Getting Started with Solar Power
What you need to know to go Solar?
How a Solar Power system works?
What you may be thinking about Solar?
- What is the benefit for me going Solar?
- Is it worth it?
- What do I need to do to have Solar installed?
- What is the cost to install Solar Power?
- Will I save money if I choose to get Solar?
- How long does it take to install?
- What is the installation process?
Comparing Solar Systems
When considering a change to Solar Power the main items to compare is the system and its price.
With many vendors in the market each offering varying Solar system and price, it is recommended to attain more than one quotation.
Every home is unique so many factors will impact and also dictate the variances on price.
What variances impact price?
- How much the household uses vs. the amount of solar required.
- Panel and inverter warranties and longevity. A high quality system will produce efficiently for you for years to come.
- How much it can save you.
- How much you give back to the grid and receive as a credit (on your power bill).
- Maintenance of the system and how often it requires maintenance.
Pricing and Cost
The true cost of 'going Solar'
What is the bottom-line financial cost of going Solar?
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What size Solar system is right for your home?
The amount of energy you consume and the number of daylight hours determine the size of solar system required.
The general rule of thumb when it comes to cost is:Power bills up to:
- $500 require a 4kw system
- $500-$800 require a 5kw system
- $700-$1000 require a 6kw system
- $900-$1200 require a 6.6kw system
- $1200+ require a larger 8kw or 10kw custom system
How the STC Solar Rebate works for you!
- Federal rebates called Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) may be available for your Solar system and can be claimed by most house owners in Australia.
- It does vary across different regions and over the years these rebates have changed and may continue to change in the future.
- Government rebates are based on the size of your solar system; the bigger the system, the bigger the rebate.
- Installers (EcoSmart) claim the rebate on consumers (Your) behalf by providing it to you as a Point of Sale Discount.
"When it comes to Renewable Energy it's not about how much you spend, it's about how much you invest." - Jeff Hoare
What do you need, to get a quote right now?
- The amount of power you consume daily
- The amount you spend per quarter on electricity
- Some details about your home as follows:
- The type of roof you have; is it metal, tiled, pitched, flat etc
- How many storeys your home is?
- Whether you would like the system installed on your house or shed?