Are you considering installing a solar power system at your home or business? We can create and tailor a system for your exact needs!
We look at your location, roof material, average power consumption, and your budget, along with various other factors to create a system that not only meets but exceeds your requirements today and into the future.
We also only use tier 1 panels that are top 10 ranking in Australia, so well above the 275W starting point. This means that we can install fewer panels to get the same result and better than with cheaper solar panel alternatives.
NOTE: There are very cheap systems advertised, they are cheap for a reason. We focus on offering top quality installation and products and have happy customers with many referrals coming in every week.
Our systems are individually designed
Every job is different, there are many factors to consider. These include, the building location, shade aspects, environmental conditions, a customer’s specific requirements regarding how long they will be in their property, their budget, the list is extensive.
If a customer has been told they can just order a solar system out of the box they could be faced with many unforeseen issues that will certainly come to light when least expecting them down the track.
Solar is an investment
We strive to completely eradicate our customer’s power bills, in order to do this a very specific system must be designed to meet the customers and our expectations.
Our office has a 19KW system that makes us $7,000 per year, we have free electricity, pay our rates and insurance and still have money left over! This is what we want to do for you, contact us now to find out more.
How Solar Panels Work
The sun produces vast amounts of energy in the form of sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell provides the necessary conditions for the photons that make up sunlight to liberate electrons from the material in the cell, creating an electric charge.
To facilitate this process, the PV cell is made from two layers of semiconductor material (usually silicon). It is the silicon that provides the material from which electrons are liberated.
For the system to work effectively, a flow of electrons needs to be generated from one layer to the other. This is achieved by artificially adding electrons to the top layer of the PV cell (through the addition of phosphorus) and reducing the number of electrons on the lower layer of silicon (through the addition of boron). The result is a gradient that ensures when photons of light dislodge electrons, electrons escape the silicon as free electrons.
The free electrons are captured by metallic plates at the sides of the cell. These electrons are then “funnelled” into wires, where they flow in the same way as a conventional electric current.
The role of the inverter
The current that flows from the PV cell, down the wire, is a direct current. This means that all the electrons flow the same way. Direct current (DC) is used for a wide variety of applications (for example, the power that comes from a battery is DC). This is because batteries discharge electricity at a constant voltage.
If you want a power supply that can change the voltage, an alternating current (AC) is required. The voltage of an AC current is much easier to adjust. In addition, an AC current will travel much longer distances (which is required if you’re going to sell your excess solar-generated electricity back to the national grid).
The AC power is now ready to be used as part of your regular power supply to power the appliances in your home.
The power meter measures how much power your PV cell generates. It also measures how much of the electricity that’s produced you use and how much is sold to the national grid.
In general, the larger the number of PV cells you have, the greater your power output will be. That said, variables such as the type of PV cell and where it’s located (aspect and geographical location) can both affect the amount of electricity that’s generated.
The role of the charge controller
The charge controller acts as a control to ensure that the battery in which your PV energy is stored doesn’t end up with too much charge. It’s wired to sit between the PV cell and the battery.
The battery stores the electric current that’s been generated by the PV cell. The current stored is a DC current, which is the case for any battery.