Unleash your home’s solar potential
Lock in your home’s long-term energy needs today with smart, reliable solar.
More than 15 years installing solar
Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer
Sonnen Certified Installer
New Energy Tech Approved Seller
How to get started with solar.
Initially, it might feel like there’s a lot involved with buying a solar system. Learning what you need and what might suit your situation can feel a little challenging.
But we’re here to guide you. With 15+ years of experience in solar in the Northern Rivers, you’re in good hands when you choose to partner with us. We’ll get your system installed and your connection made.
Call us today on 02 6622 0088 to arrange an onsite visit and talk about your home’s untapped solar potential.
Find out more with our free Guide To Installing Solar.
What we offer
We help you with every stage of your solar energy life cycle.
On-site visit, design, quote and install
Book an appointment with one of our experts and we’ll visit your home to discuss your energy needs. We understand that your energy usage, roof positioning and budget are uniquely yours, and to offer you the best solar system we meet with you at your property to discuss all these factors.
Many of our customers choose to add more panels and upgrade their systems. Most systems installed 5—10 years ago were typically 1.5 kW in size, compared to today’s systems of 6-10kW. If you’d like to capture more energy and further reduce your bills by adding panels, call us today on 02 6622 0088.
Maximise power generation even when the sun isn’t shining
Get the most value out of your current system and maximise your solar investment with a solar battery. Our range of batteries allow you to store energy generated during the day to use at night. If you produce more energy than your battery can store, the excess is fed back into the grid.
Keep your system in peak condition
Our solar servicing and maintenance options keep your system in peak condition. Regular cleaning and service keep your system performing at its best and will expand its lifespan. Ask about our cleaning service and health checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are feed-in tariffs?
If you produce more energy from your solar panels than you can use, this excess is sent back to the power grid and you receive a credit on your energy bill from your energy supplier. This is a feed-in tariff.
How much credit you get on your electricity bill will depend on the amount you feed back, what plan you’re on, and what state you’re in. Australia does not have a national feed-in tariff rate. In NSW current tariff rates are between 7-11cents /kWh exported.
If you want to compare electricity prices we recommend the Energy Made Easy website from the Australian Energy Regulator.
How long will it take to pay off?
Once your Nickel Energy solar panels and inverter are installed and connected, you should start to see your electricity bills go down. But you pay for the solar system package up front, so it will take a bit for the savings to pass the upfront cost. The good news is that this period can often be as little as 3–5 years (though this depends on a few factors).
How much money can I save with solar?
Our customers are often surprised by the length of time it takes for their solar system to pay itself off. More often than not it’s shorter then they expected.
How many panels do I need?
Most likely, you’ll need 15-22 solar panels, but this will be determined by a combination of factors. The number of solar panels you’ll need depends how much power you want to generate, as well as the suitability of your roof.
Firstly, you’ll also first need to determine if your roof is suitable — the direction your roof faces, and the material your roof is made from (the most suitablematerials are usually tin, concrete or terracotta tile).
We begin any partnership with Nickel by visiting your property to assess whether your roof is right for solar. It is important that we do an onsite visit in order to design a system that works for your scenario. This is an obligation-free consultation with one of our experts.
Solar energy is more affordable, reliable and easier to install than ever before
Want to know more?
One of our experts will call you back to answer your solar questions.
call us — 02 6622 0088
Speak with our experts between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
visit our store
Drop in and speak with one of our experts between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
download your free copy of
the guide to installing solar
Read more about buying solar in this independent 20-page guide. Sign up to download.
Find out how it works together.
Contact us today.
Call us on 02 6622 0088
or drop into our office between 9-5 Monday-Friday
at Unit 10, The Strand Arcade
74-78 Molesworth Street
Lismore NSW 2480