Answers to common solar questions

frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT IS A FEED IN TARIFF?

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A feed-in tariff is a rate your energy provider will pay you for your excess solar being exported to the electricity network.

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WHAT ARE THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF SOLAR?

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The right system can drastically reduce or even eliminate your power bills. With rising electricity prices solar locks in no or low energy costs for your family’s future. In addition to this installing solar also adds value to your property.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO USE POWER?

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The best time to use power depends on which direction your panels face.

East facing : Morning

North facing : Late morning - Early Afternoon

West facing : Afternoon

We don't recommend using south-facing panels as there is not enough direct sunlight to generate power efficiently.

WHAT WARRANTIES WILL I RECEIVE?

Panels used on our solar systems come with a 20-25 year power production warranty and a 10-year warranty on inverters. These quality products will keep your system running for years to come.

WHAT BRANDS DO YOU USE?

When we design solar installations and batteries we recommend the following reliable brands that provide quality products: 

Upon request, we can use other manufacturers if there is a particular brand you have in mind.

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CAN I ADD MORE PANELS AT A LATER DATE?

Adding solar panels to an existing system can be tricky for a number of reasons such as; changing rules, regulations and advancing technology. You are also not eligible for the federal rebate if you are adding to an existing system. With this in mind, it is generally cheaper and easier to add an additional smaller system to work in conjunction with your old one. When purchasing solar it is important to look for a system that will not only suit your present needs but your future needs as well. 

WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF SOLAR?

Solar panels produce electricity without emitting any greenhouse gases which are the major cause of climate change. Reducing your greenhouse gas emissions is the best thing you can do to combat global warming. Solar panels can now be recycled and do not add to landfill at the end of their lifetime.

WHAT SIZE SYSTEM WILL MY HOUSEHOLD NEED?

The ideal system size depends on several variables such as your daily energy usage and available roof space, this is why before installation we send our experienced solar electricians out to your property to ensure you get an ideal system size that suits your needs.

HOW LONG WILL MY SOLAR PANELS LAST?

Good quality solar panels should last 25 years, poor quality panels will only last a couple of summers in the harsh Australian climate. 

WILL MY SOLAR SYSTEM WORK ON A CLOUDY DAY?

It is a common misconception that solar panels do not work on cloudy days, your solar system will still generate power just not as much as it would on a sunny day. 

WHY SHOULD I USE A CEC ACCREDITED INSTALLER?

A CEC accredited installer is an electrician that has undertaken the necessary training to design and install solar systems including batteries. With this extra knowledge, they create systems that are reliable, safe, and meet customers expectation. CEC accredited installers are subject to random audits ensuring they follow all regulations and work to industry’s best practice.

CAN I ADD BATTERIES TO MY EXISITING SOLAR SYSTEM?

Yes, there are many different types of batteries that can be added to an existing solar system.

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WHEN DO SOLAR PANELS BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL?

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On average solar panels will only take 2 years to become carbon neutral. Carbon neutral means they have reduced the same amount of carbon in the atmosphere as it took to produce the panels.

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ON AVERAGE WHAT IS THE COST OF A SOLAR SYSTEM?

SYSTEM SIZE

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3 kW

$3800-$5800

6.6kW

$5000-$8000

10kW

$8000-$13000

13kW

$9000-$15000