Just Launched: The Fixed Rate, Free Access Solar Plan

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Nov 05, 2017

Today, a game-changer was announced. If you’re a household that would love to go solar, but you’re deterred by the upfront costs – this is for you!

After over a year and a half in the making, we’re thrilled to announce the first ever solar and battery Fixed Rate, Free Access Solar Plan! 

Exclusively available through the South Australia Community Solar Program, it’s a people-powered answer to the energy crisis that gives everyone access to cheaper, cleaner solar energy.

With the Fixed Rate, Free Access Solar Plan you can have solar panels and a battery installed at your place for free, and you just pay for the energy it makes at a low, fixed rate! 

Your electricity price now: $0.40/kWh or more (check your last bill!)

Your Fixed Solar Rate: $0.30/kWh from your solar and battery system.

*This is a typical rate for a family sized 16 panel (5kW) system with a battery.  Your home may vary based on roof, shade, etc.

This means that you can instantly lower your energy rate by 20% to 30% straight away. 

Additionally, the rate never changes in the future and the batteries can provide your home power during a blackout. You can instantly eliminate two of your biggest nightmares – rising energy prices and blackouts!

How it works:

  1. A solar panel and battery system is installed at your home for free.

  2. Solar energy powers your home day and night.

  3. You pay for the solar power at a cheap, locked in rate

    • If the solar panels don't produce power, you pay nothing

  4. In a grid blackout, you still have power from your batteries.

Full Warranty & Guarantee

We take care of all installation, maintenance, repairs, and cleaning for you so that you don’t have any surprise costs down the track.  This includes replacement of the panels, inverter, or batteries if they stop working at any point.  It gives you peace of mind, and you can rest easy knowing we are taking care of you.


Fixed repayments, Fair buyouts

Fixed Rate Solar Plan repayments never change, no matter what electricity prices do.  Also, there are no account keeping or application fees, and no termination fees if you want to buy the system during the term.  Simply pay a discounted rate based on how long you’ve had Fixed Rate Solar Plan, and the system is yours!


Easy Upgrade Plan

The Fixed Rate, Free Access Solar Plan makes it easy to expand or upgrade your solar system down the track, for example if you add an electric car or want to go off-grid and be 100% energy self-sufficient.  Simply let us know what you want to do, and we’ll roll it into your monthly payment without having to go through another application.

This offer is exclusively available through our South Australia Community Solar Program.

Click here to register for your nearest event.


Frequently Asked Questions


How does Fixed Rate Solar Plan differ from a personal loan?

With the Fixed Rate Solar Plan, you are just paying for the power that the system makes, with everything else taken care of for you.  If the system isn’t working properly, or if anything needs to be replaced, there are no extra costs and your payments are paused until it’s fixed.  With a loan, you make the same repayments no matter what and the responsibility for any repairs or maintenance is on you to sort out as needed.

What does Fixed Rate Solar Plan cover?

Everything to make your system work properly and keep your electricity bills nice and low!  We’re responsible for maintenance, monitoring, service and equipment replacement for the whole system throughout the Fixed Rate Solar Plan agreement. You can think of this like a full system warranty and insurance – if the panels or batteries stop delivering power to your home, we will fix it at our cost.  This policy is there to give you peace of mind so that you can be 100% confident in your switch to solar and battery power for your home.

Do I have to pay if the system stops working?

No. You only pay for the power that the solar system creates – so if it’s not making power, you don’t pay.  The installation comes with 24/7 monitoring so as soon as an issue occurs, we will be informed and we’ll fix it for you at no cost.  You can also log into that dashboard yourself to have a look at how things are going at any time.

What products do you use?

We only use top tier products because, at the end of the day, we are responsible to fix anything that breaks, and pay for any replacement parts. One of the benefits of the Fixed Rate Solar Plan is that you don’t have to worry about any replacement costs during the life of the term.  And when you own the system at the end, you get to have top shelf equipment!


Can I make modifications to my system?

If you’d like to upgrade your panels or batteries, simply give us a call and let us know what products you want upgraded.  We’ll install the new panels or batteries and either adjust the Solar Rate or add a bit more time to the agreement term.


How long does Fixed Rate Solar Plan last?

The agreement is for 20 years and comes with a full system warranty, all replacement costs covered, and insurance on the entire installation. 


Does the solar rate ever change?

No.  The price never changes.  Ever.  No matter what.  We know the anxiety that comes with having volatile and unpredictable energy costs and we designed the Fixed Rate Solar Plan to give you peace of mind that you are in control of your energy costs, and you are protected now and in the future.


What happens at the end of the agreement?

You just pay $1 and the system is yours free and clear.  One way to think about the Fixed Rate Solar Plan is that it’s like paying your electricity bill – except it’s cheaper, the price never changes, and at the end, you pay $1 and own the entire system outright. 

Can I purchase the system before the end of the term?

Absolutely!  If you want to purchase the system early you can do so without penalty, and at a fair price.  The price is simply the value of the system when it was installed minus 5% for each year that it’s been on your roof. 


What happens if I move?

If you move, you can either transfer the agreement to the new homeowner or buyout the system and include it in the price of your house.  It’s similar to other home improvements like adding a pool or air con – you get the benefit while you live there, and it adds value to your home if you’re looking to sell.

What do I need to apply? 

The application is extremely easy – you just need a copy of your electricity bill, government issued Photo ID, and rates notice.  As long as your electricity bill is paid up to date and you own your house you have a very good chance of being approved.


How can I get a quote for my home or business?

To get a quote for your home, register at http://www.shinehub.com.au/southaustralia or call 1800 898 381. We’re hosting local events From Gawler to Morphett Vale so you can learn more in a community setting – I hope to meet you there!


Shine on,

Alex Georgiou

Co-founder and Director




To deliver these exclusive deals, we’re using our “Solar 2.0” platform, endorsed by the Australian Solar Council, which means:


●       Top solar and battery brands

●       No-nonsense advice from unbiased experts

●       Trustworthy, vetted local solar companies

●       Independent quality assurance and expanded warranty


Building a Better Future for SA


Together, we’re going to flip the script in South Australia – from the world’s highest power prices to a people-powered solar revolution that saves money, creates local jobs, and protects the future of the planet.

Register at http://www.shinehub.com.au/southaustralia or call 1800 898 381 today!


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Alex is a home energy expert with experience across virtually every area of the industry, ranging from energy efficiency and smart home gear to the latest solar and battery technologies. As co-founder of ShineHub, he is responsible for the delivering the best digital experience in the industry for customers as well as managing customer-facing communications.

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