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At Solar Panels Canberra, we offer expert solar panel installation services to home & business owners in Canberra and the surrounding regions. So if you are looking for high-quality solar panels at affordable prices, then contact us today.
Through our experience in this industry, we have secured major discounts on the leading brands of solar panels without compromising on quality. As Canberra’s most trusted solar power company, we can install your system quickly at a great price. We only use the latest technology backed by years of research and development to maximise efficiency and affordability.

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    Solar panel installation Canberra - What you need to know

    Solar panel systems require some specialist knowledge and equipment if you want them to work at their full potential. Not to worry though, as we have the expertise and experience necessary for any job, big or small! Our team can provide advice on sizing, placement and overall design.

    How is solar power generated?

    Humans have used sun-powered technologies for cooking and heating for millennia without realising that limitless amounts of energy could be harnessed from sunlight with modern technology. The challenge has been to figure out how to generate usable amounts of renewable power from the sunlight without expending more energy than we get back from the sun’s rays. Scientists discovered the photovoltaic (solar electric) effect in 1954 and developed the first practical silicon solar cells by about 1956. These early cells were only about 5 per cent efficient in converting sunlight to electricity and were very expensive to produce. Computers, satellites and other demanding applications pushed engineers toward developing more cost-efficient cells with greater efficiencies. By the late 1970s, commercially available crystalline silicon solar cells could convert about 12 per cent of solar energy to electricity and by the mid-1980s had efficiencies averaging from 10 to 13 per cent. While the upper limit of photoelectric conversion efficiency is ultimately limited by thermodynamics, experimental results with multi-junction cells suggest that it could be in excess of 30 per cent.

    With more than half of the world’s population currently residing in urban areas, cities face escalating challenges in meeting energy demands while protecting the environment.

    Does solar power cost a lot?

    The costs of installing panels for your home may vary greatly from our quotes due to various factors such as system size, roof orientation, shading issues and more. A 3kW 2-3 bedroom Canberra home would require between 4-8 standard 260 Watt solar panels at $450 each plus inverters, racking, wiring, installation costs. Our solar system prices are very competitive, and you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that the cost of installing a Solar Power System for your home will even Renter’s Insurance If you are planning to rent.

    Why should I install solar panels on my home

    Having solar panels installed in your home is a great way to be more environmentally friendly and save money. As energy costs rise, the cost of generating electricity from solar power means it will soon pay for itself in savings.
    Secondly, the use of solar energy and solar-powered appliances and devices is considered to be eco-friendly and carbon neutral. This means that the amount of carbon dioxide released by your home is equal to what was absorbed during your solar power production, making it a responsible use of resources.
    Finally, using solar panels eliminates or reduces your reliance on national grid electricity, which may come from coal-fired power stations in times when less environmentally friendly energy sources are used.

    Do I get paid for the electricity I generate?

    If you have a solar power system installed, generating more power than you use, you can sell that excess to your retailer. You have grid connectivity because the ACT has mandated all retailers must buy back from their customers any extra solar power they produce beyond what they use in a day. This ensures that people using their own renewable energy do not pay more to feed this back into the grid than what they would normally pay for their regular supply from the grid. The rules have been put in place so everyone benefits from clean energy being produced, stored and used before being sent out onto the national electricity market.

    Our Services

    Residential Solar Panels

    We provide Canberra homes and businesses who want to stop paying for grid electricity, get off the grid completely or use solar energy during blackouts.

    Commercial Solar Panels

    We can install large-scale commercial rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems that usually feed power directly into your business, helping you to save on power costs.

    Solar Panel Cleaning

    We also do solar panel cleaning of solar panels on business premises using microfiber mops, squeegees and other specialised tools to clean the surface of the solar panels more efficiently.

    Solar Batteries

    We supply and install solar batteries for both homes and businesses using advanced lithium batteries. Our batteries are of high quality, using the latest technology to give maximum power for minimum cost.

    Solar Hot Water Heating Services

    We provide a full range of solar water heating options, including older and newer type flat-plate and evacuated tube collectors. We also supply space heating, pool heating and industrial process heat solutions using surplus renewable energy from our customer’s home or business electric hot water systems when there is not enough sun to meet their needs from an off-the-grid photovoltaic system.

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    Solar Panels In An Open Field

    Why Should I Install Solar Panels at My Home

    Having solar panels installed in your home is a great way to be more environmentally friendly and save money. As energy costs rise, the cost of generating electricity from solar power means it will soon pay for itself in savings.
    Secondly, the use of solar energy and solar-powered appliances and devices is considered to be eco-friendly and carbon neutral. This means that the amount of carbon dioxide released by your home is equal to what was absorbed during your solar power production, making it a responsible use of resources.
    Finally, using solar panels eliminates or reduces your reliance on national grid electricity, which may come from coal-fired power stations in times when less environmentally friendly energy sources are used.

