Your Step by Step Guide to Solar Power

Solar Power Australia makes setting your home up with grid feed solar power easy.

We manage the entire process and will work with you to ensure that you secure the right system for your needs.

  • Grab your latest energy bill and contact us for a system quotation
  • Book an installation date and sign a Works Contract
  • We install your system and have it ready for the meter change
  • We organise an Authorised Service Provider to install your meter
  • System is energised and your house starts exporting clean energy to the grid

Solar Credits (RECs)

When you install solar power, solar water heating and other renewable energy technologies you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This entitles you to create environmental credits called Renewable Energy Certificates or RECs for short.

These credits are a commodity and tradeable like shares on the Australian Stock Exchange. Like other commodities the price of RECs is not fixed and varies with supply and demand.

Solar Energy Production

Every grid feed solar system produces power each day that is used within the house to reduce your total power consumption.

Solar Power Australia can help you compare this figure with information from your quarterly power bill, so we can choose a system that is right for your business.

The most popular size solar power systems for an “average house” are a 3kW, 4.5kW or 5kW. These systems can save up to a third of your quarterly power bill.

Solar Power Systems – Pricing Guide

Size (kW)
per day
No. of
Installed Price
Solar Credits
(STC’s) Discount
Total After
STC’s Discount
1.56 6.24 6 x 260W 5,227 1,140 4,087
2.08 8.32 8 x 260W 6,206 1,520 4,686
2.6 10.4 10 x 260W 7,242 1,900 5,342
3.12 12.48 12 x 260W 8,296 2,280 6,016
4.16 16.64 16 x 260W 10,392 3,040 7,352
4.94 19.76 19 x 260W 11,969 3,610 8,359
6.24 24.96 24 x 260W 15,640 4,560 11,080
7.8 31.2 30 x 260W 18,521 5,700 12,821
9.88 39.52 38 x 260W 22,253 7,258 14,995
11.96 47.84 46 x 260W 26,015 8,778 17,237
15.08 60.32 58 x 260W 30,767 11,058 19,709

The above indicative pricing includes approvals and installation for most house types. This pricing includes GST. The final price has ‘Solar Credits’ (Small-scale Technology Certificates / STCs) funding taken into account. A price of $37 per STC has been used in the indicative pricing, and this value may vary. The actual STC incentive that would apply would be determined when the system has been completed. Our pricing includes processing of ‘Solar Credits’ and follow up. Metering will incur an additional charge for the services of an ASP2 certified electrician.

Do you own or operate a small business with a turnover less than $2,000,000? If so, you can now get a 100% tax break on a solar power system up to the value of $20,000 (source).

Please contact us for a quote to suit your requirements.