Solar Power Solutions

Installing ZEN solar in your home is a statement. You are acting today for a better future, tomorrow.

Lower your carbon impact
Install a ZEN solar system on your home and lower your carbon footprint. Reduce your carbon emissions and help make a cleaner and safer planet for generations to come.
Reduce your electricity costs
Electricity bill shock is experienced by thousands of Australians every year. Lower your electricity costs by installing a ZEN solar system and provide your family with further financial security.
Be a renewable energy leader
Lead by example. That is all we can do as individuals. Install a solar system on your home and show your community that you care about the environment.
ZEN. Zero Emissions Now. For a better future.

Installing solar energy in your home is a statement. It is about staking your claim in our future, taking your part in enabling Australia to become a renewable energy superpower.

Australia has the highest uptake of solar in the world. By the end of 2020, more than 2.68 million rooftop solar power systems had been installed in Australia. That is more than 25% of homes. And this continues to grow. From 2019, installations grew 28%.

ZEN has some of the best systems, installers and solutions in the market, and with 0% interest loans available to approved customers with Brighte , now is the time to be part of the future.

We’ve been installing solar systems since 2004 and have been trusted by over 35,000 Australians.

FREE SOLAR & BATTERY STORAGE GUIDE

Why should you install solar panels? What effect will they have on your power bills? What kind of solar system do you need? How do you know which retailer to trust? This free guide is designed to help you find your perfect solar energy solution.

Solar Solutions tailored for your needs

ZEN Starter

KEY BENEFITS


Product Overview

Make your home a high performer with ZEN Starter. It’s the perfect combination of power and price.

  • High power solar panels to maximise roof space
  • Reliable, efficient and well-priced inverter
  • Clean Energy Council Approved
  • Options to pay over time with a Brighte Green Loan

Product Description

Our ZEN Starter uses Trina solar panels and a Goodwe inverter that has been approved by the Clean Energy Council, so you can relax knowing they’ll suit Australian conditions and safety standards. The package also includes cloud-based monitoring so you can track the performance of your system from any internet connected device. 

Brighte Green Loans are available for your ZEN Starter purchase, allowing you to add solar to your home today and pay over time. Speak to our team for more information. 

SPECIFICATIONS


Solar Panels

Trina 390watt

Inverter

Goodwe

Warranty

The ZEN Saver range is designed to provide you with one of the most cost-effective solar energy solutions on the market, without scrimping on quality

10 years    Solar Panel Product
25 years   Solar Panel Performance
5 years     Inverter Product
5 years     ZEN Installation

ZEN Hero

KEY BENEFITS


Product Overview

Create and use your own renewable energy with ZEN Hero. Quality Trina panels and a European designed and manufactured Fronius inverter give you peace of mind that you’ve made a premium choice to be a renewable energy hero. 

  • European designed and manufactured inverters with a market leading warranty
  • Top quality Tier 1 solar panels
  • Clean Energy Council Approved
  • Option to pay over time with a Brighte Green Loan

Product Description

Our ZEN Hero range combines top quality components and market leading warranties to give you one of the most flexible and robust solar solutions on the market.

With Tier 1 solar panels and a European designed and manufactured inverter as standard, ZEN Hero is the choice for when you only want the best for your home and family. 

Brighte Green Loans are also available for your ZEN Hero purchase, allowing you to add solar to your home today and pay over time. Speak to our team for more information.

SPECIFICATIONS


Solar Panels

Trina 390watt

Inverter

Fronius

Warranty

10 years    Solar Panel Product
25 years   Solar Panel Performance
5 years     Inverter Product
5 years     ZEN Installation

ZEN Complex

KEY BENEFITS


Product Overview

If you have a big beautiful tree that shades part of your roof, or a complex roof design, our team can design a solution that works for your specific needs. 

  • Enphase micro-inverters provide maximum design flexibility
  • Top quality Tier 1 solar panels
  • Clean Energy Council Approved
  • Option to pay over time with a Brighte Green Loan

Product Description

Our ZEN Complex range combines top quality components that provide you with maximum design and output flexibility to overcome complex roof designs or shading issues from onsite trees.  

The Enphase solar micro inverters allows for individual panel monitoring and optimisation and is designed to overcome even the most complex of circumstances.

Brighte Green Loans are also available for your ZEN Complex purchase, allowing you to add solar to your home today and pay over time. Speak to our team for more information.

