Solar buyer's guide

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More and more Australians are switching to solar power to save money. We’re fully equipped with the expertise to guide you through the entire process, from the initial consultation, to seeing the savings on your electricity bill.

We'll assess your energy needs, help you choose the perfect system, provide installation and ensure you get all of your entitled solar rebates.


How does a solar power system work?

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Watch this video for a quick explanation.


Solar panels

Having a solar power system installed means you can save money on your electricity bills by generating and using your own power.

Put simply, solar panels on your roof convert sunlight into electricity and then an inverter turns it into power you can use in your home during the day. If your home doesn’t use all the power generated, it is sent to the electricity grid so the supply isn’t wasted.


While generally all solar panels work in the same way, there are different types of inverter systems to consider. It’s good to know the difference, so you can choose the right one for your home.


String inverter

A string inverter is a common type of inverter used in residential and commercial solar power systems. The inverter is made up of a string that connects rows of solar panels to a box, usually situated on an outside wall. The inverter converts the total generated electricity from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current), so the power can be used in your home.

Micro inverter

Micro inverters are small inverters that sit under each individual solar panel and convert generated DC electricity to AC at the panel itself, so there’s no need for an inverter box on the side of your house. Micro inverters allow panels to generate electricity independently, so even if some panels are affected by shade, the rest will still generate their maximum power.


NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.

What do I need to know when buying a solar power system?

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When investing in solar power for your home, it's important to know the types of things you should look for.


Watch this video for a useful guide.

Solar facts

Solar power facts

Take a look on the left for some interesting facts about solar power, including how much your household could save.


Quick Q&A

Will the panels look OK on my home?

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NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.

Whichever solar system you choose from us, you can be sure all of our premium products meet very high standards for quality, performance and support, and come with a 10-year warranty.

We supply three types of panels – LG, JA Solar and Jinko.


As a global leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, LG now offers superior solar products. The trusted LG brand provides innovative products and has built a reputation on quality and reliability. We offer the LG Neon 2 Black panels, which feature a completely black, sleek design. Due to LG’s Cello Technology, it has aesthetic appearance as well as high power output. The panels are also backed by one of the strongest warranty programs in the industry – they’re designed to last.

JA Solar

JA Solar is a world leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation. Its strength in solar cell technology, means they provide modules with unparalleled efficiencies, yield and reliability to enable customers to maximise savings. We use the JA Riecium panel which not only gives superior performance, but also uses black-silicon technology, giving the panels a more modern look that may be more aesthetically pleasing on your roof.


One of the world’s top five largest solar module manufacturers, Jinko makes solar products well suited to Australia’s environment. They provide reliability and are backed with a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee.

We supply three types of inverters - Enphase, Samil and Fronius.

Inverters are like the engine of your solar power system, so you need to make sure you’ve got a good one. We offer leading brand inverters and the latest technology micro inverters.

Enphase microinverters

Enphase microinverters are part of our new generation of solar products. They’re designed to increase energy production and maximise your savings. They generate more electricity with better performance in low light, mornings and evenings, making them perfect for roofs with shade.

Zeversolar inverters

Zeversolar is part of the SMA Group from Germany, recognised worldwide for their quality and advanced engineering. Zeversolar aims to make solar power available for everybody, so their products are designed for simplicity, reliability and affordability. They have high manufacturing and quality standards and are now one of the highest volume inverter manufacturers in the world.

Fronius IG series inverters

Austrian based, Fronius is a world leader in energy control and monitoring. With decades of experience, research and development, Fronius makes PV inverters that work seamlessly with all solar panels available on the Australian market.



NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.

Quick Q&A

How much will installing a solar power system cost me?

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Is the process complicated?

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Buying and installing solar a system

Buying and installing solar a system

We want to make solar power easy for you. Take a look at how our end-to-end, tailored approach works.

Find out more about the feed-in tariffs and rebates you can receive in the next tab.



NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.

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What's a feed-in tariff?        

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There are two main types of rebates that customers with solar power can be eligible for:

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

STCs are electronic certificates created when eligible solar power systems or solar water heaters are installed. If you buy an EnergyAustralia solar system, we can assign your STCs to us in exchange for a lower upfront cost on your new system.

Feed-in Tariffs

A feed-in tariff is a credit customers are paid for any unused electricity that their solar power system sends to the power grid. It is usually a set rate per kilowatt hour and paid as a credit on electricity bills. Australian state governments used to fund feed-in tariff schemes, but they are now closed for new customers. Retailers, like us, do still provide some feed-in tariffs, depending on what state you’re in and the size of your system. We’ll explain everything you need to know about what rebates you’re entitled to when we quote you on a solar power system.




NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.