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Solar power - it's easy to put the sun to work
We want to make it easy and affordable for you to power your home with a quality solar system.
Our solar power experts will guide your through the whole process – from the initial consultation, to finding the right system for your needs and then seeing the savings on your electricity bill.
If you choose to pay for your system on a 5 year interest free payment plan, you’ll pay $0 upfront*. Easy.
Call us for your solar power needs. We provide:
- Systems tailored for your energy usage and budget
- The latest technology in panels and micro-inverters
- Leading brands with comprehensive warranties and local support
- Options for discrete designs to maintain house aesthetics
- Installation by fully licenced, Clean Energy Council accredited technicians
- Fulfilment of warranty or maintenance needs long term
- $0 upfront and 5 years interest free (Approved customers only. Credit provided by HSBC Bank Australia Limited. Minimum purchase $1,500. Reverts to annual cash advance rate at the end of five years. $59 annual fee.)*
We make the process simple.
- Call us: We'll assess your electricity needs
- Quote: We'll recommend the right system
- Install: We'll arrange installation
- Power and savings for you: Ongoing advice – questions, maintenance, warranties
How does solar power work?
Solar power systems are made up of panels and an inverter to generate electricity for your home.
During the day, solar panels on your roof capture photons from sunlight. The silicon and conductors in the panels then turn this into energy, which is sent to an inverter to convert into electricity your home can use.
If your home doesn’t use all the power generated, it is sent to the electricity grid, or can be stored in a battery system for use at other times.
While generally all solar panels work in the same way, there are different types of inverters to consider. Our systems can come with either a micro-inverter or a string inverter. It’s good to know the difference, so you can choose the right one for your home.
Micro-inverters are small, technologically advanced inverters that sit under each individual solar panel, converting any generated DC (direct current) electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity at the panel itself. This means, unlike string inverter systems, 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 be able to generate electricity at their maximum capacity.
Our Signature and Premium Systems both come with Enphase micro-inverters.
String inverters are a very common type of inverter for both residential and commercial systems. The inverter is made up of a string that connects rows of solar panels to a box, usually mounted on an outside wall. Inside the inverter box, total generated electricity from your solar panels is converted from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current), so the power can be used in your home.
Our Saver System comes with a Zeversolar string inverter.
Payment options - Get solar power for $0 upfront*
5 year interest free payment plan*.
Pay $0 upfront on a 5 year interest free payment plan*. (Approved customers only. Credit provided by HSBC Bank Australia Limited. Minimum purchase $1,500. Reverts to annual cash advance rate at the end of five years. $59 annual fee. Read full terms and conditions.)
If you’re an existing HSBC customer, please call us on 136 385, and we’ll add your payment plan to your current HSBC account.
Credit or debit card
You can also use your MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card to pay a deposit and to pay in full.
Guide to buying solar
Ready to get solar power?
Watch our guide for some tips on what to look out for when buying a solar system.
Rebates and feed-in tariffs.
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.
A feed-in tariff is a credit customers are paid for any unused electricity that their solar power system sends back 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. To give you an indication of what rate you may be eligible for, here is a table of our current feed-in tariffs.
|State||EnergyAustralia feed-in tariff||Rates as of July 1st 2017|
|Victoria||5.5 cents per kWh^||11.3 cents per kWh^|
|New South Wales||6.1 cents per kWh^||12.5 cents per kWh^|
|South Australia||8.2 cents per kWh^||15 cents per kWh^|
|Queensland||6.0 cents per kWh^||11 cents per kWh^|
^ Rates are GST exclusive. Our rates will generally be adjusted annually, and we’ll notify you when this happens.
Call 1800 171 209 to switch your electricity to EnergyAustralia.
Terms and conditions
*Excludes Saver System. Approved customers only. Interest free finance only for promotional transactions for 5 year period. Balance outstanding at the end of 5 year period will form part of the normal account balance and will accrue interest at the cash advance rate that is applicable at the relevant time (currently 25.99%). First monthly payment will include $59 annual fee. Monthly payments required and calculated at 3% of the outstanding balance or $20, whichever is higher. Lending criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply. Credit provided by HSBC Bank Australia Limited. ABN 48 006 434 162. Australian Credit Licence 232595. EnergyAustralia Home Services Pty Ltd. ABN 43 095 759 881. NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. NSW Building Licence No: 248747C. OCBA Licence No: BLD 262323. PGE Licence No: PGE 244509.
Your roof-mounted solar panels contain photovoltaic cells, also known as solar cells. When sunlight falls on the cells they convert the sun’s energy into DC (direct current) power.
Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC) are still available for most households. These certificates help reduce the cost of solar to you. Most solar providers, including EnergyAustralia, advertise solar pricing with the STCs already removed from the price. This is because you can sign over the STC rebates to the solar provider and therefore reduce the cost of the system.
This is the rate at which you are paid for exporting excess electricity generation back to the grid and is retailer dependant.
It will exported to the electricity grid where, depending on your retailer and tariff, you may be given a credit towards your electricity bill.
That depends on what meter you currently have. A bi-directional smart meter is needed to support solar. These are very common in Victoria but less common in other states and therefore a new meter will need to be installed as part of your solar installation. In most cases, EnergyAustralia can organise this for you.