An upfront cost might happen when:

  • installing a solar PV system at the home requires work over and above a typical installation, eg major switchboard, meterboard, or wiring upgrades
  • your electricity retailer charges a fee to upgrade the home’s electricity meter so that it will support solar
  • you choose to upgrade the size of the solar PV system to something larger than 4.4 kilowatts
  • you choose to have a battery installed to complement the solar PV system.

If there is an upfront cost it will only be a small portion of the total value of the solar PV system.

Any upfront costs will be explained and agreed with the household prior to installation. You can cancel your Switch for Solar agreement if you do not wish to pay an upfront cost.

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