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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
Excellent service, good price, on time, did what they said and cleaned up.
Great, great system good savings on power bill and quality products used compared to other companies we had quotes from. No cheap Chinese products.
In 18 months I have saved $2200 already. I now happily pay my low power bills.
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!
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!
Excellent friendly service, very prompt and efficient repairs to our 7 year old system. Fault was diagnosed and repaired within 24 hours, we would happily recommend First Choice Solar to repair existing systems or install new ones,
Customer service from ellie was fantastic from start to finish, technicans arrived today and installed everything within 2 hours. very professional and helpful, would highly recommend them to anyone looking for solar panels.
You would find it very difficult to find a more capable and professional company to do your installation. We were so pleased with the service we got that we recommended First Choice Solar to our friends down the road who are now waiting for their installation to happen.
Peter & Matt, thank you both for making the entire transition over to Solar stress free. I really appreciated the time you took to truly understand my needs and I couldn’t be more happy with the end results. However what I’m most impressed with is seeing the massive cost reduction in my first electricity bill. Got to love QLD sunshine!
We did a lot of research before deciding on the panels and inverter that we thought was best. We had several quotes and decided to go with First Choice. We would highly recommend this company for price, installation, great product and pleasant attitude toward the customer. First Choice for sure. GREAT WORK.
June and Denis Kelleher