Future NRG
Energy Saving Technology
Solar Power Systems and Panels
Shepparton, Echuca, Geelong

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Residential Solar

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Residential Solar

Reduce your energy costs with our quality solar power systems, your first step towards energy independence.

In the Shepparton, Echuca and Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine regions, solar panels and solar energy systems are increasingly being installed to provide electricity for households and businesses alike.

Residential solar is a solar energy investment, and can drastically reduce the amount of electricity you need to buy from your electricity retailer, letting you take back control of your power bill.

For the past 10 years, Future NRG have been providing clients with the most innovative energy saving technology available at competitive prices without compromising quality.

Why choose Future NRG for your residential solar energy system?

Choose Future NRG for our quality solar power products and installation, our locally owned and operated stores, CEC Accreditation and our 5 year workmanship warranty. Future NRG are the solar specialists in Shepparton, Echuca and Greater Geelong.

By choosing to go with Future NRG, you choose a team ready to step you through the entire solar process, from the very first consultation to post-installation. In addition, our team will always offer you only the best quality systems made using trusted brands and quality parts – all tailored according to your home, needs and future energy expectations.

The Residential Solar Process

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To ensure that your residential solar system is suitable for you and your family, our sales team will first ask you several questions to determine the system size and design that is right for you.
  • How many occupants usually stay at home during the day/night?
  • What is your night-time power consumption?
  • How energy-intensive are your appliances and, how do you use them?
  • Do you have any future power requirements? (For example, are you looking to install a new Air conditioning unit?)

These questions about your energy usage, electricity bill, energy habits, expectations, and future requirements, will help us design the perfect system to suit your needs.


Our Process – From Idea to Realisation

We have a no-pressure consultative approach. Our team will walk you through the entire process from start to finish, and proactively help you and are happy to help you post installation with anything that arises.

  • Site Assessment
  • Free Quote
  • Pre-Approval
  • Installation
  • Grid Connection
  • Post-Installation Support


Make Future NRG your first choice for Residential Solar!

Future NRG is an Australian owned and run business. Our company has helped over 1000 homes and businesses experience the beauty of clean green solar energy in the last ten years. We only use Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers and only provide Clean Energy Council approved products. Our accreditation in both design and installation gives you total assurance that all our systems are compliant with Australian standards.

We understand that choosing to go solar is an investment, not just for you but for our children’s future. Therefore, our aim has always been to help our clients reduce their emissions and electricity bills by installing long-lasting, efficient, and sustainable solar PV systems. In addition, we greatly value our business integrity, our installation quality, and end-of-installation customer service.

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If you are looking for a company that will not compromise on quality and is genuinely passionate about solar, Future NRG is the team for you. We discuss your needs upfront and create a technically appropriate system based on your finance options, energy consumption, lifestyle, and environmental goals. Our team will work hard to ensure you have complete satisfaction from the start to the very end.

How does residential solar power work?

Solar power is a renewable energy source that converts sunlight into electricity through the use of solar panels. These panels, typically installed on the roof of a home, contain photovoltaic cells that absorb sunlight and generate direct current (DC) electricity.

An inverter then converts the DC power into alternating current (AC), which can be used to power household appliances and lighting. Any excess energy can be stored in a battery system or fed back into the grid.

At Future NRG, we are passionate about helping homeowners harness the power of solar energy to reduce their electricity bills, lower their carbon footprint, and increase energy independence.

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What are the benefits of installing solar panels?

Installing solar panels on your residential property offers numerous benefits:

  • Cost savings: Solar panels generate free and renewable energy, leading to significant reductions in your electricity bills over time.
  • Environmental impact: By harnessing clean energy from the sun, solar power reduces reliance on fossil fuels, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, and helps combat climate change.
  • Government incentives: Take advantage of available government rebates and incentives designed to promote solar installations and make them more affordable.
  • Increased property value: Solar-equipped homes are highly sought after, as potential buyers recognize the long-term cost savings and eco-friendly advantages, thereby increasing the value of your property.
  • Energy independence: With solar panels, you can generate your own electricity and become less reliant on the grid. Additionally, you can power your EV charging station using solar energy.

How much does a residential solar panel installation cost?

The cost of a residential solar panel installation in Australia can vary based on factors such as the system size, panel quality, installation complexity, and location. 

It’s important to obtain personalized quotes from reputable solar companies to receive an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Our team at Future NRG can assist you with a customized quote and guide you through the process.

