Switch on and Monitor

Here are some handy resources to get the most of your system.

How to switch on your solar system

Now that your rooftop solar system is fully installed, the only thing left to do is switch it on. You can choose to have this done by an ActewAGL team member who can visit your premises, or you can do it yourself by following these simple instructions so you can begin generating your own clean energy right away.

Switching on your solar guide


How to read your inverter

Want to know how much energy your system is generating 24/7? With this simple guide, we'll show you how to read your inverter to see the amount of electricity your solar system is producing in real-time, and has produced over time including what has been sold back to the grid.

Reading your inverter guide


How to set up your Wi-Fi monitoring

If your solar system has wifi capability, you can keep track of your solar energy usage and generation anywhere, anytime. To get started with Wi-Fi monitoring, just follow the simple steps in our handy guide and you'll be set up in no time. If your system doesn't have this capability and you'd like to find out more, contact us to get set up on 13 14 93 or email solar@actewagl.com.au.

Solar wi-fi monitoring guide

Tips on how to make sure you're getting the greatest benefit

  • Use appliances in the middle of the day when you're generating more solar energy. For example set appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine to operate during the middle of the day rather than in the evening.
  • Organise an annual clean for your solar panels to get rid of any dirt or dust. This will ensure they produce the most they can from the free, available sunlight.
  • Check annually to make sure trees are not shading panels and prune trees back if required.
  • Just like solar, there are lots of other ways to reduce your electricity bill. Check-out our energy-saving-tips.


Our handy solar guide has even more info

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