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Solar Power For Your Home Or Your Business

First Choice Solar Showroom | Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Solar ExpertsSolar 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.

Solar Panels Gold Coast | Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Solar ExpertsGrid-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.

Solar Panels Gold Coast | Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Solar ExpertsHow 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

Outstanding job guys, I couldn't be happier with the service and quality of panels, inverter and installation. I highly recommend First Choice Solar for quality and peace of mind. Many thanks.
Dennis McDermott

I was happy with the excellent quotation process and quick installation. The owner was familiar with the specific installation requirements for a Ritek roof. I believe I got a high quality installation with better return of investment than anything achievable through banks, term deposits or bonds
Felix Schmid

Great sales and service, well recommended. Thank you to the team at First Choice Solar
Cheryl Gilbert

Thank you very much to Matthew and his team. Matthew was was informative and kind and his team was very efficient and tidy. Fantastic boys and I am very happy and grateful for your service.
Valentina

Thank you First Choice Solar for installing my quality solar panels and inverter with zero issues at all. You where the only company who had the right information from the start. The most economical company for Clean Energy Councils top panels and inverters. Kind Regards,
Michelle, Clothiers Creek

Pete, Matt & all the guys have been sensational from start to finish. It all seemed to go very smoothly and was up very quickly from the moment I chose to go with them. Great price, speedy install & very helpful with information in layman's terms. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending First Choice Solar.
Troy Connolly

No high pressure sell just very helpful and considerate.Roof cleaning was arranged and installed in under a week .Excellent Service
Kenny John Stewart

Hi Matt, I just wanted to say thank you very much for lodging our claim for our inverter, they did replace it with a new one, we really appreciate what you did for us and all your time and effort was much appreciated. Many Thanks
Amanda and Sean

Thank you for your great advice and efficient professional service! Matt McKinley - your speedy follow up and technical explanations clinched my decision to go with First Choice Solar!
Michele Pippen

Your team, Josh and James, were excellent and diligently carried out their tasks in the installation process - they certainly do your company proud! I’m so happy and excited about having the solar. Thanks again First Choice Solar!
Michele

I would just like to thank all the team of First Choice Solar for giving us the confidence to get solar panels. We received our first electricity bill and we were $80 in credit!! Having the smart meter has really helped work out what to turn on and when. Thanks again!!!
Emily Bawden

We both want to say a big thank you to you and your fabulous team of installers for the great job you have just done. You were all extremely professional, very knowledgeable & excellent tradesmen who carried out the job promptly & with precision. We would have no hesitation in recommending you & your team.
Phil & Suna Windus

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. 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.
Kathie Klein

Excellent service, good price, on time, did what they said and cleaned up.
Scott Collins

Great, great system good savings on power bill and quality products used compared to other companies we had quotes from. No cheap Chinese products.
Troy Matheson

In 18 months I have saved $2200 already. I now happily pay my low power bills.
Temujin Morgan

Good service, excellent installation job, on time and quick.
The World of Satisfying

Very professional, good installation, good material and reasonable price. They do take care of customer communication and follow up diligently during the whole process. Really happy with the service overall!
Yann Grandclement

Have used First Choice Solar twice now and we are very happy with all aspects installation. The experience from start to finish has been superb, we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend First Choice as your first and only choice in solar installation.
Glen and Eileen Eldridge

Had the solar panels cleaned & services recently. Matt & co-worker super helpful efficient & friendly. Would highly recommend!
Roslyn Franklin


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