Off Grid & On Grid Solar Systems on the Sunshine Coast

We are unmatched in quality and value. Trust the Sunshine Coast solar professionals.

Established for more than 35 years, AHLEC are the installation experts for On Grid and Off Grid Solar for thousands of homeowners and businesses throughout Queensland, providing a customised range of innovative off grid and on grid solar solutions. We are proud to be rated 5/5 on Google Reviews.

As a local, family business, our customers mean everything to AHLEC. We are passionate about providing the world’s best solar systems along with a commitment to innovations, quality and first-class service. From initial consultation, we will design and install a bespoke solar system that is specifically based on the energy consumption of your household.

We understand that purchasing a solar system can be a big decision, so we offer an informative, consultative, no pressure approach. We work together with our customers to ensure they get the best return on investment.

It’s when the sun goes down that AHLEC Solar really shine!

FREE SOLAR CONSULTATION

Call 1800 66 08 74 for a no obligation quote or request a free consultation at your home or business.

OUR LATEST ON GRID AND OFF GRID SOLAR PACKAGES

Fronius-Gen24-Primo-hybrid-JINKO white bg

Fronius Primo Gen24 10kW Inverter 13.2kW Jinko Neo N Type Solar System

$11,695.00$32,899.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 10kW inverter (battery ready)

30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)

1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system

1 x Electrical installation accessories

Price includes a *basic standard installation*

Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

Fronius R Series Solar System

Fronius Primo Gen24 5kW Inverter 6.56 kW REC Alpha Pure_R Series Solar System

$8,495.00$29,940.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 5kW inverter (battery ready)
16 x REC 410W Alpha Pure-R series solar panels (25 year warranty)
1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system
1 x Electrical installation accessories
1 x *Standard installation
Price includes a *basic standard installation*
Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

 

Don’t wait, upgrade to a complete solar system today and start enjoying clean, renewable energy! Still got a question? Contact us to learn more and receive a quote.

Fronius Primo NEO N Solar System

Fronius Primo Gen24 5kW Inverter 6.6kW Jinko NEO N Type Solar System

$6,995.00$27,624.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 5kW inverter (battery ready)
15 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)
1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system
1 x Electrical installation accessories
1 x Standard installation*
Price includes a *basic standard installation*
Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

 

Don’t wait, upgrade to a complete solar system today and start enjoying clean, renewable energy! Still got a question? Contact us to learn more and receive a quote.

Fronius R Series Solar System

Fronius Primo Gen24 6kW Inverter 7.79kW Rec Alpha Pure_R Series Solar System

$10,250.00$31,487.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 6kW inverter (battery ready)
19 x REC 410W Alpha Pure-R series solar panels (25 year warranty)
1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system
1 x Electrical installation accessories
1 x *Standard installation
Price includes a *basic standard installation*
Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

Don’t wait, upgrade to a complete solar system today and start enjoying clean, renewable energy! Still got a question? Contact us to learn more and receive a quote.

Solar & Battery Systems on the Sunshine Coast

coupleWe will show you how to reduce your energy bill

Established for more than 35 years, AHLEC are the installation experts for Solar, for hundreds of home owners and businesses throughout the Sunshine Coast, providing a customised range of innovative solar solutions.

As a local, family business, our customers mean everything to AHLEC. We are passionate about providing the world’s best solar systems along with a commitment to innovations, quality and first class service. From an initial consultation, we will design and install a bespoke solar system that is specifically based on the energy consumption of your household.

Sunshine Coast Solar System installation service

We understand that purchasing a solar system can be an enormous decision, so we offer an informative, consultative, no pressure approach. We will work together with our customers to realise the greatest financial return for your solar power investment. We are a CEC Approved Solar Retailer, for added peace of mind.

Call us on 1800 66 08 74 or drop us an email.

FREE CONSULTATION

Call 1800 66 08 74 for a no obligation quote or request a call-back.

