Solar for Home

Does installing a solar system save money on my electricity bill?

Solar is a renewable electricity source with a positive social and environmental impact. Investing in a solar system can save money on your electricity bills. Saving money has become a little trickier with lower feed in tariffs, regulations restricting system sizing and the introduction of Peak Demand tariffs associated with digital meters. LPE can explain the impacts and options available to you to maximise the use of solar generated electricity. This may require additional new smart technology such as batteries or diverters, and consciously understanding and conserving.

When you choose LPE as your solar partner, we will be there for you every step of the way and for the years to come. As your local electricity provider and solar experts, we’ll make sure you have the system that’s right for you and your bank account. It’s that simple. 

To find out more, have a look at our info flyer "Digital Metering and the impact on your electricity bills"

Is the solar system supplied by LPE guaranteed?

Yes. Your solar system components have manufacturer warranties backed by LPE as a regulated electricity provider - as well as ACCC consumer law.

How do I know what size solar system is right for my home?

Our solar designer and technicians use their wealth of knowledge and experience to make sure you have a solar system that suits your needs and meets regulations. As with everything you do with LPE, we keep it simple, easy and the best solution for you.

How does a solar system work?

The photovoltaic panels (PV) produce high voltage direct current (DC) that is turned into standard household 240V alternating current (AC) by the inverter. Each kW of panels installed in South East Queensland produces an average of 4.2kWh of power per day. This is because sunlight availability averages at 4.2 hours per day where installed panels are operating at the highest output. Even though the sun shines for more than 4.2 hours, the main operating state occurs between 10am and 3pm.

Energy produced from your solar PV and used immediately by your property will reduce your bill at the rate that it would cost to buy the electricity from their provider. Energy produced in excess of that used exports to the grid in return for a feed in tariff.

If you have a digital meter, you may have been transferred to a new tariff with an additional Peak Demand tariff. Have a look at our info flyer "Digital Metering and the impact on your electricity bills". LPE will help you make the most of your solar system and save money on your bill by helping you understand your electricity usage, solar generation and new technology advancements.

What types of roofs can LPE install solar on?

We install solar on all roof types. For more information, please contact us on 1800 040 168.

Can solar be installed on a multi-story house?

Yes - we can install solar on multi-story homes. Contact us today on 1800 040 168 for more information.

Why choose an LPE solar system?
  • - We use tier one photovoltaic panels (Solar PV) panels with the optimal peak efficiency made from the highest quality materials by the best manufacturers in the industry.
  • - Components of our solar system have long term guarantees (up to 20 years) for quality and performance by the manufacturer and as your local electricity provider, LPE are here to help with any issues or queries.
  • - Our solar panels are fitted by accredited and licensed electricians. You can relax knowing they'll be installed perfectly.
Is it difficult to maintain solar panels?

As your local electricity provider and solar experts, LPE ensures you have the best system for your needs. We have years of experience and knowledge of solar and local conditions, and we are committed to keeping everything easy, innovative and worry-free for our customers. When you choose LPE as your solar partner, we will be there for you every step of the way and for the years to come.

What is LPE's Solar Feed in Tariff Rate?

We have a competitive solar feed-in tariff. If you have the Solar Bonus Scheme Feed-In Tariff you will already have 44c/kW in addition to LPE's current feed-in tariff. Please call 1800 040 168 and our customer care team can help with more information.

How much money can I save with solar?

The answer is different for each individual scenario. If you have a digital meter, you may have been transferred to a new tariff with an additional Peak Demand tariff. Have a look at our info flyer "Digital Metering and the impact on your electricity bills". LPE will help you make the most of your solar system and save money on your bill by helping you understand your electricity usage, solar generation, and new technology advancements.

How good is solar for the environment?

Using solar reduces dependency on fossil fuels, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases in the environment. Solar also produces its greatest output when the need is highest in Australia – we use the energy of the summer sun which is heating us all up to cool us down!

Shared Solar for Apartments and Townhouses

FAQ's about our shared solar product. More information can be found here: https://localityenergy.com.au/solarforstrata

If LPE's solutions is viable for my site, who is responsible for the maintenance and care of the solar system?

LPE's solution includes installation, maintenance, and ownership of the solar system for the term of the agreement (currently 10 years unless the body corporate buy the system earlier). During the agreement term, we also take care of any warranty claims. The site's property insurance must include cover for loss or damage, or loss of use, of the solar infrastructure to the agreed value, and LPE will pay the excess for insurance claims (that do not arise from anything done or omitted by parties associated with your site).

What happens if the system gets damaged?

LPE solar systems are the very best in quality, so they are tough and durable - built for Queensland’s weather. If any damage or loss of use occurs, you must contact us immediately. LPE will assess and arrange repairs to ensure your system is back up and running with little downtime. If a claim on you property insurance is involved, LPE will coordinate and, if issue did not occur from anything done or omitted by parties associated with your site, LPE will pay the insurance excess.

Can a mounting system cause damage to my roof?

Our expert team are fully qualified with long term experience in installing solar systems. Mounting systems relevant to your roof type are installed correctly to ensure even weight distribution. If the installation cannot be installed successfully on your site roof, this will be identified during the site investigation process. If a solution cannot be implemented, LPE will withdraw the shared solar proposal well before installation.

Can inverters be noisy?

The high-quality inverters used in LPE installations are very quiet and usually installed in the garage or an exterior wall. Even if there is minor noise, it will blend with normal background noise and not be noticeable. LPE installation technicians will investigate the best position for your site and take your preferences into consideration.

Why is it free? How do LPE recover their cost?

LPE has focused on electricity solutions for multi-tenanted or strata sites for several years and has been the market leader for innovative and economic initiatives. We continually research new technology and inventions, and brainstorm strategic ideas to solve problems. Solar has been out of reach for many body corporate committees and unit owners due to limited access to roof space and financial burden for the capital outlay and maintenance.

Investigating ways to help strata sites achieve their common goal of being more environmentally friendly and sustainable led to LPE's solution of installing, maintaining and owning the solar system. The design delivers solar to common areas and units without the financial obstacles. We can cover the cost because unit occupiers join LPE and buy electricity through LPE during the agreement term. It's a win-win solution.

Your site is investigated thoroughly and if viable for installation will benefit from renewable solar energy that traditional homeowners have been able to access for years. LPE benefits by welcoming unit occupiers as guaranteed customers for the agreement term. The body corporate can purchase the system at any time and indicative pricing is provided which reduces over the term to the price of $1 at agreement end.

Who installs the system?

LPE engages accredited and licensed electricians with long term solar experience and knowledge. The quality of their workmanship is also guaranteed.