When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. Solar offsets your energy usage and enables you to lower your energy bills and provides high return on investment.
The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. Whilst overcast conditions affect the performance of the panel they will still generate a percentage of their yield depending on how bad the weather conditions are. You will still generate electricity on overcast days. Obviously during a black out or loss of grid electricity and at night times your solar will not work unless a battery system is in place providing power.
Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity produced from the PV panel is then passed through an inverter converting it to usable AC electricity for your use or export to the grid.
You will receive an electricity bill for excess power drawn from the grid that your system hasn't generated. We aim to size the system based off your usage as export rates to the utility are not high enough to justify the extra capital outlay on a return of investment basis. Usually for residential homes 6.6KW is more than enough to meet your means.
Maintenance periods are defined by the manufacturer's recommendations. We advise that your system is serviced once every five years to ensure it's maximum efficiency and operating safely.
As an option, solar panel cleaning once every 12months is advisable for ongoing performance.
If your service fuse is not located adjacent to your meter it will need to be upgraded so that it is. Another issue that can arise is that your consumers mains are too small for Solar under voltage rise conditions. If either is an issue we can resolve as a full turn key service on delivery as well as collaborate with the utility to expedite the installation of your new meter compatible for Solar.