Solar Panel Installations And Repairs

Installations

Solar systems can save you hundreds of dollars in power costs; the typical array will pay for itself within 5-7 years and will significantly reduce your carbon footprint on the planet.

Following consultation we can develop a design that incorporates your current energy consumption, future demands and your projected goals in repayment terms.

Maintenance

“Over 60% of solar arrays have been incorrectly installed in NSW. 80% of these installations could get 20% more power if they were properly aligned to true north.”

A quick on-site assessment will determine if more power can be gained by your system.

It is good practice to have your Solar Array inspected, cleaned and maintained as you would your car. AS 5033 Appendix C Table C1 “Maintenance Schedule” lists quarterly, 1 year, and 5 year maintenance plans, contact us for more details.

Repairs

Even with regular maintenance, some systems don’t produce enough power or have stopped producing power at all. Our expertise in solar repairs will get your system back to good working order.

Did you know?

A Solar Array system is less effective with:

 Dirty Glass (Dust, Tree Sap, Bird droppings)
 “Shading” (Having a Tree, Branch, Other building’s shadow cast across even 2 Solar Panels, can cut output by 30%)
 Not being aligned with care, to react the most efficiently with the midday sun and product those extra watts, which can be squeezed out of the entire system.

There are 2 types of Grid Connected Solar Systems currently in operation in Australia

Grid Connected

As the name suggests, the Solar Array is connected to the Electrical Supply Grid. This system is most common around the Sydney/Central Coast/Newcastle area.

With the introduction of government grants and rebates a lot of installers turned up, installed systems, took the money and disappeared. Currently, Ausgrid have about 1.5yrs worth of inspections still to do. The local Installation Inspectors who attend local NECA meetings, advise us of the large amount of non compliant systems they find regularly.

Stand Alone

These types of Solar Systems are most common in rural areas in Central NSW, Orange and Wagga Wagga.

They are basically a Solar Array connected to “banks” of large batteries, to store the electricity generated for use at anytime. This system is more expensive than “Grid Connected” systems (because of the batteries), but allow complete autonomy from the grid. This is an ideal way to generate your own power and have no ongoing bills.


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