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Steps to installing solar

Consultation and assessment

The first step is for us to take a look at your home. We can then assess which solar power system is best suited to your home, and if it can be fitted to the sunniest side of your house. We can do this either on-site or by viewing your property through satellite images online.

Sign-up

Once you’ve signed the Purchase Agreement, First Choice Solar will complete your paperwork to ensure your grid connection is approved.

System installation

This is the day when your physical system will be installed. Depending on your system’s size and location, it shouldn’t take more than a day.

Grid connection

An independent assessor from your electricity distributor will check the system to allow it to be activated and interact with the grid.

Active solar

You are now connected and enjoying solar power thanks to your smart energy choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

You've Got The Questions, We've Got The Answers

When was First Choice Solar established?

First Choice Solar has been servicing South East QLD, Northern NSW and the Sunshine Coast since 2010.

Does First Choice Solar use sub contactors to install systems?

No, First Choice Solar use their own full time, fully qualified & CEC accredited installers to carry out all work.

Who will conduct initial consultations and site appraisal?

All Consultations and site appraisals are carried out by qualified electricians and CEC accredited designers.

What is a grid connect solar power system?

Grid connect systems , often located in built up areas, supply solar electricity through an inverter directly to the household and to the electricity grid if the system is providing more energy than the house needs. When power is supplied to the mains grid, the home owner usually receives a credit or a payment for that electricity. This is called a feed in tariff .

Does roof orientation really matter?

Solar panels will produce power facing any direction, however the efficiency will vary depending on orientation of the panels to the sun. All our sales staff are CEC accredited designers and will provide a custom design solution to suit your specific needs.

Where do you place the inverter?

We recommend having the inverter out of direct sunlight and in a well ventilated area where possible, and will always do all we can to meet customers requests

What is the difference between solar power and solar hot water?

Solar panels take light from the sun and make electricity. Solar hot water systems take heat from the sun and heat water. It is easy to remember:

  • Heat from the sun heats the water.
  • Light from the sun turns on the lights.

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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