Feed In Tariff
You can save up to $6000 per year on residential solar panels (depending on which system you choose).
With our solar panel systems, you can place them on east, west and north-facing roofs and your system will generate and offset a lot of electricity that you would normally use from the grid.
Roof pitch used to be an issue but you can now use multiple roof facades with modern sleek tilt mechanisms, coupled with efficiency gains of the highest-quality solar panels and inverter systems available now.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?
A well-designed 3kW solar system can save $1,200 per year
A well-designed 5kW solar system can save $2,000 per year
A well-designed 10kW solar system can save $4,000 per year
A well-designed 15kW solar system can save $6,000 per year
A hybrid system works by using solar PV power during the day – with excess power used to charge your batteries for later use at night. ... The hybrid solar unit is an additional inverter which takes your solar PV, mains, batteries and optional generator – combines and stabilises it all into one.
Solar panel and battery systems cost a lot more than straight-forward solar panel systems.
As a guide, a 6.6kW panel system with a 10kWh battery will cost anywhere between $16,000 – $21,000.
This table below compares the cost differences between the systems:
HYBRID SYSTEM COMPONENT PRICES:
6.6kW Solar panels:$6,500 – $9,000
6.6kW Battery ready system:$7,500 – $10,000
10kWh Solar battery:$10,000 – $12,000
6.6kW Hybrid system with 10kWh battery:$16,000 – $21,000
Add solar back-up:$1,000 – $1,500
Off Grid Solar
We’ll assume that you live in a home with a 10kW solar system and no solar feed-in tariff incentive, meaning that you are better off self-consuming your solar energy than sending it into the grid. Whether or a not a home could sever ties with the grid with a system of this size depends on a number of things, including:
Roof orientation and tilt: In Australia, north-facing rooftops whose tilt is roughly at the same angle as the location’s latitude produce the most power. East and west-facing arrays tend to produce a bit less, and south-facing arrays least of all.
Daily energy consumption: If your daily energy needs are minimal (e.g. under 10 kilowatt-hours – kWh – per day), it will be easier for you to install a solar+storage system that can make you self-sufficient.
Daytime energy consumption: If you use most of your electricity while the sun shines, you won’t need as large a battery bank because you’ll likely consume the solar energy directly, as it is being produced.
Total solar energy produced: Remember that if you want to go off-grid, you’ll need to be able to store enough energy to get you through 3-4 days of rainy weather – this is called ‘energy autonomy’. If your solar PV system is not large enough to charge your battery bank, then you can’t go off grid without a generator, which could increase the overall cost of your system significantly (mainly because of the fuel expenditures).