No, it does not matter if you don’t have an electricity grid connected to your property.
We will work with you to understand your loads and uses of these loads, then design a system to suit your energy needs.
This type of system is typically known as OFF GRID.
Unfortunately, one size does not fit all solutions. We need to consider a number of factors when designing a system suitable to your needs.
For example, best panel positioning, orientation, available roof space, available control system space, energy needs and use are the main drive factors for installing solar.
There are also a number of situations when battery storage is a good solution when coupled with solar energy.
This will entirely depend on the demand for power from the system and the rate at which energy is required.
Each system is designed to be tailored to the customer’s needs.
Solar modules have been tested in controlled environments as well as in the field, with results showing module lifetimes in excess of 25 years.
Modules typically have 25-year performance warranties and 10-year workmanship warranties.
Solar panels are approximately 1 metre wide and 1.7 metres high. Most systems are designed and installed in rows. Traditionally one would normally leave a minimum of 2 metres between rows or more if mounted on a frame to avoid shading by the adjacent panels.
The general rule of thumb is to allow 300 square metres per 10,000w.
Commercial solar systems which are purchased and installed under the current rebates and tax incentives usually pay for themselves in approximately 4-6 years.
The exact return on investment will depend on electrical usage, the current and future cost of power, and the overall cost of the solar system.
Typically speaking, larger systems will be better suited to ground mounts. For example, a 50kW system in size and greater is our recommendation.
Power is normally supplied directly to the grid at an agreed tariff. Ideally, you would need to secure a site for 20 plus years for the system viability and return on investment.
Buildings which are best suited to commercial solar systems have flat roofs or an orientation to the North.
Most roof types are suitable for solar panels, including tile, tin, kliplok and concrete.
Large roof spaces cater well for larger solar systems.