We have listed down the most frequently asked questions regarding solar panels and installation process from our existing clients and installers in Australia. Scroll down and get your queries solved.
Frequently Asked Questions
1How much will a solar panel cost upon installation?
Solar costs way lesser than the electricity we have been using so far today, regardless of paying while using or purchasing monthly subscriptions. We are currently offering a broad range of pricing options so that you could choose the most feasible one.
2Will my home look good with solar panels?
Undoubtedly it will! The modern solar panels are sleekly designed and will further attach a mature outlook to your house, also raising the value of your property significantly.
3How does solar generate electricity?
The whole process of power generation begins from the instant when light strikes the silicon semiconductor for electricity to flow. Solar panels mainly generate direct current (DC), which travels to the inverter for turning it into alternating current (AC), primarily used in homes and offices today. The grid-connected system is meant for supplying power for homes, schools, offices and mainly for commercial building sites during daylight. The stand-alone system is meant for emergencies that can be switched on remotely depending on the situation.
4Are there any financial gains following solar panel installation?
Yes, undoubtedly! Solar panel installation costs a moderate sum of fees initially; however, with every passing day, you’ll be amazed to see how significantly your utility bills will be dropping at the end of every month. Moreover, if your solar is generating an excess supply of current, you could sell it off to the National Grid for extra money!
5Do solar panels raise the value of my property?
Numerous studies have stated that the value of a property sustains massive boost if it is equipped with solar panels. Secondly, any property with solar panels installed is likely to get sold faster than that of property without solar panels. Just in case you’re planning to sell off yours in the future.
6What happens during the days with less sunlight?
The only downside of going solar is its inability to produce enough power in the absence of light. But the technology is constantly improving, and today there are a few panels capable of generating huge power with minimum light.
7Any precaution in case of heavy snowfall?
Technically, heavy snowfall isn’t capable of causing damage to your solar panels, but it will undoubtedly cover the silicon plates that absorb sunlight for generating electricity. Make sure the surface of solar panels is appropriately cleaned for it to produce power.
8Does it insure me against blackouts?
If your solar panels are connected to a grid, the panels will also shut down following a blackout, which in return will protect repairers from getting hurt during maintenance.
9Any maintenance fees for sustainable solar panels?
Such panels are made of tempered glass and will not incur any additional fees for the first 25-30 years upon installation. In case of technical issues, there are warranties you are likely to benefit from.
10Should I buy or lease a solar panel system?
Your preferred option will depend entirely on your purpose of going solar; hence, if you’re willing to enjoy the maximum returns on investment, buying a system will be the best decision. On the other hand, if you intend to enjoy lower electric bills per month, then leasing a proper system will be a fruitful option.
11How can I compare the best solar quotes?
You’re likely to have multiple solar quotes from different installers located in your area, and if that’s the case, we are, your perfect source.
12Find out about the different types of solar panels
Each type of solar panels are meant for serving individual needs and demands, classified by first, second and third generations. The first generation of solar panels are mono-crystalline (Mono-SI) panels, the panels are evenly patterned with round edges, capable of reaching efficiency as high as 20%. Poly-crystalline (Poly-SI) have a bluish texture made of raw silicon with 15% efficiency rate and lower lifespan. The second generation panels are less expensive but offers a wide range of alternatives. Despite not getting affected by scorching heat, these panels take up a lot of space; thus, making it less appropriate for private residents. Amorphous silicon cells (A-Si), mainly integrated in pocket calculators using triple layered technology and capable of reaching only 7% efficiency rate. The third generation panels are still undergoing the R&D phase among which the biohybrid solar cells converting chemical energy into electricity. This will be at least 1000 times more efficient than that of the first generation of solar cells.
13Do I get solar panels with batteries attached?
Such solar panel systems are called solar-plus-storage that is gaining more popularity today but reasonably more expensive. But if your panel is already connected to the grid, it will no longer require batteries. Excess power is automatically transferred to the grid, and it can also draw more current from the grid if your solar panels aren’t generating much power.