A 25 year ‘performance warranty’ doesn’t cover you for any problems that affect your system. It’s very easy for solar manufacturers to get out of this ‘performance warranty’, by claiming that any defects in the panels fall under the ‘product warranty’, which is usually only 10 years. There are 5 separate [...]
Here are our Top 5 tips on choosing a quality solar power system: Tip 1. Give Yourself Space To Grow Think about your roof space as an asset. You don’t want to cover it with inefficient panels. Fast-forward 5 years to when you may have an electric car. You may also [...]
Here are my top 10 tips on getting the greatest benefit out of solar: Be guided by your orientation: your panels produce the most electricity between (N-facing: 10am and 3pm; E-facing: 8am & 1pm; W-facing: 11am-4pm), so try to use your washing machine, dishwasher, pool, dryer, air-con, etc during these hours [...]
Batteries are available but at this stage generally do not come standard when you buy a solar power system. They’re becoming more popular and certainly cheaper than they were a few years ago. As the cost comes down, you’ll find that bundle deals (including panels, inverter and batteries) will become standard.
Yes – you use the solar electricity your system generates, as it’s being generated. This means you buy less electricity from the grid. Example: You consume 10kWh/day. You buy a system which produces 7kWh/day. You use this 7kWh and then buy 3kWh from the grid. Therefore, the amount of electricity you [...]
There’s a huge variance in the quality of solar power systems in Australia. The main differences are: The quality of the components used The durability of the panels Efficiency (how much electricity your panels will produce over the next 25 years) How they perform in hot and overcast conditions
Instead of buying your power from the grid, you get it direct from your own power source: the sun. The panels on your roof generate electricity during daylight hours, which you get to use for free (if you’re not home much during the day, it’s easy to program appliances to run [...]