YOUR BUYERS GUIDE TO SOLAR:
HOW SOLAR POWER WORKS
You’ve probably seen solar panel installations around your own or other neighbourhood’s. It seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Just slap some solar panels on the roof and you’ve got yourself a solar installation. It’d be great if it was that easy… But the process of installing solar in your home is a bit more complicated than that. It doesn’t sound like the most fun task in the world… But one of the very first steps will be to do some calculations. Solar power is measured in kilowatts. And you’re going to have to figure out the right configurations of kilowatts for your home. A solar system is also made up of more components than just the solar panels. One of the most important part of a solar installation is the solar inverter. And if you are going to install a hybrid system… You’re also going to be in the market for a solar battery. Once you’ve got a grip on all the solar components you need to get installed… You’re also going to need a solar installer. There are many solar installers around who will rip you off. It’s important to choose an accredited solar installer… who has experience installing quality solar products. You can learn more about the various aspects of solar installation below:
Solar panels are the most visible part of a solar installation. But the most important component is a solar inverter. The solar inverter is usually mounted on the side of the house or in the garage. It’s like the central nervous system of a solar installation. This is where the sun’s energy gets converted into electricity that your household can use. A solar inverter is also the most expensive component of a solar installation. For this reason it’s important to buy the right solar inverter for your needs. Pulse Electrical recommend Fronius inverter’s. If you prefer another brand, Pulse Electrical can also work with your particular needs.
There’s a lot of moving parts to a rooftop solar panel installation. Firstly, the roof has to be reviewed to determine the most appropriate position for the solar panels. When the installation proceeds, the solar panels have to be transported from the roof from the ground to the roof. Next the solar panels have to be securely attached to the roof. Once the most physical part of the work has been done, the panels will be wired to a solar inverter. The solar installer will then configure your solar panel installation to be connected to the grid. This means your energy company will be able to meet at your solar energy and pay you for any on used for any unused solar energy. As you can see, there is many steps to a solar installation. Some people take the DIY approach. But if you prefer to have everything taken care of for you, you want to hire the services of a solar installation specialist.
Solar batteries are an additional feature you can add to your solar setup. For some families, solar batteries might be a necessity. If your household uses more power during the evening peak hours… It might be more economical for you to install solar batteries. The purpose of solar batteries is to store the solar energy you generate…To allow you to use it during nighttime hours. Without solar batteries, the solar energy you generate can only be used during the day. The rest is exported back to the grid, and you earn a small amount of money per kilowatt sent to the grid. So unless you work from home, or spend most of your time at home during the day… You may want to think about investing in solar batteries.
SOLAR PRODUCTS COMPARISON
Installing a solar power system in your home sounds simple enough. But when you start doing your research, you’ll see it’s quite an involved process. Sure, you could just throw together a solar package without much thought for your needs. But if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into… You can run into trouble down the track. You don’t want to be one of the victims of an ineffective solar panel installation. There are three key things to keep in mind when installing solar. You need to choose a system within your specific budget.
The solar inverter is the brains of your system, so you need to choose it wisely. It’s important to select a configurations of solar panels that will match your solar inverter. It’s important to compare solar products before you buy.
SOLAR FOR FARMS
Farmers have a lot of concerns over the weather. Solar can help farmers use the weather for the good of their land. When in drought, the sun can be used to power irrigation… Which will save money on power from the grid. Solar for farms does require an upfront investment… But farmers have no shortage of ways to make use of solar power. Solar power can be used to power the home on your farm… Along with some of the business infrastructure on your property. It can keep the power going during natural disaster. Many farmers choose to install a hybrid solar setup. This allows farmers to use their solar energy at any time of the day or night. Being less reliant on the grid… Will allow you to potentially save thousands of dollars on your agricultural energy bills.
THE DARK SIDE OF SOLAR
Did you know that hundreds of solar companies have gone broke in Australia? So how do you avoid getting burned by the bad guys? There are a couple of ways you can insure your solar installation goes exactly to plan. You want to avoid telephone sales people who use high pressure tactics to sell their products. The sales people usually represent a reseller of solar products. They work on commission, and their job is to turnaround high amounts of product. It’s also important to check the credibility of the company.
One way to do this is to go to Australia’s Clean Energy Council website to see if the installer is accredited.
The good thing about solar panels is that they’re relatively low maintenance. This means you’ll probably only need to check them once a year. Solar maintenance is something You can do yourself… You could save yourself a lot of mucking about with a solar maintenance package. Pulse Electrical provide solar maintenance packages for residential and commercial solar. Our technicians will check all aspects of your solar installation. We’ll professionally clean and find tune your solar set up for optimal performance. We will also provide a free quote for any repairs that might be needed.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Installing solar power in your home will help you save money on electricity bills. But the benefits don’t end there. Solar power is also beneficial to the health and safety of the world.
Some of these benefits are:
A solar installation is not as simple as it seems. This guide has outlined some of the main things you want to think about with your solar installation. Sustainability is the way of the future. We all need to do our part to help heal the planet. Because technology is advancing.. We’re able to streamline processes that previously needed to be manual. This includes simplifying how we generate electricity. Installing the right solar system in your home has a number of benefits. This includes improvements on a micro level… Such as benefiting your family’s own lifestyle and well-being. It also helps the world on a macro level. Like reducing the overall pollution on Earth, and making things easier for generations to come. Be sure to do your research before you invest in solar. Doing so will set you up with the right solar system to last you for many years to come.