Here are a few handy tips regarding your system:
When choosing a solar power system for your home, there are two main types to choose from: 1./ On-Grid and 2./ Off-Grid (or Stand Alone).
1./ Grid-Connect Solar System
This system connects your home’s solar system into the public electricity grid. Power from your solar system can feed into the public electricity grid and is monitored through your power meter. Your energy company will pay you (or reimburse you) for your home’s contribution to the grid.
2./ Off-Grid (Stand Alone) Solar System
Off grid solar systems operate completely independently of the public electricity grid. Perfect for rural homes and remote areas who cannot connect to the electricity grid, off-grid solar systems are also being adopted by families who want to be self-sufficient and not reliant on the public electricity system.
Off-grid solar systems generally include additional components such as a backup generator and a battery bank, which stores the daylight energy harnessed by the solar system, enabling 24×7 solar power supply.
A typical residential solar system can be installed in less than a day. For more complex commercial installations, please contact Koala Solar for an estimate.
Each household has different electricity needs. Don’t hesitate to call Koala Solar today and our friendly team can discuss what’s possible for your home.
An inverter is a small component you need to convert the DC electricity generated by your solar system into the 240V AC current needed in your home – so, yes, you will need an inverter. Inverters are typically installed next to your meter box and are no bigger in size than a standard briefcase.
Yes. And, if your body corporate agrees to a solar system installation, they may be eligible for a government rebate or discount. First of all, we recommend you gain agreement from your body corporate and all parties concerned. After that, feel free to contact Koala Solar to arrange a solar system installation in your residential apartment building.
While most home installations require solar panels to be discreetly installed on the roof, there are other options. You can choose a roof installation or even a free-standing installation anywhere on your property.
Most importantly, a good solar system needs maximum sunshine. In WA, we generally achieve this by facing the solar panels North with an upwards tilted angle of 30 degrees.
In general, your solar power installation is care-free. With no moving parts to worry about, the likelihood of anything breakdown is very small. The most important maintenance you can do is to keep the panels clean. Cleaning the solar panels is a simple task which should completed on an annual basis.
Solar generators use solar panels to capture photons from the sun and charge a battery in the generator. Before the power is extracted, an inverter changes it to alternating current (AC) electricity, which is used by most appliances today.
Not always. Even homes and businesses with solar may lose power in the event of a grid power outage if their system does not include some form of energy storage.
Solar panels installed on your roof work best during daylight hours. When the sun is shining directly onto them, photons from the sunlight charge a battery that stores the energy before being converted into alternating current (AC) electricity for home appliance usage. Solar panels can’t generate power in darkness.
Solar powered lights comprise of the same photovoltaic cells, which absorb solar energy during the daytime. These cells convert solar energy into electrical energy, which is stored in a battery. At night-time the lights come on automatically and consume the electricity stored in the battery.For even more, have a look at solar power advantages and disadvantages here.
Check your western power supply is working. Try turning off your invertor as per the shutdown procedure on the front of your invertor. Check that the solar supply main switch circuit breaker is in the on position. If these steps have not rectified the issue, please contact Koala Solar on 08 9456 4763 or refer to your systems online manual.
Your solar system will turn off at night as there is not enough sunlight to sustain operation. Once the solar radiation is high enough the inverter will start to operate automatically again each morning.
Cleaning is not required but I would like to clean them please use a soft cloth (non - scratch) to wipe them down or you can hose them down.
Fronius Inverter: Click here for the step by step instructions.
Zeversolar Inverter: Warranties is automatically registered.
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