Solar Finance

How much will solar save me on electricity costs?

There is no way to give exact savings figures without conducting an in-home consultation with one of our trained solar experts, who can look at your existing electricity usage, roof layout and more. You can, however, get an estimate by clicking here and completing our savings calculator.

How much will a solar system cost?

To provide an exact quote, we suggest conducting an in-home consultation. However, as a CEC accredited Installer and retailer, Nectr makes sure to price our systems within the CEC price guideline.

Will I earn money by sending power to the grid?

Using your solar power in the home is the best way to maximise potential savings. If that’s not an option, your solar energy will be exported to the grid. Your energy provider will then pay you for this electricity. The amount you are paid is called the FiT or Feed-In Tariff. Each energy provider offers a different tariff amount, so it is worth shopping around.

Solar Panels

Do I need to clean my panels?

Yes, every 6-12 months is preferable.

What size panels do I need?

That all depends on your power bill and what we can physically fit on your roof! It is different with every household and it’s important to evaluate your power usage to ensure a solar system will be beneficial for your home. Contact us today to get solar solution that rights for your home.

What brands do you use?

We select our solar panels based on performance and quality to provide the best options for our customers. Availability can vary and change depending on supply however most commonly we offer Canadian Solar, REC, Jinko and Risen.

Solar Inverters

Why is my inverter hot?

Your inverter gets hot because it is working all day converting DC power into AC power, this is completely normal.

How does an inverter work?

Your inverter works all day to convert DC power into usable AC power for your own independent consumption.

How do I read my inverter monitoring?

Please call the head office and a technical support agent or customer service agent will assist you.

How do I reset or connect my wifi monitoring?

If you are unable to connect your monitoring, please call us on 1300 133 556 and a technical support agent will assist you.

How do I reset my inverter?

AC first then DC. Turn off the Main Switch Inverter Supply, then the DC Isolator. Wait for shutdown and turn on the same way.

What brands do you use?

We select our solar inverter brands based on performance and quality to provide the best options for our customers. Availability can vary and change depending on supply however most commonly we offer, Sungrow, Fronius, Huawei and Goodwe.

Environmental Benefits

How will solar help the environment?

Solar power is most definitely a cleaner and more sustainable energy source when compared to the CO2 output of traditional fossil fuels, gas and coal. While there is a ‘carbon cost’ associated with producing the panels themselves, this is paid off within two years on average.

Government Incentives

When do government incentives end?

The most common government incentive is called the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). The incentives decrease slightly each year and at this stage are set to end December 31, 2030. The sooner you get solar, the more solar incentives you can access. For more information visit our Government Incentives blog category.

How do I claim government incentives?

You can claim government incentives by simply speaking to a solar consultant who will advise you on what you are eligible for, the process of claiming these incentives will be handled by your solar installer during the process.

What are government incentives?

Government incentives are a discount on the retail price of your solar system, the bigger the system size, the more incentives you are eligible for. The most common government incentive is the national Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) which uses Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). Available solar incentives can vary depending on your state, so visit our breakdown of available solar incentives here.

What is the STC Scheme? Am I eligible to receive it?

The Australian Small Scale Technology Certificates program is a federal government initiative to assist homeowners in reducing the upfront cost of installing solar power as well as kickstart the renewable energy sector. It’s sometimes referred to as a ‘Solar Rebate’ but it is not a rebate in the traditional sense. When a solar system is installed, it generates a number of STC’s (Small Scale Technology Certificates). These certificates represent the positive environmental impact of using solar energy over carbon-emitting fuel sources such as gas and coal. They have a monetary value and are traded on an open market. Companies who are aiming to reduce their environmental impact purchase these certificates from installers therefore partially funding the solar installation. Installers then pass this onto homeowners by lowering their system prices.

In Australia, there’s a national rebate scheme called the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

That’s money back in your pocket

which can reduce the out-of-pocket cost of a solar system. The certificates scheme is a financial incentive program for you to install renewable energy systems such as solar panels, inverters and storage solutions such as solar batteries.

See what rebates are available in your state

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