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What is the payback period for a residential solar panel system?

The payback period for a residential solar panel system is the time it takes to recover the initial cost of installation through savings on electricity bills. In Australia, the average payback period ranges from 3 to 7 years. During this time, as you rely more on solar energy, your electricity bills gradually decrease. Your solar system continues to provide significant savings for many more years, as solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years.

The electricity generated by your residential solar panels offsets a substantial portion of your electricity consumption, reducing reliance on the grid and lowering bills. Excess energy produced can be exported back to the grid, earning credits or payments through feed-in tariffs, further enhancing savings. 

Can I sell excess solar energy back to the grid?

Absolutely! If your solar panels generate more electricity than your household consumes, you can sell the excess energy back to the grid. This process, known as “feed-in tariff,” allows you to receive compensation for the surplus energy exported. The rate at which you can sell the excess energy and the specific details of the feed-in tariff vary depending on your location and the electricity retailer you are connected to.

By participating in a feed-in tariff program, you not only reduce your electricity bills by consuming your own solar energy but also have the opportunity to earn additional credits or payments for the excess electricity you contribute to the grid. These financial benefits can further enhance the overall return on investment of your solar panel system and contribute to a more sustainable and cost-effective energy solution.

If you have any further questions or require assistance with your residential solar installation, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team. We’re here to help you make the most of solar energy and achieve your renewable energy goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some Frequently Asked Questions we get as a residential solar panel installer. We get many questions from our residential customers. Here are some of those questions.

The total cost of your solar PV system is affected by many factors.

Generally, most people will have their upfront costs influenced by:

  • The Government/state incentive obtained.
  • Cash vs Finance options.
  • Installation costs – including labour costs.
  • The solar panel brand, type and number of panels installed.
  • Inverter brand, type, size and number of inverters installed.
  • The Racking and Frame system and their components.
  • Roof height, pitch and the material of the roof.
  • After Sales arrangements – such as yearly maintenance agreements or monitoring.

However, there might be some extra expenses depending on your situation, such as:

  • Meter upgrade or reconfigurations.
  • Switchboard upgrades.
  • Cabling upgrades.
  • Site preparation costs – such as roof or floor restructuring
  • Shade removal – such as trees.
  • Grid application fee (subjected to system size, mostly effects larger commercial systems)

This is a difficult question that we get asked a lot. The truth of the matter is… it depends.

There are many factors which could affect how much you pay on your power bill once going solar.

Some factors could be:

– Your consumption patterns and behaviours regarding energy consumption.

Depending on the number of appliances you own, your appliance’s energy needs, when you use electricity, your behaviours regarding energy use – will ultimately determine how much you will save.

Without knowing these details and actively changing your behaviours, most households will never save as much as they could be saving.

– Feed-In Tariff

A Feed-In tariff is an amount your electricity retailer will pay you for exporting your green energy into the grid.

Households who are approved for export will be the ones who save the most on their electricity bills, as well as gain the most benefit from having solar panels installed.

It is important to note that some households might not be able to receive a feed-in tariff as there are various requirements or reasons that prohibit a full export of power.

– Where you live

Where you live will affect how much electricity you could be generating.

For example, if you live in Tasmania, your sunlight hours differ when compared to someone living in North Queensland.

Because of these differences between sunlight, received, some people will naturally produce more electricity for longer. Minimising your chances of dipping back into the grid for power.

Some other location factors could affect how much you save, such as shading. This could be from trees, or how much dust you receive. If you live next to a busy road, construction site or train tracks, the constant movement could blow dust onto your solar panels, affecting their performance.

– Size of your system

The size of your solar PV system will dictate how much electricity you will generate.

Therefore, it is essential to install a system large enough to cover your needs and electricity bill.

If you want to maximise your gains, consider oversizing your panels for added electricity generation.

The ‘best’ Solar Panels are efficient, having a broad temperature range, and a long warranty.

There are countless blogs, survey results and opinion pieces that list different brands online.

With each promoting a new brand and panel model every year. We try to take away the confusion behind your decision-making process by only selling Clean Energy Council approved products. So, you can rest assured that each brand and model we sell is compliant to Australian standards.

Inverters are the most sophisticated component of your solar PV system. It is also the component that is most likely to break first. Because of this, you want your inverter to have a low failure rate, a long warranty and a well-established presence in Australia.