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    How to Choose a company to install solar panels in Canberra

    1. Experience
    Experienced installers are more likely to give you better advice regarding types of solar panels and installation processes. Their overall knowledge about solar power is second to none, which can help you figure out the whole installation faster and easier.
    2. Reputation
    Reputable companies are more likely to be honest with their quotes and offers, they also use high-quality materials for their workmanship or services, which is very crucial if you want your solar installation to be effective for a longer period of time.
    3. Licensing, Insurance and Warranty
    Licensed companies are more likely to stick with the local laws regarding construction and electrical work, this is very important in case you need to file a claim in future. Insurance companies will know they’re dealing with a professional team with knowledge and experience about what is going on. This can definitely help you receive your claim faster or better, even without any headaches at all.
    4. Good References
    You should always ask solar panel installers in Canberra for references from their existing clients, especially if they have been doing business for quite some time now. Good installers understand that referencing plays a huge role, so they’ll never turn.

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    Factors to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels

    Maximum energy output: it’s important that solar panels are facing in a southern direction with not too much shading by trees or buildings – you can work out on google earth what will get the most sun. It’s also important to have them at an angle between 30°and 45° from the ground. The higher, the better, but on some roofs, this is not possible.
    Power consumption during sunny days: if your power consumption is about 16 kWh per day, you should have about 4kW of solar panels. This means taking into account how many hours of direct sunlight each panel receives each day during winter, spring, summer and autumn. On average, Canberra has 6.5 hours of sun per day in winter and 8.5 hours during summer. There are also about three days over 35°C over the year, so air-conditioning is likely to be used more, and its use will require more solar panels, but it’s probably not a significant factor.
    – Availability: you will need at least five panels to get 4kW capacity and at least ten panels for 8kW. You can also install one panel or two, but the price will be higher than if you install more than 1 panel. Contact us to get a quote on just one panel!
    Budget- this is is one of the most important factors. Your budget will determine the type of solar panel you’re going to buy and the number of solar panels.
    – Roof Strength: you should check how much your roof weighs before installing a solar panel. Many homes were built before 1990, and you should use more than 10kg/m2 to support solar panels (for example, if your home’s weight capacity is 100kg/m2, it must be able to hold at least 10meters squared or about 100 panels!)

    How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for My Home?

    This is not an easy question to answer as it depends on your goals. For example, if you only use the electricity during the day (when most people are at work), you can use fewer panels than one that uses all its electricity during peak times in Canberra.
    Also, the size of your home or commercial property has a big effect on how many panels you will need. Generally speaking, to meet all your electricity needs, you would need about four solar panels for every square meter of roof space. This is just the beginning of the discussion, though, as many other variables can affect it, such as sunlight, shading, and even time. For example, suppose you have a working from home scenario. In that case, it’s not possible to generate power in peak times when everyone else is doing so too – this brings down the average electricity use by having fewer people turning on appliances during the day.
    What’s great about our company is we don’t do a one size fits all approach, instead, we work with each customer based on their individual requirements and goals.

    How Do Solar Panels Work?

    Solar panels convert sunlight into usable forms of energy such as heat and electricity. The solar cells create an electric field, which forces electrons to flow in a certain direction, either into or out of the cell, depending on how it is wired (positive charge into the cell and negative charge out of the cell).
    Solar panels work according to the photovoltaic effect. When a light ray strikes certain materials, it frees the outermost electrons of their atoms, knocking them into a higher state of energy and generating electricity in this way.

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    A Person Standing On A Set Of Solar Panels

    What is net metering?

    Net metering allows owners of solar panels to feed any excess electricity produced back into the grid and be credited for this. The amount credited is equal to their retail power pricing.

    FAQs

    What is the best type of solar panel for my requirements?

    The cost involved in the installation, storage capacity and other factors determine which type of solar panel system you should choose.

    Can I use other forms of energy other than electricity to charge the battery bank?

    There are multiple options for charging your battery bank, including off-peak tariffs where you can charge your batteries with electricity during hours when electricity is cheaper.

    Can I sell back to the grid?

    Some energy providers will allow you, at a price, to sell excess power generated by your panels back into their network. This varies depending on location and company.

    How long do solar panels last?

    Solar panels have an expected working life of around 20-25 years. The inverter will most likely need to be replaced at the same time as the panels.

    How much do solar panels cost?

    There are a number of variables that determine how much you can expect to pay for a system, including size, brand and location. Costs can range from $5,000-$30,000 installed. Click here for more information on costs.

    Can I get a battery bank with my solar panels?

    Battery banks can come in various forms, including start/stop batteries known as ‘hybrids’, lead-acid batteries that require regular maintenance and care when using them. Lithium-ion batteries have less associated downsides than traditional options, such as degradation in performance over time or needing to add distilled water regularly. They are overall the most efficient and low maintenance of all three options.

    Are solar panels easy to maintain?

    Solar panels require very little ongoing maintenance, with occasional cleaning of dirt, debris and dust from the outside of the panel being the most common task required. You can expect to pay about $30-$60 each time you clean your panels, depending on how easily accessible they are and what is required for cleaning them.

    What happens when there's a power outage?

    Solar panels require very little ongoing maintenance, with occasional cleaning of dirt, debris and dust from the outside of the panel being the most common task required. You can expect to pay about $30-$60 each time you clean your panels, depending on how easily accessible they are and what is required for cleaning them.

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