    OUR LATEST SOLAR PACKAGES

    Fronius-Gen24-Primo-hybrid-JINKO white bg

    Fronius Primo Gen24 10kW Inverter 13.2kW Jinko Neo N Type Solar System

    $11,695.00$32,899.00

    1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 10kW inverter (battery ready)

    30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)

    1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system

    1 x Electrical installation accessories

    Price includes a *basic standard installation*

    Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

    Fronius-Gen24-Primo-hybrid-JINKO white bg

    Fronius Primo Gen24 8kW Inverter 10.56kW Jinko Neo N Type Solar System

    $9,650.00$30,878.00

    1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 8kW inverter (battery ready)

    24 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)

    1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system

    1 x Electrical installation accessories

    Price includes a *basic standard installation*

    Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

    10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter + Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

    13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

    $52,512.00

    ✓ 2 x Fronius Primo 5kW  solar inverter

    ✓ 30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (13.2kW solar array)

    ✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

    ✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

    ✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

    ✓ 6 x Power Plus Eco4840P 4kWh Lithium batteries (24kWh battery bank) Australian made

    ✓ 1 x Power Plus 4 battery cabinet

    Why do people choose AHLEC Solar?

    ? Solar Quotes Platinum Supplier
    ? CEC Approved Solar Retailer
    ? Top Rated on Google Reviews

    We offer custom-designed, quality on grid and off grid solar systems that won’t break the bank! Ask us about claiming your Queensland Government solar energy rebate.

    35 Years Experience
    AHLEC is a local, family owned and operated Electrical & Solar company on the Sunshine Coast with over 35 years experience.
    Local Service
    Based on the Sunshine coast we service our customers throughout the larger Sunshine Coast area and beyond.
    Fully Licensed
    All of our technicians are fully licensed electricians including CEC solar accreditation electricians for your complete peace of mind.
    Best Value

    With lower overheads, we are able to deliver unbeatable value for money whilst retaining a quality service.

    Best Quality Technology

    We only use the best quality electrical components, parts and solar panels + inverters.

    Market Leading Warranty

    Speak to our team about our insurance backed warranties on all solar inverters and solar panels.

    How much could you save on your energy bill?

    Complete this form and we’ll send you a free personalised solar report on how much you will save on your bill, your payback period and return on investment!

      Google Reviews

      Brian Robson
      Brian Robson
      2023-10-09
      Fantastic customer service. The process was easy, from requesting a quote through to switching the installed system on. Ahlec have been responsive and efficient in everything they have done including a follow up visit to review our first post installation electricity bill to provide advice on further optimising usage of our new system. The team that did the install were polite and professional and did a great job, including leaving the site clean as a whistle.
      Martin Newby
      Martin Newby
      2023-09-25
      Great company - friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.
      Ross Sheehy
      Ross Sheehy
      2023-08-30
      First rate. Good service, well known brands, reasonable price, very professional installation.
      Rhonda G
      Rhonda G
      2023-08-29
      Highly recommend Ahlec! After many hours of reading, & speaking to several solar installers, I chose Ahlec, & am very happy with all aspects of the process. My (many!) questions were answered, quotation & advice were clearly explained, & presented for easy review. The installation team was punctual, polite, friendly, tidy, & happy to answer any questions. Any emails I sent were promptly answered, & a follow-up visit ensured I understood the app.
      RussTheMuss (Russco)
      RussTheMuss (Russco)
      2023-08-03
      Forget the rest, they are the best by a county mile. On time and very good prices on Solar. Austin was great, and explaining everything during the quoting process, then Sam and his team did a fantastic job on a difficult install (45 degree pitch). Very happy, highly recommended
      Peter King
      Peter King
      2023-06-18
      The team at Ahlec Solar are extremely professional from first inspection to final completion. I would highly recommend!
      Acland Brierty
      Acland Brierty
      2023-06-07
      We contacted Ahlec to re-design and install a major hybrid system for our business after another contractor had led us astray with a cheap quote and bad design. Andy and his team were amazing, they redesigned the entire system for us, which consists of 80kw of solar, 110kwh of batteries and a diesel generator which not only slashes our power bill but also means we are totally independent if the grid goes down. More than that, their support has been "out of this world". For us it is what happened after the install that has lead me to write this review (unsolicited, I might add). Andy and his team have always been available to answer our calls or come on site to change settings and fine tune the system to our business usage and demands. For me it's the peace of mind knowing that there's someone just a phone call away (during and after hours) who will fix or attend to any issues. I was so impressed with their level of service and support that we are now using Ahlec to install a domestic hybrid system at our house. These guys are not going to be the cheapest out there but learn from our mistake - we had another "expert" company design a system and we ended up in court. Andy and his team were able to turn what was becoming an expensive nightmare into a great hybrid system that not only works but also does exactly what they said it would do.
      David Campbell
      David Campbell
      2023-05-30
      The work was done to a high standard
      Peter Townsend
      Peter Townsend
      2023-05-23
      Very happy with the whole process of getting a solar system by a company who seem to care about their customers! The crew where polite and friendly, on time and they left the area tidy. Ahlec have been great to work with; we have appreciated their follow up assistance so much that we have now trusted them with 2 seperate solar jobs.

