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Residential Solar Installation.

There are two major parts to a solar panel system; the obvious components such as panels and inverters, and the under-the-hood components that allow the system to operate safely and efficiently. At EverSolar, our focus is on residential solar installation that ensures every component is perfectly placed and ready to stand the test of time.

With residential solar power, we know how important it is to protect yourself, your family and your home. There are some aspects that make the difference between a system that lasts a few years and one that can handle 40+ years of beating sun and pounding rain. These include superior circuit breakers, stainless steel trimmings, cyclone-grade panel packing and IP67 safety switches.

How Our Systems Work

What can you expect from a fully realised residential solar installation from EverSolar? Here’s a step-by-step overview of how our systems work:

Capture – Your solar panels capture sunlight in multiple light spectrums throughout the day. The quality and efficiency of the panels, coupled with the time of year, will determine how much light you can capture throughout the day.

Conversion – The inverter is the part of a solar power system responsible for converting sunlight to usable energy. When captured by the solar panels, the energy exists as DC power. The inverter converts it to AC power. Again, how efficient this process is will depend on the quality of the inverter.

Measuring – Your solar power system includes what is called a Bi-directional metre, which keeps track of the energy produced by the system.

Usage  – Power for appliances, equipment, lighting and other applications is generated directly by the solar system. Instead of relying on a power grid, you are pulling energy directly from the solar installation. Since you are producing power with your assets, you can save thousands of dollars in energy costs.

Excess – In cases where the solar system generates more power than you use directly, the power will be returned to the power grid via your electricity retailer.

Paid – Since you are sending power to the grid, you are technically owed money through the Feed-In Tariff (or FIT). Your energy retailer will pay your FIT to you each billing cycle, either in the form of an account credit or a direct payment. The current FIT rate is 11.3c (As of July 2017).

The Benefits of High-Quality Solar Power for Homes

When you work with EverSolar, you get roof solar panels for your home that will be bulletproof for years to come. There are several benefits to residential solar power, including:

 

  • Saving thousands annually on your electricity bill
  • using renewable energy drastically reduces your carbon emissions
  • limiting your reliance on fossil fuels
  • adding an asset to your home that increases its market value
  • shielding yourself against increasing electricity costs
  • sizeable tax deductions
  • removing yourself from the power grid, meaning outages and blackouts won’t affect you
  • a potential financial return of 300% over ten years

 

Battery storage systems can further increase the benefits of solar power home installation, potentially eliminating your ongoing electricity costs. Speak to a consultant at EverSolar to find out more about this service.

Residential Solar Panel Installation Cost Factors

The cost of solar panel installation varies from home to home, and it can be affected by a few factors. When you request a quote from EverSolar, we will analyse the information you give us and give you a comprehensive estimate of how much your installation will cost.

Your installation and ongoing savings may be affected by:

  • your energy consumption during the day and at night
  • your roof being subject to shading or obstruction
  • the size of your roof
  • the orientation and pitch of your roof
  • your access/eligibility to government rebates
  • where you are located in Victoria

FAQ

How does it work?

The system captures sunlight and converts it into electricity, which you can use throughout your property. Your home will remain connected to the main power grid, which will meet your energy needs during the night or when there isn’t much sunlight.

How effective is the system in winter?

Contrary to popular belief, solar systems still work in the winter. Panels capture energy from sunlight and UV rays, not from heat. As such, the intensity of the sun doesn’t matter much. Winter energy production rates may still be lower because there are fewer hours of daylight, but your system should still provide plenty of energy.

Why should I consider solar?

A high-quality solar will deliver free electricity, increase your property value, reduce your carbon footprint and shield you from the rise of electricity cost increases.

Is a warranty provided?

Every EverSolar installation is backed by a 25-year Power Production Warranty. There is also a 10-year on-site service replacement warranty, which means you will not have to pay for labour, parts or call out fees on any system services in the first ten years.

Will a special meter need to be installed?

Yes. Since electricity companies are still responsible for managing the electricity grid and providing some of your home’s power, you will require a unique digital meter that tracks solar energy. EverSolar communicates with your distributor throughout the system design process to make sure that we include the appropriate meter in our plans.

Is any maintenance required?

One of the best things about a solar power system is that once installed; the system should be maintenance free. EverSolar does recommend cleaning the panels periodically to ensure optimal performance, as well as checking for breaks in the cables.

What are STC credits?

The act of investing in solar power helps reduce carbon emissions. The Australian government encourages this investment in sustainability by offering carbon offset credits known as Small-Scale Technology Certificates, or STCs. Each STC equates to 1MWh (megawatt-hour) of electricity generated by a renewable source.

Who installs the system?

At EverSolar, we are proud to provide in-house installation services for all our solar systems. Each installer on our payroll has been certified by the Clean Energy Certified and is a licenced master electrician.

What happens in the case of a blackout?

Because your system is connected to the power grid, it will automatically shut down if there is a disruption to the regular supply of electricity.

Are the panels tested for hailstones?

Yes. Every EverSolar panel has been tested for hailstones the size of golf balls, blasted at terminal velocity. Our panels are capable of withstanding this force.

Will my home insurance cover my system?

In most cases, homeowner’s insurance policies should cover your solar power installation. The system will be covered by your ‘contents’ policy. However, you should contact your insurance agent to confirm that your system is included and make sure the replacement value for your system is accurate.

What are the components of a solar power system?

A standard solar installation consists of three main parts. The first part is the solar panel (or panels). The second part is the inverter, which converts the energy collected by the panels into useable electricity. The third part includes the rest of the system’s components, such as racking, writing, safety switches, and conduit.

Do I get paid for the excess electricity that I produce?

Yes. The government requires that your electricity provider purchase any excess electricity that your solar system produces. You get paid for this electricity through what is called the ‘Feed-In-Tariff.’

How much will I save?

The financial benefits of solar power will always vary depending on the size, quality, and efficiency of the system. At EverSolar, we will design a system that makes sense for your budget. Our goal is to cut your power bill by 80%.

How much roof space is required?

This answer depends on the property and size of system you want. At EverSolar, we will use advanced satellite technology to inspect your property and determine the amount of roof space available. From there, we can look at your budget to determine what size system you can accommodate.

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