4 Things to Look for When Hiring Solar Companies in Adelaide

Solar power systems are long-term investments. Solar panels, inverters, and batteries do not come cheap. That is why you need to be critical in choosing solar companies in Adelaide that install solar panel systems. With dozens of companies to choose from, how can you pick the best company to trust? Here’s what you should know: your relationship with your chosen company doesn’t just stop once you’re done purchasing and installing your solar power system. You will still be working with the company to provide you with after-sale services. Making the decision can be overwhelming and tricky, especially when you are not familiar with all the solar companies in Adelaide. So, to help you sift through your options, here’s a guide of the most vital factors in an excellent solar power company in Adelaide. Be keen with the company’s years in the business. Always remember that one of the most significant factors to consider is their years in the industry. Established companies have been offering services for decades. So, check how long the company has been in t installing solar power systems. While budding companies can equally provide excellent services, well-established companies have worked with hundreds or even thousands of properties. The experience gives them an edge and allows them to create better and streamlined processes. More importantly, you need to check on what types of roofs and properties do they specialise in. Have they worked on commercial buildings or residential properties? If you know all the information, write it on a piece of paper and weigh the pros and cons. Check their products. Switching to a solar power system...

What to Expect in a House with Solar Panels?

Back then, solar-powered homes were rare. However, as the world became more aware of climate change and its effects, many people are making a shift to a more sustainable energy resource – that is solar energy. While access to solar power systems in the mainstream residential market continues to be a challenge, a significant number of Australian households made the switch because of its evident benefits, including limitless energy, cost-effective resource, and cleaner alternative. All these benefits are indeed worth it, but you need to consider different factors before making the decision. While access to solar power systems in the mainstream residential market continues to be a challenge, a significant number of Australian households made the switch because of its evident benefits, including limitless energy, cost-effective resource, and cleaner alternative. All these benefits are indeed worth it, but you need to consider different factors before making the decision. Cost and Expenses: Is It Expensive? In the 1950s, solar panels work only for the rich because installing one is incredibly expensive. Today, solar panels are more than 500 times cheaper to install and manufacture. Solar technology is relatively getting cheaper as compared to other options with the average price of a 5kW system starting at $5100 across Australian capital cities. If you need less electricity, of course, the price you pay will also drastically reduce. Do I Have to Clean the System Regularly? A house with solar panel systems may require more maintenance than those using the regular power grid. However, contrary to what others say, you don’t have to do much to maintain your solar power systems. Since solar...

Sunny Boy Inverter

High Yields Maximum efficiency of 97% Multi-String technology* Transformerless, with H5 topology Shade management with OptiTrac Global Peak Safe Integrated ESS DC switch disconnector Simple Easily accessible connection area Cable connection without tools DC plug system SUNCLIX Communicative Bluetooth technology as standard Multilingual graphic display Multi-function relay as standard Sunny Boy Inverter 3000TL / 4000TL / 5000TL Perfection Plus. Usability. The transformerless Sunny Boy generation More communicative, easier to use and more efficient than ever: this Sunny Boy Inverter is setting new standards in inverter technology. A modern graphic display, readout of daily values even aftersunset,simplified installation concept and wireless communication via Bluetooth: The new Sunny Boys Inverter fulfill every wish. With the new OptiTrac Global Peak shade management and an optimal efficiency of 97 %, the inverters ensure optimum solar yield. As transformerless, multi-string devices, the Sunny Boy Inverter 4000TL and 5000TL provide maximum flexibility for plant design, and are the first choice for demanding generator designs. Technical data Sunny Boy 3000TL Sunny Boy 4000TL Sunny Boy 4000TL/V Sunny Boy 5000TL Input (DC) Max. DC power (@ cos ϕ =1) 3200 W 4200 W 4200 W 5300 W Max. DC voltage 550 V 550 V 550 V 550 V MPP voltage range 188 V – 440 V 175 V – 440 V 175 V – 440 V 175 V – 440 V DC nominal voltage 400 V 400 V 400 V 400 V Min. DC voltage / start voltage 125 V / 150 V 125 V / 150 V 125 V / 150 V 125 V / 150 V Max. input current / per string 17 A /...

