About Tindo Solar
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Tindo = Sun
It is a word from the Kaurna Warra Aboriginal language which is the language of the peoples indigenous to the Adelaide plains on which our solar panel manufacturing plant is situated.
Tindo designs and manufactures technologically advanced solar panels in Australia, for Australia and the world. Tindo Solar is a wholly Australian owned and operated company founded in 2011 focused on increasing manufacturing output and creating Australian jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
At Tindo we have set out to make a panel that respects the sun and to make a panel that would deliver on its product and performance warranty. Tindo panels are Made for Life
Tindo Solar was founded in 2011 by Adrian Ferraretto, Richard Inwood and Ben Kerry. The three founders set up the solar photovoltaic (PV) company in Mawson Lakes, South Australia. To this day, Tindo Solar is Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer. Tindo Solar was officially opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in October 2012.
Our company is on trajectory to be a leader in the Australian solar industry, and our vision is to continue to expand our reach in Australia.
To enroll and inspire people to change.
- To have a strong Management Team
- To have dedicated and committed employees
- To be the preferred place of Employment in the Renewable Industry
- To be making the best, most reliable Solar Panels in the world
- Continuous education and self improvement for all stakeholders
- To have group of loyal, inspired & motivated Resellers all around Australia
- To be seen as the Industry Leader by Government & Corporate Australia
Tindo Solar Leadership
Glenn Morelli is our Director and owner of Tindo Solar. Glenn first started working at Cool or Cosy in 1994 as an Insulation Sales Consultant. After proving himself with his genuine and professional approach, Glenn was promoted to Sales Management in 2000. The sales department experienced significant growth in the following years under Glenn’s management style, of promoting an ethical and honest conduct with a customer first approach.
During 2007 after several years of success, the current owners were moving into retirement and like the old saying goes, “he liked the company so much he bought it!”. In 2017, Glenn purchased Tindo Solar, and with a background in solar installation proudly took over as the new owner. Glenn has expanded the manufacturing capability since taking over the business and is passionate about Tindo’s continued success.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Petterson is an accomplished senior executive, with strong board experience, delivering a successful career focused on leading organisational transformation and growth. His experience has been gained across a range of business models including small, medium and large highly complex organisations both in the private and public sectors. Richard’s skills in strategy development, leadership, business acumen, communication and his ability to develop strong relationships and effective teams have led to significant and consistent uplift in client satisfaction, profitability and growth.
Having committed his career to the sustainable management of natural resources in the water industry, it is a natural progression to bring his skills to the solar industry. “I’m inspired by being able to make a difference and I’m excited to be leading Tindo Solar in playing its role in the solution to the challenge of enabling sustainable human interaction with our environment.”
Chief Financial Officer
Harvey is our Chief Financial Officer and responsible for all financial matters. Harvey has been a Chartered Accountant for more than thirty years, qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London before moving to Adelaide with Deloitte. Harvey has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Most recently Harvey has worked in senior finance roles in industry and has experience in electricity distribution at SA Power Networks and advanced manufacturing at the Australian Submarine Corporation.
CTO & COO
Robert is our Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Robert is responsible for all day to day operations of the business, as well as the technical direction of the company.
He has an Associate Degree in IT from the University of South Australia, and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. While completing his IT degree, Robert began his career in retail with Harvey Norman before becoming a franchisee in Alice Springs and Noarlunga in 2007. In 2014, Robert joined Tindo Solar as a Tindo Energy Consultant before moving through the roles of General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. With an educational background in engineering and information technology, combined with his years of experience in retail and renewable energy, he brings valuable knowledge and experience to his role.
MK Kim joined Tindo from STX Solar in February 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) from Hallym University, South Korea. MK brings a vast wealth of knowledge in PV module manufacturing and has been working in module factories for the last 7 years, and is known in the industry as a 1st Generation PV Module Maker.
His experience is invaluable to the continuous improvement and development of Tindo Solar panel technology and manufacturing, ensuring Tindo Solar exceeds the standards required to be a world class manufacturer.