Why Solar | Solar Systems Installations

You can install a solar system anywhere you need a clean and renewable energy.

When you install a solar system, it is a requirement that a smart meter be installed.

Your solar system will require basic maintenance to ensure optimum efficiency and output.

Tracking the hourly output and sunshine conditions can be good help to check this.

It can mean several things
1. your system is not connected
2. your system is not producing enough to get credit
3. your retailer has not updated his billing system with your export agreement data

Please refer to manufacturer manuals and/or call access energy.

Grid connect inverter are designed to shutdown of grid power goes out, as a safety feature.

Inverter requires minimum voltage from panels to fire up and start operating. As there is no sunlight on cloudy day or at night and no voltage produce at panels, inverter is not operating.

Inverter reading generally tells you how the system is performing.

Call our friendly customer service or sales staff at access energy or check out our website.

The output of a solar PV system depends on its size. The most common household systems are 1.5 kW to 3kW systems, although some property owners have installed systems of up to 10+ kilowatts. The table below shows the average daily production of some common grid-connected systems throughout Australia.

Average Daily Production in KW per Hours
City 1 kW system 1.5 kW system 2.0 kW system 3.0 kW system 4.0 kW system
Adelaide 4.2 kWh 6.3 kWh 8.4 kWh 12.6 kWh 16.8 kWh
Alice Springs 5.0 kWh 7.5 kWh 10.0 kWh 15.0 kWh 20.0 kWh
Brisbane 4.2 kWh 6.3 kWh 8.4 kWh 12.6 kWh 16.8 kWh
Cairns 4.2 kWh 6.3 kWh 8.4 kWh 12.6 kWh 16.8 kWh
Canberra 4.3 kWh 6.45 kWh 8.6 kWh 12.9 kWh 17.2 kWh
Darwin 4.4 kWh 6.6 kWh 8.8 kWh 13.2 kWh 17.6 kWh
Hobart 3.5 kWh 5.25 kWh 7.0 kWh 10.5 kWh 14.0 kWh
Melbourne 3.6 kWh 5.4 kWh 7.2 kWh 10.8 kWh 14.4 kWh
Perth 4.4 kWh 6.6 kWh 8.8 kWh 13.2 kWh 17.6 kWh
Sydney 3.9 kWh 5.85 kWh 7.8 kWh 11.7 kWh 15.6 kWh

Data Source: PV-GC spreadsheet based on the CEC GC Design Guidelines The rated output is that achieved in perfect laboratory conditions. The CEC design summary software takes these deratings into account when predicting average for any given system.
A typical Australian house consumes around 30 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day so a 1-2kW system displaces an average of 20-30% of your average electricity bill. Solar panels produce more energy in summer than they do in winter.

Victoria: As soon as the system is inspected and the meter changed and/ or reprogrammed and connected to the grid.
WA and all others: Your system will function after the completion of the installation.

This is handled by your Access Energy installer and is included in the sale price of your system. Meter changing process varies from state to state.

Access Energy will provide you with the relevant system manuals as required by CEC guidelines. We suggest reading your manual to familiarize yourself with the system. Access Energy also recommends you to be continuing to monitor your system performance, and report back if you have any issues or questions. Access Energy also provides a service option to maintain your panels. Please enquire on 1300 79 77 58 if you are interested.

In most cases 2-3 weeks is sufficient to allow for approvals, site inspector if need for installation.

A qualified solar panel installer accredited by Clean Energy Council will install the panels and inverter/s and connect to the grid.Generally the process of installation starts and finishes within a day. However it takes about 2-6 weeks to deliver your order depending on the location, stock and installers availability.

In theory “YES”. To be able to disconnect from grid, solar PV system require sufficient battery storage, and overall expenses will be much higher compare to grid connect.

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