Reducing Bills & Saving with Solar – Case Studies

Don’t just take our word for it! Read real-life Solar Power Customer Case Studies from Australians about how installing solar at their home has saved them money and reduced their energy bills!

The money i’ve saved goes straight into my holiday fund

Solar Panel in Rooftop JNT Electrical installed a 6.6kW system for Grant which saw his bills drop from $650 to approximately $100 per quarter and the savings are now going straight into the holiday fund!

“Solar played on my mind and I eventually did some research and submitted a quote request with Solar Market, I received three quotes quickly, one was our installer.”

“I could not have asked for better service 11 out of 10! … JNT used layman’s terms to help us understand the process and made it such an easy decision. They even came back to check on system and brought my wife flowers.”

Grant Bligh | QLD

David has seen his bills drop to around $85 per quarter & has received up to $150 in credit for excess energy

David Britton Prior to David and his wife installing their 6kW solar PV system with Beyond Solar, they were paying $400 in electricity costs per quarter. These days after installing back in mid-2018 David says inclusive of the $150 credit he receives from his excess energy (Feed-in Tariff at 11c) he has seen his bills drop to around $85 per quarter. David chose to install with Beyond Solar due to their competitive pricing, quick response and helpful information.

David Britton | NSW

It’s great we get 3 more months out of the year to use the pool

Sunpeople Logo Cameron installed his 9.1kW with Sun People after receiving quotes from different solar providers through Solar Market.

“Solar Market had prompt service and we received lots of phone calls. We did not have to chase contractor quotes.”

“We chose the middle price range option with Sun People, but it was high quality. The installation had a quick turn around and the diagnostic team were helpful when I had queries”

“I’m told by my wife we’re predominately in credit for our excess energy on top of the reduction in our bills, that’s with running the aircon and pool heating. It’s great we get 3 more months out of the year to use the pool.”

Cameron MacDonald | NSW

Andrew has seen his electricity bills drop from $800 to his most recent being $68 in winter

Andrew Beaton After submitting for quotes through Solar Market, Andrew chose to install an 11kW solar system with Aussie Wide Solar which he’s seen generate on average 28-30kW per day.

“Aussie Wide were able to suggest and supply quality. They provided great service over the phone and a great quality install. I was so happy with their service that I referred them to my sister’s business who have now installed with them.”

Andrew has seen his electricity bills drop from $800 to his most recent being $68 which was in winter.

Andrew Beaton | NSW

Solar Market were excellent and reliable, providing good updates when on the website

SAE Logo Through Solar Market Alan was able to educate himself on solar and receive quotes from 3 different solar providers.

“Solar Market were excellent and reliable, providing good updates when on the website”

After initial contact and a home visit Alan opted to install a 6.6kW system with SAE Group who he said were extremely informative and provided a great service.

“They weren’t the cheapest of the three, but they were very informative and had great customer service. They came out a few times to the house and were very helpful when called on the phone.”

Alan Neill | NSW

They were the cheapest quote but didn’t lack in quality

rydeenergy logo Derrick has reduced his electricity bills by $250 per quarter since installing with Ryde Energy who he was connected to after requesting quotes via Solar Market.

“Solar Market provided excellent service, 4 quotes were arranged for me and I just had to choose the system I wanted installed. All companies who quoted were very polite and helpful in my making a final choice.”

Derrick said he didn’t know much about solar prior to installing and so he chose Ryde Energy based their competitive pricing for a 5kW system with 20 panels.

“They were the cheapest quote but didn’t lack in quality”

Derrick Newton | QLD

Teresa's bills dropped from $600 per quarter to being $54 in credit

Solahart Logo Out of the 3 solar providers Teresa was connected to via Solar Market, she was able to shortlist two who both had a local presence in her area and were willing to price match.

Teresa opted to install her 5.5kW system through Solahart based on their highly regarded reputation.

“Solahart provided excellent customer service, a competitive quote and were a local firm.”

Since installing Teresa has watched her bills drop from $600 per quarter to her last bill being $54 in credit, thanks to the feed-in tariff she receives for the excess energy her system is generating.

Teresa (Terri) Hart | NT

The system is actually generating more electricity towards the grid than we are using, so we are seeing around a 60% saving on our electricity bills

SolarOne Logo After receiving quotes via Solar Market, Barbara selected Solar One for the installation of her 5kW system and has seen her bills decrease from $216 to approximately $45 a month.

“I’m extremely happy with the quotations provided and the visits from the two (2) solar distributors, one of which we chose to go with (Solar One) from the recommendation by an Electrical Inspector.”

“The system is actually generating more electricity towards the grid than we are using, so we are seeing around a 60% saving on our electricity bills.”

Barbara Taylor | VIC

Clem has reduced his average bills from $300 per quarter to $35, and in the peak of summer to $0

Hielscher logo After installing his 5kW system with 24 panels through Hielscher Electrical, Clem has now reduced his average bills from $300 per quarter to $35, and in the peak of summer to $0.

Clem was very pleased with the service and quick turnaround time for Hielscher Electrical to install.

“I found the installation pretty good and it didn’t take a heck of a long time, maybe about two weeks after confirming I wanted to install. They also followed up with a courtesy call after a month.”

Clem Bebee | QLD

The ability to receive and compare quotes was very valuable to us and there was a good selection of reputable providers supplied by Solar Market

SatelliteSolar Logo Robin has seen his bills decrease from $750 to $272.61 for the same period after installing a 6.6kW with Satellite Solar. Robin was provided with quotes from three solar providers through the easy and quick Solar Market form.

“The ability to receive and compare quotes was very valuable to us and there was a good selection of reputable providers supplied by Solar Market.”

Satellite Solar was Robin’s preferred choice based on the knowledgeable information and recommendations they were able to supply.

