Quality Solar Panel Systems

Solar power allows you to harness the powerful Australian sun to generate solar energy - the cleanest, greenest and most viable form of renewable energy available for powering your home, business or community organisation. We use industry leading solar PV panel and inverter technology to ensure high and consistent energy production for your system. We specialise in small 1kw, 2kw, 3kw, 4kw and 5kw systems and have the capacity to offer higher customised systems.

By installing Modern Solar Panels, you can:

  • Reduce, or even eliminate, your power bills
  • Avoid future energy price hikes
  • Help reduce your carbon footprint as it is a clean energy alternative
  • Eliminate any contribution to global warming, acid rain or smog - solar power actively contributes to the decrease of harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Solar energy produces no waste and no pollution
  • Increase the value of your property
  • Sell electricity back to the grid
  • Cut your carbon footprint

Modern can help you claim any relevant Government rebate scheme, such as the solar credit scheme to ensure you get the best value out of your solar panel system installation.

Modern's Solar Panel Product Range

Modern offer a range of Black Crow solar power systems that allow you to generate your own electricity, reducing your carbon footprint as well as your energy bill.

Only advanced & proven manufacturing processes are used in Modern solar arrays, ensuring the best mono-crystalline panels, inverters, mounting racks & cabling. All of the solar panels that Modern install come with a 25 year panel efficiency warranty and meet strict international guidelines.

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BC1520 Solar Panels

  • 8 Panels
  • 1520 watts
  • High capacity inverter
  • Generates approximately 2,100 kWh per year*

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BC1900 Solar Panels

  • 10 Panels
  • 1900 Watts
  • High capacity inverter
  • Generates approximately 2,630 kWh per year*

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BC3040 Solar Panels

  • 16 Panels
  • 3040 Watts
  • High capacity inverter
  • Generates approximately 4,210 kWh per year*

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Only advanced & proven manufacturing processes are used in Modern solar arrays, ensuring the best mono-crystalline panels, inverters, mounting racks & cabling. All of the solar panels that Modern install come with a 25 year panel efficiency warranty and meet strict international guidelines.

*kWh based on an average of 5 hours of sunlight per day and a 76% efficiency factor.

Superior Solar Panel Quality & Warranty


Do any Google search on Solar Panel suppliers and you’ll come up with pages and pages of companies – large and small – so how are you meant to know who to trust when it comes to investing in solar energy or hot water for your home?

Here are a couple of questions to ask on what to look for in a solar panel supplier:

Where are the panels manufactured? Cheap overseas imported solar panels might be an appealing cost saving when first looking into getting solar – however these are not tested in Australian conditions and more often than not don’t meet the same strict quality control guidelines Modern adhere to in our manufacturing process. Modern Solar Panels are manufactured overseas but they have strict quality control and assurance procedures that ensure life expectancy right here in Australia. Modern uses only world class technology systems we've proven and tested in over 15,000 installations we've completed Australia wide with little warranty issues.

What is the warranty on the solar panels? Choosing solar panels for your home is an investment and one you want to last for a long time so it’s important to research the warranty period suppliers provide on the panels. Modern can offer you a 25 year guarantee s – that’s 5 years or 25% more than most other companies. And remember, a warranty will only be honoured for as long as the company is still in business. Here is a list of over 150 solar companies who have closed, declared bankruptcy or had acquired by larger companies It's another reason to select a well known brand of solar panel rather than an one that may disappear overnight.

Modern have been in business for over 35 years, so trust that if you need to use your warranty, we’ll be here to back it up. Established in 1976, Modern and its subsidiaries employ nearly 1,000 staff – so we are not only big enough to provide a professional service, we also offer 25 year guarantees on solar panels, and will be around to back them up in the unlikely case of failure. It’s the expertise and experience of the Modern team in ensuring the right product for your home, installed by fully qualified and licenced team members backed by Australia wide customer support and service that is the Modern difference.

How Does Solar Power Electricity Work?

