There's no better time to get solar panels for your home

Welcome to the renewable energy age.

Listen up—The earlier you take advantage of government rebates, the more you’ll save. But you want to make sure that your system is a sound investment, not one that disappoints in a few years’ time. Depending on the quality of the system, your solar panels could last you 5 years or 25 years.

Inverters, panels, wattage, warranties...there’s a lot to think about.

Which is the best system to choose?

Glad you asked. We love a good design question.

Use our calculator below to start you off, and then contact us to talk more.

  • Watch your electricity bills shrink
  • Nothing cheap and nasty
  • Rebates: the early bird catches the worm

Find the perfect system for you, and work out what you'll save

Solar Panels

We only use what we'd recommend to our grandmothers

You want a guarantee that each panel is well-designed and thoughtfully engineered. Plus, they must tolerate our Queensland hailstorms and salty coastal air. The brands we select come with excellent warranties. Useful accessories like smart monitoring apps to give you more control over your household energy consumption. You’re also guaranteed that the panels will keep producing high energy outputs as they age, even after as long as 30 years.

Our Favourites

A Tried and Tested Brand

The difference between a reputable, quality panel and low-cost panels lies in the details. Monocrystalline cells have a higher output efficiency than polycrystalline. Double glass panes are more weather-resistant and reliable. Tempered glass gives more protection against cracks. Award-winning brand, SolarWatt, ticks all these boxes.

Vision M Series

  • German engineering from SolarWatt
  • 30-year warranty for both product and performance
  • Guaranteed to maintain 87% output for 30 years
  • Specialised glass layers prevent cracks and hot spots
  • Salt and hail resistant

Our Other Favourites

Hyundai Solar Panels

  • One of the most trusted brands globally
  • Monocrystalline cells
  • Weather resistant with tempered glass and reinforced frame
  • Proven cell efficiency of 17-19% (that’s high)
  • Low operating temperature (so it loses less power)
  • 25 year warranty

Seraphim Solar Panels

  • 10-year guarantee on product and workmanship
  • 25-year warranty on power output
  • Proven reliability through hail stones, sand, pH changes, and wind load
  • Dense monocrystalline and polycrystalline cell combination
  • Proven cell efficiency of up to 22.3% (that’s really good)
  • Anti-reflective coating allows more sunlight to be captured
  • Hotspot prevention leading to improved yield over the lifespan

