About My Solar 101 Guides

Back in 2016, I decided to put together a single page guide outlining the basics of everything Australians needed to know about going solar. Continuously updated since, my original Solar 101 Guide has been viewed more than 1.1 million times.

Finn Peacock - Solar 101 Guide author

Finn Peacock – SolarQuotes Founder

I’m proud (and humbled) this guide has played a role in many Australians now enjoying the money saving benefits of a good quality, professionally installed solar power system through the tiny power bills they are achieving.

The original guide has evolved over the years to keep pace with Australia’s rapidly changing solar scene – in technology, changes to incentives and other aspects. It continues to remain as relevant in 2021 as it was more than 5 years ago.

But I still wanted to add even more to the guide, so in 2021 I added new separate pages – Part 1 – Understanding Solar and Part 3 – Owning Solar.

So, wherever you may be in your research, whether you’re just wanting to get your head around the technology, you’re ready to get quotes or have a system and want to know what’s next, pick a part most relevant to you and dive in!

Part 1 – Understanding Solar

Understanding Solar runs through the basics of residential solar energy and the components that make up the system. It demystifies the magic that turns sunlight into clean power for your home that can save you a bundle of cash on your electricity bills, and clearly explains some important concepts you should understand.

Part 2 – Buying Solar Power

My original guide to buying solar power, updated for 2021 that also includes a printable and video version.

Now you have a basic understanding of all the bits that make up a solar power system and how they work to generate electricity, it’s time to think about getting quotes.

After reading this, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with a salesperson and be confident you’re paying the right amount of money for a properly-sized system with the right components  – and from the right installer.

Part 3 – Owning Solar

The panels are now on your rooftop and the installers have packed up and left. What should you do now and how can you make the most of the new valuable addition to your home? From checking the installation to maximising electricity bill savings, find the answers here.

If you still have questions after reading these guides, you’re welcome to contact me directly at [email protected]

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