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True Values


We will continue to be at the forefront of the shift to renewable energy and work tirelessly to offer a range of high quality, innovative products. As the industry continues to advance we’ll always be on the lookout for ways to help move the renewable sector forward and save you money.


We're proud to be able to help people lower their carbon emissions and protect the environment. We are working towards becoming a carbon neutral company. We encourage all our staff to seek and promote activities that are environmentally sustainable.

Customer Focus

We put you at the forefront of every decision we make. We expect all our staff to provide the highest level of customer service. We will continue to challenge industry standards and fight a better deal for you.

The M+W Group

With the backing of M+W Group, True Value Solar has been able to ensure that all products provided are of the highest quality. M+W Group has a heritage spanning 100 years and is a global leader in engineering and advanced technology facilities. The M+W Group has earned numerous awards and recognitions from around the world.


Paul Hewett – VIC

There’s a lot of information out there and everyone claims that their solution is the best. I had quotes from other companies and they were all trying to sell as many panels as they could possibly fit. To my surprise, True Value Solar went the other way. Once the installation was completed I understood what […]

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Geoff Harrison – WA

Dealing with True Value Solar was an exceptional experience. Any questions I had prior were answered promptly and honestly. The grid connection was handled in far less time than was originally quoted. They managed to have it organised within 5 weeks. I work for Synergy, so I know it would have required a great deal […]

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Australian Solar Council

The Australian Solar Council has championed solar energy for over 50 years. Their promotion, research and advocacy has been a vital part of the growth of our solar industry. True Value Solar is a proud corporate member of the Australian Solar Council and is thrilled to be able to assist with their valuable, ongoing contribution to the success of solar power in Australia.

Clean Energy Council

True Value Solar is a proud member of the Clean Energy Council (CEC) who are the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia. The CEC are committed to accelerating the transformation of Australia’s energy system to one that is smarter and cleaner. They are an incorporated not-for-profit association based in Melbourne and operating nationally.


Why choose solar panels?

Aside from the impact of cutting your household’s carbon footprint by tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, solar units can drastically reduce your electricity bill in two distinct ways. Firstly, by generating your own electricity from the solar panels, you reduce the electricity you need to buy from your power provider. Secondly, any excess “Green” electricity your system produces is sold back to the power provider. These two benefits mean many households will be able to reduce their electricity bill significantly. 

Another often overlooked benefit is that the solar units increases both the energy rating and value of your house.

What is a grid connect solar panel system?

Grid connected solar panel systems are connected to the electricity supply grid. An inverter converts DC low voltage power generated by the solar panels to 240V AC household supply. The smart meter also manages how much electricity is drawn from or fed back into the grid. When excess “Green” electricity is fed into the grid, the meter ticks backwards, so the household only pays the difference between what is fed and drawn.

How much will this cost me?

Thanks to the Government solar incentives, the cost to the customer is greatly reduced. See our latest offers.

How much roof space is required?

The amount of roof space required depends on the size of the system installed. For example, a 1.5Kw system requires about 12m2 of roof space. This should be on an un-shaded and preferably a north-facing part of the roof. The system is modular and can therefore be arranged in a way that best suits the roof.

Is there a warranty provided with the solar panel unit?

True Value Solar provides their customers with a range of warranties for their PV solar system. We only use the highest of quality products so you can invest in solar today with confidence, knowing your system will work day after day.

5 year solar system warranty.

12 month installation warranty.

25 year panel performance warranty.

Standard 5 year inverter warranty (extension optional through manufacturer).

Call us on 13 76 52 for further information on our solar system warranties.


Are solar systems as effective in Winter?

Solar photovoltaic systems rely on sunlight and ultra violet rays, not heat. So while there may be fewer hours of sunlight in Winter, the actual conversion of power is unaffected by the change in season. However, you will benefit from extended hours of sunlight in the Summer.

In event of a supply failure or blackout does the unit take over supply of the house?

No. For safety reasons, when the normal supply of electricity is interrupted the solar units also shutdown.

What is a Small-Scale Technology Certificate (STC)?

When you install solar power, you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This entitles you to create environmental credits called Small-Scale Technology Certificates or STCs for short. “Renewable Energy Certificates” (RECs) was the original term, which was replaced by “STCs” in January 2011; however it is still an umbrella term covering both Small-scale and Large-scale certificates.

 Like other commodities, the price of STCs is not fixed and varies with supply and demand. Prior to January 1st 2011 the price of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) would fluctuate daily. Now these commodities have been renamed Small-scale Technology Certificates and regulation has been put in place to stabilise their price. One STC equals 1MWh of generation from a renewable source and is part of the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target.

How do STC’s benefit us as customers?

Under the new RET (Renewable Energy Target); STCs may be traded to an electricity retailer for a point of sale discount on their renewable generation unit by their solar installer. Saving themselves is the value of the STCs generated. STCs are based on zones that are set by the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator. There are 4 zones based on how much sun a specific suburb gets – with zone 1 being the sunniest down to zone 4.

How long does an average installation take?

3 to 4 hours depending on the size of your solar power system.

Does the orientation of the roof affect whether or not a home can successfully install a solar product?

Although it is optimal to install solar products on the north-facing side of a roof, it is also possible to install a solar PV system on the east or west facing side of a roof, as long as there is sufficient space. However, this will not produce the same results as a north–facing installation.

Is it possible to increase the size of a solar PV system in the future?

This depends on your roof space and the size of the inverter. If you have sufficient roof space and additional capacity in the inverter you could increase the size of your system. Or you could add a second system to your roof. Please note: At this time, the solar Feed-in Tariffs in each state have limits on the system size. Increasing the size of an existing solar power system could affect your eligibility for a Feed-in Tariff. Please call us on 13 76 52 for further information.