What Our Clients Say

Best experience getting solar cheers Expert Electrical
Tessa Jones
Tessa Jones
23:22 17 Sep 21
Highly professional and friendly company, extremely easy to deal with, very happy to recommend .
Dale Dalton
Dale Dalton
00:43 17 Sep 21
After researching for many hours, then getting a few quotes, we finally decided on Expert Electrical Pty Ltd. Glad we did. They promised and then delivered everything they promised. That's a bit unusual. We went for 10 kw on the roof and already we are saving heaps. Morris and the guys were efficient. It only took 1.5 days to complete from start to finish. Ben and Zac who quoted us at the start were very thorough and explained everything clearly. Answered all our questions because we were pretty green. I'd recommend save yourself some money and stress by using Expert because they know Solar installations inside out. Thank you Ben Zac Morris and the great support from Courtney and Martina at the office.
Gregory
Gregory
08:42 09 Sep 21
Expert Electrical did a really great job with our solar install, from initial consultation where they gave all the info needed to make a choice, to the installation which was super fast and well done.Price was great too, so they did everything well.
Mike Dalley
Mike Dalley
06:54 07 Sep 21
If you want Great, Trustworthy, Reliable, Professional Service the contact Expert Electrical
Karina MacDonald
Karina MacDonald
02:59 06 Sep 21
Gold Medal performance to Expert Electrical!Big thanks to Dave for the understanding of our requirements and expert explanation of our queries and not pushing into a particular system. To Morris and Team Tasmania for the hassle free install and setup on the day. I could see that they took the time to do it right and even had time to pat the dog. We received a follow up call in the days after to answer any further questions and to check on satisfaction of the system and the whole process. Everyone at Expert Electrical has been polite and professional to deal with. Highly recommend to anyone and would be more than happy to go back for more.
Geoff Greaves
Geoff Greaves
07:33 02 Sep 21
Expert Electrical installed my Solar System and they were very professional and efficient. The System works as it was promised by the staff and am very happy and saving lots of money. Highly recommend!
Steve Simonov
Steve Simonov
22:20 31 Aug 21
Terri Raffaut
Terri Raffaut
03:50 31 Aug 21
I was very happy with all aspects of the service provided by Expert Electrical. Dave provided heaps of useful information when he visited to do the quote. The installation happened a couple of weeks later and I was very pleased with the quality of the workmanship provided by Caleb and the team especially the neatness of the wiring. All aspects of the grid connect went smoothly and I really appreciated the follow-up phone call from Paul.
Andrew Frawley
Andrew Frawley
04:38 29 Aug 21
I would without hesitation recommend Expert Electrical to anyone.Expert Electrical were the easiest company to talk to about Solar. After the Halloween Storm in 2020 we found them at the Home Show in Brisbane, within the week they were out and completed their inspection and went through our options and we had the quote that afternoon. As our roof had not been replaced to date they patiently waited and contacted us regularly following up on the dates. Once the dates were confirmed the boys were out a few days after the roof was completed and completed the install within a few hours. They even found a few issues from the last installers and fixed them there and then, the boys were very polite and extremely helpful. They explained how the system works, the app and when Head Office would contact us with our details to log in. Before the days out we had all of our details confirmed by email and the app up and running.We will definitely be returning to them for any upcoming work that may be required in the future. Sensational.
Todd Utteridge
Todd Utteridge
05:28 24 Aug 21
Was overall an easy process, from first time we met to discuss our requirements to the final installation!Installation was great, guys showed up early, were very polite and didn't leave rubbish lying around! very happy with the installation! They also requested the service provider to update the connection, so now we're just waiting for them!Overall very happy!!
Chris Unterdorfer
Chris Unterdorfer
05:40 23 Aug 21
Fastastice Job, great customer service and prompt communication and knowledgeability. Loved the Solar system that they installed.
Jeremy Simmonds
Jeremy Simmonds
06:06 20 Aug 21
Thanks for doing such a great job, easy to accommodate any instructions, tidy and neat work. Friendly and professional
Peter Stokes
Peter Stokes
03:06 18 Aug 21
We had reviewed a number of different providers before choosing Expert Electrical as our Solar provider/installer. They proposed a well established system at a price well below their competitors. There was a slight delay in our install which they informed us of well in advance and we were able to arrange an alternate date. We were unable to be present for the installation, but the team at Expert Electrical did a beautiful job on the installation. The whole process went by very smoothly, I would definitely recommend Expert Electrical to anyone looking for a solar system.
Marcel Giermanski
Marcel Giermanski
05:38 11 Aug 21
From the very beginning Expert Electrical were more than happy to spend the time to listen to our requirements & questions and then clearly explain our options. We upgraded from a single phase 6kw system to a three phase 18kw system with German panels & inverter. They were incredibly flexible with our installation due to circumstances beyond our control (much appreciated). Nothing was too much trouble and there was no pressure. All of the crew we dealt with from the initial quoting right through to the installation, connection, final testing and app set up were prompt, polite, happy to answer all our questions and so clean & tidy. And to top it off, the system is now outperforming our expectations. Our neighbours were so amazed with what they saw, they also went with Expert Electrical. Many thanks to Ben, Chris & the whole team. Highly recommended.
Vanessa West
Vanessa West
04:33 10 Aug 21
Professional sales and installation teams. Very happy with the system.
Janine Alletsee
Janine Alletsee
03:55 31 Jul 21
Upgrade from 5kwh to 20kwh (3 phase). All interaction with company was honest and straight forward. The install went exactly like discussed. The team and result exceed our expectations. Well done.
Paul Adams
Paul Adams
04:01 29 Jul 21
Couldn't be happier with the whole process, from the initial enquiry through to installation. Very happy with the solar system, it's a tricky roof configuration and they took the time to ensure the I maximised roof space in combination with maximum performance.
Karl Fuss
Karl Fuss
09:12 28 Jul 21
A fantastic job done. From quote to finish these guys were on time, had great communication and did a fantastic job.They had something for our budget and everything done in a great time frame.Definitely recommend
Olivia Barlow
Olivia Barlow
02:41 27 Jul 21
From our first meeting with Ben through to installation, we were so impressed with the professionalism that Expert Electrical offer. 100% you get what you pay for and this was obvious after getting quotes from a couple of the cheaper companies. We felt the price was reasonable for the quality of product we got, the warranty and the experience of the guys installing on the day. Once we paid our deposit, we were contacted first thing the next day to organise installation so everything on the admin side ran very smoothly as well. We did have one problem on the day however this was rectified immediately so we were very happy with the service we received. We would definitely recommend them to anyone having solar installed or for any electrical work you need done, we will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks again 😊
Victoria Gregory
Victoria Gregory
23:32 25 Jul 21
Easy no fuss quote - no fancy graphs or sales pitch which we likedInstallers were wonderful, tidy, polite, punctual and respected our requests and explained how everything was going to work over the 2 day install.Expert Electrical customer services has also been great, quick turn arounds to organise finance and install as well as follow up.Definitely recommend
Ellen Andrew
Ellen Andrew
03:02 22 Jul 21

Service Programs

Service Programs

Helping you pick the right solution, installing, monitoring and servicing—it’s all part of the Expert Electrical experience. We’re not going anywhere—we’ll be alongside you all the way.

