Solar Power Systems

How Do Solar Systems Work?

Solar panels generate power from the sun’s rays. This power then goes through the inverter, changing it from DC power to AC power, which is what our households operate on.

Your house uses any solar power you generate first, then if your system produces more power at any given time than the house is using, this excess power goes out to the power lines (grid), to be then used elsewhere. Your Power Company may pay you for this power.

Should your house use more power than your solar system generates, it will then draw power from the grid ─ e.g. night time use. In the event of a blackout, for the safety of the linesmen working on the fault, you too will have a blackout. A Hybrid system however, will keep working, as it will switch from Grid power to Battery power.

A new electricity meter is required which then measures both the power you generate and the power you export. What’s missing from this picture? The power you use! Because your premise is net metered you will not see the power you use as it is being used before it goes through the meter. However, there are energy monitoring solutions that can solve this issue, or you can take readings off the inverter itself.

Why should I get solar?

Why you should pay more for a quality solar system?

Numerous factors influence the decision to transition to solar energy, including:

  1. The desire for reduced electricity bills.
  2. The intention to enhance a home’s value, especially for potential future sales.
  3. The goal of decreasing reliance on the grid and large energy providers.
  4. Environmental consciousness, aimed at lessening one’s carbon footprint and minimizing strain on the environment.
  5. A wide range of financial, environmental, and personal motivations that vary from one individual to another.

While many households are enthusiastic about adopting solar energy, some encounter challenges when presented with quotes that exceed their initial expectations. Unfortunately, misinformation in the solar industry often plays a significant role in this. While mid-sized, quality solar systems typically cost between $7,000 and $10,000, some low-quality solar manufacturers advertise systems for as low as $3,000 to $4,000, capturing the attention of potential buyers.

When confronted with a higher-than-expected quote, some consumers may abandon the idea of going solar, while others may seek alternative installers offering cheaper panels from lesser-known brands. However, this is where the situation becomes complicated for consumers. Opting for a cheaper solar panel deal is not necessarily a wise choice. Cheaper solar panels are typically constructed with lower-grade materials, undergo minimal or no quality assurance testing, and pose a substantial risk for homeowners aiming to reduce their electricity costs.

Check out our quality solar packages

Solar Integrity solar specials



Ideal for small families
  • 15 x Jinko Solar Tiger Neo N-Type 54HL4-(V) 440W (25yr warranty)
  • 1 x 5kW Sungrow inverter
  • Available on finance
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Ideal for growing families
  • 19 x 400W WINAICO 430W N-Type (30yr warranty)
  • Enphase Microinverter
  • Available on finance
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Ideal for large families
REC - Solar Edge - Power Optimiser
  • 32 x 400W REC TWIN PEAK 5 SERIES (25yr warranty)
  • 1 x SolarEdge SE10000 Genesis Power Optimizer
  • Available on finance
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*Pricing may vary based on factors such as installation complexity, equipment specifications, and other project-specific requirements. Please consult with our team for a personalized quote tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.


Am I eligible for Solar Rebates?

There are various rebates or incentives available from the Federal and State Governments for solar power, hot water upgrades and batteries. Trying to work out what you are eligible for can be really confusing, but we take the confusion out of it for you.