Exterior of a Victorian terrace house in Fitzroy.

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Jane’s journey to installing solar didn’t get off to the best start. Before contacting RACV Solar, she accepted a quote from another company, who arrived on installation day only to realise they couldn’t assist with the complex installation.

On the advice of a friend, Jane called us. We visited her house a few times and after discussing her options, we tailored a system that would help her save in three different areas:

  • Rooftop solar system
  • A new heating/cooling unit
  • New hot water heat pump

"All of the staff I dealt with were terrific – very knowledgeable and great communicators."

- Jane, Fitzroy

This has helped Jane significantly reduce her energy use and her impact on the planet. With our monitoring system, she can see exactly how much energy she’s using and generating, which often brings a smile to her face. So despite her rocky start, her decision to go solar will bring her happiness for many years to come.

"Eight months down the track we are delighted that our electricity bills have decreased, and I love the phone app. On sunny days, it’s great to see the panels producing a lot more electricity than we consume."

- Jane, Fitzroy

Key numbers*

Annual savings

$1300 saved each year (approx.)

System capacity

5.1 kW solar system

Carbon savings

5.5 tonnes of carbon saved each year

Components used

Solar panels

13 x Sunpower Maxeon 3 390W mono panels


13 x Enphase microinverters

Hot water system

Reclaim CO2 heat pump hot water system

Heating and cooling

LG reverse cycle system

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*The statistics for RACV Solar customers have been calculated based on the following assumptions: the site's prior electricity consumption and tariffs, 3D modelling software for commercial and complicated residential sites (identifying shade/structures that impact performance), local sunlight irradiance and climate data, Victorian grid electricity emissions intensity factor of 1.12 kg CO2 eq / kWh, and average home system size in Victoria.