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Grid Connect Solar Savings Calculator

5 July 2012
Categories: Solar Systems | Electricity
Solar Savings Graphs

Since the regulated feed-in tariff (FiT) was abolished by the NSW Liberal Government it is more difficult to size an appropriate grid connect solar system that provides return on investment.

The regulated FiT is currently set at 0 cent - meaning you get nothing for energy fed into the electricity grid. Hence the only way to make a solar system worthwhile is to consume most generated electricity yourself – better all of it. Our Solar Savings Calculator looks at your average energy consumption and matches a solar system to minimise exports.

You will need a recent AND typical power bill - please look for the corresponding data on your bill. Once all data is provided the calculator shall return:

  • An energy consumption and production graph
  • An annual savings graph
  • An estimate of accumulated savings over 20 years
  • An accurate of system cost (installed), including government rebates.

You can also adjust the "minimum export" solar system and add more panels. Adding panels will offset intermittent peak demands, and make you "battery ready". Sonnenschein@home batteries can store energy at the same cost as you'd have to pay your provider for the same amount. Tesla announce that their Powerwall will be even cheaper than grid power (expected in 2016).

If you like what you see, feel free to "Request a Quote". Fill in your contact details and wait for us to get back to you with a more detailed quote.

From start to finish, you only need about two minutes to complete both the calculation and quote request. We look forward to hearing from you.

Go to our Solar Savings Calculator.

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.

Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)

Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.

We are Open for Business

Rainbow Power Company would like to assure our customers that we are still trading. We have modified procedures to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout all operations in our business. You can also use our webshop to order online or over the phone. Goods will be dispatched via Australia Post and couriers; additional safety precautions for goods handling have been put in place.

Our show room is currently closed, however, appointments can be made by phone so we can prepare orders for pick up from our premises. Please NOTE: ALL pre-existing and new purchases need to be pre-ordered, phone 02 6689 1430, with a time arranged with RPC staff prior to pick-up. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Contact us

This is the perfect time to start thinking about your power needs for the future, reducing your bills, and safeguarding against future power outages, so call today and get in before the oncoming solar rush. System designers are working from home and can customise a quote for you over the phone or online, free of charge. PH: 02 6689 1430 or send an enquiry. We are still doing site inspections where remote tools such as video inspections are not possible, but we are minimising contact with customers and ensuring recommended social distancing measures are in place
...stay safe and healthy, your RPC family