Council Solar Tools

Thinking about solar? Work your way through the five step process to installing solar.

Step 1: Background reading
A good starting point is to read the Clean Energy Council’s Solar Guide for Consumers(Opens in a new window)

Step 2: Have your energy bills ready
Pull out ideally 12 months of electricity bills – this will help work out your solar needs and payback time.

Step 3: Check suitability of your roof
Use the Sunspot(Opens in a new window) tool to help calculate what size system can fit on your roof and how much you could save per year on your electricity bills.

Step 4: Choosing a solar retailer
When choosing a solar retailer it pays to do some research and get several quotes.

Step 5: Reviewing quotes, contracts and installation
Check the ‘Questions to ask your solar retailer’ checklist p12 of Clean Energy Council Solar Guide for Consumers