Here are some of the frequently asked questions that we get about solar panels, solar systems, solar batteries and solar pool pumps.
If your question isn't answered here please get in contact with us by either giving us a call on 1300 639 363 or sending us an email.
Electricity costs are expected to outstrip inflation significantly. You can reduce (or eliminate) your electricity bill by switching to solar power. Estimated Return on Investment (ROI) is 10 per cent or more (based on upfront payment)
This depends on your power usage but an average 4 person family in an average 4 bedroom energy efficient home could significantly reduce their power bill with a 5kW system. A definition of an energy efficient home is one that has LED lighting throughout the house, Hot Water System & Pool Pumps on Off Peak Tariffs & good general power saving habits
A S.T.C is a Small-scale Technology Certificate, an electronic form of currency. You are entitled to receive an S.T.C when you install a solar power system as you will generate power from a renewable source.
You usually assign this to the seller of the system, so that you receive an upfront discount to the value of the S.T.C
(eg. $1,600 for a 1.5kW system).
It is a mechanism to increase the number of STC’s by a factor of 2. This is to make purchasing solar power attractive and affordable. Each year the solar credits multiplier will be reduced, until the multiplier is phased out.
It is an arrangement, where you will be paid for any excess electricity that your household produces
Excess electricity occurs when your solar system generates more electricity than the household is using at any instant
Your Energy Provider should give you 6 – 8 cents/kwh.
We can usually have full installation completed within 3 – 4 weeks.
A 6.5kW solar array in Brisbane will produce an average of 27.3kWh/day which equates to 99,645kWh over a 10-year period. If you were to install our new hybrid package with the 3.3kWh LG Chem battery for $9745 and achieve 100% efficiency then that means you'd be paying only 9.7c /kWh!! and your money would be supporting a family business rather than those greedy energy retailers.
When you don’t use all the power produced by your solar system during the sunny periods or you may not be home to use the excess power or have less demand for the power, the excess power can be exported back to the grid and your retailer will pay you or place a credit on your account.
However with the recent changes to export restrictions and changes in feed in tariffs have seen drops in the price per kilowatt & you paying a higher rate for electricity at night.
With Battery backup the excess power can be used to charge your batteries. This gives you the opportunity to use the stored power in your batteries that has been generated during the day in the evenings or peak times, this means a cheaper electricity bill and you may find yourself not paying for any electricity.
Stand alone systems provide energy solutions for remote locations where electricity is unavailable or too expensive.
Our accredited installers are:
Dale Adrian Benson
Brad Michael Benson
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