Proven Energy has built a solid reputation as a proudly local firm since its founding in 2012 by Peter and Miranda Sutrin.
The company considers itself one of the best local providers of well-designed, high quality solar systems that can be relied on for years to come.
PMS Electrical Pty Ltd
While working as a qualified electrician, Peter developed an interest in better ways of producing energy and decided to take on the challenge of founding his own company.
Passionate about building long-lasting business relationships and providing great service, Peter began working under the name PMS Electrical Pty Ltd, a memorable play on the initials of both Miranda and Peter.
After working with many customers who had experienced poor solar installations, he decided to concentrate entirely on bringing better service to the local solar industry.
The Founding of a Solar Company
After making the decision to specialise in solar sales and installation, Peter founded Proven Energy in 2012.
“I have always been lucky enough to have great employers in my time and wanted to build a business that could pass that on to the next generation and my own employees,” said Peter.
“My interest in energy, particularly better ways of producing it has led me to branch the business into solar sales, not just installation which we have done for years for many other companies.”
Combating Negative Solar Industry Practices
The solar industry has earned a reputation for fostering unethical business practices and like many government supported industries has seemed to attract people who like to take advantage of the situation.
Having worked in this industry since 2009, Peter saw the many brands and companies that appeared for a short time and then disappeared just as rapidly. This lead to his realisation of the need for integrity and a company that lasted.
As an honest Toowoomba Electrical Contractor with a solid local reputation, Peter works hard to run an ethical and honest business and holds his employees to the same standards.
“One of the dangers facing discerning consumers is the many brands of solar equipment imported from overseas,” says Peter. “Common practice in the past is to simply close up shop once the warranty claims make trading unviable. Once the importer or company you bought the system off disappears, what do you do?”
This has been made possible because the industry has had such a boom beginning, it is still such a young industry that there is simply not a lot of data on a lot of the major suppliers. This is the gap Proven Energy are aiming to fill.