New Solar Consumer Guide to help Australians benefit from rooftop solar and batteries

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

The Australian Government has launched the Solar Consumer Guide to help households and businesses get the most out of rooftop solar and batteries.

It’s a free, government-backed online guide about rooftop solar for Australian consumers, including households and small businesses.

It aims to help consumers choose the right rooftop solar system for their needs and make confident and informed choices.

The step-by-step guide includes information on:

  • how consumers can financially benefit from solar
  • how to install, use and maintain a new or existing system
  • how to choose a reputable solar retailer or installer
  • what details to check on solar installation quotes
  • what questions to ask a solar retailer or installer before installation.

It also includes advice on solar system design and how consumers can make the best use of solar and batteries to save money on electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

The Australian Government has also helped fund the SunSPOT tool, which is featured in the guide. Consumers can use SunSPOT to get an estimate of the likely costs and savings of rooftop solar and batteries for their own home or business.

The guide was developed with the support from the University of New South Wales, Australian PV Institute and industry stakeholders.

The guide does not refer users to solar or battery retailers or installers, or ask for any personal information.

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