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Is Solar Power Worth It For South East QLD Homeowners

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Updated: 15 August 2021

The Case for South East QLD Solar Power

If you live in South East Queensland, you’re paying amongst the highest energy rates in the country.

It’s easy to see why so many South East Queenslanders are looking for alternatives and switching to solar systems on the Gold Coast. The great news is South East Queensland policies and regulations are very supportive of residential solar energy. This makes the decision more economical for homeowners.

Read on for the details on clean energy savings in South East Queensland. We’ll start with the information you need to know for a solar system purchase, meaning you buy your system either outright or with a loan from a solar power system financing company

You now know that South East Queensland has some of the best incentives for solar installations in the nation. You know you can get a great price on a rooftop solar system. But does that great price translate to savings on your utility bills? The short answer is yes!

Of course, savings will vary based on a number of factors that you need to take into consideration.

Amongst others, these include:

  1. The size of your home or business and how much power you use
  2. The size of your solar power system and how much power it generates
  3. Are you able to store the excess energy produced or are you feeding it back into the grid?
  4. How you have financed your solar power system 

Let's consider how you finance a solar power system. There are various options for you.

Solar Purchase - we covered this in other articles on our website. It’s the most straightforward. Buy your solar system up front, plain and simple.

Solar Loan - similar to a solar purchase but you finance your system with a loan. If you use a loan to purchase your system, the savings you see will vary a bit based on your particular loan terms. Some large solar installers offer solar loans, while other companies will refer you to third-party financial institutions. Some homeowners choose to take out a home equity loan to finance their panels. Exploring more than one loan option can help you get the best rate for your system.

Stack Your Savings - EVs and Solar Batteries

Adding a home battery will maximise flexibility of when to use the power generated by your solar panels.

And making the switch to an Electric Vehicle will save you even more! Find out more about saving money (and improving air quality) with your own solar EV charging station from your local electric vehicle dealer.

No matter which options you choose, there’s no denying that South East Queensland is a fantastic place to go solar. This post should give you an idea of how much you can save with solar, but the only way to know what you’ll save is to get a solar bid tailored to your home and electricity use. Let us give you a free quote today!

Steps to Getting Solar in South East Queensland

step 1

Request a Free Quote

The first step to going solar is determining if it’s right for you, and one of the biggest deciding factors tends to be the cost. You can streamline your decision-making process by requesting a free site-visit and quote to best consider the benefits of going solar. The quote also includes a description of what kind of equipment will be installed and where the equipment will be installed on your commercial building and/or commercial property. To request your free site visit and free quote, message us through our contact form or call us at 1300 639 363.

step 2

Schedule A Site Visit

Each person or business has unique energy needs and different buildings require different equipment and installation. That is why we send an experienced member of our team to create a customized quote based on your individual needs and building layout. You will also be able to discuss different products like solar water pumps and solar storage batteries.

step 3

Lock In Your Savings

After the site visit, we will email you a quote that breaks down your up-front costs, monthly payments, and your projected energy savings based on estimated solar energy absorption. You will be able to easily compare savings to costs, both short- and long-term. Our layout makes it easy to compare our quote to others you may receive. In addition to the numbers, be sure to compare quality of work and warranties and remember Essential Energy Solutions can match the price of our competitors to ensure you get the best quality of work at the best price.

Once you have decided solar is the way to go to save money while increasing your property's value, you can request tweaks or sign the quote and return it to us to lock in your savings. We will then provide you with the necessary documents to move on to the next step: installation.

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Depending on the season and the size of the project, your solar system will typically be installed within 3-4 weeks. We work with you to ensure the least amount of disruption to your business as possible and send a team of experienced installers to complete the project in an efficient manner. In addition to our high-quality equipment, we use high-quality hardware and fasteners to ensure longevity and have minimal effect on your existing structures.

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Confirm Your Satisfaction

Essential Energy Solutions operates on a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are displeased with any aspect of the installation or your solar system, we will work with you to find a solution. We value our customers and won’t be happy until you’re happy.

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See Your Return on Investment

Now it is time for the fun part. It is time to see your investment dollars turn into returns. You can monitor the energy input and output any time through the system’s control panel. You will also see a substantial decrease in your energy bill, or even eliminate it entirely.

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Cleaning and Maintenance

Though solar panels are mostly cleaned naturally by rainfall, there may be times they need to be cleaned manually depending on their location and the season. To learn more, you can read our blog on Solar Panel Cleaning. Maintenance also usually requires minimum effort and will be explained to you based on your individual system.


If you review this guide, you will notice we do the majority of the work for you. We will familiarise ourselves with the property, recommend the best solar panel options and pricing for your business, install the system, and ensure your satisfaction. To learn more and begin the process of getting commercial building solar panels, request your free site walk and free quote today.

Make a Solar Enquiry

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