Ways to pay for your Origin solar system

When it comes to paying off your solar system, we know one solution doesn’t always fit all. That’s why we have a range of solar payment options, tailored to suit your home or business solar needs.

Payment on installation

Make a payment all in one go once your solar system is installed. Pay by credit or debit card, BPAY, direct debit or at an Australia Post outlet.

24 months interest-free

Take advantage of our 24-month interest-free solar payment plan with no upfront costs. You can pay out the remainder at any time with no penalty.

^T&Cs apply.

Origin Solar Payback Plan

We’ve introduced a new solar payment plan where the projected savings from your solar system will closely match your system repayments.

*T&Cs apply.



Origin Solar Payback Plan

An Origin solar system is a lifetime investment. One that will help you save on your energy bills in the future. We understand that a solar system is a considerable financial investment with upfront costs. But it doesn’t have to be. Our Solar Payback Plan lets you match your payment plan to what we have calculated as your projected savings from going solar.


*Forecasts are estimates only and your actual monthly savings will fluctuate due to seasonality and usage behaviour – see ‘Important information’ below for further details.
$0 upfront costs available to residential customers only.

How the Solar Payback Plan works

We’ll forecast what you’ll pay

Our experts will help you forecast your payback period – and determine the average monthly savings over that time. Want to know how much this might be? Estimate your solar savings using our online calculator now.

How we calculate your payments

Let’s say you purchase a $5,000 solar system, with estimated savings of $1,200 per year. We calculate the payback period to be around 4 years, with an average saving of $100 per month. We match one of our Solar Payback Plans, so that your repayments are as close to $100 as possible.

Pay off your system in up to 60 months

Based on your individual circumstances, our solar experts use a system to calculate your repayment options. Your payment plan can be anywhere from 24 months to 5 years.


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What if the sun isn’t shining?

Your solar system won’t be able to generate energy if there’s not enough sunlight – and that’s when a solar storage solution can help.

How long do solar panels last?

The average lifespan of a solar system is between 25 to 30 years. Keep it in tip-top condition with regular cleaning and service.

What is a virtual power plant (VPP)?

It’s a new kind of energy grid that’s smart, connected and agile. See how our intelligent network of solar batteries work together for good.

Make a good change with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.

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Our best and brightest solar plan

Sign up to our Solar Boost Plus plan and lock in our highest feed-in tariff rate. Available for 24 months when you buy an Origin solar system.

Get set up in 5 easy steps

How do you go from ordering a solar system to making savings? Read about our solar installation process here.

Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.

Make a good change
with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.

Have a question? Find Help & Support online anytime or call 1300 791 468 (Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 7 pm)


Important information

Origin solar systems and solar packages

Not available in all areas. Price for a standard installation on a tin roof single-storey house in Zone 3 and within 50 km of state GPO or an installer location (except in Canberra and Townsville where additional charges apply). All prices include GST and small-scale technology certificates (STCs). The system purchased must be eligible for STCs and you must assign the rights to the STCs to us. Additional meter changeover/installation fees charged by your distributor may apply. Prices subject to change without notice. Limit of one system per address per 6-month period unless we agree otherwise. For installation timeframes and full terms, ask us when you call.

^ 24-month interest-free payment plan

Our payment plan requires $0 deposit and the remainder total cost paid over 24 months via equal monthly instalments on your credit card. Origin may perform a credit check to assess your eligibility for this solar payment option.

* Solar Payback Plan terms

For residential customers

Our Solar Payback Plan for residential customers requires $0 deposit. The total cost will be paid over a period between 24 to 60 months via equal monthly instalments on your credit card. We estimate your projected solar savings by calculating your avoided grid energy usage due to solar at your current electricity rate plus adding any anticipated exported energy for your system at our standard retailer feed-in-tariff or Solar Boost Plus rate in your state (depending on your preference). Your estimated monthly savings are determined by dividing your total solar savings over the payback period by the number of months in the payback period. These forecasts are estimates only and your actual monthly savings will fluctuate due to seasonality and usage behaviour. Origin may perform a credit check to assess your eligibility for this solar payment option.

For business customers

Our Solar Payback Plan for business customers is available for systems worth $30,000 or less and requires 5% deposit and the remainder total cost paid over 24 to 60 months via equal monthly instalments on your credit card. We estimate your projected solar savings by calculating your avoided grid energy usage due to solar at your current electricity rate plus adding any anticipated exported energy for your system at our standard retailer feed-in-tariff in your state. Your estimated monthly savings are determined by dividing your total solar savings over the payback period by the number of months in the payback period. These forecasts are estimates only and your actual monthly savings will fluctuate due to seasonality and usage behaviour. Origin may perform a credit check to assess your eligibility for this solar payment option.