Our answers to the most commonly asked questions about solar will help you understand why solar might be right for you and your family.
Make sure you understand your energy retailer’s rates and charges. These vary from company to company and state to state. Knowing these charges allows you to see how much power you’re using, how much you’re paying and if going solar makes sense for you and your family. Also check you’re dealing with a reputable and experienced solar company.
There are various federal, state and local government grants, rebates and incentives to install solar systems in your home or business. A Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) is part of a federal government program called the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and vary from state to state. Your state or region may offer additional rebates or programs to make going solar more affordable. Ask your B.Solar Advisor.
Rooftop solar panels absorb sunlight (photons) which are sent to an inverter that converts DC to AC electricity to power your home.
Solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to work. It’s photons in natural daylight which is converted into electricity.
The price of a solar system depends on the size, quality and components of the installation. How many kiloWatts (kW) of solar panels you choose to install will affect the cost. Solar panels and components are more affordable than ever thanks to price drops, increased capacity and government incentives and rebates. A $9,000 high-quality system with $3,000 government rebates costs only $6,000.
If you’re spending an average of $140 a month for electricity, a solar system can save you hundreds of dollars. With government rebates, a solar system can pay for itself faster than you think. With feed-in tariffs, it can even make you money and put cash in your pocket. Ask your B.Solar Advisor.
Yes. By combining your system with the latest solar batteries, you have free power from the sun around the clock. You can even send excess energy to the grid and make money via feed-in tariffs.
There are three key questions to ask. Make sure you feel confident and comfortable with the solar company you’re dealing with.
After a safety inspection, you may need to upgrade a traditional meter to a smart meter to record the energy to and from the grid. Once the smart meter is installed, your system is ready to be switched on.
You’re ready to turn on the sun.