RTP Electrical

Frequently asked questions:


1. Is there a call out fee?

No we do not charge a call out fee, we have a set rate.

2. Do you quote by the job or per hour?

We quote both ways, whatever is more suitable for both parties.

3. What’s your hourly rate?

If it’s an hourly rate we charge $250 for the first hour than $100 per hour after this for our A Grade Electricians, our apprentices are charged out at half the rate which is $50 P/H.

4. Do you do small electrical work as-well as big electrical projects?

Yes we do your standard small domestic or commercial jobs like additional power points or light fittings and we also quote for bigger projects which go to our in-house estimation team.

5. Do you work after hours?

Yes we work out of hours and on weekends.

6. What’s your after hour call out rate?

We charge our after hour service at $350 for the first hour and $200 per hour after this until the job is complete, in most cases we finish in under an hour if it’s an emergency.

7. Do you service Victoria wide?

Yes we do, in Melbourne we have a quicker turnaround time then we do in the country.

8. What is your turnaround time with bookings?

Pending on how busy we are at any one time of the year but on average it would be 1-2weeks(excluding emergencies)

9. Can I get a quote over the phone?

Yes, if so we ask you to provide as much detail as possible about your project and photos always help as-well as rough measurements.

10. Do you quote on data as-well as power?

Yes we quote on data, power, light.

11. What about CCTV and security?

We only quote on CCTV and security for new commercial projects not domestic.


1. How much will the system cost?

This varies from system to system, our CEC designers will first access your roof then design the best possible system to claim the most out of the rebate and pay your system off ASAP. Our main objective is to give you the most benefit possible from Solar energy.

2. Is there finance available?

Yes there is finance available for all size systems, rent to own or chattel loan.

3. What is the interest rate?

The interest rate varies from 4.8%- 7.5%, we use Macquarie finance to fund most of our deal whom are very competitive in the market.

4. How long is the finance set up for?

You can set the finance up from 2-7 years, 7 years being the least amount replayed each month. We generally suggest 5 years as a starting point and have found in some cases the savings from solar are more then the monthly repayment which means the system has cost our customer nothing with savings made from day 1.

5. Is there a deposit required?

There is no deposit required for systems 30KW and under.

6. How long from signup to installation?

For systems under 30kw we would say 3-4 weeks from signup to install and for systems over 30kw we allow 2-4 months which is because of the electrical distributor whom needs to assess our application and determine if the system we are designing is eligible to be installed on their electricity lines and transformers. Our in-house engineers get involved in this application and submit wiring diagrams and make assumptions to the distributor.

7. What type of Solar panels do you use?

We use a range of Tier 1 solar panels and are always on the hunt for the newest technology that is cost effective for the customer and will deliver the biggest returns.

8. What type of inverters do you use?

We use ABB and Sunny boy inverters for our commercial projects and Goodwe for our domestic projects.

9. How long are the warranty’s?

Inverter warranties are between 5-10 years and the Solar panels have a 25 year performance warranty.

10. Do you have references?

We have a list of video testimonials on our testimonials tab and a written list which we provide to you at our consult for your perusal.

11. How long have you been in the industry?

We have been in the industry coming on 10 years.

12. How many solar installations have you been involved in?

It’s hard to keep track of all of our installations going back to 2007 but we would estimate to have installed over 9000 PV systems right across Australia.

13. What areas do you work in?

We work in NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT

14. Is there any new penetrations in the roof?

No we use clip lock roof brackets or simply use the existing roofing screws. If you ever wanted to take the system off the roof you could and be left with little to no penetrations that need to be sealed.

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