Solar Q&A

HOW MUCH WILL A BASIC SYSTEM COST?

Systems vary depending on the size requested but a basic 2kW system costs around $9,995 installed, including GST. (* NB: prices are subject to change without notice.)
 


HOW MUCH GENERATION CAN I INSTALL?

We suggest for a residential connection that you should aim to install a system that is less than 10kW as it will ensure that the process is standardised.
 


DOES IT MATTER IF MY ROOF IS NORTH FACING?

Panels perform best facing north, and generally a minimum of 12 sq. metres of unshaded north- facing roof is preferred, but systems with a mix of panels on both east- and west- facing roofs can be installed.
 


HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE INSTALLATION I NEED?

This is determined by your available amount of suitable roof space, your budget and power usage. A typical house uses about 8000 kW hours per year. A 2kW system will make nearly 3000 kW hours per year (approximately 40% of the annual energy usage required).
 


HOW WILL I SAVE ON MY POWER BILL?

The bigger the system, the more electricity is made, the greater the ability to reduce your power bill.
 


WHAT IF I WANT TO REPAINT MY ROOF?

It is advisable to paint it before the panels are installed as they have a 25 year service life. However, they can be unclipped to repaint the roof and then reinstalled. This would be at the cost of the home owner.
 


DO I HAVE TO CHANGE POWER COMPANIES?

We advise that you shop around for the power retailer that will offer you the best deal, as incentives are constantly changing.
 
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