      Latest News

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Can you install solar panels yourself?

      Many people can and do install smaller solar set-ups themselves for their boats and caravans, but for a household or business system, you need an accredited electrician because you’ll be connecting to the grid.

      How much does it cost to install solar panels?

      The amount you spend will vary on the size of your system. A mid-range, mid-sized 5-kiloWatt system will cost from $4,250 to $5,000.

      How many solar panels do you need to power a house?

      This also depends on how much electricity your household uses. Most of our customers are happy with their 6-kiloWatt system, which is composed of 20 300-Watt panels.

      How do you connect solar panels to your home?

      One of our fully-trained electricians will make the connection at your switchboard.

      Can you make your own solar panels?

      In theory, yes. It would be a very time and labour-intensive process, though and your power generation would be unpredictable to say the least!

      Who has the best solar panels?

      Most of the tier 1 manufacturers make excellent panels. When it comes to warranties, Sunpower and LG are industry leaders.

      Do I need a permit to install solar panels?

      No; residential solar power systems only need approval from your electricity distributor.

      How do I install my own solar panels?

      We really don’t recommend that you install your own panels unless you have the right training and qualifications. There are some companies that make the mounting systems for panels, though.

      What is the most efficient type of solar panel?

      Monocrystalline panels are more efficient than polycrystalline; they generate more output per square metre so you need less roof space to achieve your ideal output. If your system is more than 5-kiloWatt, however, then you can use either monocrystalline or polycrystalline as your annual output shouldn’t vary by more than 1% or so.

      Do solar panels add value to a property?

      As solar power systems aren’t as expensive to buy and install as they once were, it’s not so much the case that they add value to your home; it’s more a case of attracting buyers. If your house has panels and a similar one down the road doesn’t, you’re is more likely to sell first.

      Do you really save money on your power bills with solar panels?

      Absolutely! Of course, this varies with how much electricity you use, what you pay for your grid power and how much you generate. On average, however, a 5-kiloWatt system in south-east QLD will save the householder between $1,200 and $1,500 a year.

      How much would panels for a 1,500-sqft house cost?

      This all depends on what size of system you want and how much roof space you have that faces the optimum direction. For a 5-kiloWatt system you’ll pay between $4,250 and $5,000, but you need an assessment and quote to get an accurate figure.

      What’s the most powerful solar panel?

      Scientists recently developed a cell with a 44.5% efficiency, but most manufacturers sell panels with efficiencies of around 22%. The more efficient a cell is, the more expensive it is to make.

      What are the three types of solar panels?

      There’s monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film. Thin-film isn’t used much now as it’s not very efficient and needs more area to generate a decent amount of power.

      Do solar panels wear out?

      Solar panels do degrade slowly, yes. They’ll lose up to 2% of their capacity in the first year and then up to 0.5% each year thereafter. Manufacturers offer a 25-year performance warranty with a guaranteed 80% minimum output after 25 years.

      Are the panels “finished” after 25 years?

      No, but they will carry on degrading as the years pass so will slowly produce less and less power.

      Do solar panels work at night?

      Solar panels can’t work at night as they need photons from the sun to work. The moon reflects hardly any photons to earth, even when it’s full.

      Which is best – polycrystalline or monocrystalline?

