Not sure about this new fangled solar technology? Not to worry, below are some of the common questions and answers to help you get a better understanding of how it works. We also welcome any other questions you may and will post the answers here for the benefit of others in search of more information.
The upfront cost of your solar system is affected by a number of factors, including:
- government rebates and incentives available
- contractor installation costs
- product quality – panels, inverters & others
- after sales service.
The amount of money your household will save on power bills by going solar is affected by a number of factors, including:
- Your energy consumption and the size of your solar power system – if you use more power than your system is capable of producing, your savings will be reduced. It’s important to choose the right-sized system for your needs.
- Your feed-in tariff – this is the amount your electricity retailer pays you for any excess power your solar panels generate.
- Your usage patterns – solar panels can only generate electricity while the sun is shining. This means that households that use a lot of power during the day may attract greater savings than those that consume most of their power at night.
However, you will still receive a feed-in tariff for any excess electricity you generate during the day.
- Where you live – some areas of Australia receive a lot more sunlight than others, so a solar system in Brisbane will usually generate more power than one in Hobart.
STCs are government incentives that help reduce the upfront cost of installing your solar system. The value of STCs your system receives differs depending on its size and location.
To be eligible for STCs, your solar system must be installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited installer.
For more information on STCs, visit the Clean Energy Regulator website or download our guides for households or businesses.
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