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Solar Power For Your Home Or Your Business

Solar energy is the cleanest, greenest and most viable source of renewable energy available to help power your home, business or community organisation.

If you’re a Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast home owner you would know very well that the price of electricity has only ever gone one way – and that is up. In fact in the last 3 years the average Australian power bill has jumped a massive 40% with no real end to the price rises in sight! Home solar power is one way that you can fight your ever rising power bill!

Solar power converts sunlight into electricity by using the sun’s energy to create an electrical current. Harnessing this renewable source of energy and converting it into usable electricity takes place within modules of specially fabricated materials that make up solar panels. It is a relatively simple and efficient process that requires no moving parts, with most solar panels being connected to the mains power supply through an inverter. This then converts the DC power produced by the modules into AC electricity, which is ready for your household or business needs.

Commercial Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast solar power systems are increasing promptly in popularity as businesses and corporate boards are realizing their appealing financial benefits. If your business has an interest in evaluating the viability of a solar power system at your facility, we can supply a custom made financial analysis and after conducting a site analysis and obtaining details from your power bill we will provide you with an obligation free quote.

Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Most suburban and the majority of rural homes are connected to the electricity grid, which uses AC electricity. However, the electricity generated by solar panels is DC, which means that grid-connected solar PV systems require an inverter to transform the DC electricity into AC.

Households and businesses with approved grid-connected solar PV systems generally receive incentives from their electricity retailer (guaranteed by state governments) by way of a Purchase Agreement.

This is where unused electricity that the system produces during the day is fed back to the grid. The consumer then receives a credit for each unit of electricity that is purchased.  When panels are not producing electricity, such as at night, electricity is supplied to the consumer from the electricity grid. This is charged at the normal retail rate against credits accrued through the sale of unused electricity produced by your PV system.

How Does A Grid-Connected Solar PV System Work?

  • Solar panels convert sunlight into DC electricity
  • A grid-connect inverter transforms DC electricity into regular 240-volt power
  • A meter records the amount of electricity generated by your solar panels
  • Surplus solar energy is fed to the main electricity grid and credited to your account
  • First Choice Solar have almost 10 years of experience within the area of solar power enabling us to ensure you receive the optimum output from your system by using the very latest technology. Our Nearmap Solar Satellite Imaging software allows us to assess your property based on its location, letting us calculate the amount of solar energy you’re likely to get.

Using this data, our team can position your solar panels in the best spot, so you’ll be sure to receive the maximum exposure to the sun. We’ll also check the condition of your roof for installing solar panels, as well as identifying any potential issues that might affect solar output, including shade and overhead wires.

Nearmap’s GIS innovations and virtual tools allow accurate measurements, annotations and virtual solar panels to be overlaid onto the high-resolution aerial imagery.

Nearmap’s real-time power saving calculator, helps First Choice Solar deliver more compelling quotes that include photo-realistic representations of the final look and feel of new solar panels on a homeowner’s roof, plus a realistic estimation of the expected energy savings.

Once we’ve completed our assessment, we can then create a detailed grid connect solar power quote and energy savings report for your convenience.

Contact First Choice Solar

Enjoy the benefits of solar power in your home or business today by contacting the friendly team at First Choice Solar, the respected name in Gold Coast &Sunshine Coast Solar Power.


Testimonials
from our clients

We purchased our solar power system from First Choice Solar. Peter spent the time to help us understand our options and walked us through the whole process. Everything from start to finish was easy. We have been up and running for over a year now and our power bills have been slashed. Highly recommend this company for its professionalism and value for money.
Katie - Gold Coast

Tony - solar testimonial

The team from First Choice Solar provided me with very prompt service, they installed my solar panels, solar inverter and surge protection equipment in our home and did a great job, I can certainly highly recommend them.
Tony - Gold Coast

Lee - solar testimonial

After some significant research over several weeks, First Choice Solar was my first and last choice. They are always pleasant to deal with. Their professionalism, attention to detail and customer care are second to none. I have been in business for many years, and their standards of excellence are exemplary. Well done
Lee - Gold Coast


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