Solar panels in Gold Coast are a great way to add to the value of your home. You can reduce your overall energy bills, and the systems can pay for themselves, usually in less than 7 years. At Nationwide Solar Solutions, we have experience installing solar panels in Gold Coast and the region’s 80+ suburbs including Arundel, Southport, Helensvale, Labrador, and Upper Coomera. When you’re ready to go solar anywhere in the Gold Coast or anywhere across Australia, we’re here to help!
How do solar panels help power my home?
At a high level, solar panels contain silicon cells that capture the energy produced by the sun’s rays. These photovoltaic cells generate direct current (DC) energy that is processed by an inverter and converted into usable alternating current (AC) energy. This power makes its way to your home’s electrical panel.
From there, the power goes toward powering your home and meeting your immediate energy needs. If you produce more energy than you need at the time, you can either charge up a solar battery or pass it back to the utility grid. If it goes to your electricity provider, you’ll receive a credit, or Feed-In Tariff, that further offsets the costs of your power.
Only a licensed installer can determine this for sure after visiting your home. They will be checking the following:
How much energy your system will need to produce to cover your electrical bill
How many panels you’ll need to install to provide that amount of energy
Whether your roof is large enough to fit the required number of panels
How your home is oriented toward the sun and whether it gets a lot of shade
Whether your roof structure is able to bear the weight of the solar panel design
Why does it matter how my roof is oriented in relation to the sun?
The amount of power your solar panels in Gold Coast produce is directly tied to how much exposure they have to the sun. North-facing systems typically have the greatest exposure and will produce the most energy. In contrast, a system oriented to the south will generate less. Southern exposure does not mean that you can’t have solar panels on your home. But you might need more of them to get the amount of power you need.
How much will solar panels in Gold Coast cost for my home?
The cost of a solar panel system will vary based on a few factors. Generally, the more power you need to generate, the more panels you will need. And the bigger the system, the higher the price. Here’s a table to help demonstrate the average costs for solar panels in Gold Coast:
Are there any discounts or rebates available for solar in Gold Coast?
The solar rebate is a government incentive meant to help Queensland residents to choose the cleanest and cheapest energy. With this program, the government pays up to a third of the cost of solar systems to eligible individuals. The amount of the solar rebate in Queensland is $ 2,797. Professional installers typically manage the rebate process for you, and the cost you are quoted should include all applicable discounts.
Are solar panels hard to fix?
Solar panels tend to be very durable. They’re designed for all-weather conditions, and when professionally installed, you should not need to worry about them much at all. Most systems have a minimum 10-year warranty, if not more, which will cover you in the event that something does stop working.
Can I fix or install my solar panels myself?
This is not a good idea at all. To start with, you could injure yourself or damage your home. Any work done on your solar panel system by anyone other than a licensed and insured installer will void warranties and could be quite costly in the long run. Also, if you try to install a system yourself, you will not be eligible for any rebate incentives. These are only available when installed through a CEC-accredited professional.
What should I look for in a professional solar panel installation company?
Not all solar panel installers are created equal. When choosing a provider and installer for your home or business, be sure to ask these important questions.
Is your company licensed and insured to install my solar panel system of choice?
How many years have you been in business specifically doing solar installs?
Do you have CEC accreditation or membership?
Have you done solar panel installations for other Gold Coast homes?
Can I see some customer reviews or speak to a customer reference?
Do you offer warranties on your workmanship or additional assurances?
How long do your solar panel system installations take?
Do you provide free quotes or estimates that include all costs?
What warranties come with solar panels in Gold Coast?
Most solar panel systems come backed by a 10-year warranty for parts from the manufacturer. In addition, they all include guarantees for how long they are expected to produce power and the minimum amount of power you can expect per year. Installers may offer additional warranties or guarantees on their workmanship or extend offers from manufacturers.
Why choose Nationwide Solar Solutions for your solar panels in Gold Coast
With over 180 CEC-accredited and licensed professional installers, our team is made up of experts in solar installation for need. Providing services for residential and commercial solar panel systems, Nationwide Solar Solutions can design a system that meets any energy consumption requirements.
✔️ Options for quality products from leading brands including LG, LONGi, and Q Cell
✔️10-year warranties for batteries, solar panels, inverters and installation
✔️ 7-Day Repair Or Replace Guarantee On Installation and Workmanship
✔️ High-quality solar-energy installation for residential, commercial and off-grid areas
For the highest quality solar panels in the Gold Coast and the whole of Australia, get started with a fast and easy solar quote from Nationwide Solar Solutions. You can also call us on 1300 800 991 today to speak with our team.
