IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
The upfront approx 30-40% federal subsidy for solar power is under imminent threat. To protect your subsidy use your Solar Choice Quote Comparison to immediately generate an online contract with your preferred installer, any time of the day or night including weekends. Why?

On Thurs, 28 Aug 2014 the federal govt released long-awaited recommendations from the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Review that will either abolish the upfront federal subsidy for solar energy, or severely slash it, for systems up to 100kW.

An announcement from the ​​ ​Govt as to which option it will choose is imminent.​ ​Contracts entered into prior to any announcement will protect your subsidy.

How can I generate an online contract immediately to protect the subsidy?

1. Simply ​complete the green form on this page to obtain your impartial Quote Comparison of leading installers covering your area.

2. ​Select three installers that best suit your needs and budget to reveal their names and logos, then select your prefered installer by clicking "View and Accept Quote".​

3. ​Follow instructions on ​deposit ​ payment options​​, following which you will be emailed a PDF of your Accepted Quote (as will your selected installer who'll contact you, and Solar Choice).

Your subsidy will then very likely be protected​​ ​​ under transitional provisions recommended by the RET Review.

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Solar Choice

Management Team

Angus Gemmell, Managing DirectorAngus Gemmell - Managing Director

angus@solarchoice.net.au

Angus founded Solar Choice Pty Ltd in 2008 with the objective of providing Australian solar energy consumers with market transparency, and the tools to make well informed comparisons. He set about building a nationwide network of over 100 leading installers, and designed Solar Choice's patented quote comparison software and innovative Commercial Tender Management Platform that has now served over 70000 Australian homes and businesses. In 2010 Angus expanded the business to the UK as Solar Selections. He also now acts as developer of a number of very large scale solar farms across the National Electricity Market.

Prior to founding Solar Choice, Angus graduated with a law degree from UNSW, and later achieved the highest score in the NSW Bar Exams before practicing as a barrister in Sydney for seven years. He acted in a number of high profile defamation cases against Channel 7 and The Bulletin magazine, as well as for federal political figures. He is an avid adventurer, a former recipient with friends of “Australia’s Young Adventurer of the Year Award” by Australian Geographic, and has embarked on numerous expeditions including a six week solo kayak journey down a remote river in Mongolia, white water kayaking expeditions in Venezuela and Norway, and a month long expedition up Africa’s Congo River in 2007 to track and film a rare species of Great Ape called the bonobo. Angus has had a long standing passion for the study and conservation of bonobos, and is the co-founder of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (Aust). He married the gorgeous Libby Munro in 2013!

Nigel MorrisNigel Morris - Commercial Projects Specialist Advisor

nigel@solarchoice.net.au

As Solar Choice's Commercial Projects Specialist Advisor, Nigel is a key member of the team. He supports the Solar Choice Commercial team as a consultant, bringing the benefits of more than 21 years of experience to Solar Choice customers.

Since 2009, Nigel has run his own successful consultancy business, Solar Business Services, which specialises in strategic and business development advice for companies in the solar industry. Prior to starting his own company, he spent 12 years in a variety of senior management roles with BP Solar, who were at the time the largest solar company in the world. He also spent 5 years in a medium-sized solar retailer before BP Solar, where he was involved in sales, manufacturing, installation and management.

His experience has provided him with unparalleled insight into virtually all facets of the solar energy industry, and whilst having focused on the Australasian region, he has also benefitted from significant international exposure.

Rob BurnettRob Burnett - Commercial Tenders Developer

rob@solarchoice.net.au

Rob joined the Solar Choice team in January 2011 as a residential solar energy broker. With a degree in Estate Management (Newcastle University, UK) and experience working in the commercial property market in the UK, Rob soon found himself being involved with some of Solar Choice’s larger Commercial Tenders.

Rob has successfully overseen large roll outs of solar installations in the Pilbara and the Kimberley in WA, as well as facilitating the properties of eight of South Australian Community Housing Associations with solar. More recently, Rob has successfully overseen the Tenders of 50kW – 100kW Installation in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Another of Rob's responsibilities is to oversee our large network of fully accredited solar installers/providers, providing feedback as to how they can achieve the best success with our service.

Rob lives in the Northern Beaches in Sydney and enjoys long walks on the beach.

Matt LasauceMatt Lasauce - Installer Network Manager

matt@solarchoice.net.au

Matt started Solar Choice in 2010, since then advancing to the rank of Senior Broker, as well as now holding his key title role of Installer Network Manager.

As Installer Network Manager, developing and managing new and existing installers on Solar Choice's large and diverse network is crucial to keeping clienetel happy. This position requires working with multiple organisations across Australia to ensure their offerings in relation to product and price are kept up-to-date as well as an in-depth knowledge of each business to help provide solutions to their financial goals by providing tips on marketing strategies.

Matt holds a National Diploma in Communications, Electronics and Computing and held team Leader positions back in his native UK with some of the leading providers of business process management service solutions. These high-level customer interaction roles have helped Matt develop some of Solar Choice’s small facilitated residential jobs as well as large-scale commercial jobs.

In his spare time he is a keen footballer as well as an avid watcher of all sports.

Yang GuoYang Guo - PV Engineer and Commercial Energy Analyst

yang@solarchoice.net.au

BEng. Electronic Science and Technology (CUMT, Xuzhou, China); MEng. Photovoltaics and Solar energy (UNSW); Master of Technology and Innovation Management (UNSW)

Yang is uniquely qualified to work as Solar Choice’s in-house engineer and business case analyst, having completed his Masters in Photovoltaic Engineering at UNSW as well as an accounting major in a second Masters of Technology and Innovation Management (also at UNSW). Prior to living in Australia he completed a bachelor of electronics engineering at the China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT).

His wholistic knowledge of solar PV allows him to integrate a strong understanding of technological considerations with the spectrum of business and financial models, from commercial projects through to large-scale solar farms.

In his personal life, Yang is an avid photographer and a fan of science fiction. He also plays tennis regularly and has also picked up hiking as a hobby since moving to Australia.

Dave BorgogniDave Borgogni - Accounts Manager

dave@solarchoice.net.au

David joined the Solar Choice team in 2009, after completing his bachelor degree in Commerce Finance at Macquarie University.

As the head of the accounts department, he holds the responsibility of keeping all the various supplier accounts in order, ensuring the financial aspects of the business run smoothly on a daily basis, keeping a close eye on all financial accounting matters.

As the longest standing employee of Solar Choice, having now been with the team for 4 and half years, he considers himself a core team member who enjoys working beside his collegues in the relaxed office environment. David has a passion for all sports and the great outdoors in general and considers himself an avid traveler.

James MartinJames Martin - Analyst and Online Development Manager

james@solarchoice.net.au

James came on board with Solar Choice in 2010 as a contributor to the company's blog and in 2011 assumed the role of Analyst and Online Development Manager. Whilst continuing to write for Solar Choice's blog, James also oversees all of Solar Choice's online communications, search engine optimisation & other online development efforts. He is responsible for composing Solar Choice's monthly Solar PV Price Index articles.

James holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales. and an undergrad degree in philosophy from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He has a keen interest in developments in the renewable energy field, with a a focus on solar PV technology and energy efficiency & energy efficient building design.

Since the beginning of 2013, James has been working remotely for Solar Choice from New York City.

Other Solar Choice Team Member

Chen Pan - PV Engineer and Commercial Energy Analyst

chen@solarchoice.net.au

BEng. Photovoltaics and Solar Energy (UNSW)

Ben Fingleton - South Sydney and Sutherland Shire Agent

ben@solarchoice.net.au

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