Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions are listed below within their categories if you have any further questions that are not answered below please feel free to call us on 1300 033 456 or email you're enquiry here

General Solar Panel Information

How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?

Will it help the environment if I get solar power?

Will I be financially better off getting solar power?

Costs and Savings

How long will it take for a solar power system to pay for itself?

Generating power

How much electricity will I generate?

Will I generate enough to sell power back to the grid?

Does the power I generate get used in my property first or sent to the grid first?

Electricity Bills

When I get solar power do I have to enter a new contract with my electricity retailer for the electricity I buy?

Will the tariff I pay for electricity change?

Will my electricity bills decrease once I have solar power?

Will my electricity retailer charge extra administration fees because of my solar power system?

Will my electricity bill show the same information after I get solar power?


Will I need a new meter and will I have to pay for it?

Who supplies my meter?

How long will it take for a new meter to be installed?

If I get solar power, do I automatically get a smart meter?

Have there been shortages of meters?

How do I read my new meter?


I’m renting. Can I have solar power installed?

My landlord wants to install solar power. How will this affect me?

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