Origin’s new Solar Tool gives you personalised advice

Always wanted to switch to solar but not sure if it’s right for your home? Origin’s new Solar Assessment Tool makes it easy to get an accurate and tailored recommendation within 10 minutes.  

What is the Origin Solar Assessment Tool?

The Origin Solar Assessment Tool is an Australian first DIY online platform that uses 3D data, visual artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to generate a quick, accurate and fully personalised solar report for your home. 

All you need to do is hop online, pop in your address, choose the system you want and let the tool do the rest. 

Why choose solar?

Solar is one of the fastest growing energy sources in Australia with one in four homes now fitted with rooftop solar panels.  

Not only does a solar system provide a cleaner source of energy for your home, but it can also help significantly reduce your power bills. Meaning you can use the power you generate during the day, and any you don’t use will be fed back into the grid resulting in a credit on your bill. 

If you want to further capitalise on your system, you could also consider pairing it with a home battery

How do you know if solar is right for you?

Every Aussie home is unique, which means you could get the exact same solar panels as your next-door neighbour and yet the power output won’t be the same. 

There are a number of factors that impact the performance of solar panels including the size and pitch (angle) of your roof, the local weather conditions, and nearby trees, buildings or even chimneys which can block the sunlight. 

This is where the Origin Solar Assessment Tool comes into play, using machine learning to calculate the most suitable solar product based on these factors 

How exactly does the tool work?

Typically, assessing your home for a solar system requires an inspection from a salesperson. And while Origin does offer this level of service for those who still want an on-site inspection, this new online tool does a lot of the same work with less time and effort.  

Our tool, developed in partnership with Accenture and Google Cloud, takes into account a range of factors to give you the info to make a ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘not right now’ call for installing solar on your rooftop. 

What are the benefits?

With our Solar Tool, you can feel confident that you’re making an informed decision. Within 10-minutes a customer report is generated, providing solar power generation forecasts, system and installation costs, potential energy and bill savings, and details on the investment break-even point, providing a complete assessment of the merits of a potential investment in solar panels.

How can I use it?

The Origin Solar Assessment Tool is now available* for those in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide metro suburbs, with other major cities and regional towns yet to be announced. 

*Customers must be located in a serviceable area (100km from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide). 

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