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Buying solar

Installing solar for your home or business allows you to be more independent and helps you take control of your power bills. But as the industry continues to grow, and with such a large range of products, installers and retailers out there, it is important to be well-informed. This section contains important information to consider before installing solar for your home or business.

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Solar guides

You can download our free guides that take you through the important steps to consider when buying solar for your home or business.

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Find an Approved Solar Retailer

If you want to purchase solar, you can search for a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer in your area. These retailers have demonstrating their commitment to responsible sales and marketing activities and solar industry best practice. They will also provide a five-year, whole-of-system warranty and will ensure a Clean Energy Council accredited installer sets-up your solar system.

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Find an accredited installer

If you prefer to get in touch with a local tradesperson, you can contact a Clean Energy Council accredited installer directly to purchase, install or service your solar system. Use our tool to find an accredited installer near you.

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Costs and savings

The cost of installing a solar system can vary widely and is affected by a range of factors. Take a look at our information to give you an indication of how much it will cost to install solar and how solar can help you save.

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Government programs


The Federal Government and some state governments offer rebates and other incentives for installing solar and storage. Find out more about available programs you could take advantage of and where to go for more information.

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Avoiding solar scams

Unfortunately, the solar industry is not immune to businesses and individuals who try to scam consumers. Don’t get caught out. Read our tips for avoiding solar scams. And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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