The Energuard Solar Energy Plan
Thinking of going solar but worried about the upfront cost? Switch to solar the easy way with GTL’s Energuard Solar Energy Plan. You pay for electricity just like you do today – by the month – except the power comes from a solar and battery system installed at your home, and after the term ends, you can purchase the system for $1.
We take care of everything to get you up and running – purchasing and installing your solar system, providing a full system warranty, and covering any maintenance that’s required over the years. And if you ever want to expand your system down the track you can do so with our Easy Upgrade plan.
Energuard has been created specifically for solar, battery, and off-grid installations which make it the best pay as you go option for homeowners in Australia.
full warranty & insurance
We take care of all installation, maintenance, and inspections for the life of your Energuard agreement so that your solar system is performing at the highest level. This includes replacement of the panels, inverter, or batteries if they stop working at any point. And with full system monitoring included, you can rest easy knowing we are taking care of you.
There are no account keeping or application fees, and no termination fees if you want to buy the system during the term. Simply pay a discounted rate based on how long you’ve had Energuard, and the system is yours!
easy upgrade plan
Energuard makes it easy to expand or upgrade your solar system down the track, for example if you add an electric car or want to go off-grid and be 100% energy self-sufficient. Simply let us know what you want to do, and we’ll roll it into your future bills without having to go through another application.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does EnerGuard differ from a lease or loan?
Energuard is a Service Agreement and the customer pays only when the service is provided whereby a lease or loan is a fixed payment/rate plan and despite whether the equipment works or not, the customer has to pay for it.
What does EnerGuard cover?
GTL Renewable will be responsible for maintenance, monitoring, service and equipment replacement for the whole system throughout the Energuard agreement. You can think of this like a full system warranty and insurance – if the panels or batteries stop delivering power to your home, we will fix it at our cost. This policy is there to give you peace of mind so that you can be 100% confident in your switch to solar and battery power for your home.
Do I have to pay if the system stops- working?
No. The system comes with 24/7 monitoring so as soon as an issue occurs, we will be informed. The issue will either be fixed remotely by our service centre, or a service team will be sent out to the customer for maintenance. GTL will not charge if the system is not working.
What products do you use?
We only use top tier products because at the end of the day, we are responsible to fix anything that breaks, and pay for the replacement if the warranty isn’t honored by the manufacturer. One of the benefits of the Energuard Solar Energy Plan is that you don’t have to worry about any replacement costs during the life of the term. And when you own the system at the end, you get to have top shelf equipment!
Can I make modifications to my system?
If you’d like to upgrade your panels or batteries during the Energuard agreement, simply give us a call and let us know what products you want upgraded. We’ll install the new panels or batteries and either adjust the repayments/rates or add a bit more time to the agreement term.
How long do the Energuard payments last?
We offer multiple plans for your convenience. All come with the same full system warranty and insurance, you just need to find a plan that fits into your budget. The lowest payments/rates are with the 10 year plan.
What happens at the end of the agreement?
You just pay $1 and the system is yours free and clear. One way to think about Energuard is that it’s like paying your electricity bill – except it’s clean, the price never changes, and at the end you pay $1 and own the entire system outright.
Can I purchase the system before the end of the agreed term?
Absolutely! If you want to purchase the system early you can do so without penalty, and at a fair rate at that point in time. A buyout table listing the exact buyout figures at each year of your agreement is included when you request a quote from an approved Energuard supplier.
What happens if I move?
If you move, you can either transfer the agreement to the new homeowner or buyout the system and include it in the price of your house. Most people choose the second option because the person buying their home wants to have solar power rather than expensive electricity bills.
What do I need to apply?
Application is extremely easy – you just need a copy of your electricity bill, government issued Photo ID, and rates notice. As long as your electricity bill is paid up to date, you own your house, and you are who you say you are, you have a very good chance of being approved.
How can I get a quote for my home or business?
Contact GTL on the website (www.gtlrenewable.com.au) or call 1800 864 026. We will connect you with an approved local agent who will understand your needs and provide you with a personalized quote that suits. If you want to sign up, they will be able to take care of it for you.