Solar Explained

We help you every step of the way.

There has never been a better time to invest in solar panels.

Residential solar system costs have never been lower.

Solar panels now feature technology that will maximise power production.

The cost of electricity from the grid continues to rise.

This means we can structure a plan to save you money today, and perhaps increase relative savings over time. Best of all, a survey carried out by and Origin Energy revealed that 85% of Australians identified that rooftop panels add value to a property (source:

Momentum Energy suggests from research that "the more solar panels on the roof, the higher the value of the home" - with an estimated increase of up to $6,000 per kilowatt of solar power. This indicates a rise of over $29,000 in the retail value of the home for a 5kW installation (source:

Every home's size, roof position and energy use will vary, so the best way to find out how solar will benefit you is to call us.

We make going solar easy.

Every step of the way.

Step 1.


We will look at your energy needs, and establish how much you can save by going solar. We will also answer any of your questions. Uniquely, the 

TLJ Solar staff you speak with are qualified solar, battery and A-grade electricians, that have the real experience and expertise to advise and answer any of your questions.

Step 2.


We will gather information including the layout of your roof, and electrical usage and any other design considerations specific to you. We input to our solar design team who will create a custom system, designed to shrink your energy bill.

Step 3.


We ensure that all the permits and paperwork your retailer and distributor are taken care of. We also check for all available government rebates and schemes.

Step 4.


On the day of installation, typically you can expect us to have your solar panels up and ready in about 4 - 8 hours. Once we are finished, we will connect you to the grid, and show you how to use the system. Your system will be saving you money immediately from this point.

Step 5.


After installation is complete we will organise an independent electrical inspector to certify the system. Your distributor will then program your electricity meter to accept solar energy production so that you can view your solar savings on your next electricity statement.

Learn the basics of home solar

Solar panels

Otherwise known as solar modules, your home's solar panels absorb light particles called photons to convert into useable electricity in what is called a photovoltaic effect. The array of solar panels gives your home solar electricity through a solar inverter, effectively delivering the electricity your family needs.

Solar Inverter

Your solar inverter is a small box that converts the electricity that your solar panels provide, into useable electricity that home can use. Also connected to the grid, your solar inverters send any surplus solar power that you don't use back to the grid for others to use. All this is tracked by a smart meter.

Net Metering

During the day, your panels may generate more electricity than you can use: you'll know this when you can see your solar feed-in counting up. With net metering programs, homeowners receive credits for this real-time electricity generation from their power companies reducing your monthly cost.

Energy Retailer

An energy retailer provides local areas with the power they use via the grid. Some of these companies compensate solar homeowners if they have provided a surplus of electricity to the grid. You can call one of our experts to find out more about your local energy retailer's net metering plan.

Smart Meter

Your smart meter keeps track of how much surplus electricity your system produces.

For a more detailed overview of how your overall system is performing day to day, you will need to integrate a monitoring device into your solar system. Monitoring will allow you to view the performance of your system and energy usage in the home from any mobile device, anywhere, anytime.

Energy Distributor

The distributor is responsible for transporting electricity generated to your door via the "Grid". The Grid is a vast interconnected network of electrical power lines that provide cities and homes with power. Our solar systems are hooked up to the grid, meaning you can still get power at night when the sun doesn't shine. 

Let's see how much you can save by going solar!
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TLJ Solar 5 Mosrael Place, Rowville VIC 3178
ABN 66 631 295 880