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Solar guides

The Clean Energy Council offers free guides on buying solar. Available for both households and businesses, our solar guides cover the important information you need to know when purchasing rooftop solar.

The following video also outlines the benefits of installing solar and how to buy your system through a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Guide for households

Buying solar panels for your home can seem confusing at first. How do you know what size system to install? Will you need to notify your electricity company? How do you choose a trustworthy installer? And what is a feed-in tariff?

The Clean Energy Council’s guide to installing solar for households explains everything you need to know about installing solar for your home and walks you through the process of purchasing, installing and maintaining your solar system.

Guide for businesses

Electricity prices have increased significantly over the last few years, pushing up operational expenses for businesses, while at the same time the cost of solar systems has declined. This has made solar an increasingly affordable way for businesses to offset their electricity consumption.

The Clean Energy Council’s guide for businesses covers the key steps and information you’ll need to install solar for your company.

Guide for businesses in New South Wales

The Clean Energy Council offers a special version of our guide to solar for businesses based in New South Wales.

Produced in conjunction with the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, this guide covers state-specific legislation and incentives as well as the information contained in our general guide for businesses.

Guide to improving electricity use in your business

Improving the way your business uses energy with some simple solutions can help reduce your operating costs. Using a simple step-by-step process, this guide can help small and medium-sized businesses better understand energy use, research which solar options will be appropriate, calculate the business case and overcome any hurdles.