Bloomberg classifies Conergy Tier 1 Module Manufacturer

Press Release Bloomberg New Energy Finance study classifies Conergy as a Tier 1 module manufacturer Conergy highest ranked European brand for modules most frequently used in solar parks Hamburg, 30 October 2012 – In its latest study, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) classified Conergy as one of the so-called “Tier 1” manufacturers of crystalline photovoltaic modules. Bankability is the key criterion for tiering: “In most cases, banks are the strictest party when it comes to verifying the quality of the components and engineering, procurement and construction services providers (EPCs). By ‘bankable’ we understand manufacturers whose modules would be financed in non-recourse projects by non-development banks. Such modules need to have historically high quality standards.” Conergy highest ranked European brand for modules most frequently used in solar parks The ranking of the top module brands by the BNEF Intelligence Service confirms this Tier 1 classification by Bloomberg New Energy Finance: Conergy appears in 11th place in the ranking of modules most frequently used in debt-financed projects, ahead of all other German and even European solar companies. “Conergy’s entire product portfolio conforms to the highest quality standards that are continuously monitored and ensured by our team of around 30 engineers who perform sophisticated certification audits and inspections – both in our own manufacture and at the facilities of our suppliers,” said Conergy Board Member Alexander Gorski. “We have also proven our expertise in the provision of services: TÜV Rheinland recently certified Conergy’s outstandingly high standards in the areas of project planning, design, engineering, construction, and commissioning. With its extended service portfolio Conergy offers its customers – and therefore also the financing...

Press Release • 21 megawatts: Conergy wins major contract for two solar power plants in Thailand

Press Release 21 megawatts: Conergy wins major contract for two solar power plants in Thailand System supplier with a total of six solar parks is one of Thailand’s market leaders Hamburg / Bangkok, 8 November 2012 – Conergy’s success in Thailand continues and in the process underscores its outstanding market position in Southeast Asia’s growth markets. The solution and service provider has secured a major contract for two solar power plants in Thailand through a tendering procedure, representing a total capacity of 21 megawatts. The awarding authority is Thai Solar Energy Company Limited (TSE), which is a local investor with a registered office in Bangkok. Conergy will be the main contractor for those two projects, responsible both for planning, engineering and design as well as for component supply and installation of the two power plants. The solar parks are located in Suphanburi Province and in Kanchanaburi Province and cover almost 500,000 square meters. For the onsite construction, Conergy will work with its long-term local partners, Annex Power and the Ensys Group. TSE’s COO, Ms. Cathleen Maleenont: “We use the best technology and know-how for our projects.” Thai Solar Energy is one of Thailand’s solar pioneers. Today TSE already operates one solar thermal power plant with a total capacity of 5 megawatts in the Kingdom of Thailand, also located in Kanchanaburi. Now the company is expanding its portfolio with the two Conergy installations. “Since its inception, TSE has been dedicated to sustainability and protection of the environment. Furthermore, we use the best technology and expertise available on the market in building solar plants,” said Cathleen Maleenont, Chief Operating Officer of...

Rebate change – Solar multiplier changes

BREAKING: Combet cancels Christmas for solar installers – Solar multiplier changes Posted: 15 Nov 2012 08:11 PM PST Big news today is the very disappointing announcement by Minister Combet to bring forward the reduction of the Solar Multiplier by 6 months to January 1st 2013. It appears that the minister has collapsed under the relentless political pressure to “do something” about the price of electricity and yet again, has targeted the lowest common denominator – the PV industry. For those customers WITHOUT any contract up until 16th November 2012: § To get a 2X multiplier the system must be INSTALLED prior to December 31st 2012 and you must meet the Clean Energy Regulators definition of “electrical completion” and all other eligibility requirements § This means you can still take orders at the 2X rate but BE WARNED; if you miss the date or fail to meet ALL requirements, you will move to the 1 x rate. § Obviously you will need to meet all other eligibility requirements For those customers WITH a contract agreed to prior to 16th November 2012 § To get a 2X multiplier the system must be INSTALLED prior to June 30th 2013 and you must meet the Clean Energy Regulators definition of “electrical completion” Any sales or agreements after January 1st 2013 will obviously ALL be at the new 1 X...