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Frequently Asked Questions
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Your SOLAR SYSTEM Question's Answers
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.
Why should I install a solar power system?
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)
What size system should I install?
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
What is a S.T.C ?
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).
What is a Solar Credit?
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.
What is a Feed-in Tariff?
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.
How long until my solar panel system is installed?
We can usually have full installation completed within 3 – 4 weeks.
What can I expect from a solar power system?
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION DOWNLOAD OUR INFO PACK
Our info pack includes detailed product information on solar power systems and what options are available.
HOW DO SOLAR BATTERIES WORK?
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.
HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE
Stand alone systems provide energy solutions for remote locations where electricity is unavailable or too expensive.
HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT ESSENTIAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Your efficiency and courtesy is amazing and I am so glad to have been the recipient. There are not many like you left in the world.
- Maria Russell
Thank you so much. The Guys were great and very, very helpful. Can not praise them and their workmanship enough. Thanx again.
- Greg & Lorraine Stewart
ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE BACKED WITH EXPERIENCE AND WARRANTIES
All our installations come with a 10 year workmanship warranty.
Our team members have combined 15 years of experience in solar power and electrical work
We operate differently to the majority of solar & electrical companies by putting the customer’s priorities first.
All panels come with a 25 year performance warranty. All products we use have a head office based in Australia.
THE CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL ACCREDITATION
Our accredited installers are:
Dale Adrian Benson
Brad Michael Benson
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