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A feed-in-tariff is the amount your electricity retailer pays you for any electricity your solar PV system generates that you don’t use and is instead fed back into the grid.
Below are the prices per kWh in each state. Please note that feed-in tariffs change frequently and may be different to the below prices. Feed-in tariff rates vary per state and electricity provider.
6 to 12c/kWh
New South Wales
4.6 to 5.5 c/kWh
Australian Capital Territory
6 to 12 c/kWh
9.9 to 11.7 c/kWh
6 to 13 c/kWh
3 to 10 c/kWh
There are several factors that contribute to ensuring solar is suitable for your home. A roof that is solar ready is one that is free of rust, shade and has enough roof space to fit the solar panels
Most solar modules have a product warranty of up to 12 years and have a power output warranty of 25 years. While the output of the solar panel will slightly reduce over time it is expected to still be performing at 80% capacity at year 25.
Grid connected solar systems require very little maintenance, however, it is recommended that you have your panels cleaned once a year to remove dust, bird droppings or any fallen debris.
If you utilise a quality solar installer your roof should not get any damage. The panels have no moving parts, but like all assets we recommend you have your solar system inspected at least every 2 years to ensure all parts are still intact.
Your solar system will still work on cloudy days; however, the production level will be reduced when there is significant amount of clouds. As soon as the sun comes out your system will be working normally. Tier one solar panels will still work in a low-light irradiance environment
Energy Storage FAQs
You can add a Battery Storage System to your existing solar system however the inverter compatibility will determine whether you choose a DC or AC coupled system.
Solar batteries allow you to store your solar energy to use at night and make you less dependent on grid power. Some batteries can protect you against blackouts as the energy stored can be used when grid connected power fails.
The size of your battery system is determined by how much load you want to run at night and the size of your solar system. E.g. the Tesla Powerwall 2 needs 14 KWH’s to charge the battery. We recommend you get at least a 6kW solar system to run your daytime energy usage and to charge the battery.
This depends on how much load your house is using at night time. For example, if you have 10 KWH of battery storage and your home is only using 1 KWH of power an hour the battery will last 10 hours. However, if you are using air-conditioning your load can be easily at 4 KWH’s in which the battery would only last 2.5 hours.
Most Battery Storage Systems come with a 10 year warranty.
We are at a very interesting time in the energy sector and EV take up underpins how rapidly the grid needs to move, along with how much extra solar needs to be installed.
When starting your NetZero journey, whether that be by installing solar, a battery, energy efficient lighting or upgrading to an electric vehicle, it can be quite the investment for the average Australian family.
With the price of electricity at all-time highs, it is critical that you use your solar system correctly to maximize your savings. Just changing some habits can make some significant benefits.
Net Zero means that when the amount of energy provided by renewable energy sources is equal or equivalent to the amount of energy used. For the planet to meet the goal of Net Zero, new greenhouse gas must be as low as possible.
When you install a solar system on a commercial property, you are generating your own power to use and in turn, you can become your own energy provider by on-selling your power to the ‘grid’ that you do not use. We call this community solar sharing.
For a lot of us understanding the difference between a Product warranty and a Performance warranty on a solar panel can be confusing. It is important to understand the difference and why it is important to select the right solar panel company.
PPAs have been gaining popularity as Australian businesses look for security of supply, a smaller carbon footprint and more affordable electricity prices – but what are they and how can they help your business?