Millions of people are saving thousands on their electricity bills every year by installing rooftop solar panels

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When you install rooftop Solar:


Save up to 2000 - 2,400 PA in Electricity Costs from a 6.6kW system or bigger

Let Solar supply your Electricity

Get a credit from your electricity provider

Give you a return on $ Investment of up to 40%

Will work for you for many years to come

Pay for the system in 2-3 years

Get paid by the government to install a solar system and offset the initial cost substantially by the Government rebate.

The Solar Credits Subsidy gives qualifying homeowners who live in specific postcodes $1,000s in Government funding to install solar panels.

Best of all use the sun to do something good for the world and stop climate change by not using Fossil Fuels

How does the Solar Credit Subsidy Policy work?


The Australian Solar Credits program is helping ordinary Australians


Reduce their power bills


Generate clean energy


Add value to your home for resale


Some state governments have extra subsidies available to select homeowners

There has never been a better time to install solar on your home and claim government payments!


Solar panels harness the energy of sunlight which is converted into electricity.

Solar Panels come in different wattages and 370 watt panels are now becoming the norm with new 400 watt + panels starting to be offered.

There are numerous brands available please see our guide to the top 15 panels rated by Clean Energy Reviews (CER) . Sanctuary Solar only uses panels from this top 15 selection, and all are from Tier 1 manufacturers.

A fully sun exposed rooftop facing north is ideal for a solar system. Where that is not available, make sure the panels are installed in the sunniest location, facing as close to North as possible or East/ West is still a good position. Shade can be managed by using certain panels and inverters, but best to look at avoiding it first.

Solar panel efficiencies are now typically over 19% Efficiency. There is a standard 12 year product and materials warranty for solar panels in Australia, and most solar panels offer a 25 year performance warranty. The higher end solar panels offer 25 years for both.

What does Tier 1 mean?

The tiering system is compiled by Bloomberg. The list is a ranking of the Solar Panel manufacturers, not the Solar panels themselves. Solar Panel manufacturers build a range of panels of varying quality and scope – from budget to the premium end.

Solar panel manufacturers are ‘ranked’ into three tiers. Tier 1 solar panels are manufactured by big brands who have a good reputation in the industry. These companies have generally been around for many years and it is a lot safer investing in Tier 1 companies Solar panels. Sanctuary Solar only uses Tier 1 Solar panels in its systems.

Where did the Tier 1 list come from?

The Bloomberg lists places emphasis on companies with a stable financial background, that invest in research and development into new and emerging technologies, and the companies’ manufacturing capacity.


Solar inverters are an especially important part of your Solar System.

Inverters manage your System to convert the direct current (DC) output of solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity so you can use it in your home, it sends any excess Solar power generated to the grid for a credit or to a battery for storage if you have one.

Inverters can be monitored via a computer app on your phone or a program or device app on your PC or Mac, to check energy generation, consumption and the operation of the system.

Several types of inverters are suitable for home systems see our best Inverter recommendations and CER reviews for the top 5 Inverters in Australia.


One of the most important parts of the process is the Installation. This is how the system is pieced together and linked to your meter box.

Clean Energy Council accredited installerTo Install a Solar system in NSW as well as other states and territories you must be a Certified CEC Installer. This entails an Electrician completing the accredited CEC installers course to be certified.

Sanctuary Solar is a CEC Acredited Installer.

The quality of the installation will determine the quality of the overall system. Quality workmanship will provide years of hassle free Solar Power Generation and Electrical Safety for your home.

Some reviews from our many customers

All work done promptly and with no problems

Our first contact with Sanctuary Solar  was when we needed our roof replaced, and he removed the solar panels from the roof, and reinstalled them after the roof was replaced, with upgrading of some of the hardware and wiring.
He also recently replaced our faulty invertor with a new wireless model which we can access with an app on our phones to track performance. All the work was done promptly and with no problems.
We now use Sanctuary Solar  for all our solar and electrical jobs. 🙂

Mark & Therese

Newrybar, NSW

Extremely happy with the service

I am extremely happy with the service from Sanctuary Solar  with regards the installation of two solar systems, a 25 kilowatt system on a warehouse roof and a 5 kilowatt system on my own house in Byron Bay. Recently I called Sanctuary Solar  regarding the output from my old installation on my house and he came around to the house within half an hour. The output seemed lower than it should be so he climbed on the roof in the middle of the hot day and started cleaning the 26 solar panels to see if the output had dropped because of a build up of grime on the face of the panels. This he was doing for no charge simply as back up service. I felt guilty he was doing what I should have done before I called him so I climbed on to the roof and together we cleaned the 26 panels.My daughter intends to increase the size of her installation and I have strongly suggested she use Sanctuary Solar. Sanctuary Solar  gives the back up service you hope to get but unfortunately you often do not receive. I have engaged Sanctuary Solar  for another system to be installed as soon as possible


Byron Bay

Hassle free and simple transition to Solar

Sanctuary Solar  installed our solar system about three years ago and it has been running trouble-free since. His easy-going and knowledgeable approach made him extremely easy to deal with. He helped us work out the size of the system required, including any potential change of electricity usage (air-con, pool etc). We also future-proofed as much as possible to still enable us to include battery storage in the future.  In terms of a hassle-free and simple transition to solar, or upgrading your existing system, I could not commend anyone more highly.


Coopers Shoot

Fast and simple installation with no hassle.

Solar is a very confusing thing to get your head around . From the start of the process Mike made it simple, he explained it all and made me feel comfortable with my choice. The installation was fast and simple with no hassle. I highly recommend Mike and Sanctuary Solar  they were great .


Suffolk Park

Polite, punctual and accurate quoted price

In January of this year I began my research & quoting process to install solar panels at my home. After 4 quotes I decided to go with Sanctuary Solar  Electrical & Solar. Sanctuary Solar  is a local, he is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Solar Panels & Solar Invertors, as well as his general knowledge of electricity. He was polite, punctual, the quote he gave was the price I paid & Sanctuary Solar ’s estimate on the money I would save by having Solar Panels was accurate. I highly recommend Sanctuary Solar  for Solar Panel Installation & any Electrical work.


Suffolk Park

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