      Polycrystalline panels are cheaper to make, but they’re also less efficient. With smaller systems you’ll need more polycrystalline panels to reach your ideal output, but once you’re over 5 kiloWatts, you shouldn’t see much difference between poly and mono.

      What are the main disadvantages to solar energy?

      There are no serious disadvantages to solar energy. It’s good for the planet and saves you at least a grand a year when it comes to your electricity bills. Sometimes the aesthetics aren’t great, but it certainly looks better than a big power bill.

      Can solar panels work when it’s cloudy?

      Yes, solar panels can still work when there’s cloud cover, but as clouds can cut out up to 90% of the sunlight, you can expect your output to fall by a similar proportion.

      How do solar panels work when there’s no sun?

      If there’s no sunlight at all – as in, it’s dark – then your panels simply won’t be operating. They’ll work on cloudy days, but your output will be a fraction of what it could be on a sunny day.

      Do solar water heaters work at night?

      No, as solar water heaters need sunlight to operate. Most solar water heaters are connected to the grid, however, so you’ll still have hot water even on cloudy days and after dark. You’ll be drawing power from the grid, though.

      Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

      No, solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to work, but they’ll definitely have a better output in direct sunlight than they do with diffused or indirect sunlight.

      Do solar panels work on rainy days?

      Solar panels will work on rainy days, but as rainy days also involve cloud, the output will be reduced. Rain can help to wash off dust, though, so it’s not all bad.

      Do solar panels work in moonlight?

      Solar panels can’t use moonlight as there’s nowhere near enough photons hitting the earth to make any meaningful impact. Moonlight is sunlight reflecting off the moon so it’s much weaker and more diffuse.

      Do solar panels work in shade?

      If a panel is partially shaded then it’ll still work, but its output will be reduced. Many panels have bypass diodes so the current generated in brighter areas of the panel is diverted away from the darker areas and therefore retained. In total shade, however, the panels won’t work as they won’t get enough light.

      Do solar panels need heat or light to work?

      Panels need light, not heat, in order to work. Solar panels are tested at a standard temperature of 25C to assess their efficiency and capacity. Once they’re over 25C, the cells start to lose efficiency at a rate of around 4% for each 10C above 25C.

      Do solar water heaters work on cloudy days?

      Yes, they will still work, but as with electricity panels, their output will be hugely reduced. After a few cloudy days, you’ll probably have to use some grid power to heat up your water.

      Can solar panels ever get too hot?

      It’s possible, but it’s very unlikely. Most solar cells have an upper operating temperature of 85C or thereabouts.

      Do solar panels make houses hotter?

      No. An array of panels will actually have the opposite effect because they prevent the sun’s rays from hitting the roof. Ideally the panels should be installed at least 100mm above the surface of the roof to allow cooling airflow.

      Can solar panels work in indirect sunlight?

      They can, but they do their best work in direct sunlight as the maximum number of photons will hit them.

      Do solar panels get hot to the touch?

      Yes, which is why it’s best to do any work on them in the early morning or in the evening. The panels’ framework is made from anodised aluminium which can become very hot indeed.

      What should I clean solar panels with?

      Solar panels have a layer of glass over their cells, so you can use anything that you’d normally use to clean glass. However, you should avoid abrasives so prevent any dulling of the surfaces. A soft cloth or sponge and soapy water will do just fine.

      Can solar panels damage your roof?

      Not at all. It’s possible for the installation to cause damage, though, which is why you should only ever use an accredited and experienced installation team.

      Can you use pressure washers on your solar panels?

      You can use a gentle pressure washer (if you have such a thing!) but you shouldn’t blast them with anything high-pressure. Your panels can withstand hard rain, so don’t use anything harder with more force than that. Ideally, you should just use a garden hose.

      Do solar panels actually need cleaning?

      In the main, yes. The frequency and depth of cleaning will be determined by where you live and what’s around you. Ifyour panels get dusty but you get a good few bouts of rain, then an annual clean will do. If you have a lot of birds and bats near you, then you may need a quarterly wash and brush-up.

      Call 1800 66 08 74 to arrange a free home visit and no obligation quote

      SMA
      Fronius
      Qcells
      REC
      Sungrow
      Longi
      Hyundai