Rooftop Solar

Power your home and business with sunshine

We’ve assisted homeowners, businesses and organisations throughout Banyule to get the best possible outcomes for their solar PV system installations. Join your community in going solar - and reduce your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint.

Your questions answered

We can answer just about any question you might have about solar at your home or workplace. Contact us today if you’re asking:

  • How much will I save with solar panels?

  • Is my roof too shady for solar?

  • What size system is right for my household?

  • How much will it cost me?

  • Should I also install a solar battery?

  • What are the best quality solar panels?

  • How do I choose a reputable, accredited solar installer?

  • Which rebates and grants can I or my organisation apply for?

We can help you

Find a service provider if you’re a solar orphan

Did you know that there are at least 600,000 solar orphans in Australia? A solar orphan is anyone who has been stranded with a faulty solar PV system and the solar company is no longer trading. So what can you do if you’re a solar orphan? All is not lost! Sometimes the manufacturer of your panels and inverter have service partners in Australia who can help. In this case, you’re only exposed for the workmanship aspect of your installation and your products should be covered. We can help you find a service partner who can help, and we also work with reputable, accredited installers and service partners who are willing to solve issues for solar orphans.

Decide whether a solar battery is right for you

Solar batteries are starting to stack up financially for some. If you're wondering whether a battery is right for your household's energy needs, and you have a Fronius Smart Meter installed, you can run a simulation on Solarweb (Fronius portal) to see what size is recommended. If you live in Banyule, we're happy to help you run the simulation, explain the results and answer any solar battery questions you have.

Understand tariffs and get the best deal

Solar feed in tariffs are a rate paid for electricity fed back into the electricity grid from your rooftop solar panel system. From 1 July 2022, the minimum single rate feed-in tariff decreased from 6.7 cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh) to 5.2c/kWh. The change also impacts customers on time-varying FiTs. In Victoria, we aren't able to choose a distributor, as they're assigned to specific regions. The distributors that service the City of Banyule are Jemena and Ausnet, depending on which suburb you live in. We can help you work out which distributor services your suburb and ensure that you’re on the best possible tariff with your electricity retailer.

Choose a hybrid inverter for the best outcome

When you're choosing a solution for your solar system installation, we recommend you choose a hybrid inverter. Why? A hybrid inverter can output AC and DC simultaneously, which means you can install more solar panels and you aren't limited to storing only the AC power you haven't used. When there's a power outage, it disconnects your house from the grid to keep your home's electricity on. You can also set the hybrid inverter to draw power only from your solar system or battery when electricity tariffs rise, saving you dollars. Chat with us to learn more.

Get the most out of your solar system

Learn what you can do to get the most out of your solar system, and save on bills. We can help you identify when the solar panels are generating electricity so you know when the best times of day are to run your washing machine, dishwasher, garden retic system and other appliances. Although don’t run them all at the same time! Limit the number of appliances you’re running at once will conserve your solar system’s energy. For more tips, get in touch with us today.

Contact us

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Email us at enquiries @ banyulecleanenergy .org

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