Residential Solar Perth Q&A
from Solar Sight
How does a Grid Connected Solar System work ?
Whenever the sun shines (and even in overcast weather), the solar cells generate electricity. The grid connect inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into 240V AC electricity, which can then be used by the property/household. Any excess electricity is fed out into the main electricity grid and is bought from you by your energy company at 7 cents per unit. You can reduce your power bill significantly so that you have little or nothing to pay. You will also reduce your household’s greenhouse gas emissions by several tonnes per year.
What’s an inverter ?
An inverter is an electric apparatus that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC aka the usable energy)
Are all solar panels created equal ?
No they are not. It is vitally important that the ingredients used in a solar panel are up to the job. At Solar Sight, we have selected ingredients from manufacturers with a long history in providing quality materials to the solar panel industry.
What are some of the benefits of solar electricity ?
Reduce your electricity bills and your carbon footprint. A smart investment for a BRIGHT FUTURE
Where should the panels be installed ?
Panels are usually mounted on the roof of your house, shed or garage. They can also be mounted on the ground. Solar panels are located to maximize exposure to the sun and to minimise shading. A north facing roof at 30° is optimum however orientation within 45° east or west of north is also highly beneficial.
Is there any Government support to install solar panels ?
Two Government incentives (STC and FIT)still effectively applied to the current solar system applications.
Who will install the system ?
Solar Sight installation will be done by CEC accredited installers ONLY . A 5KW system will typically take one day to finish.
How much maintenance is involved after installation ?
Very little, apart from keeping your solar panels clean. The panels are guaranteed for up to 25 years.
What happens if the grid goes down ?
Your system is designed to automatically shut down too, as a safety requirement during a blackout.
Which system should I buy ?
Most commonly people start with a 3kW solar system. This system is generally a good size to run an energy efficient household.
Will you visit my home or property to quote ?
Absolutely! Just contact Solar Sight now. One of our energy consultants will work with you to come up with the best solar system to suit your needs and budget.