The Local Solar installers - Canberra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Choose a company to install solar panels in Canberra
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.
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.
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.
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.