FAQs

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Why invest in Solar?

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Solar is the cheapest real cost electricity and heating there is. Solar power has no moving parts and is the only suitable alternative source of electricity for most of the populations of the world. The price of electricity from the grid continues to rise and being forced to pay increasing taxes is simply an unnecessaury burden.

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Will I make my money back from Solar?

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LED is much more efficient and wastes less energy as heat therefore it often uses 80% less power to get the same result while also being compact and more versatile than conventional lighting products.

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How much of my power can be supplied from solar?

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Energy already costs a lot so not spending money on your power bill is the primary objective providing a lot of “money back from solar”. The usable system lifespan is over 25 years and these days with a return on investment of around 5 years when using the best available products it is astounding once in a lifetime proposition unrivaled in history which is changing the shape of the world as we have known it.

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What rebates are available?

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All of the worlds electrical and ground based transport energy could be sourced from solar, don’t stop with the power bill: buy an electric car, put a few more panels on and stop paying for fuel as well.

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How long will it take to pay off my system?

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Australia has some of the most attractive incentives for solar. Currently ⅓ of the purchase price is subsidised by the sale of STCs which are basically the environmental benefit from the first 15 years of operation. STCs provide a mechanism for large polluting power stations to invest into renewables.

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What brand of panels do you install?

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Most solar systems will pay for themselves within 5 years easily, some niche products can have a longer return on investment but they will also suit your needs much better potentially. I think it is important to keep the future with no energy bills in mind, and buy the systems you will be happy with in hindsight many years down the track.

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What maintenance is involved with the system?

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For the most part solar power systems have no moving parts and need no maintenance especially when installed correctly. Rain will generally clean the panels automatically, the gifts from the birds may require manual intervention. Some environments can cause other build ups, annually a thorough check should be done to ensure that the system remains safe and the output is on track. Inverters with electrolytic capacitors (almost all on the market) will fail and need to be replaced with newer more efficient systems utilising longer lasting componentry long before there are problems with high quality solar panels.