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You can, but the removal and re-installation must be performed by a qualified electrician or builder who is certified to perform such a removal, and your power supplier may have requirements about disconnection and reconnection to the electricity supply with which you must comply.

Note that small-scale technology certificates are assigned against a property address, not property owner. Removing panels from a property means subsequent installations at that property cannot claim solar credits against any new installation, although they can claim 1:1 STCs. The new property at which you may wish to re-install your panels will not be eligible to claim small-scale technology certificates.

Here are some things to keep in mind before opting for solar at home or commercial solar power:

Make sure that you have enough roofing space. Installation companies like Amrut Solar will be happy to send their teams to your home for a quick and free survey that will tell you the most efficient way to install components to give you solar at home or commercial solar power systems at your business.

Take into consideration the local homeowner association laws before switching to - residential solar, and building regulations before installing commercial solar systems to your business.

Keep track of your energy consumption month on month by maintaining a record of your energy bills. Review these bills before making a decision, or connect with Amrut Solar to conduct an energy audit to help prepare you to bring solar at home.

A residential solar system is convenient and sustainable. You can produce solar energy to power your home or your business on your property. Some of the benefits of installing home solar systems are as follows:

  • It is completely renewable
  • Solar energy is free
  • Energy bills become very low
  • No carbon footprint
  • Residential solar systems can power your home for up to 12 hours in one go, and can also be installed to be connected to the power grid in case you aren’t able to produce enough sunlight for the day’s use.
  • Solar power systems have a great return on investment!

There are four distinct types of residential solar systems that are available for installation in Australia. These are – grid-connected solar systems, stand-alone solar systems, hybrid solar systems and portable solar systems. While each of them has its own advantages, you must find the kind of solar system that is right for you. Amrut Solar can help you do the same by analyzing your power spending, the amount of area your property covers, and the output required.

For homes that are averagely sized, the most cost-effective residential solar system option would be the grid-connected solar system. This system feeds excess electricity back into the electricity grid, which can end up earning you money, and draws electricity from the grid when your solar energy needs are not met by solar power. Hybrid solar for home also harnesses other renewable sources of energy that act as a backup for when solar energy doesn’t cut it. If your home is in a remote location where electricity is not available, you can go in for a stand-alone residential solar power system as it eliminates your need for unreliable grid generated electricity. Portable solar energy systems only work for small amounts of time and are best used for camping, farming or fishing. These are not recommended for residential solar systems.

Absolutely! Once installed, you will be able to expand your solar power system at any time in the future. Companies like Amrut Solar will help you in adding solar panels to your existing grid and module without the need to install more solar inverters. By adding microinverters, we make the process of adding solar panels into an existing solar system easier.

No, solar panels do not work during a blackout. This is due to two reasons. The technical reason for this is that solar panels do not provide stable amounts of power as the amount of solar power harnessed varies from day to day. Solar panels are connected to electricity grids so as to stabilize the flow of power coursing through your appliances, and not damaging them. However, in the case of a power blackout, your solar panels could supply unstable amounts of electricity to your appliances, burning them out.

The second reason that solar panels don’t work during a power blackout is for the safety of the repairmen, looking for the fault in the grid that causes the blackout. When blackouts occur, teams are sent to the grid to detect and repair issues that may be causing a hindrance to the flow of electricity. If your solar panels feed electricity back into the grid at this time, it could be a threat to the lives of the repairmen. This is why your solar panels are shut off during a blackout.

You can check the performance of your solar power systems in the following steps:

  • Check the inverter light. A green light on your inverter indicates good health while a red light indicates an issue with your solar power system.
  • The display of the inverter will give you the error message to be relayed to one of our experts who will then fix the issue should one arise.
  • Access solar power system data through the digital screen or go online to the account linked to your solar inverter. You will find the information you need along with an annual energy output, and a monthly division of the same.
  • Make sure to check for the estimated output by the manufacturer of the solar panels and equate that with the output received from your solar power system.

It is important to note that while your solar panels may be new or old, it is difficult to see them working at optimal or full efficiency as indicated on their manuals.

To find out how much you pay for electricity on an average before investing in a residential solar power system or commercial solar system, you must conduct what is known as an energy audit to see how much solar energy you will require to produce each day. This process can be aided by taking the help of our team of experts at Amrut Solar.

An energy audit is conducted through the collation and comparison of the data provided in your energy/electricity bills over the last year. We will help you in acquiring these bills and then deducing how much energy you consume on an average in a month, and multiplying that digit with the amount it costs to purchase a unit of electricity. This method of energy auditing is the most accurate way to figure out how much you pay for electricity if you aim to switch to solar power systems. This way, you can compare how much you have been spending on electricity and then make a sound choice.

