Solar is on the rise across the country and affordability is increasing each day. However, going Solar can seem confusing. Here are the top 8 questions we receive and answers that will help you to figure out what is best for you.
How does Solar work?
Solar Panels on the roof capture the sun’s direct energy and the electricity flow is stored in batteries located within the home. This stored energy is converted into the alternate current needed to power appliances via an inverter and conventional wiring.
Can solar be installed at any location?
Solar panels work everywhere and are usually placed on the roof. However, there are some rare instances where the shape, size and direction of a roof may mean access to sunlight is limited. In these instances, panels can be mounted on the ground using a purpose-built stand.
What size system will I need?
Your system size will be determined by what you need to power and for how long. A qualified professional can conduct an energy assessment for you and accurately recommend the best solution to meet your needs.
How much will I save?
The amount of money you will save is dependent on how much electricity you use and if you choose to buy or lease your system.
A Solar Home System under lease can save you up to 75% on your current fuel costs. That’s a significant amount of money that you can redirect towards other areas of your life such as growing a business, owning property or meeting educational costs.
A system owned outright will last you for a minimum of 25 years with battery and inverter replacement occurring once every 3-4 years (this is based on durable components being supplied by your solar provider).
How else will solar impact my life?
With considerate use a solar home system guarantees stress free, comfortable 24-hours power. This allows you to be as relaxed or as productive as you like, whenever you like. You will also reduce the fumes and noise pollution in your immediate vicinity leading to better health outcomes.
Is Solar easy to maintain?
Yes, it is. The only maintenance required is cleaning the dust from your panels during the Hammertan season.
How much does it cost?
A solar home system is a high value purchase due to its immense benefits. There are a range of products and services on the market for you to compare. Whilst cost is a consideration in making any purchase, an informed decision should factor in the experience of the service provider, the durability of their goods and the warranty and maintenance package they offer.
Can I get financing to go solar?
Yes, you will have a range of financial options to select when going solar. The most popular in the market is the Zero Money Down plan in which you pay a connection fee to get installed whilst the balance is paid between 12-48 months. Your monthly repayment amount is, in most cases, lower that what you are currently spending on fuel for limited power supply. This helps you to start saving money straight away.
A lease agreement is a great option for a first-time solar buyer as it typically includes warranty and maintenance to ensure your investment works for you.
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