start.

Although not yet approved,  comparative base-level Sigenergy 5 kW SigenStor hybrid inverter (no battery), through PSW Energy with 6.6 kW of combined nominated solar panels, is attainable in the mid-price bracket. An equivalent option positioned between Goodwe and Fronius and considered a high-value inverter based on added features.

Sigenergy Partners with Perth Solar Warehouse

Sigenergy SigenStor top left corner with LED light ray.

May 2024: Perth Solar Warehouse announces retailer partnership with energy innovator Sigenergy. Presenting its innovative software-first product foundation, Sigenergy’s initial release to the Australian market is a new generation of energy storage and control, SigenStor. Identified as the dawn of the digital battery era, Sigenstor encompasses a simplified all-in-one solar and storage solution, gaining rapid adoption in Europe and Asia. Fortuitously, this digital era defining product suite is now available for Australia.

Already making waves throughout Europe with an operating system (OS) focused, software-first design and shifting preconceived norms where inverter and battery manufacturers are primarily hardware manufacturers who evolve into software development secondary. It is an afterthought that could prove limited with any company seeking mainstream market appeal beyond 2030 as modern user experience compliments improved “smarter” energy utilisation. 

Founder Tony Xu [ex-Huawei FusionSolar and Ascend AI President] discovered the limitations of hardware-first designs imposed in the new generation of energy management through his previous high-profile business and technical roles. Sigenergy is a testament to where the next chapter of sustainable energy technology begins.

5 in One Sigenergy-SIGENSTOR render

Sigenenergy Sigenstor five-in-one energy solution: Solar Inverter, DC EV charger, Battery Control System, Battery Pack, and Electronic Management System.

Sigenergy brings together much more than improved harmonisation between integral components. Certain hardware elements now answer the pivotal questions most seek in a sustainable energy solution. Despite its well-covered, five-in-one product nature, SigenStor’s versatility exceeds any current market offering. 

Battery modules are flexible. With Sigenstor, there is no need to match a 5 kWh battery configuration throughout the modularity. If one’s ideal storage requirement is 13 kWh, combine a 5 kWh and 8 kWh Sigen Battery Module configuration. Matching SoC (State of Charge) when expanding later is now a thing of the past. Shift the focus, and the EV DC Charger is the mainstream market first, yet much more. The V2X bidirectional charging features convert a compatible vehicle and power supply into increased energy density for a given property. Nothing like this exists in Australia to date, nor is anything announced on the horizon. Sigenergy has entered the market with a resounding impact.

It is a unique solution that is certain to appeal to many through its adaptability and almost unlimited design possibilities. Perth Solar Warehouse is committed to delivering one of the first all-encompassing SigenStor demonstration systems for customers to interact with before purchasing. Related: Sigenergy Defines a New Digital Battery Era ›

Discover Sigenergy in Person

Look, touch, interact. Customers can view Sigenergy’s Sigenstor on display from Monday, July 1st, 2024, at the PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse display centre, 3/90 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake, WA. To ensure the time and direct attention many customers prefer, all that is requested is to book an appointment due to a limited number of sales support staff at a nominated time. 

PSW Energy & Perth Solar Warehouse

Image: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse display centre. 3/90 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake, WA.

“We plan to offer one of the first all-encompassing Sigenergy solar, battery, DC EV Charger and Sigen operating systems for potential owners to interact with, available by the 5th of August 2024, due to three-phase controller and DC EV charger certifications pending with the CEC” mentions Derek McKercher [Director]. Customers can order the single-phase Sigenstor variants from Perth Solar Warehouse for installation (without the DC EV charger) from July 2024 for installation within the Perth and Bunbury regions of Western Australia.

With McKercher Corporation subsidiary Perth Solar Warehouse announcing the adoption of Sigenergy’s SigenStor system among its leading energy storage options, including Tesla, Sungrow, and Goodwe, PSW Energy has now followed suit [May 12, 2024] for broader region customers to consider. 

Perth Solar Warehouse provides turnkey (installed) solar, battery and EV charging solutions to the greater Perth region of Western Australia. PSW Energy offers Perth Solar Warehouse’s leading products for more to enjoy with a user-friendly and native online shopping experience, reducing barriers and expenses associated with a premium service. PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse are McKercher Corporation businesses with a local dealer and service guarantee supported by 20 years of business history.

