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How it works

We recommend using Solar as a promotion or value-add to your contract!

Please advise us once your client has made a decision to install solar as part of their build and ask your Electrician to request an Import/Export meter for PV Metering when they fill out their Form A.

Send us your order, the name and contact details for your electrician, the name and contact details for your client, the name of the energy provider and a copy of Form A. That’s it, we handle all the solar paperwork from there.

Contact us once the roof is on and we will do a prewire before gyprock.

Then advise us when the power is connected and we will fit the panels, inverter and commission and test. We will issue a COC for the Solar component of your contract.

It’s that simple.

What Rebates are there?

Lots of people think the rebates are gone – but that’s not true. The Federal Government still subsidise solar power. In general they pay for about 25% of the system price. Achieved through STC’s (Small-scale Technology Certificates). We trade in your STC’s at the time of the installation so the price we quote you is the nett amount. Think about it as a co-payment on your contract – paid by the government.

We do all the paperwork so it’s really simple for you!

What Products to Use

We have used our knowledge and experience to match products together to make choosing simple.

We call our range Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Essentially, we can cater to any budget.

Most builders will choose to fit from our Bronze range. Bronze is an economical option for budget conscious people that still want a good system. Importantly it’s not too cheap. We can buy cheaper equipment – but we won’t go there. The potential warranties can really bite. You can pay too little for Solar. Be warned!

For technical information and PDF downloads click on the big Bronze Button.

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Bronze

Bronze is an economical option for budget conscious people that still want a good system. Importantly it’s not too cheap. We can buy cheaper equipment – but we won’t go there. You can pay too little for Solar. Be warned!

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What questions to ask

Are you a diversified business or are you wholly reliant on Solar?

This is the really BIG ONE. We are a diversified business. That means we are not wholly dependent on Solar. The comfort to you is that we will be around for a long time to come.

Who am I dealing with and how long have you been in business?

We are a Family Owned and operated business established in 1990. We grew up in Adelaide and plan to retire here – one day.

Who is the business owner?

Andrew Box is the business owner, and you can ask to talk to him anytime.

Where is your office?

We are in our own building at 2 Railway Tce, Mile End (corner of Junction Lane). Nice and central.

What are your office hours?

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:30pm (sometimes later).

How many people work in your office?

We have 7 full time staff plus our installation crews.

Can I come to your office and look at some products?

You can come to our office anytime and check us out.

What are your licenses and qualifications?

We are licensed for Solar and General Electrical. Our electricians are fully qualified and trained especially in Solar. We make sure we have lots of mature, experienced people in our business.

Are you fully insured?

We are fully insured, with QBE. We can provide you with a Certificate of Currency should you need it.

Are you registered for GST?

We are registered for GST.

Do you have an ABN?

We do have an ABN, its 32 055 625 039

Are you registered to claim STC’s?

We are registered to claim STC’s.

Are you a member of the Clean Energy Council?

We are Members of the Clean Energy Council

How to you handle warranties – if I have one?

If you should find you have a warranties, all you need to do is call our office. We will handle the whole thing in-house and keep you informed of the progress.

What’s your experience in the Building Industry?

We are also experienced Roofers, so you can be assured we know how to respect your roof.

First Choice Solar is a division of Character Roofing. We are an experienced Contractor having started up in 1990. We have the systems, knowledge and experience to work safely and simply on nearly any size project you may have.

You can trust us and we offer you complete peace of mind.

How does my Warranty Work

Warranties in solar are not as simple as it seems. The Panel manufacturers all state similar claims on their brochures. It usually states a 25 year performance warranties and a 10 or 12 year manufacturers guarantee.

The Inverter manufacturers also state similar warranties on their brochures. Inverters usually come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty, and some offer for an extended warranty for an additional fee.

The process is to claim through your Retailer. Therefore if you buy your solar power system from First Choice Solar, that would mean claiming through us. Be careful – If the company you purchased through no longer exists or stops trading – you have lost your warranty!

That’s why the calibre, depth and integrity of who you choose to purchase from is so important. Also, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Remember Unleash Solar or The Solar Shop or Solar SA, all are no longer in business.

In the unlikely event of a warranty, email us with all of the details and we will handle it, whilst keeping you informed the whole way.

Do I need batteries?

Please read the page about Batteries in the Residential Section. Click here

We can fit batteries if that’s what your customer wants. Most new builds won’t have batteries, it’s something people might consider later.

Importantly, all the systems we fit are capable of accepting batteries at a later stage.

Peak Metering and how it will affect me

Please read the page about Peak Metering in the Residential section. Click here.

Peak metering is expected to cause about a 20% increase to previous power bills.

Batteries are the best solution. If you haven’t already done so, read the page about Batteries in the Residential Section. Click here.

If you would like a price on a system with batteries, please call us to discuss.

To view our terms and conditions click here.

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