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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

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

5 stars guys. Pete which I think is the boss, thanks for talking me through the benefits and costs of solar in layman’s terms. It’s great to be run through everything and not just relying on many solar companies tv adds out there. For Matty in office, thanks for organising everything including discussing panel fitment.
Nick Everson

Great service and price. The installs on both my house (5Kw) and business (30Kw) completed on time. The guys cleaned up after themselves and gave me great instructions on how to access my data and how to monitor our usage to ensure the lowest future power bills. Thanks.
Tyler Preston Smith

Ian Cox - solar testimonial

5 stars. Very happy with the way Peter dealt with my system being only six weeks out of warranty. Highly recommend this company to friends!
Ian Cox

I Had a 6.6kw system installed, great price and fast installation very professional. Very happy with my purchase highly recommend if in the market for a solar system. 👍
Kurt Dokter

Tom Hulse - solar testimonial

We got a 5kW system installed at home in Robina in January. Have been very impressed with the system and service from First Choice Solar, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Tom Hulse

Professional. On time. Minimal disruption. Neat and tidy installation. Truthful about the power cost savings. Very happy. Our electricity bill has gone from about $1000 to $200 over the past few years. Great investment. Better than expected. Thanks Peter and FC Solar installers
Mick Scott

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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