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Leigh McInerney

Review Board Member
Solar PV Installation Expert
Expertise: Electrotechnology Licence no: 127038C, Solar PV Systems Design, Off-Grid Solar


  • Runs Central Coast Energy, a solar panel installation and maintenance company based in Terrigal NSW, which has been in operation for over ten years.
  • Holds a Certificate III in Electrotechnology from TAFE NSW and a Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems Design Accreditation CEC


Leigh McInerney is a seasoned electrician (Licence no: 127038C) and solar PV systems expert dedicated to helping homeowners make the switch to renewable power on the central coast of NSW. Although he has extensive experience with large 50KW + commercial projects, Leigh prefers to help regular homeowners make the switch to solar. Running a Solar Installation company for over a decade is a testament to his quality of work, ethics and system selection for his customers. Before Central Coast Energy, Leigh ran LPM Electrical, an electrical contracting firm. Leigh enjoys surfing and playing soccer when not immersed in his professional responsibilities.


Leigh's solid educational background underpins his expertise. He holds a Certificate III in Electrotechnology from TAFE NSW and a Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems Design Accreditation from TAFE and the Clean Energy Council CEC.

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Selecting the right solar panels for your home

You have already made a smart decision by investing in a solar system. Now it’s time to find out how to maximize the benefits of using it. To get the most out of your solar and maximize solar savings: Use your appliances during the day, Stagger your consumption, Check for shade and debris, Regularly clean …

Power output and energy generation of an 11 kW solar system

Perfect for larger homes and small businesses, the 11 kW solar system is an excellent choice if you are looking to make a major switch in your energy consumption habits. And as your energy demands change, an 11 kW solar system gives you room to grow. Let’s learn more about this system—its cost, energy generation …

2.5 kW solar system generate per day

Perfect for low-energy users or a small family of 1-3 people, the 2.5 kW solar system is an excellent option for homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their power bills. In this guide, we will delve into the world of 2.5 kW solar power systems, uncovering the facts, figures, energy production capabilities, and benefits that …

1.5 kW solar system generate per day

1.5 kW solar power systems were once Australia’s most popular PV systems, especially between 2011 and 2013. However, the systems have since been overtaken by larger systems, but they can still help reduce your power bills. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the specifics of a 1.5 kW solar system, such as its …

2 kW solar PV system cost

A 2 kW solar system offers an affordable and efficient solution for households looking to switch to renewable energy and reduce their electric bills. The 2 kW solar system can power a small home of about 1–3 people and generate enough power to run a few lights, fans, a refrigerator, a television, and other small appliances. …

4 kW solar system price

Perfect for small to medium-sized homes, a 4kW system is enough to power most home appliances such as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, TV, lights, and more. With the potential for significant savings and government rebates, it’s time to take a closer look at what a 4 kW solar system entails and the 4 kW …

5kW solar system with back up battery

A 5 kW solar system generates about 20–30 kWh of energy per day. The system requires a battery backup system with a capacity of 14 kWh. Installing a 5 kW solar system with battery backup will cost between $17,500 and $23,500 on average. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed review of …

Free solar panels northern territory

The Northern Territory government is dedicated to achieving 50% renewable energy by 2030. As part of this plan, the territory government is providing subsidies and incentives to its residents to lower the upfront costs of installing solar power systems and other energy-efficient products. With such programs in place, does the NT government also offer free …

Can I Get Free Solar Panels in Queensland

The Queensland government is committed to ensuring that every Queenslander gets access to solar power to lower the ever-rising cost of electricity. Eligible households and businesses can access the government’s solar rebates and incentives to lower the cost of installing solar panels. But is it possible for Queensland residents to get free solar panels? No, …

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