Frequently Asked Questions

What is a grid connect solar power system?
Grid connect systems, supply solar electricity through an inverter directly to the household and to the electricity grid if the system is providing more energy than the house needs. When power is supplied to the mains grid, the homeowner usually receives a credit or a payment for that electricity. This is called a feed-in tariff.
What can affect the amount of solar energy received?
Does roof orientation really matter?
How much does a grid connect solar power setup cost?
What is a feed in tariff and how much will I get paid?
What size system will I need to run my home?
Is my building suitable for a solar power system?
How long will my grid connect solar power system last?
What type of warranty is supplied with the system?
Should I choose monocrystalline, thin film or polycrystalline solar panels?
What can affect the costs of installing a grid connect system?
If my energy requirements increase, can I upgrade the system?

Yes. Additional solar panels can be added at any time to increase generating capability, but you might have to upgrade to a larger inverter. Alternatively, you could purchase a larger inverter when installing the system initially and then plan to add some extra solar panels later.

How reliable will my system be?
What does a typical home solar power system consist of?
Is there any maintenance involved?
Will I need a new switchboard and/or meter?
How does electricity get stored for use after the sun goes down?
What happens with grid connect systems during a blackout?
Can you retro-fit battery backup into a grid connect system?
How does a solar system connect into current house power?
Where do you place the inverter?