Installing a solar system takes one to three days on average. The factors that affect the time taken for our team of experts at Amrut Solar to install your residential solar panels depends on the size and the complex nature of the solar power system that you choose to install. In case your decision is to attach a battery installation as well, the process may take up to a few days.

Solar energy systems that are connected to the electric grid take a shorter time to install than those that are not connected to the grid at all. Even though it seems like a short enough time to install solar panels (PV), it takes a bit longer for your solar system to begin functioning.

If you decide to install residential solar power systems or commercial solar for your business, you will have to hire the help of a company that specializes in this. It can take companies like Amrut Solar a few weeks to complete the entire process of installation. The process of connecting a solar power system to the power grid can be a time-consuming task. Companies sometimes take longer to bring the system up to date per the standards set by the Clean Energy Council.

For residential solar systems, you can require between 30 to 120 square meters of roofing space to install solar panels (PV). For commercial properties, you can require between 50 to 500 square meters depending on the size and output being expected from the solar power system.

You must keep in mind that a larger output requirement means installing more panels. An average solar panel stands at about 1756×1039×30mm (69.07×40.97×1.18 inch). This is to be kept in mind when calculating the amount of roof space required.

There are many benefits of solar energy. Here are some:

  • You no longer have to pay expensive electricity bills.
  • It uses clean energy and renewable sources to produce.
  • It gives the same and better output than electricity.
  • You will be able to contribute to the healing of the environment from the comfort of your home.
  • The addition of a working and fully installed solar energy system in your residential property is sure to increase its value if you intend to sell or rent it out as there will be no residual costs for electricity usage.

Yes! With ample sunlight and warmth to convert into solar power systems, Melbourne is an ideal place to install solar panels (PV).

Solar panels and solar power systems are relatively expensive to install. However, these panels and systems easily out-produce their electric counterparts. Moreover, this cost is easily recovered by eliminating the need for purchasing electricity at all. You can also seek out solar panel rebates which grant interest-free loans on residential and commercial properties. All you require is to get an eligibility assessment, which you will pursue with the help of your retailer. The retailer will claim your rebate on your behalf and then deduct this amount from the cost of your solar system. A solar panel rebate is also offered in the form of small-scale technology certificates that carry monetary value. If you are looking to establish your solar power systems on a budget, these options should be helpful.

Solar power is one of the cleanest sources of energy that can be harnessed and used to power your homes and commercial setups. Technically speaking, in the solar industry, there aren’t too many revolutionary changes that are on the horizon. Since clean energy is the future and way forward for our world, we suggest going in for clean energy and installing solar power systems or opt for hybrid solar systems and inverters.

This is because aside from being environmentally conscious, solar panels (PV) are also costly. However, the cost of the installation of solar panels or solar power systems is set off by the amount of money you end up saving on electricity bills. So, if you delay installing solar panels on your property, you are incurring losses.

Solar energy is the way forward. This is a fact. As our non-renewable resources reach the end of their supply, it is becoming imminent that humans will have to look at alternative sources of energy. The sun’s rays being harnessed and turned into electricity is the most convenient way for us to survive in this world as the sun’s heat is free of cost and distributed evenly without discrimination.

In a country like Australia that receives an average of 6-7 hours of sunlight, solar power is the most efficient mode of energy production. So, yes – solar panels are worth it in 2021, and will likely remain to be so in the future as well.

When it comes to businesses and commercial ventures, the one thing that you are bound to be looking for is increasing savings and profits. This can be done in many ways, but one of the most fundamental ways to go about it would be to switch over to solar power. Increasing prices of utilities are causing a dent in your business, and commercial solar power systems are a lot cheaper to install now than they were before. Therefore, it does make sense to switch over to commercial solar systems for your business.

Not only will this move save you electricity costs, but it will be able to anticipate your energy use and create enough energy for it through renewable sources. This will also entitle you to government-sanctioned rebates and incentives in Australia.

Large businesses have always led the way in how commercial ventures can run, and we can say with confidence that you can actually install solar panels (PV) for your business Depending on its size, you can pick from a range of solar systems available for commercial purposes at Amrut Solar.

The number of solar panels you may need will depend on the amount of energy output you require. It is important to note that solar panels come in a standard size, and while output generally differs between brands, you will have to consult with our team of experts at Amrut Solar to come to an agreement on how many panels you would have to install.

For this, our experts would take up two processes: an energy audit, and finding the right efficiency of solar power systems. An energy audit would let us know the energy usage on an average at your home or business and then help in estimating how much power your home may require. Thereafter, you can choose between solar panels that produce 300-400 watts of solar energy, which will dictate how many panels you would have to install.