Just like the panels we sell; we only sell Clean Energy Council approved inverters. It is important to remember that you can get a good inverter despite your price range by making sure that the inverter you purchase is CEC approved.

To secure your system, make sure to choose an inverter brand that has a strong presence in the area that you live in. This is important, as it decreases the shipment time of a new replacement inverter to a few days, rather than having to wait for a month.

Grid connection is one of the most critical steps in your solar journey.

To connect to the grid, you need to ask permission from your electricity distributor. This is because the generated Solar energy’s impacts on the performance of the electricity grid.
A ‘Network Connection Agreement’ must be lodged to your distributor prior to installation.

This form is lodged by us on your behalf to your electricity distributor. This form will also dictate if you will be able to export your unused solar power to receive a Feed-In-Tariff.

If you’re not sure who your distributor is, you can check by looking at your power bill or by calling your retailer.

What if there is a problem with my system If you believe your system is not working, here are some things you can do to find out:

  • Check your inverter – What lights are flashing? What is your output? Try to check it the next day to make sure there is no solar generation.
  • Check the solar circuit breaker – Has it tripped? If it has wait until nightfall and to turn it back on. If it trips the next day, then please call us, as this could indicate a potential serious fault.
  • Shut your solar PV system down and then restart it.
  • If you have a problem that can’t be fixed by doing the above suggestions, please call us and we can come out to check the system (there can be a call out fee if your fault is not based on a warranty claim).
  • Find your original paperwork as you might wish to make a warranty claim.

For every installation we do, we also email out a solar user manual which includes instructions on how to check the performance of your system, as well as instructions in what to do when there is a system failure.

Additionally, if you are one of our clients, feel free to call our helpful team on 1300 359 894 and we will help you fix any issues.

If your number one reason to install solar panels is to save yourself the grief of ever experiencing another blackout, then we want to be frank and tell you, that is a common misconception within the solar industry.

Having solar will not automatically save you from blackouts, as it is a matter of public safety. If you want to use power during a blackout, then you will need to install extra system fail-safes.

To understand why this is needed, we need to get technical.

The flow of power coming from your solar panels changes regularly, according to the amount of sunlight reaching the panels. Inverters convert the DC power from the solar panels into AC power which matches the frequency and voltage of the grid in order to synchronise the phases of the feed into the grid.

Of course, your demand for power changes regularly, as appliances are switched on or off. As the grid can provide much more power than your solar system, it is also the back-up power source which allows the flow of power into a property to be stabilised. Together with the grid, your solar system can create a stable flow of power to meet your needs.
Without grid connection (or other specific fail-safes), your solar panel’s electricity production will not be stable, causing harm to you and your appliances.

When a blackout occurs, and the grid can’t stabilise that power, then the same thing would happen if you were not connected to the grid. The supply of power from the solar system into your premises would vary, damaging or causing harm to your equipment, appliances, and even yourself. In order to stop that from happening, the inverter has a failsafe called anti-islanding.

Anti-islanding is an electrical protection measure that is inside anything that generates energy. Anti-islanding protects us, our properties, and maintenance workers from injury by stopping the production of electricity as well as disconnecting the solar unit from the grid.

Without this protection, the solar system will continue to generate electricity – becoming an island, surrounded by a sea of unpowered powerlines, allowing your generated power to travel freely along the gridlines.

Anti-islanding is a safety precaution to protect you, your neighbours, and the utility employees from any live wires that may be touched.

If you want to use your solar energy during a blackout, speak to our solar energy team on 1300 359 894.

This depends on the system’s components.

Most of our solar panels come with a an extended 25 years performance warranty and depending on the product you buy; our panels may have 10 years or 25 years manufacturing warranty.

For our inverters, we can provide a minimum of 5 years warranty on select inverter brands. Additionally, if installed through us, you may be able to register your inverter online (select inverters only) and receive an additional 5 years Parts and Labour warranty on your inverter.

As part of our solar commitments under the Clean Energy Council, we also provide our clients an additional 5 years workmanship warranty on the whole life of the system.

Want to know the warranties for a specific inverter brand, solar panel brand, or battery system, email our sales team and we will send through all relevant details.

Most insurance companies now consider your solar PV system part of your home, and therefore your solar system will be covered under your current home and contents insurance policy.

However, for added protection, you will need to:

  • Confirm with your insurance provider that your solar system is covered by your current plan or can be covered in writing.
  • Update your home and contents insurance to include your solar system once you have installed the solar system.

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