Solar Power FAQs2019-07-24T21:40:25+10:00

FAQ’s on Solar Power

We’re always happy to discuss any questions you may have. We’ve included some common questions below but feel free to call us anytime on 1300 362 821.

Does Solahart Sunshine Coast install Tesla energy products?2019-01-02T23:32:44+10:00

Yes. Solahart Sunshine Coast is a Certified Installer of Tesla Powerwall 2. For more information on the Powerwall 2, click here.

How much energy does a battery store?2018-12-14T07:30:15+10:00

The storage capacity of batteries vary by model. We are more than happy to explain the differences and help you assist which product would best suit your own circumstances. Click here to book a free on-site appointment.

Can I retrofit a Tesla Powerwall onto an existing solar power system?2018-12-14T08:10:04+10:00

Yes however there may be certain design restrictions based on your current system. Get in touch and we’ll arrange a free on-site assessment as the next step.

Can I install a solar power system now and a Tesla Powerwall later?2018-12-14T08:10:46+10:00

Yes. Solahart Sunshine Coast can supply you with a Battery Ready PV system which enables a Tesla Powerwall to be installed at a later date.

What financing options do you have?2018-12-16T12:40:02+10:00

For residential installations, we offer a great finance plan which makes the switch to solar easier with flexible payment plans. We also accept cash, cheque and credit card payments.

For servicing, we accept cash, cheque and credit card payments.

For more information on our finance options, click here.

How does solar power work?2018-12-16T13:37:36+10:00

Solar PV systems generate electricity from sunlight. The solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells which collect the light from the sun and convert this into DC current. This is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC to power your home. The amount of electricity you can produce depends on the number of panels and their efficiency, the size of the inverter, the orientation of your roof and the amount of sunlight in your location.

Your home remains connected to the power grid so that when you generate more electricity than you need, you can feed it back into the grid. Alternatively, you can purchase more electricity from the grid when the sun’s not shining or when your system is not producing enough to meet your requirements.

What about the quality of the systems you install?2018-12-16T13:38:38+10:00

For over 60 years, we have been setting the standard for solar systems in Australia. Our systems are designed for the harshest Australian conditions. Our solar power systems only use world-leading panels and the world’s best quality inverters. Our solar panels are consistent with Solahart’s quality and performance requirements, using state of the art PERC monocrystalline cells, designed to achieve excellent performance under real conditions, even with low radiation intensity and on clear hot summer days.

Does it take long to install a solar power system?2018-12-16T13:39:07+10:00

Depending on the size of the system and site constraints, it can take one of our teams half to a full day to install a system. Once our work onsite is complete, we send off your paperwork to your energy provider on your behalf to have your net-metering undertaken. This process is controlled solely by the energy provider.

What are Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) or STC rebates?2018-12-16T13:40:37+10:00

By installing a solar power system on your property, you are most likely still eligible for STCs. These STCs can be used to reduce the purchase price of your new system and can often save you thousands of dollars.

For a Solahart Solar Power system, each STC represents 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable electricity produced over 15 years. The number of STC’s created varies with the size and model PV system and the region (or zone) in which the unit is installed. The value of an STC is not fixed and varies depending on market factors.

Once you install a solar power system, the STCs produced can be traded and sold on the open market. You can assign the right to create your STCs to your Solahart dealer who will pay you the value of the STCs as an upfront discount on your system.

Government rebates are still available up to $4360*. This is based on a 6.6kW system (109 STC’s @ $40)

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