Installing Solar PV Systems

Enjoy substantial savings with your very own PV system, while actively contributing to a greener planet.

How it Works

How Do Solar PV Systems Work?

Solar PV systems work by converting sunlight into electricity through the photovoltaic effect, using solar panels and an solar inverter to generate usable power for homes and businesses.

Sunlight hits the surface of the solar panel, generating direct current (DC) electricity.

The inverter converts the DC into alternating current (AC) electricity.

Electricity enters your distribution board (DB box) to power up your home.

Any excess solar flows outwards through the meter and SP Group pays you for it.

At night, you can continue to enjoy electricity from your retailer as per normal.

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Step By Step

Solar PV System Installation Process

Experience the simplicity of installing solar panels with GetSolar – a click of a button sets you on the path to enjoy solar panels for your home. Our team of experts will ensure a seamless journey from application to installation, coupled with ongoing maintenance for your solar panels.

Step 1

Generate a Solar Estimate

Start your journey by using our solar simulator to receive an estimate of the number of solar panels required for your home. Through the simulator, you can also gauge the estimated associated costs and potential savings for your home when you transition to solar energy.

Learn How Much You Can Save
Step 2

Speak to a sales specialist

Upon receiving your solar estimate, a sales specialist will reach out to gather additional information and documents from you. The sales representative will also conduct a digital survey on your property to curate a design for your solar system.

Step 3

Receive a solar proposal

A customised solar panel proposal will be generated and sent to you. Our sales specialist will then guide you through the proposal, providing advice and answering any questions you have along the way.

Step 4

Confirmatory site survey and contract signing

When you have expressed interest in the solar offer, we will proceed with a confirmatory site survey to ensure your home is ready for the solar panel installation. This on-site assessment typically takes an hour. Following this, we will send a contract for your review and signing.

Step 5

Installation and
commission of solar panels

Upon signing the contract, our team will initiate the solar panel installation, a process that typically spans 3 to 5 days. We will then engage a Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW) to commission and turn on the solar PV system, including applying for the relevant electrical licences and assessing the electrical connection requirements.

Step 6

Generate solar power

Once it has been certified to be ready for operations, you are good to turn the system on, seamlessly generating solar power for your household and generating profits from excess energy sell backs.

Step 7

Post-installation maintenance
and support

Rest assured that our committed team is here to ensure the continued performance and efficiency of your solar panel system through routine inspections. These inspections are free-of-charge for those enrolled under the Rent-To-Own programm, while those who have selected the upfront purchase plan will be subjected to a small fee.

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Solar PV Systems

Solar PV Systems Options

Ready to embrace the benefits of solar panels? We offer a range of plans tailored for both residential and commercial needs. Whether you’re looking to power your home or business with clean and sustainable energy, our diverse options provide the flexibility and efficiency you need.


Solar panels for homes

Light up your home with solar power through Singapore’s first zero upfront cost solar plan or upfront purchase.


Commercial solar panels

Embrace sustainability for your business by opting for a power purchase agreement (PPA) or choosing an upfront purchase plan.

Why GetSolar

Why Choose GetSolar?


Experienced Team of
Solar Experts

Count on our team of experts armed with the right knowledge to assist you in making well-informed decisions.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to guaranteeing the longevity and optimal performance of your solar PV system for the entire duration of your contract.


Efficient and
Transparent Process

Our sales specialists are known for their swift responses. Your inquiries will be addressed within 3 to 5 business days.

Additionally, we prioritise transparent communication – your contract will outline all project details and costs, with no hidden fees.


Save and Earn Simultaneously

Anticipate saving up to 70% on your monthly electricity bills by harnessing the power of solar energy.

In addition to these savings from your chosen solar plan, dive into potential earning opportunities with our Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) programme.

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Frequently asked questions

No, solar PV (photovoltaic) and solar panels are not the same. Solar panels are a component of a solar PV system; whereas solar PV refers to the technology that converts sunlight into electricity, including the panels and other system components.

The number of solar panels in a PV system depends on several factors, including:

  • the system’s capacity
  • the efficiency of the panels
  • your energy needs

Generally, residential solar PV systems can range from a few panels for smaller installations to dozens for larger ones. Commercial systems may have hundreds or even thousands of solar panels.

Get a quote for accurate and personalised information on the number of solar panels you need.

There are three main types of solar PV panels: monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, but here at GetSolar, we only use Tier 1 solar panels and inverters to ensure long-term efficiency of your solar system.

Read our guide on the types of solar panels to learn more.

The cost of installing a photovoltaic system varies widely depending on factors such as system size, location, as well as the type of panels used. On average, a residential solar PV system may range from SGD 25,000 to 30,000.

For a more precise estimate tailored to your specific needs, we recommend using our solar panel calculator.

MPPT, or Maximum Power Point Tracking, is a technology used in solar PV systems to optimise energy production. It dynamically adjusts the operating point of solar panels, ensuring they operate at their maximum power point despite changing conditions such as temperature and shading. This continuous optimization significantly boosts the overall efficiency of the solar system, leading to increased electricity generation.

MPPT is commonly integrated into solar charge controllers, making it a vital component for maximising energy harvest in various solar applications.

To protect a solar PV installation from lightning, install surge protection devices at key points, including the inverter and solar panels. Ensure a robust grounding system to provide a safe path for lightning-induced currents to dissipate. Use isolation devices like disconnect switches to disconnect the system during severe weather.

Regular inspections, the use of lightning arrestors, and professional installation are crucial for minimising vulnerabilities and enhancing the overall resilience of the solar PV system.

Contact our solar experts to learn more.

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