One of our happy clients:
“We are very happy with service and deal we got from Nationwide Solar Solutions! They did everything they said they would – and the installation of our 5KW system was completed by a friendly team! They were very professional and helpful. The sales guy was very informative; he suggested the 20 panel system after looking at our bill. The price was very competitive, and included high quality panels and an inverter. I would highly recommend them if you’re looking to get a solar system.” – Evey Suwanjarern
Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panels in Gold Coast
Why do I need the Council to authorise the installation of solar panels on my Gold Coast property?
According to applicable law, installing an electrical system involves risks both for the installer and for third parties. For that reason, in Queensland, it is necessary to have a QBCC contractor’s license to carry out any work related to solar panels as long as the value of the work, including the cost of materials, exceeds $3,300.
What is the feed-in-tariff and how much will I get paid for it?
The feed-in-tariff is a payment given to solar system owners from the electrical company in compensation for the excess electricity that your system generates and exports to the grid. This typically happens in extremely sunny months where production is high but your energy needs have not risen. The result is creating more electricity than you use.
Tariffs are handled in two different ways. A net feed-in-tariff is paid for the amount of energy generated by the solar system. On the other hand, the gross feed-in-tariff pays a premium for the entire amount of electrical energy generated. In Australia, net feed-in tariff is very common.
What size solar panel system do I need for my home?
The system size is dictated by how much energy you consume and the amount of equipment needed to meet that demand. For example, a 1.5 kW system provides coverage between 16-25% of the electricity consumption of a medium-sized home. Conversely, 4-6.6 kW solar systems are usually able to cover all of the electricity consumption in Australian houses.
Can I insure my solar system?
Yes. In fact, it may already be covered by your current home insurance policy. In any case, it is convenient that you have a meeting with your insurance advisor to verify if this is the case or if you need to make adjustments to your policy.
If my energy needs increase, can the solar system be updated?
Of course. Users can purchase additional solar panels to increase power generation. However, you may need to replace your inverter with a more powerful one. You can also choose to add a solar battery to your overall system at any time.
“Needed a replacement inverter( not nationwide originally)last year. nationwide provided new inverter and completed installation in timely and competent manner. New inverter working fine to date. transaction dealt with promptly and with no hassles.”
“Great Job just got 32panals and a 8’5 kW inverter installed today great service on time the staff Trent and Toni were great help and the installers at least with them and Brisbane installers there should be no problem with the back up service great job guys keep up the great work.”
“We are very happy with service and deal we got from Nationwide Solar Solutions they did everything they said they would and the installation of our 5KW system was completed by a friendly team, they were very professional and helpful. The sales guy was very informative and suggested the 20 panel system after looking at our bill. The price was very competitive and included high quality panels and inverter. I would highly recommend them if your looking to get a solar system.”
“We had a 5KW Solar System put on roof of our house 12 month ago. We have paid no Power Bills except at Christmas when our daughter & her family come for 2 weeks they run the Air- conditioners flat out for the whole 2 weeks. Then our bill for that quarter was about $15. We are very happy Nationwide Solar Solutions.”
“I had a 13.2 kwh Solar System installed by Nationwide Solar Solutions. The highly skilled and experienced Jason from Sales to the Installation team ensured the entire process was seamless. The product offered by Nationwide Solar Solutions was superior to other quotes and the price did not warrant any bargaining. I would recommend anyone looking for a good product at a great price to contact Jason from Nationwide Solar Solutions.”
“Excellent company for your solar panel system installation or upgrade for residential or commercial. Nationwide have extensive knowlegde in the solar industry, govermenent legislation rebates and insurance policies. I’ve dealt with Mr. Trent and his super friendly team. They are awesome and friendly bunch. A big thank you to Mr.Trent who guided us through our tricky insurance claims and we were successful in making the claim. He also made sure our solar installation at my property was installed with great professionalism, care and neatness, see the photo attached yourself. He helped us through despite so many phone calls. Highly recommend this company to anyone in Australia. Dave and Shireen”
“Where can I start the customer service team were great, we had such a care free experience and even got put on a higher feed in tariff, after having problems with our old system this was just a breath of fresh air, would highly recommend even more so now having got our first power bill with credits!! Thanks Again to the team, one happy customer”