About the partnership
GEM Energy & RACQ
Founded in Emerald, Central QLD, in 2013, GEM Energy is now one of Australia’s leading residential and commercial solar energy companies.
We provide high quality solar installations and save thousands every year for Aussie homes and businesses through renewable energy.
GEM Energy supports Queenslanders to access the highest quality solar energy solutions and has joined with RACQ to provide RACQ members with some of the best value for money products available.
I’m Interested In…
A new solar and/or battery system
Checking an existing system
6.48kW Home Solar System
18 x 360W Canadian Solar HiKu Black Panel
1 x Sungrow Premium 5kW Inverter
Non-RACQ members $5,895*
RACQ members $4,850*
A $1,045 discount!
10.44kW Home Solar System
29 x 360W Canadian Solar HiKu Black Panel
1 x Sungrow Premium 8kW Inverter +
Sungrow S100 Smart Meter
Non-RACQ members $10,232*
RACQ members $8,574*
A $1,658 discount!
13.32kW Home Solar System
37 x 360W Canadian Solar HiKu Black Panel
1 x Sungrow Premium 10kW 3 Phase Inverter
Non-RACQ members $12,379*
RACQ members $10,334*
A $2,045 discount!
* Prices quoted above are for single-storey properties with a tin roof in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Additional charges apply to multi-storey properties, non-tin roofs and properties outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. Full terms and conditions available at www.gemenergy.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Available in selected areas of Queensland only. Subject to product availability. Offer available until 30 June 2021 for installations completed by 30 September 2021. RACQ membership number must be provided to GEM Energy Australia Pty Ltd at the time of booking the installation. The RACQ member must be an owner or occupier of the relevant property. Discount not valid with any other offer or discount. GEM Energy Australia Pty Ltd may vary or discontinue this discount at any time and without notice.
Already Have Solar?
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Solar Health Check
As part of our commitment to high quality renewable energy solutions, we’re offering you a solar system health check service. We get our car serviced every 12 months, so why not the power plant installed on our roof?
This detailed inspection and report can grant you peace of mind that the solar system is safe and well functioning. The report includes notice of components that need repairs or replacement and if major faults are found, we’ll quote you for a new solar energy system.
The report has been constructed by GEM Energy’s very own Principal Electrician, Chris Hackett, who has over 10 years experience in the industry. Every one of our inspections will also be carried out by a CEC (Clean Energy Council) Accredited Electrician.
Why Go Solar?
Save With Solar
Reduce your energy bills, invest in a long-term energy solution and have a few hundred dollars extra in your pocket each quarter.
Clean And Green
Solar energy is a clean source of energy that will significantly reduce your carbon emissions each year.
The future is renewables! Making the switch to solar, reducing carbon emissions and helping the environment is a step in the direction of a sustainable future.
Step Towards Energy Independence
Battery storage now or down the track provides more energy independence from the grid.
GoT A Question?
Frequently Asked Solar Questions
How much can I save with solar?
Your actual savings will depend on how much energy you use, when you use it, whether and the systems size and components that you choose.
GEM Energy consultants will produce a free Clean Energy Council compliant savings and performance report for you to see how much you will save with your chosen system.
What size system should I get?
Bigger is usually better, but we’ll help you choose.
In 2012 the average system size was under 3kW.
In 2015 it rose to around 6.6kW
Now, the average system size is closer to 9kW.
The size of a system will depend on the specifications of your property and your energy usage, but everyone is using more energy and… “no one ever said they wish they got a small solar system!”
Can I finance solar?
Yes! We have a range of finance option available but if you are an RACQ member, you may be interested in an RACQ Bank unsecured personal loan. When buying a GEM Energy solar and/or battery system with an RACQ Bank unsecured Personal Loan, the $200 establishment fee is completely waived.
For more information visit: https://www.racq.com.au/banking/loans/personal-loans
Is a battery right for me?
Yes and no.
Batteries aren’t for everyone yet, but with some exciting developments and exclusive benefits for RACQ Members, batteries have become way more viable.
Sometimes they stack up on a ROI assessment, but most often it’s for the other benefits like a few we mention below:
Values of a battery include:
- Backup power for your home
- Further savings on energy
- Use more clean energy and reduce coal consumption
- Future-proofing for electric vehicles
- Ability to join a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Network
If you want to be at the forefront of renewable energy technologies for your home, ask us about a battery for your home – GEM Energy are one of the leading battery installers in the country as we embrace emerging technologies and have fantastic relationships with battery manufacturers.
How much should a solar system cost?
A rule of thumb to get a great quality system is $1,000 per kW.
This is simply what it takes to get good quality components, book installers for a sufficient amount of time to carefully install the system and to cover operating costs.
You may see some variance above or below that figure, but you should be very careful if you see anything in the under $3,500 range for a 6.6kW system – they have to be cutting corners somewhere and you’ll end up paying for it.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for?
Give us a call on 1300 592 492
The member offer on solar systems is not conditional on obtaining RACQ Bank finance. Approval of RACQ Bank loan applications is subject to eligibility criteria. Loans and banking products are issued by Members Banking Group Limited ABN 83 087 651 054 AFSL and Australian credit licence 241195 trading as RACQ Bank. This information does not take your personal objectives, circumstances or needs into account. Read the disclosure documents for your selected product or service, including the Financial Services Guide and the Terms and Conditions, before deciding. Except for RACQ Bank, any RACQ entity referred to on this page is not an authorised deposit-taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Cth). That entity’s obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of RACQ Bank. RACQ Bank does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of that entity, unless noted otherwise. Terms, conditions, fees, charges and lending policies apply. Rate current as at 31 July 2020 and subject to change at any time.