Harness the power of solar
Is solar right for me?
The benefits of solar energy are pretty straightforward, but there are a few things to consider before you take the first step.
These include upfront and ongoing costs, the varying types and sizes of solar energy systems and the associated advantages of each.
Benefits of solar
More than two million Australian households are now enjoying the benefits of rooftop solar.
- You could reduce your power bills
- Help offset increases in energy costs
- Power your home with clean energy
- Help to reduce greenhouse emissions
Installing solar for your home or business
We have a network of professional and reputable installers that can help make the transition as smooth as possible. All our preferred installers are Clean Energy Council Accredited.
Our solar experts will be able to provide recommendations based around your unique requirements.
Solar energy plan with bonus feed-in tariff
If you install a new solar system with one of our trusted suppliers, you’ll be invited to join our exclusive solar energy plan called ‘Simply Energy Solar’.
The good feels don't stop there. Simply Energy Solar also includes 24 months of a bonus feed-in tariff.
Getting started is simple
Register your details below.
We’ll match you with one of our preferred and trusted installers.
They’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.
After installation, we'll send you the link to access our Simply Energy Solar offer.
Looking to get solar installed?
Register your details below and we’ll match you with one of our preferred and trusted installers.
They’ll be in touch to talk about the right solar power and battery storage options for you.
Frequently asked questions
How does solar work?
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, are arranged in a modular fashion to take advantage of the space you have available. Sunlight is absorbed by the panels and converted to DC (Direct Current) electricity. This is then converted to AC (Alternating Current) power by the inverter – AC power can be used by standard household appliances, when operating at the same time.
When your solar system isn’t generating enough power (e.g. at night), your power will come from the electricity grid. If you generate more power than you use, it will be fed back into the grid.
What determines my solar system’s output?
The amount of energy your solar system produces is mainly determined by the size of the system. However, other factors do come into play, such as your location, the facing direction and angle of your panels (how much shade they get), the weather and the season.
Can solar panels be installed on a flat roof?
Yes. However, if you have a flat roof, our installers will generally install with a tilt frame. This not only increases your panels’ capacity to harness the sun (and therefore the amount of energy they generate), but also helps make the panels self-cleaning.
Can I increase the size of my solar PV system?
Yes. If you choose a smaller system and want to upsize, you can grow your solar energy system by purchasing more panels, as long as you have space on your roof and an inverter with additional capacity. Your installer will be able to help answer any further questions you have about this.
Simply more from your solar
Simply Energy’s free Tracker service draws real-time data from your smart meter, helping you track and compare your electricity usage, set budgets and preview your next bill. All of which helps you take control of your energy usage and spend. If you have a smart meter and email address, we'll automatically sign you up for Tracker, or you can find out more and register below.
Through our Tracker service, we'll send you weekly emails that break down how much solar feed-in credit you’ve earned and how many kilowatts of electricity you’ve exported to the grid. These at-a-glance updates are a simple way to see how solar is offsetting your energy costs.
Solar system health check
System out of warranty or your installer/inverter manufacturer no longer in business? If you are within 100km of a capital city, contact SkyGreen*. SkyGreen can complete a System Health Check from as little as $250.
Otherwise, call a reputable local solar installer such as a member of the Clean Energy Council.
Monitoring your PV's PB
We want your solar PV system to perform at its best, so you can reap the benefits. We’ll keep a close eye on your panels’ output and monitor any changes through Tracker. If we think there’s a performance problem, we’ll email you to let you know.
Weekly Tracker updates
Get in-depth information on your solar PV system performance, including feed-in credits earned, amount of electricity exported and usage daily peaks.
If we see your solar system is underperforming, we’ll monitor it through Tracker and send you an email to let you know to check your panels.
Solar feed-in tariffs
Find all the info on solar feed-in tariffs, including how to request a credit refund online. If there are any feed-in rate changes, we’ll contact you.
Online account management
Need to pay a bill, change details or check usage? MyAccount is your secure one-stop shop. Search 'Simply Energy' and download the app from your app store.