Put simply, solar power systems convert energy from the sun into electricity via solar panels mounted to your roof, which can be used to power your home.

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Sunlight hits the photovoltaic (PV) panel array and is absorbed by the silicon in the cells. The electrons produced by this create a direct current (DC) and run from the solar array into an inverter, which converts the electricity into an alternating current (AC).

This inverter can be placed either inside in a utility room or outside near the panels, and produces exactly the same type of power that you currently receive from the electricity grid. The AC power goes into your building and is used to run every day electrical items. Any excess power not used by your home is fed back into the grid, effectively running your electricity meter backwards!

Modern solar panel systems are silent, have no moving parts and require virtually no maintenance – all you need to do is sit back and enjoy free electricity straight from the sun!

Black Crow Solar

Black Crow is Modern's top-end tier one residential product series with all the benefits of regular solar but with higher efficiency panels and a world-class inverter. Our range of Black Crow solar power systems are designed specifically for you, whatever your needs may be.

This unique residential solar PV technology provides you the opportunity to generate more power than ever before from less roof space by using 190 watt panels, which are among the most efficient panels available on the market. All Black Crow systems have been independently tested to ensure the best product is delivered to every customer.


With a solar panel system to suit every Australian family, Modern Solar use only advanced and proven manufacturing processes which provides only the very best in supply of mono-crystalline solar panels. If you live in an area not serviced by the main electricity grid Modern also has off grid solar systems available.

Black Crow System Inverters

The following features are all standard on Modern’s Black Crow system inverters:

  • Tough & durable – designed for all weather outdoor use
  • Light weight and attractive with a modern, slimline design
  • Multi-function LCD display with instantaneous system information
  • High efficiency – up to 96%
  • Large heat sink with excellent heat dispersion eliminating the need for a noisy cooling
  • Rated Power: 190W
  • Guarantee: 90% power output 10 years, 80% power output over 25 years
  • Certification: IEC 61215 Ed.2
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Off Grid Solar

Off-grid solar power systems are an ideal solution if you live in an area that is not serviced by the main electricity grid, and getting access to power can be hugely expensive.

A Modern off-grid or stand alone solar power system works by converting the sunshine that hits your solar panel into electricity that supplies your home and charges the battery bank. At night, power comes from the battery into your home. If the weather is unfavourable for several days and the battery gets low, a generator can be used to power your home and charge the battery.

There are countless benefits associated with installing off-grid solar – it allows you to generate free electricity from the sun, requires virtually no maintenance and is totally silent, providing you with clean, green and reliable source of clean energy, even when the sun is not shining. After installation, you have access to an independent, free source of power straight from the sun that you can rely on for many years. What's more, by taking advantage of the Federal Government's solar credits scheme, you will be able to drastically reduce your upfront expenses.

Modern is one of Australia's leading suppliers and installers of off-grid and hybrid solar systems. We provide reliable and durable off-grid solar power systems, which will generate a lifetime of power for you and your family. And, all of this is backed by our unbeatable 25 year guarantee. Modern off-grid solar systems also come with an automatic start option for diesel generators, so you never have to worry about getting up to manually switch on your generator.

Rebates & Credits

Solar Feed-In Tariffs

In Australia we have mainly net feed-in tariffs, where producers of solar electricity can sell surplus energy generated by their panels to the main electricity grid. Think of it as your own clean, green power station on your roof. Thanks to Feed-in tariffs, generating solar energy is not only great for the environment but can be very helpful to the household budget as well. Think of it as your own clean, green power station on your roof.

A net feed-in tariff credits homeowners for any excess solar electricity that is not used within the home. Each state has their own feed-in tariff rate, with which they credit customers.

Solar Credit Schemes & STCs

When you invest in a Modern solar power system, you will be issued additional small-scale technology certificates (STC’s), previously known as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), by the Federal Government under the Solar Credits scheme. Modern can purchase these credits at point of sale proportional to market value at the time, drastically reducing your upfront investment.