To decide how much electricity production you would require from solar panels, you would have to conduct a process known as an energy audit. In this process, your retailer of choice, such as Amrut Solar, would look into the previous year’s electricity usage at your commercial or residential property, and analyze the average amount of electricity used by you. Once this is done, they will analyze the best solar panels for your needs.

We at Amrut Solar recommend the 6.6kW solar system for a mid-sized home. And, for an even larger home, we offer 7kW solar power systems and larger packages depending on the type of property it is and how much sunlight it receives.

Figuring out how much kilo wattage of electricity your business would require is a task best left to the experts in the field. At Amrut Solar, we recommend that commercial solar systems of a 10kW capacity be used for a small commercial venture, while a 20kW and 30kW output be used for relatively larger commercial ventures.

There is no simple formula to figure out the amount of kilo wattage your business may need. You would have to conduct an energy audit to deduce the amount of kilo wattage you would require for your business, which can easily be done with the help of companies like Amrut Solar.

Before installing your residential or commercial solar system, you will be informed of the financial burden you or your business would have to take on. While some zero-down payment schemes exist, this depends from retailer to retailer. Therefore, when you purchase a solar power system, you can also choose to finance the project via loan and repay the loan amount on a month-on-month basis.

You may feel that along with the repayment of your loan, you would end up spending the same amount as you would if you used grid-connected electricity, you must keep in mind that these instalment payments end at the expiry of the repayment period, after which you will make only savings on your solar energy system. Another factor that will end up reducing your expense would be your minimal use of grid electricity.

Yes! Most solar panels come with a 10-25-year warranty on repairs and replacements of components. If you invest with companies like Amrut Solar that aim to give their customers only the best in service, as part of your contract for the installation of solar panels, you will receive access to an engineer who would be responsible for servicing and repairing your solar panels (PV) when the need arises.

While Amrut Solar does not have control over the warranties offered by the manufacturer of the products, we will be happy to aid you in choosing the most efficient deal for you. On an average, panels come with 12-year product warranties and 25-year linear power warranties. Inverters come with a shorter warranty period.

When you decide to install solar panels or solar power systems, you will begin by contacting a retailer who can conduct the installation. Amrut Solar offers a range of services in lieu of you installing solar panels on your property. First, we provide a free quote for your property. Thereafter, our team would also give you an energy audit. Once this is done, you would need to select the brand of panels that you would prefer from the options presented as best output modules for your specific needs.

Yes, Amrut Solar is approved by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) Australia! You can rest assured that the installation of solar panels into your home or commercial properties will be done with utmost efficiency, following the regulations mentioned in the Solar Retailer Code of Conduct approved by the CEC.

Loans and rebates on solar panel systems are rampantly available through government mandates and policies. You will be eligible to apply solar rebate Victoria for one if you can fulfil the following conditions:

  • That you are the owner or occupier of the property.
  • That you have a combined taxable income that is less than $180,000 per annum, based on the Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment of the previous year.
  • That your property is valued at less than $3 million.
  • That you have not received any rebates under the Solar Homes Program run by the government.
  • That you do not have an existing solar panel system that was installed after 1st November 2009.

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There are two distinct components that go into making a solar power system - The panels, and the inverter. It is important to understand that the solar panels you install are what harnesses the sun’s energy to produce energy equivalents, while the inverter is the mechanism that converts the solar electricity to a usable form for your residential or commercial use. You can choose to purchase and install a monitoring meter, which will keep track of your solar power usage.

To choose the best solar panel (PV), you have to factor in the efficiency of the panel you wish to purchase as compared to the industry average, the warranties available in the brand of choice subject to market standards, and cost comparisons to the efficacy of the panels. You will find that the efficiency standard in the industry ranges between 16-18%. Most brands will also offer warranties ranging between 10-25 years.

When looking for the best solar panels, you will have to look into the budget you have set for yourself and choose from the range as appropriate. Your retailer will be able to help you make the choice. They will consider the power output you require, as well as the size of your property.

Amrut Solar has access to the best brands in the world to give you unfettered access to clean energy through solar panels and inverters. We use batteries manufactured by ABB and Enphase, and panels manufactured by companies like Seraphim, Trina and Astronergy!

Amrut Solar provides you with solar power systems ranging from 5kW to 6.6kW, to 7kW for residential solar systems. For commercial solar systems, Amrut offers you a range between 10kW, 20kW and 30kW solar panels. At Amrut Solar, we believe that each project, each property, is an individual plan. Therefore, while we provide systems of recommended output for commercial and residential properties, we also work on bringing tailor-made solutions for your property’s specific needs.

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