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FAQ for your Home

Q.How does solar power work

A. Light from the sun hits the panels.  This causes and electric reaction creating DC power.  This power is drawn from the panels by the inverter.  The inverter changes the power to 240 AC power like your house uses.

Q.If there is no sun will I still have power?

A. if the weather is bad or its night time our system automatically switches you over to the electricity grid.

Q. How much power will my system produce.

A. In QLD there is approx, on average, 5.4 light hours a day.  So 1 kw of solar panels will produce approx. 5.4 kw of power a day.  In other words the size of your solar power system x 5.4 is approx the amount of kw power your system will produce a day

Q. There are 10 or more hours of sun a day, why do you only say 5.4 light hours.

A. 5.4 light hours is a figure that is provided for by the Clean Energy council.  While there are more hours in the day that are “light”  Solar power works most effectively during and around lunch time when the sun is at its highest.  So it may be light at 8am but the sun is low and not very effective.  So from 6am to 9.30 am we wont actually get much our of the solar system.  Same with 4.30 to 6 or so.  So we say approx. 5.4 light hours that is on average through our the year.  On any given day it can be higher or lower.

Q. Can I choose a particular type of panel as you don’t seem to sell them?

A. Yes of course.  We deal with many suppliers and can supply what ever you like.  The brands we deal with now are just well proven to be effective and long lasting.

Q.Are there any rebates available for solar?

A. Basically the only rebate is the STC program.  It is a discount we apply upfront on your solar.  Its a little complicated but please let us explain it in person  during your quote.

Q. Do you do battery storage for my home and is it worth it?

A. The price of solar has fallen dramatically in the 10 years I have been selling solar.  Batteries were expensive but they are not at the point where they are becoming well worth while.  Let us price you and see how affordable it is.

Q. How long will me solar system last

A. The panels have a 25 year efficiency warranty.  Min 10 year product warranty.  All the products we use are of good quality and from good suppliers.  The standard panels we use are backed by powerguard

Q. How do I monitor how much power my system is producing?

A. Most of the solar systems we install have an app and a wifi function.  If you choose that option we can set it up and you can look to the app at any time and see exactly what your solar is doing.

FAQ for your Caravan or Motorhome

Q. Can I fit solar on my caravan?

A. just like your house we need roof space on your van.  But generally speaking most vans and motorhomes have space.

Q. Once installed will the solar panel be waterproof

A. The most important thing when installing a solar panel is to make sure that the penetrations are completely sealed.  We take a lot of care to make sure this happens.

Q. What sort of batteries do you do?

A. We generally do AGM and Lithium batteries.  Depends on your needs and budget.  Check out the products page and give us a call to tell us about your needs

Q. How much solar will I need on my roof?

A. The answer varies.  If you do the odd over night trip and have a small battery set up you may only need 1 small panel.  But if you go off grid for long periods of a time, have big power needs and a large battery setup you may need 4 or more panels.  We design systems to suit what you want to do with the system.

Q. Will my caravan solar qualify for the STC rebate

A. No the STC rebate is for buildings only

Q. Can I buy gear from you and do my own install.

A. Yes, it is very specialised however as its mostly 12 volt there is no trade qualification needed to install our low voltage solar and batter systems.