Solar Panels


Why do I still need to pay for electricity with solar connected?
You only need to pay for electricity when your panels aren’t producing enough energy to power your home, when the sun isn’t shining brightly. The good news is battery storage technology will enable you to store excess energy produced during the day, so you can take advantage of it long after the sun goes down.

When will my system pay for itself?
It depends on a range of factors, like the amount of electricity your system generates, the amount of energy you use, and the amount you export to the grid.

How much will each panel produce?
The amount of energy produced by a panel is directly related to the amount of energy it receives from the sun, it is important to have your panels installed so they receive maximum sunlight.
Avoid shaded areas and keep them free from dust and dirt. Even a small amount of shade, from things like trees, roof ventilators or antennas will greatly reduce the amount of energy your panels produce. Shading or dirt on just one of the cells in a solar panel will cause loss of power from a number of cells, not just the one that is shaded.
The amount of electricity your solar PV panel generates is reduced as it gets hotter. Solar panels operate best at temperatures of up to 25°C and as the temperature rises, the panel’s electricity production decreases.

What affects my solar output?
As the effectiveness of your solar installation is dependent on the sun’s rays, there are a number of environmental factors to consider. Is your property covered by trees or other foliage? What’s the weather like year-round? These are just some of the things to keep in mind.

How does a battery storage system work?
Battery storage uses a chemical process to store electrical energy, which can then be used at a later time.