SPECIFICATIONS


Solar Panels

Trina 390watt

Inverter

Enphase

Warranty

10 years    Solar Panel Product
25 years   Solar Panel Performance
10 years    Inverter Product
5 years     Envoy-S
5 years     ZEN Installation

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FAQS

Solar panel manufacturers are ‘ranked’ into three tiers. Tier 1 solar panels are panels that are manufactured by big brands who have a good reputation in the industry. As these companies have generally been around for more than a few years, you’re a lot safer investing in Tier 1 companies than Tier 2 or 3. Many solar companies – us included – will state that their solar panels are Tier 1. But without direct access to the Bloomberg-published list, it can be really difficult to know if the retailer is using the Bloomberg tier system.

When you get a quote for your new solar system, make sure to ask for verification of their Tier 1 status. Either ask for the criteria they’re basing their Tier 1 classification on, or ask about the manufacturer itself. A trustworthy solar retailer will be happy to provide you with this information help you make an informed choice.

Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are government incentives that help to reduce the upfront cost of installing your energy solution, and apply to systems that are below 100kW. That’s all residential size systems and some commercial size systems. The number and value of STCs your solution receives differs depending on its size and location in Australia. To be eligible for STCs, your solar solution needs to be installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited installer, and ZEN only uses these.

For more detailed information on STCs, visit the Clean Energy Regulator website.

The answer to this really depends on how and when you use electricity.

Thanks to falling prices, the days of having all your solar panels facing north to make sure you produced enough energy to justify the cost of your system are gone. It’s now more important to make sure your panels match your electricity usage.

Having solar panels on your east-facing roof is perfect for those that use a lot of power in the morning; these will capture the morning sun and give you electricity when you need it most. Conversely, installing solar panels on your west-facing roof is perfect if you use a lot of power in the afternoon or early evening. This setup works well in summer to cool down your house at the end of a long, hot day.

In most circumstances, well-installed solar panels will last for up to 25 years. With our long history, ZEN Energy is one of the few companies in Australia who can point to systems that are still performing well years and years after their installation.

It’s important to understand the warranties that come with your solar panels. Solar panels come with a materials and workmanship warranty, and a performance warranty.

The materials and workmanship warranty is to cover poor materials or workmanship in the manufacture of the panel itself. Generally, these warranties are between five and ten years, meaning the solar panels are expected to be free of any material or workmanship defects for at least the warranty period.

In addition to this, the solar panel performance warranty is typically for 25 years, in line with the expected lifespan of the panel. This warranty sets the minimum performance expected from the panel for every year of its operation. To be conservative, this assumes that the minimum performance is what your panels will achieve and, in many cases, the actual performance can be higher.

Solar systems are very low maintenance. The output of your system may be reduced if the panels become dirty.

Natural rainfall will often wash the panels and sufficiently remove accumulated dust and dirt. You may want to consider proactively cleaning your panels to optimise their performance or to account for areas where you experience higher than normal exposure to dust, dirt or other debris.

If you are looking to add more solar panels to your existing system, the most cost-effective option is often to just add a second system to your property that sits side-by-side with your current system.

Be aware that upgrading your system with more panels or battery storage may also result in losing your current feed-in tariff, and the requirements for adding panels or battery storage may differ from state to state. Our consultants will be able guide you to the best solution.

The time it takes to install your solution and get it up and running depends on a few factors like the size of your system, and how long your energy provider takes to arrange any necessary meter alterations and your grid connection.

ZEN Energy helps you with all necessary paperwork and arranges the required applications for your solution, but, we cannot control how long your energy provider takes to carry out their work and make the system operational. We will keep you in the loop on the progress of your solution and any holdups along the way. Our installation work typically takes up to one day for a residential size system.

In most circumstances, a property will be suitable for a solar system – it will just be a case of determining how to best install it  and the benefits it will provide.

Determining these details depends on several factors, such as the orientation and space available on your roof, any shading on the space available, the state and age of your switchboard, and your electricity usage patterns.

Situations where ZEN Energy may recommend that your property is not suitable for solar may include if you have very little available area for panels, you have a lot of consistent shading on the available areas, or your switchboard needs significant work to safely accommodate the system.

Even in these more complex cases, your ZEN Energy consultant will talk you through the restrictions with your property before helping you decide whether or not to proceed with solar at your property.