Solar systems only produce electricity when they are exposed to sunlight. When there is no sunlight, no electricity is produced and you will need to draw electricity from another source such as the grid or a storage battery if you have one installed.
There are a number of factors to consider when calculating the system size required to cover your electricity bill. These include your average annual kWh usage, orientation and pitch of your roof, potential shading, how much time you spend at home during the day and your eligibility for Feed-in Tariffs from your electricity supplier. Keep… Read more
The good news is that technological advances and growing demand, coupled with State government incentives such as the SA Home Battery Scheme, have made solar batteries more affordable. Prices vary depending on size, cell technology and brand but expect to pay around $9,000 for a Clean Energy Council approved product from a quality retailer.
There are a number of things to consider including budget, existing solar, energy consumption and extent you wish to be independent from the grid. It is important to have the right size solar system on your roof so you can achieve year-round performance from your battery and maximise your return on your investment. One of our… Read more
Yes AC solar batteries such as Tesla’s Powerwall 2, Alpha-ESS’s Smile and Sonnen’s Eco can all be retrofitted to any solar PV system on the market.
Simply put, it pays to store the rays! With low feed-in tariffs and high electricity prices, you should be looking to self consume as much of your solar energy as possible; and a solar battery can help you do this. Without a battery, any excess solar energy generated during the day gets fed back to… Read more
A solar battery stores electricity produced by your solar system, so you can use the energy when you need it most – either at night, on cloudy days or during power blackouts (if the battery has back-up capability).
Included free of charge with every commercial solar installation is our myWatt solar monitoring unit and app. Completely designed and built in-house, myWatt has been developed to ensure businesses are receiving the expected returns on their solar investment. By logging into your account, you will be able to verify and monitor your solar, 24/7.
This will largely depend on the size and complexity of the project, as well as your retailer and electricity distributor completing their tasks in a timely manner. An indicative time frame is 4-8 weeks but you will receive regular updates from your Project Manager.
Once we have received your signed sales order, your installation will be assigned to a Project Manager and a technical site inspection will be arranged, if required. Once we are satisfied that we have all the information required, your system will be designed by one of our accredited CEC designers. Suntrix will submit the relevant… Read more
Suntrix finance & PPA partners have helped many customers achieve solar with no capital expenditure and little or no change to operating expenses. More information on the options available to you can be found on our Finance page.
The amount of roof space required depends on the size of the system recommended to you. Facing North at the correct angle or elevation and no shading issues will provide the best performance (kWh per dollar); but solar panels can also be installed facing towards the east or west as long as proper considerations are… Read more