Perth Solar Warehouse: Sigenergy’s SigenStor is a game-changer for Australia ›

Aiko solar panels to add fierce competition in Australia

Q2, 2024, Aiko Solar will arrive in Australia, adding fierce competition in the ultra-high efficiency stakes. Primarily a world-leading manufacturer in cell shipments (Rank: 2nd, 2023, source: InfoLink), the technology and value incorporated within Aiko solar panels initial release, the Neostar 2S, will surely appeal to many purchasers and vendors in the mid-range premium system sector.

Aiko and key Australian distributors have finalised distribution agreements with four high-profile strategic partners: Solar Juice, Sol Distribution, AC Solar Warehouse, and Tradezone. Mckercher Corporation subsidiaries PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse have committed to becoming one of Australia’s installers for Aiko Solar panels as part of a turnkey solution.

Left to right: Grant Behrendorff – AC Solar Warehouse, Elio Cordaro – Sol Distribution,  Alex Hang – Aiko, Rami Fedda – Solar Juice,  Tradezone.

Before the distribution signing, Aiko Australia’s Key Account Manager, Ross Crawford, delivered an in-depth product overview at the product launch. However, he singled out McKercher Corporation Director Derek McKercher to share the moment unveiling the Aiko solar panel range. “About six weeks ago, when I updated my LinkedIn profile to show I was now working for Aiko, I very quickly received an excited phone call from a good friend and solar business owner, Derek McKercher, from Perth Solar Warehouse. Derek was over the moon that I had joined Aiko, and he began to talk to me about how he had been watching Aiko for some time now. It was great to see the Aiko technology reach Australian shores. In the weeks since, Derek has been putting together some great content anticipating Aiko launching in Australia. I want to invite Derek to unveil our product offering…”

Derek McKercher unveiling the Aiko Neostar ABC n-type residential solar panel at the Aiko launch event, Cockle Bay, Sydney during Ross Crawford's key note presentation.

Image: Ross Crawford (left) Derek McKercher (right) unveiling the new Aiko Neostar ABC N-Type solar panel range for the Australian market.

Customers can rest assured that we’re committed to delivering the most advanced solar and sustainable energy technology. As an Intersolar and Reddot design awardee for 2023, Aiko Solar has subjected its design to innovative scrutiny and prevailed among its peers from two of the most decorated awards on the global circuit.

Among an elite calibre, REC Alpha Pure previously acquired the 2022 Instersolar award for innovation based on its lead-free HJT (heterojunction technology). In 2021, LONGi Solar added Galium dopping to its wafers, mitigating the effects of performance degradation usually associated with conventional P-Type solar panels in the Hi-MO 5. With high recognition for module innovation and design, Aiko Solar looks set to be a revered name on the Australian landscape.

Unlike alternative leading module efficiency innovators, pricing guidance is a likely 20% premium over alternative mainstream market options–a less conventional premium for an efficiency title holder that is almost sure to attract instant local market traction.

Aiko Solar panels are now available for pre-order at PSW Energy as part of a turnkey solar package.

Product review: The Aiko Solar panels set to revolutionise the Australian market ›

Note: originally posted on February 19, 2024, this post has been updated to incorporate the Aiko launch event at Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney on March 5, 2024.

Sunwiz Awards 2024: PSW is a Top 5 Solar Company in WA

Derek McKercher with arms folded and smiling with Sunwiz Awards 2024 logos in the top left corner

Before a March 7th, 2024 ceremony, Sunwiz, an industry market intelligence provider, pre-announced PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse as a Top 5 solar installer collaborating submitted Solar Panel Verification data. SPV data is used to notify the Clean Energy Regulator of solar panels connected to the grid as Part of the Small Technology Certificate (subsidy) scheme. Complementing such an achievement was a Best Installer award through verified customer experiences.

Top 5 Combined Western Australia: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse polled 4th overall and ranked as one of the state’s most popular choice providers of solar energy systems. Leading volume was never a core focus for PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse, although an outstanding reputation and improved online purchasing experience have had a flow-on effect on customers.

