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We are Greenbuild Energy Solutions

We are a local Adelaide based, South Australian solar energy system designer and installer company for commercial and domestic clients throughout SA. We have been involved in the solar industry since 1997.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality renewable energy products at affordable prices that are backed by rock solid warranties and the best customer service to our clients.

Our prices include everything from supply, installation and commissioning to dealing with the administration, approvals, and meter booking process – there are no ‘hidden extras’ from us!

We supply all major ‘Clean Energy Council Approved’ makes of panels and inverters and our installers are licensed electricians and CEC accredited installers with over 10 years of experience in the solar industry.

We love everything about solar energy and look forward to meeting to discuss your individual requirements.

Contact us today for a no-obligation free property assessment and quote.

How Solar Works






Selectronic/Power Plus packages from $30,000

SMA/Byd packages from $28,000

Off grid weekender small system from $16,000

SigEnergy 5-in-one system from $13,000

Goodwe/Risen 6.6 kW System $3200 Installed

Tesla Packages from $12,500


What is solar energy and how does it work?


Solar energy is energy which is created from sunlight, or heat from the sun.

Whenever the sun shines (and even in overcast weather) the solar cells generate electricity.

While the technology behind solar energy may seem complex, when broken down, how solar power works is easy to understand – particularly in a grid connect scenario as it only requires a few components installed in your home.

  • Solar Panels: Capturing the energy
  • Inverter: converting DC to AC
  • Meter Unit: diverting power to home to grid
  • Options include: Batteries/Diversion/Monitoring

Go Solar and Save

With electricity prices in Adelaide constantly rising, more and more households are making the switch to energy-saving alternatives, such as solar PV systems and energy-saving lighting. As electricity prices continue to increase and solar power becomes less expensive, it is a very good time to go solar.

The sun’s energy is free, clean and abundant here in sunny South Australia, allowing you to enjoy considerable savings on your electricity bills. Adding a solar system to your home or business is a sound investment, it reduces your electricity bills and adds value to your home or premises!

Once you’ve made the choice to go solar, you’ll be delighted at how simple the process is.

Using up-to-date satellite images, we can custom design your Solar system and provide you with a no-obligation quote. If you prefer to speak to someone face-to-face who will explain the process and pricing in plain English, we will come to your home and business and do just that – no charge – no obligation!

Once you’ve decided to embrace solar, we’ll take it from there – no form filling or applying for approvals – we do it all including the application process for your new solar meter with your electricity supplier!

How Solar Works

Sunshine = Solar

The sun shines on the solar panels generating DC (Direct Current) electricity

Coverting DC to AC Electricity

The DC electricity is fed into a solar inverter that converts it to 240V 50Hz AC electricity

Powering the premise

The 240V AC electricity is used to power appliances in your premises.

Surplus Solar

Surplus electricity not being used is fed back into the main grid.

Credit for your solar

Electricity companies will meter the electricity you feed into the grid and provide you a credit for it.

No Sunlight

When the solar system is not producing power (like at night) your power is supplied by mains power (unless you have a battery system)

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Solar Financial Incentives Explained - RET FIT STC!


Reducing the up front cost of Solar Power Systems

In todays market if you were to buy a solar system it is subsidised by a government scheme that is worth approximately $700 per KW Installed.  That equates to an estimated saving of $3,500 off a typical 5kW system, this saving is usually applied at the point of sale – that is, your installer will use these savings to reduce the ‘up front’ cost of your solar system.

There is currently a government scheme called the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Under the current legislation the solar financial incentive will start to reduce from January 2017.  Without the RET the price of a solar system will increase by around 40%.

The dollar value of the solar financial incentive is changeable and goes up and down so if the demand for solar is high the financial incentive could plummet.  The STC price is valued anywhere between $0 & $40 maximum.  So if the value of the financial incentive is at its highest rate of $40 that equates to a financial incentive of approximately $700 per kw installed.  If solar systems suddenly started flying off the shelves, the financial incentive would almost certainly drop.  Going back a few year this did happen and the financial incentive dropped to just $17 per kw which in turn dropped the value of the STC to approximately $350 per kw installed.

Small Scale Technology Certificates - STC Programme

The solar financial insentive subsidises the up front cost of installing a solar power system and is available to everybody.  The only criteria for claiming are:

  1. Your system is less than 100kw in size
  2. You get it designed and installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited professional
  3. You install panels and inverters that are approved for use in Australia by the Clean Energy Council.

So what is the financial incentive worth to me?

So what is the financial incentive worth to me?

Question – How much can I get off the price of a solar system?

If the financial incentive is worth $700 per kw if installed today you would get roughly $2,100 off of the cost of the system

e.g 3kw system x $700 financial incentive value = $2,100 saving on the cost of the system – The bigger the system, the higher the financial incentive.

How the solar financial incentive works

How the Solar Financial Incentive Works

The government introduced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS).  It mandates that the fossil fuel generators have to either build a certain amount of renewable generation in the form of wind or solar or buy the rights to other peoples renewable energy systems in the form of RECS.

The type of RECs that you get for your residential solar system are called “Small Scale Technology Certificates”   It is normal that your installer handles the assignment of your STCs to the fossile fuel generators and use the cash to offset the up front cost of the solar system purchase.  This is known as ‘assigning STCs’

The STC price is a bit like a share price – it fluctuates on the open market depending on supply and demand i.e. if the industry is booming (usually just prior to the financial incentive being cut!) then the STC price drops and visa versa.

  • At the time of writing this (September 2016) the STC price is around $39 per kw.
  • Almost all solar systems prices you see advertised will already have the Solar Financial Incentive (STC) included in the price

Here at Greenbuild Energy Solutions we guarantee you the full value of your Financial Incentive when you sign up for a system – It is hassle free as we deal with every aspect of you purchase, Incentive, paperwork, installation and ongoing maintenance should this be required.  All of our Installers are highly experienced and of course Clean Energy Council Accredited!

Register for the SA Government Battery Rebate

South Australian residents may be eligible for the new SA Solar Battery Subsidy which is now available. This subsidy will significantly reduce your outlay for a home solar battery storage system – by up to $6,000!

Subsidy of up to $6000 dollars per household are available plus a loan option to purchase solar panels.

  • Available for up to 40,000 homes
  • Available to customer with existing solar panels and to customers needing panels and a battery
  • Subsidy levels – $500/kWh of battery storage install or $600/kWh for energy concession holders

How the Home Solar Battery Storage Subsidy works

Our job is to simplify the process of getting your subsidy and/or loan for the brand-new government solar and/or battery subsidy.

  1. Fill in the form to register your interest in the SA Home Battery Scheme or contact us for information.
  2. We will give you a call to discuss your needs and help you gain access to the generous battery subsidy that will greatly reduce your electricity costs. We will let you know how much you qualify for and design the right system for your needs and budget.
  3. Simply accept the quote, decide what financing option you would like to access, and we’ll arrange the install.

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Greenbuild SA supports the Industry Advocate’s SA Product Register initiative and provides a range of design, supply and installation services every week at our office in Burnside SA. Our services are provided to suburban Adelaide and regional areas within South Australia.

Greenbuild SA has extensive experience with domestic and commercial solar applications. Our expertise in off-grid solar systems and battery integrations has provided regional customers with access to cost effective renewable energy.

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