New to solar?

How much money will I save with a solar system?

This depends on:

  • How much energy you use on average
  • When you use that energy
  • The feed-in tariff rate in your State
  • The size of the solar system you install
  • Where you live

So, let’s assume you are paying 30c per kWh right now. If you use all of the solar power you generate, you could easily save $3,000 every year on your electricity bills. That would mean the solar system could start paying for itself in just 2-3 years.Feel free to chat to one of our representatives about how solar can help reduce your power bills.

How many panels will I need?

A typical family home uses 20kWh of energy a day, so in this instance a 5kW solar system (or about 15-20 panels) would meet most of this house’s needs. A 5kW system measures around 35m2, or 7m x 5m.

Where should I place my panels?

If you have enough space on your house or shed roof, north-facing usually works best in the Southern hemisphere. However, you can still catch enough sunlight on east or west-facing panels depending on the time of day. For example, systems with west-facing panels receive the most sunlight in the late afternoon, while east-facing panels receive more in the morning. Before picking out a space on your roof, make sure there isn’t any shade in the way. Shade can be caused by a taller property nearby, a large tree in front of your house, or even a fast-growing hedge by the side of your property.

How much does a typical solar system cost?

The price of an average 5kW solar system has fallen by over 50% in the last six years, even without government subsidies in place. As a rough guide, the average 5kW system costs around $6,000 after the Federal rebate (but before State rebates and loans*).

*Currently, the Victorian State Government is providing a rebate of up to $1,850 and an interest-free loan of up to $1,850 for all eligible solar systems.

We will also make things easy by stepping you through the process of applying and accessing these incentives.