Products and Pricing

Through Solar Savers you can install a high quality system at a fair price. Find our more about the industry-leading products below:

Q-Cells Panels

  • CEC approved.
  • Engineered in Germany with a huge presence in Australia.
  • Cyclone testing at James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station in Queensland.
  • Twelve-year product and twenty-five year performance warranty.
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Trina HONEY Panels

  • CEC approve.
  • Manufactured across China, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Salt, acid and ammonia resistant.
  • Twelve-year product and twenty-five year performance warranty.

Solis Inverter

  • CEC approved.
  • Extremely reliable inverter.
  • Manufactured in China
  • Basic model inverter that performs well with an impressive track record
  • Ten-year warranty.

Fronius Inverter

  • One of the best inverters on the market.
  • Manufactured in Austria and CEC approved.
  • Sophisticated design and comes with wi-fi enable monitoring so you can track the systems performance on a daily basis.
  • Ten-year warranty.

How much does it cost?

Here is a guide to costs of solar PV systems provided by eko energy. 

Please note, our prices have been revised and are applicable as of April 1st 2020, as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on US-AUD exchange rates.

System Size Approximate total installation cost (excluding Victorian Government Rebate) Q- Cells/ Trina Honey + SOLIS InverterApproximate total installation cost (excluding Victorian Government Rebate) Q- Cells/ Trina Honey + Fronius Inverter
3.3 kW$5,165 -$5,550$6,310 - $6,640
4.62 kW$5,465 - $5,880$6,695 - $7,200
5.94 kW$5,870 - $6,290$7,285 - $7,700
6.6 kW$6,440 - $7,045$8,180 - $8,765

There can also be some price variation depending on your roof type (tin or tile for example) or height of dwelling. Your installer will discuss these with you and explain if any extra charges are applicable. Pension card holders will receive a discounted price.

The non-profit Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action receives a small commission on the majority of installations to contribute towards the administration costs of the Solar Savers program.

Please note: For systems installed by eko energy, an extra 5 year warratnty (10 years total) can be added for $350, which is not reflected in the above prices. 

How can I afford to pay?

The Solar Savers Bulk Buy program has been designed to help everyone, regardless of financial situation, to install solar.  If you prefer, you can pay for the system upfront, organise your own finance, or add the cost of the solar system to your mortgage. The choice is yours.

If you have a pension card you may be eligible for a low interest loan from Bank Australia to pay off your Solar PV system over 10 years. Bank Australia is a 100% customer-owned bank that is committed to responsible lending.

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Are there any other costs?

Your electricity retailer will charge you a one-off fee to connect your solar system. The amount depends on your retailer and location; the connection fee is usually between $50 and $150.

For most households, this is the only extra cost. However, in some cases, costs can  be are higher:

The connection fee can be much higher – from $350 to $700. If your home has two meters, ask your electricity company how much the fee is before you proceed.

If your switchboard isn’t suitable for solar and needs to be upgraded, this can cost approximately $1,000. That’s why we’ve ask you to tell us what kind of switchboard you have during the registration.

If there is asbestos around your switchboard, this will need to be removed at your own cost prior to your solar installation.  You can organise removal by contacting an asbestos hygienist.

Please also note, after you have your system installed, your electricity retailer may change your electricity charges (how much you pay for electricity). Once your system has been installed and connected to the grid, we suggest that you shop around the best energy deal for your usage.

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