Robin Marshall | VIC

Solar Market was really helpful in guiding me on my selection of components used and installer chosen

Barry Wilson Barry chose Green Sky Australia as his best option for the installation of his 3.92kW system with 4kW inverter and 12 panels after receiving quotes through Solar Market.

“I did a lot of research through the Solar Market website. It was really helpful in guiding me on my selection of components used and installer chosen.”

Barry was extremely pleased with Green Sky Australia’s overall approach to the quote and installation.

“They were extremely helpful and always available, very prompt to respond to emails. Clearly explained what we could and couldn’t do. Really pleased with them and the first-class system.”

Barry Wilson | VIC

Damon has seen his electricity bills drop from $750 per quarter to $200

Solar installed in Roof Absolute Energy Solutions provided Damon and his family an excellent service after being connected through the Solar Market obligation free quote form.

Since installing the 5kW solar PV system, Damon has seen his electricity bills drop from $750 per quarter to $200.

“We’ve had no issues with the system in the 2 years of having it. During the day we set timers on some of our large appliances but we (Damon, wife and two children) still use quite a bit of energy at night. We get a bit back from the 17c FIT for our excess energy that goes to the grid.”

Damon McCarthy | QLD

Solar Market provided an excellent and impartial analysis of the market and products available

After researching into solar systems for 3-4 months Scott chose to request 3 Obligation Free Solar Quotes through our Solar Market online form and was quickly contacted by Solar providers.

“Solar Market provided an excellent and impartial analysis of the market and products available”

Scott says in July alone his 5kW system had generated 188kW so far and over winter his monthly bills have dropped to $50- $60 monthly.”


“In the peak of summer, we’ve had $0 bills, it (the solar system) provides ample energy, sufficient to cover our needs and keeps us in credit with our energy company.”

Scott Bell-ellercamp | NSW

Getting 3 quotes was valuable as the pricing and type of equipment used can vary considerably

I installed a 20 panel 5kW solar home system with a 5kW LG battery 2 years ago. Getting 3 quotes was valuable as the pricing and type of equipment used can vary considerably. One installer stood out who was very competitively priced and responsive. We discussed options and he came up with a quality solution for just over $ 10,000. Adding the battery means my power costs are effectively zero. I sell back to the grid for 15c kWh and use very little external power. In 5 years, the savings will have paid for the system which is very reliable and needs nothing from me to do. The inverter provides great real-time view of how power is being generated and used on my property. This is interesting and it assists us to use less power by adjusting what we use and when. Best money I’ve spent!

Rod Hornby

My solar system paid for itself in 13 months, It's never too late to get solar, the longer you wait the more it costs you

Best thing I’ve ever done. After seeing how much it was saving my in-laws the first thing we did was get solar quotes. Had the system installed 5kW Sungrow inverter and 6.5Kw panels. After first few weeks average a day was 32kW. First power bill was $9. Through the summer the ducted AC was running a lot. Second bill was $148.00 which would have usually been around $1,450.00 based on kW used and prior bills at that time of year. Next bill was in FEB even with the ducted AC going and everything the bill was IN CREDIT $33.00. The solar system paid for itself in 13 months.

If I had the roof space, I would have put a second system on or a 10kW. It’s never too late to get solar, the longer you wait the more it costs you.

Eddie Payne

Our Quarterly bill before was nudging $800, now it has dropped back to around $200 per Quarter

We had a 3kW system installed nearly 2 years ago. Our Quarterly bill before was nudging $800, now it has dropped back to around $200 per Quarter. I do the cleaning on my panels at the change of each season for them to keep performing at their optimum efficiency..

D Hamley

It is the best value for money and money well spent. You will see the difference having it

Solar saved me $600 dollars off my electricity bill. I don’t have to turn all the lights off anymore to save power or turn the tv off when I’m not watching it. It has saved me a lot of money and I would recommend it to others. It is the best value for money and money well spent. You will see the difference having it.

Valerie Lillis

Even with my solar system repayments I was saving

Even with my solar system repayments I was saving. I have paid it off and I am saving more. Getting on top of bills and can help my two student sons make ends meet.

M Collins

I'm saving lots of money on power bills which has helped me to pay off my home loan

The best investment was having solar panels installed on my house. I’m saving lots of money on power bills which has helped me to pay off my home loan.

Emmi T

More than happy with solar!

We installed our solar system 6 months ago. I kept a watch on our monthly bills from Ergon for 3 months. During this time we paid between $3.00 to $30.00 during the wet and running a/cons. One month they actually paid us $3.75. More than happy with solar.

Daffey

First power bill was reduced to $1.85, second and third bills to $1.95 and $1.75. Great savings thanks to solar!

5kW system reduced our first power bill to $1.85 second and third bills to $1.95 and $1.75. Great savings thanks to solar!

Brandon

Installing solar has saved us about two thirds of our usual electricity bill

We are at home almost 24/7. We work from home and have young kids at home. Since we live in the tropics and have physical conditions that are triggered by extreme weather, it’s hard to go without air conditioning. Installing solar has saved us about two thirds of our usual electricity bill, making it more affordable to be constantly at home with air conditioners blasting! Now we just need an affordable solar battery and we’ll be set!

Rebekah

Had first bill end of March 2019 and the total savings was 75%! Could not be more happy!

Had the solar 5.5kW system installed in November 2018, the best team of blokes you could ask for. No mess, done in a few hours & they set up the Wi-Fi so I could check on how much power I was making and sending back to grid. New meter installed by power provider in Dec 2018.

Had first bill end of March 2019 and the total savings was 75%. This was all the power used and over half of the supply charge, could not be more happy. Make sure that during the day to use as much power as you can instead of using it in the evening when you are not making any. 🙂

Jayne Horton

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