Solar might be worth considering if you:

  • Run a light industry or small business that uses power during the day.
  • Are at home to use power during the day.
  • Can set appliances to run during the day, like the washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, breadmaker, and slow cooker

Energy use vs generation

Generation from solar varies depending on the time of day and year. 

Solar panels generate most between 8am and 4pm daily, and more in summer compared with winter.

Most people’s energy use peaks outside that time – 7am to 8am, then 5pm to 10pm.

Does it stack up for me?

Check out the EECA Solar calculator to see if going solar stacks up for you

You’ll be asked for your address and about your electricity usage - we recommend you have an electricity bill handy. It will take you about 10-15 minutes to work through the questions.

We buy back extra energy

If you generate more energy than you use, you can export the excess.