Solar power is a clean, viable form of renewable energy available to help power your house.
Solar power uses solar panels to turn sun light into electricity. You can then use this solar electricity to power your home.
The availability and wide use of solar power shows exactly how versatile it is as a source of energy. The technology and the systems are becoming smaller, more efficient and better looking than ever. Solar energy is a good way to add to the value of your home and reduce your environmental impact.
How does solar power work?
When the sun is shining on the solar panels they generate solar electricity. This electricity is then fed to the inverter which converts it to mains voltage. During the day if you are using any appliances, the solar electricity will be sent to power your appliances.
If no energy is being used while the system is producing electricity, the inverter feeds this energy into the electricity grid. At night, your house draws energy from the grid.
Your energy provider (Energy Australia, Integral etc.) then pays you for any electricity that the system feeds back into the grid.
With a grid connect system you do not require batteries and you will never run out of power as you have the electricity grid as a back up. In addition to this, no changes will be needed to be made within your house regarding power points or how you use electricity.
Solar systems offered by Todae
Todae can tailor a system to suit your needs and budget. It does not matter if you are looking to power a part of your house by solar or looking to make your business solar powered.
Todae can install systems from a 668w residental system to a 9.75kW commercial solar installation. Todae can also offer a range of finance options to make your investment in solar power a more viable one.
Components of a grid-connect solar power system:
A solar power system is made up of three main components: the solar panels, the inverter and the mounting system. Todae uses a variety of combinations of components to ensure each solar power system is tailored to your budget and house.
Advantages of grid connect solar energy
Australia is the luckiest country in the world. Its geography gives the opportunity to use the most natural, sustainable and clean energy in homes – the energy from the sun. With the Federal Governments Photovoltaic Rebate Scheme you can receive up to $8,000 back for installing a solar power system on your home. Installing solar power on your house is one of the biggest steps you can take to reducing your environmental impact and your carbon emissions.
Solar power installation
Todae's solar consultants can help you develop an ideal solar system for your house. Todae's staff can advise which panels are best suited to your house - Sharp, BP, Kyocera or Sunpower. Each house is different, so Todae makes sure that your solar system is best suited to the uniqueness of your house.
The solar rebate:
The rebate is federally administered for domestic solar power installations. There are different rebates for grid connect solar systems and stand alone solar systems. The main type of rebate is the PVRP Rebate for Grid Connect Solar Power. Under this rebate you receive $8/watt back (capped at 1000 watts). Todae can handle all rebate paperwork and submit the application for you.
Benefits of solar power:
- Generating your own electricity will help reduce your electricity bill, saving your money
- The Federal Government’s Photovoltaic Rebate Program along with the Renewable Energy Certificates will help you save money, meaning solar power systems are now more affordable than ever
- Produce clean electricity and reduce the impact of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. With a 1Kw installation you could effectively remove 1.65 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere (or a small car off the roads for over 8 months)
- Add value to your home
- Helps to meet energy requirements for new homes (eg. NSW BASIX, 5 star rating systems)
- Once the system has been purchased, electricity is generated from a free resource - the sun
- Solar modules can be integrated into the building in the form of windows, walls, roof tiles or pergolas
- Solar power can supplement or provide all your electricity consumption
- Additional solar modules can be added later, to increase the size of your system