Become a solar superhero and start lowering your energy bills

Solar is Australia's super power.

Join over 3 million Australian homes saving on energy bills, all while supporting Aussie jobs and saving the planet too

1. Think about your goals, budget and energy use

Before you talk to retailers, decide what you want to achieve from buying solar. Is it to save money on your bills, reduce your emissions or reduce your reliance on the grid?

Have a budget in mind. Solar systems are expensive but can pay for themselves in a number of years. If the upfront cost seems too expensive financing options are available.

Apartment owners and renters may find it harder to access solar but options do exist. Similarly roof space, orientation of your home and heritage listing may affect your solar options.

Lastly, make sure you understand your energy use and consider energy saving tips to reduce your energy use. How much energy you use will impact the size of the solar system you get.

2. Find local solar retailers

Make a shortlist of a few retailers. Ask people you know for recommendations, search for companies online and consider independent reviews and ratings from search engines, social media and forums.

Be aware:

Most installers will be accredited by the Clean Energy Council and so eligible for federal financial incentives but check with your retailer.

Check if there are any solar rebate programs offered by your state government or council. New Energy Tech Approved Sellers are committed to consumer protection standards and eligible for some state programs.

Local retailers are more are more likely to assist with any issues that arise in future.

3. Understand your options

Once you have some retailers in mind, ask them for quotes and compare them to help make a decision. Consider:

  • The products they propose using including the panels and inverters. Consider reviews of these components.

  • The expected performance of the system and an estimate of the financial benefits it will bring you.

  • The warranties and support offered. Often panels, inverters and the installation itself will have different warranty periods.

  • Whether the system includes a monitoring system with an app to show how your system is performing.

  • Financial incentives, rebates and offers that may be applicable to you.

  • Timelines for starting and completing installation.

You should also understand your consumer rights and what to expect from good solar retailers. Find out more about buying solar in this consumer guide by Energy Consumers Australia and the New Energy Tech Consumer Code (NETCC) program

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