Best Rated Australia, Top 20: At the core of PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse is customer experience. 2024 saw a 12th overall polling compared to other Australian companies in the Best Rated — Most Popular of the Sunwiz Awards, measuring at least 150 reviews from two or more trusted review platforms with a greater than 4.8 customer rating average. PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse measured 4.85 over Google [4.81] and SolarQuotes.com.au [4.88] for the 2023 calendar year.

Tesla Performance Excellence Award, Q4, 2023

Kate Rutherford pictured holding a glass of champagne for the Tesla Energy Performance Excellence Award

PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse acquired the Tesla Performance Excellence Award through a 362% year-on-year (YoY) growth for Powerwall sales in Q4, 2023, cementing their position as Perth’s leading Tesla Energy product supplier in 2024—a result reflecting preferred consumer patterns for digitalised purchasing options aligned with local market knowledge.

PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse provide profound knowledge-sharing opportunities for customers to perform in-depth product research for suitability without typical in-home consultation services, relieving additional expenses previously normalised with laborious sales consultancies. The process influencing the ability to streamline services consists of 90% of installations suitable for remote product compatibility auditing and proven customer outcomes [4.8/5] from Tesla internal surveys.

A testament to team collaboration, the awarded subsidiaries of McKercher Corporation provide a user-friendly purchasing experience complemented by using in-house service technicians for superior quality control along the customer journey. Such recognition is only possible with all staff contributing to a shared customer-centric focus. McKercher Corporation would like to recognise all staff who improve the adoption of Tesla Energy products so that more customers can experience enhanced Powerwall benefits.

The Tesla Performance Excellence Award compliments PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse’s reinstated Tesla Premium Certified Installer 24 recognition for a third consecutive year. Tesla Premium Certified Installers are among Tesla’s top 5% of local installers (Australia) through superior reputation and improved customer outcomes. The Tesla Performance Excellence Award further compliments this esteemed recognition.

Further sources: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse

High Distinction: Tesla Premium Certified Installer 2024

Tesla Certified Premium Installer 2024 - PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse wall paper

January 2024: PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse is recognised as a Tesla Premium Certified Installer for the third consecutive year. With an enduring commitment to high-quality and deep product suite knowledge, Tesla Premium Certified Installers represent only 5% of Tesla Energy product installers. Such distinction aims to assist customers in fine-tuning their installer selection towards superior Tesla product outcomes.

Tesla Premium Certified Installers are selected based on a committed fulfilment of criteria essential to the long-term growth of sustainable energy. It’s important to note that once attained, Tesla Premium recognition is never guaranteed. It’s an evolution of aligned core beliefs towards superior self-sustainable power supplies for all. That’s why an inherent importance exists around accurate implementation–a local business most likely to support your energy security long-term.

Derek McKercher [McKercher Corporation, Director] welcomed the strengthened local relationship between the two organisations as pivotal in enduring manufacturer-to-local business relationships.

“A direct relationship over an enduring period has allowed PSW to assist Tesla’s mission towards broader adoption of sustainable energy products for more. Additionally, customers prefer fewer [distributor] layers of complexity, especially where warranty concerns arise.”

Derek McKercher

Proving to be one of the world’s most advanced companies towards independent electrification, Tesla has earned a reputation for attention to detail to earn success. Therefore, why not seek within its top 5% of installation partners where long-term energy security exists? There is no warranty if a product installation doesn’t meet manufacturer specifications. Tesla Certified Premium Installers are Tesla’s most trusted brand partners. McKercher Corporation welcomes this continued trusted recognition of it’s subsidiaries PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse.

Subsidiaries Attain Solar Quotes Legendary Ranking

Solar Quotes Legendary PSW Energy Perth Solar Warehouse

The world of sustainable energy is evolving at virtually break-neck speed, and it’s easy to become swept up in the hype. However, sustainable energy isn’t new. It’s rapidly evolved over 15 years in Australia, building tangible customer satisfaction data from established businesses committed to long-term positive outcomes.

Attaining SolarQuotes.com.au’s most coveted status – Legendary installer ranking, PSW Energy & Perth Solar Warehouse is among Australia’s Top 10 solar companies on the SolarQuotes.com.au platform for customer satisfaction: rating x volume x time. With more than 200 reviews within the last three years and an average review score of at least 4.85 / 5.0, only ten companies Australia-wide have achieved similar status.

