ABOUT US

SolarWide is your local Sunshine Coast solar specialist, founded by Nick and Carol Spence and their family in Warana, Queensland. We service the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane and also offer commercial solar power systems in most areas of SE Queensland. SolarWide offers a great range of value for money on the grid and off-grid or battery solar power systems for residential and commercial properties.


ABOUT SOLARWIDE

After completing an Honours Degree in Business in 1992, our Managing Director Nick Spence ran a chain of successful businesses for over 15 years in the UK along with his wife Carol.

Following their move to the Sunshine Coast in 2005, Nick and Carol had a vision to help people to live more sustainably. Their family supported their passion for renewable energy and with the same vision, three generations of family members came together to form SolarWide.

With his extensive experience in running a family business, Nick knew the key to success was to offer quality products and professional installation along with first class customer service. Over the 9 years, SolarWide has grown immensely. We have installed thousands of solar panels in homes, businesses and community buildings throughout the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and much of southeast Queensland.

SolarWide is a family owned and operated business situated in the Sunshine Coast servicing from Brisbane to Gympie. SolarWide has installed thousands of solar power systems over the years and concentrate only on solar power. This has enabled us to become absolute specialists in solar. SolarWide has committed to raising the bar in the solar industry by signing on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct.


OUR PRODUCTS - SOLARWIDE CHOOSES QUALITY

SolarWide follows a strict product selection and screening process to ensure we only supply high-quality solar modules, inverters and system components from leading and well-established companies to help ensure that you will get a highly efficient system that will prove reliable and safe over time. We will discuss with you the different options of panels and inverters, and the importance of quality with the smaller items too (isolators, rail, cable and small electrical components that go into the Solar power system).

WE PUT THE CUSTOMER FIRST - OUR MISSION IS TO EXCEED CUSTOMER EXPECTATION.

At SolarWide we believe integrity and reputation are everything. We put our customers needs first. We realise happy customers are our greatest advocates and we really appreciate the number of customers we get from referrals.

We love helping locals save on their energy costs. We offer an onsite consultation to enable us to evaluate and understand your needs and recommend the best solar system for your individual requirements.

ON SITE CONSULTATION

Our onsite consultation is to allow us to look at your power usage patterns and define what size system you require. We will look at panel positioning to enable the best possible results from your roof, considering space, shade, direction, and angle. We will look at your meter to check it is compliant and work out the positioning of the inverter and how we run the cables between panels, inverter, and switchboard. We will discuss expected power returns and how much we would expect your savings to be and discuss the return on investment.

SolarWide Managment

Nick

Managing Director

Carol

Director / Accounts

Dan

General Manager

Andrew

Installation / Service Manager

Andrew has been with us at SolarWide for years and years. He did his full electrical apprenticeship with us and has now progressed to be the Installation / Service Manager.

He ensures all of our installs run as smoothly as possible and that everything is running as it should.

He works tirelessly for us during the week but in his spare time he’s basically in or on the water. He’s either surfing, paddling or boating. He also loves taking his dog Zoe for walks on the beach.

Solar Energy Consultants

Our solar consultants are here to help; they are highly trained, love solar and are here to make your decision easier. We don’t do highpressure sales like other companies. We simply have good products at great prices installed to the highest standard. What we offer sells

itself.

Pete

Solar Energy Consultant

Pete is Nick and Carols son-in-law and predominantly works in the sales side of the business. Pete has been with SolarWide since the start and has a phenomenal technical knowledge.

He’s great with people and always up for chat.

He loves his bikes and surfing and his young family.

Warwick

Solar Energy Consultant

Warwick started with SolarWide up on the roof as a trade assistant but when he knew we were looking for a new sales person he jumped at the chance and has excelled.

He has dedicated a lot of personal time to further developing his knowledge and learning more and more about solar.

He’s incredibly passionate about the environment and loves that solar helps him make a difference. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family and is an avid gardener.

Jeb

Solar Energy Consultant

Randall

Solar Energy Consultant

Solarwide Office Staff

Our office team are there to deal with all the administration and paperwork involved to make the process as easy and smooth as possible.

They handle all the appointment booking, permissions, STC paperwork, handover packs and so much more.

Becca

Admin / Design

Becca is Nick and Carol's daughter-in-law and Dan's better half. She has been part of the business from the very beginning.

Becca does all the design work for SolarWide while also doing the programing of software used in the company to the website design and upkeep & social media!

She also helps out whenever she is needed and is a jack of all trades when it comes to the office. If there is a problem she is always there to fix it!

When she is not in the office, Becca loves spending time with her young family & their family pets - 2 bengal cats Cleo & Padme and new cavoodle puppy Rosie.

Jude

Admin / Accounts

Jude used to work with Dan before SolarWide and when he put an ad up for an administrator, she saw it and jumped at the chance. She’s very detailed and can type so fast that her fingers look blurred if you’re watching her.

Jude is super bubbly and is so loud that you can reportedly hear her from over 100km away.

In her spare time she loves getting away for her Tiki Tours in the caravan with her husband Lane.

Sophie

Receptionist

Sophie is on the front desk and takes most of the incoming enquiry and helps the sales team on a day to basis. She’s a go getter and makes sure that everything gets done on time.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her partner and is getting ready for their new baby due in August. She is a cars, and loves obsessing over her dogs - Dre & Knox.

Solarwide Installers

Our install teams are highly experienced and take great pride in their work. We have multiple install teams that are all employees and not
contractors. This enables us to do residential jobs with ease and allows us to take on larger jobs at any time as we have the staff on hand to
cope with it.


They are hand-picked and fully employed by us. Therefore we can control every aspect of the process to enable us to deliver excellent
customer service and a quality installation. We believe we should do it once and do it right.

Jarron

CEC Installer

Jarron is one of our CEC qualified electricians and is a technical wizard. He’s normally very quiet and reserved but don’t let that fool you.

He’s one to the best electricians you’ll ever meet and is the one that all the other boys call when they need advice with a tricky electrical question.

In his spare time he loves spending time with his kids and partner.

Callan

CEC Installer

Callan is one of our CEC qualified electricians and is always trying to learn more and develop himself. Cal finished off his apprenticeship with us and then progressed to running his own teams.

His workmanship is impeccable and he is always striving to improve.

In his spare time he loves riding his motocross bike, gaming and getting away camping with his family.

Greg

CEC Installer

JOSH

Electrician

Cameron

Electrician

Will

4th Year electrical apprentice

Andy

3rd Year electrical apprentice

Andy started his mature age apprenticeship with SolarWide and is now nearing the end of it. He’s always trying to develop his skills and learn more.

When he’s fully qualified he will then do his CEC license and eventually be running his own team.

In his spare time he’s a musician and loves his surfing.

Craig

1st Year electrical apprentice

Craig started with SolarWide as a trade assistant but we soon realised he had a lot of potential to make a great sparky and team leader.

He’s always happy and loud and loves that he’s now a mature age electrical apprentice with great prospects for the future. We see some really good things in Craig and look forward to him being with the company for many years to come.

In his spare time he loves to surf and spend time with his daughter.

Brodie

1st Year electrical apprentice

Brodie started off as one of our trade assistants but has now been signed up as a 1st Year Electrical Apprentice.

Before solar he had good experience in roofing and decided to transition his skills to helping us on the roof installing solar.

In his spare time he’s loves his video games and relaxing.

Jake

Trade Assistant

Jake is one of our trade assistants. He’s always keen to do whatever is needed and gives everything his all.

Despite having an incredibly physical job, in his spare time he pretty much lives in the gym.

Rob

Trade Assistant

solar just makes sense.