What size system do I need?
For the average three bedroom home, a 2 kilowatt system should do the job. But whatever size home you have, we can design a system that will suit your needs and your budget.
How much will I save?
How you use your solar ultimately determines how much you save, but moderate usage with a 2 kilowatt system should be able to save you about $180 on a 90 day bill – that’s about $2 a day – or $60 a month. We’ll conduct an audit and see how you currently use your power and usually we can suggest several strategies that will help you reduce your power consumption without compromising your lifestyle.
What ongoing maintenance will I need?
We recommend six monthly services initially. After 12 months we’ll be able to, by analysing our efficiency audit reports, work out whether services can be scheduled less frequently.
What warranties and guarantees do you provide?
Manufacturers provide their own warranties which vary depending on equipment material that is in the system you ultimately choose. We give a lifetime warranty on our workmanship but allowing for reasonable wear and tear.
Is my system covered by insurance?
The insurance companies we have spoken to have told us the system will be covered under your building cover. However, considering the size of your investment we recommend notifying your insurance company in writing and ensuring that they respond in writing either confirming that you are covered or advising that you need additional coverage.
Do I need a building permit?
We install panels and railing systems to manufacturer’s specifications which have been engineered to AS standards. Currently you do not need a building permit. However we do recommend contacting your local council prior to installation as regulations and requirements do change.
Can I add to my system later?
Ideally if you think you may want to add to your system at a later date it is best to consider this at design stage and make allowances for expansion. Otherwise you may have to upgrade your inverter or put another system on your roof. Both options are easy enough to do.