Frequently Asked Questions
What more can be said…there are no known disadvantages!
Yes. You may need to add the Solar System to your policies and We advise that you contact your insurance company
For safety reasons, grid-connected Solar Power Systems must shut down within a fraction of a second of the grid losing power. This allows repairs to be made safely to the grid. Your system will automatically reconnect when power is restored to the grid.
Yes. You can add further panels to most systems up to the capacity of your inverter. If you plan on adding more panels later, We recommend that you install an appropriate inverter now.
Solar panels are tested to meet certain safety requirements such as impacts of 1″ hail, wind loads up to 50PSF and certain fire standards. Your solar provider will attach and install your system and ensure it meets local requirements.
Yes. Solar Systems work in many weather conditions, and often work better in cold temperatures during winter months because cold temperatures cause an increase in the conductivity of metals and wires. Our Monocrystalline Systems maintain high productivity in colder weather.
Yes, because solar panels absorb various spectrums of visible and invisible light, though the energy produced by your Solar System will be less than when the sky is clear and sunny.
No. Solar panels are silent as they have no moving parts.
It is recommended that you wash any dust and dirt off your solar panels yearly with water and a soft brush. An easy solution is to ask your our Consultant about a maintenance package that includes cleaning, checking the electrical connections of the wiring and the general condition of your system.
Residential installations usually take 1-3 days depending on the size and complexity of your system. Commercial systems can take longer depending again on the size and requirements of the system.
You can continue to use your existing electricity meter, though you will need a new bi-directional (import-export) meter if you wish to take advantage of the premium feed-in tariffs that are being introduced across Australia. The bi-directional meters are obtained directly from the Utility Companies.
An inverter converts the DC electricity generated by your solar panels into 240V AC electricity suitable for use in your home. It will be installed close to your electricity switchboard.
In Australia the maximum amount of solar energy is obtained by having the solar panels facing north and tilted upwards at an angle of 30 degrees. It is also important that the system be installed in an area of minimal shade. While the panels are normally installed on top of the roof they can also be erected free standing elsewhere on your property if preferred.
Simply, it is energy provided from the sun, our big friendly giant up there. As Australia is a sunny county with long hours of daylight, it makes good sense to take advantage of solar power as an environmentally friendly way of generating your own electricity.
Solar Engineers stock only premium monocrystalline PV Solar Systems. The cheaper Solar Systems are generally made out of polycrystalline. Polycrystalline systems generate 18-25 % less than Monocrystalline System. That means, in the long term, Solar Engineers’s systems are a better investment. The monocrystalline systems are a superior product, absorbing more of the sun’s energy and outperform polycrystalline systems in both in hot and cool climates.