NB: STCs are calculated based on how many megawatt hours of electricity your system will generate over a 15 year period.

Common Solar Panel Questions

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into a form of energy that can be used to power your home. Solar panels are made from Photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are comprised of silicon. When sunlight hits the cells, photons of light excite electrons into a higher state of energy – known as the "photovoltaic effect" - allowing them to act as carriers for an electric current. This current is passed through an inverter and converted from direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity.

How does installing solar panels help the environment?

Solar panels allow you to harness the powerful Australian sun to generate solar energy - the cleanest, greenest and most viable form of renewable energy available for powering your property. Solar energy doesn't contribute to global warming, acid rain or smog. It produces no waste and no pollution and reduces reliance on Australia's coal-fired electricity, which causes huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Will solar panels save me money?

By allowing you to harness the power of the sun to generate an independent source of electricity, solar panels will significantly reduce your energy bills. What's more, if your solar panels produce more electricity than you use, you may be able to sell this excess power to the power grid. This is called a "feed-in tariff" and is paid in most states by your electricity company. Also, as a renewable energy provider, you are entitled to collect STCs (formerly RECs) – this can save you thousands of dollars on the price of a solar power system.

Are there rebates available to assist with costs of installing solar panels?

The Australian Government has implemented a wide range of financial incentives to reduce the initial cost of installing solar panels on your roof. State-level rebates are also available to many Australian customers.

Do solar panels require maintenance?

No! Solar panels will continue to operate silently and efficiently year-round and are virtually maintenance-free.

Does Modern Solar provide a quality guarantee on solar panels?

Modern Solar stand behind every solar panel they install with an industry-leading 25-year manufacturer's warranty.

How do I arrange installation of solar panels?

Modern is one of the leading suppliers and accredited installers of solar panels and solar hot water systems in Australia. Simply enquire online or call Modern Solar today to install solar panels today and start getting free electricity straight from the sun!

Commercial Solar What size solar system should my business get?

Commercial systems generally vary between 10,000W to 100,000W or 100 to 1,000 square metres in size. The size of your system will depend on the extent to which you wish to offset your current electrical usage. Modern can help you determine the appropriate size for your business through assessment of your previous utility bills, the size of your facility and your energy load.

What kinds of organisations get solar systems?

Major players in almost every industry are jumping into renewable energy! Government institutions, public organisations and private entities are all beginning to experience the benefits of solar systems, savings thousands of dollars a year in bills and projecting a socially-responsible image.

Are Modern solar panels covered by a warranty?

All of Modern's high-efficiency solar collectors come with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty, ensuring your peace-of-mind and smooth operation of your business.

How will "going solar" benefit my company?

Not only will your organisation save on utility bills, your image will benefit too. Green organisations are increasingly attractive to consumers as a demonstration of how environmentally-friendly and responsible the companies they do business with are. Modern's in-house marketing team can assist you in PR to help you capitalise on your investment.

Will solar increase my property value?

Yes. According to The Appraisal Institute, for every $1,000 in annual reduced operating costs it generates, a solar power system will increase the value of a property by $20,000! It is common for solar power systems to effectively pay for themselves after government rebates and the increase in property value.

What are feed-in tariffs?

With State Government feed-in tariffs, any extra power your system generates is fed back into the grid and sold to power companies, guaranteeing you profit from your solar system!

Why should I choose Modern Solar for my business?

Modern is the number one commercial solar panel installer in Australia, with a design-through-to-implementation business solution that can be tailored to suit the needs of your company. Our grid-tie systems are custom-designed by our qualified engineers to meet your individual specifications and budget. We guarantee responsive and expert technical support, and use only the highest quality solar panels and components. With thousands of satisfied customers and 35 years of experience, Modern is the largest home improvement company in Australia. We pride ourselves on our impressive business portfolio that offers our commercial clients peace of mind and the financial stability to ensure a successful long term relationship.

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