Rebates

Rebates

Get a head start on payment with the government scheme for ‘Small Scale Renewable Energy’. And here’s the best part — we do all the hard work for you.Winning!

See Our Work

See Our Work

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Ask the Solar Experts...

How does off grid solar work?

Similar to grid connected solar, solar panels use the sunlight to create DC power and your inverter converts the DC power into AC electricity to be used within the home.

The difference between an on grid system and an off grid system is that the energy is stored into the off grid batteries. Once the battery is full the solar power output will be reduced back to your consumption level.

When there is a situation whereby there is insufficient sunlight and the battery storage is consumed, the battery inverter will automatically trigger the generator to charge the battery back up to a preferred ‘state of charge’. This is why an off grid system is more reliable than the electricity grid.

As a rule of thumb we recommend the following system sizes to suit your dwelling:

  1. 1 bedroom home - we recommend a 5.5kW solar system with 8 kWh battery storage
  2. 2 bedroom home - we recommend a 7.7kW solar system with 12kWh battery storage
  3. 3 bedroom home - we recommend a 9.9kW solar system with 16kWh battery storage

As a rule of thumb we recommend the following generator size to suit your dwelling:

  1. 1 bedroom home - we recommend a 3.5KVA generator
  2. 2 bedroom home - we recommend a 5KVA generator
  3. 3 bedroom home - we recommend a 8KVA generator

Historically, lithium batteries were considered too expensive and the lead acid batteries were the flavour of choice. However, these days - “Lead is Dead”.

This is due to lithium batteries typically having a 10 year warranty and they have a 80% discharge ability everyday (deeper & faster discharge ability). They are more forgiving and through improved technology Lithium is becoming more environmentally friendly.

Lead Acid Batteries typically only have a maximum 5 year warranty and need to be treated with great care to get maximum benefit from their shelf life. They are also detrimental to human health and the environment if mistreated.

This does depend on the customers daily consumption levels but we recommend there to be at least 1-3 days storage available.

However, note that in a situation where the system cannot work as efficiently (i.e. poor weather), you can make significant temporary changes to non-essential appliances which will ensure the longevity of your stored energy.

If all else fails, you can rely on the generator to lift the battery storage back to a desired state of charge.

Most new home buyers are expecting solar to be included in their new home. People are now demanding this as a standard feature when once it was considered a luxury.

Home buyers are now becoming very aware of the benefits of running their modern appliances without the shock of the expense. This interest in the market will definitely increase the demand for your property and accordingly the value.

Another point to note is that a good quality off grid system will ensure you have more reliable power than the electricity grid. If you live in an area that experiences black outs regularly then an off grid system will add long term value to your property.

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Will my system be designed and installed by a CEC qualified designer and installer?
  3. Ask for their Electrical contractors licence number and CEC approved retailer accreditation
  4. Where is the head office? Do they have an established business footprint
  5. Do they have good online reviews? If not, why?
  6. How long are the warranties and the workmanship guarantee?
  7. What is the quality of panels, inverter and batteries that you install?
  8. Can I come and see you at your office and can you show me the products you recommend?
  9. Do you offer cleaning, service and maintenance? For an off grid system, how long does it take to get support in a situation where my system is not working?
  10. How many off grid systems have you installed?
  11. How long have you been installing off grid systems and the locations?
  12. Could they provide you with examples/referrals to other off grid work they have installed?

When planning the building layout on your lovely leafy green property - you will need to consider how much shading you might have from nearby trees.

Some solutions will be to move the dwelling to a more desirable location, cut back some of the problem trees or relocate the panels onto a ground mount system.

We're More Than Just Solar

Are we claiming too much? We don’t think so. As both accredited electricians and solar specialists, we don’t like the cookie cutter approach. Instead, we partner with you to understand the big electrical picture of your property before any recommendation or installation. That’s what makes us especially good at the non-standard situations. And while we’re talking solar, we can help with any other electrical issue too.

General Electrical

Lights, fans, power upgrades and more. No need to look any further for household electrical services. That includes hooking up your solar system to a switchboard. Use our one-stop shop advantage.

Air Conditioning

Queensland summers—sticky, huh? Stay cool and comfortable with the perfect air con for your home. Whether it's a split system or the more powerful ducted vents, we'll help you weigh the pros and cons to make the best decision.