Therefore, it should be relatively easy to discern the ideal alignment for your investment. Unfortunately, not everything is as it seems when operators aim to influence a narrative with a less customer-centric approach. An ex-CSIRO Engineer (Finn Peacock) identified such occurrences and began an ambitious task of making the water a little less mirky.

Related post:  Acknowledged by Time magazine, it’s now known that 2023 is the year of Taylor Swift due to a rising global influence and standards of female empowerment depending on one’s views—honourable mention, Sam Altman (Chat GPT), Time magazine CEO of the year. A lot less international, but influencing positive outcomes for the globe and energy consumers within Western Australia, 2023 is the year PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse appeared on the radar of many high-calibre analysts. Continue reading ›

As data is often subjective, few leaderboards are available to consumers researching installers within their local area. However, on a customer satisfaction level, one mechanism exists for consumers to better discern installer credibility in highly competitive locations such as Australian capital cities. Regarding installer qualification, consider the SolarQuotes.com.au Best Solar Installer Rating system to assist in making an energy investment decision.

Perth’s Inaugural PSW & Tesla Energy Tech Talk

Powerwall 2 in the shadows (black & white) for the inaugural Tesla Energy Tech Talk in Perth Western Australia

The journey toward electrification and energy self-sufficiency in the past has proven to be quite complex. However, it doesn’t need to be. On November 16, 2023, PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse, alongside Tesla Energy, hosted a Tesla Energy Tech Talk in Perth, Western Australia.

Overwhelming demand saw RSVP capacity exhausted within 48 hours. The response comes as Western Australian energy consumers seek to improve their self-sufficiency while gaining a greater understanding of the most advanced technology available for home storage integration. After a round of detailed insight by three guest speakers within their respective fields (including Derek McKercher, McKercher Corporation Director and CTO for PSW Energy & Perth Solar Warehouse), attendees could participate in an open panel discussion with some of the future-focused minds. Proving engaging, customers discussed openly bespoke circumstances, where question marks may have lingered.

As McKercher Corporation subsidiaries, PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse share a common goal of assisting in the simplified and expedited adoption of sustainable energy, with a high degree of positivity from users. Perhaps more important as an organisation, is staff recognition who also commit to a shared belief, and this is a time when a magnitude of staff appreciation is necessary. McKercher Corporation staff for PSW Energy, Perth Solar Warehouse, who attended the Tech Talk at Tesla Osborne Park (Western Australia), contributed significantly to ensure attendees curious about attaining a greater self-sufficient electrification journey, had every opportunity to be comfortable. Your support identifies a shared belief amongst all towards a future with better outcomes. Thank you.

Huawei FusionSolar to Vacate the Australian Solar Market

Huawei-FusionSolar

From 2024, all second-generation Huawei solar technologies entering the Australian market will become iStore. The move comes as political reaction leaves a sour taste for the telecommunications giant whose solar inverter business is less than 1% of the company revenue globally, deeming the Australian market more of a complication towards achieving long-term goals.

Headquartered in Chatswood, NSW (North of Sydney), Huawei will remain in Australia at a reduced capacity, providing support for existing technologies in the field and the upcoming iStore solar suite of Huawei Gen2 solar hardware in an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) capacity. It’s widely known that Solargain PV, is a significant investor in the iStore product range, which should provide a level of Australian-owned consumer confidence in the technology.

Testing has commenced, and what is confirmed is that iStore-labelled storage units can operate with previous-generation Huawei-labelled inverters. However, Huawei FusionSolar historical data will not come over to the new iStore ‘Universe’ platform, which is required to accept the iStore battery onto the existing Huawei inverter. A scenario that could change with future developments. This comes as great news for existing Huawei inverter owners with a supported second-generation battery available for uptake.

McKercher Corporation subsidiaries, PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse have an enduring history with Huawei solar products thanks to a stable reputation since the breakthrough launch in 2018. A decision to vacate the Australian market entirely would further distance Australia from global technology advancements and innovation. The iStore brand has arrested such a scenario and ensures Australians can still benefit from an outstanding sustainable energy product suite. We wish iStore and the ‘Universe’ platform all the best in a new chapter, continuing the outstanding reputation Huawei has introduced with its energy technology. PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse will continue prioritising the most beneficial products for their customers.

This post has been amended from its original format. The previous post stated that the iStore battery and Huawei inverter would not be cross-compatible.