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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.


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 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.

from our clients

Very professional and friendly team of installers. Matt gave us the best advice and the best price for a good quality system. All of our communication was dealt with promptly. We would recommend First Choice Solar.
Sonia Harlow-Charlton

Highly recommended,professional and friendly installers great job very happy AAA++++
Donna Coughlan

Peter was very helpful and answered all my questions without high pressure sales pitches. The system was installed efficiently and on time. It is very pleasing to find that the output from the system is better than what was indicated in the sales brochures. I would not hesitate to recommend First Choice Solar.
Greg Grattan

Very happy with my replacement solar system. I've replaced 5kw system with 10kw system and now getting a large credit back on my electricityI think the system will be paid off in less than 4 years with the surplus electricity. Thank you so much for the very fast professional installation .
Keiko Jangega

From the moment I called for a quote through to the installation everything was efficient and professional. Matt, Peter and the team provided a great product, professional service, competitive price and lots of help to explain everything in a simple why for me to understand. Highly recommend First Choice Solar
Samantha Jackson

The team did an awesome job, they were on-time, super accommodating, nothing was destroyed or damaged, they tidied up & left everything the way it was really professional. We paid the remainder of the invoice this morning. Thanks for everything, we made a conscious decision to support local business!
Simon Brook

We are looking forward to getting our next electricity bill after Matt helped us upgrade our system. The boys who fitted the system were polite & friendly they cleaned up after themselves and explained the new system to us thoroughly. Our family highly recommends First Choice Solar to anyone that will listen. Thank you once again!!
Julz Hudson-Holland

Extremely happy with our new solar system, the team were all very polite and professional. Would highly recommend!!!
Bree Szabo

They are super reliable, on time and leave the job spotless, and have quality products. They are very helpfull on the sales side and after installation, we feel they are competative in their pricing and would have no trouble in reccomending First Choice Solar.
Joy Johnson

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.

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!

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

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