How to choose the right solar system for your home

Solar Run can give you the tools to source, use and pay for energy the way you want to.

It’s time to take back control of your energy bill. Energy prices have increased 63% in the past 10 years. By installing one of your solar products in your home, you can realise real savings on your energy bill and protect your family budget from the endless sky rocketing electricity prices. Take back control of your energy bills and join the solar revolution.

We provide services such as Solar Power, Battery Storage, Hot Water Heat pump and pool heat pump. Solar Run offers triple warranty such as 5 Years Full System Warranty, 10-25 Year Warranty on Solar panels and 25 Year Performance Warranty on Solar panels. We assist you with the best customer care services, you can call us on 1300 0 SOLAR or email us on contact@solarrun.com.au.

How solar works

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Solar Panel

When the light from the sun hits the solar panel they produce DC power which then goes to the inverter.

Solar Inverter

The inverter is the heart of the system and this transforms the DC power from the solar panels into usable power for you to use within the home.

Solar Battery

When you have a battery in your home you will always use the power from the solar within the home first, any excess power will go into changing the battery for night time use.

Meter

The meter is there to calculate how much power in use from solar and the grid. Any excess power that is produced and not used within the home will get exported to the grid. When the power is exported to the grid you receive a feed-in $ amount. This varies between state approx 6-22c per KwH.

Grid

This is where the power comes from when you are not producing solar power and you need to buy from the grid.

Choosing the right system

Here at Solar Run we use this chart as a tool and a starting point every time we recommend a system to anyone.

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How to select your solar panels in 3 steps

1. Determine solar panel efficiency and compare to industry average of 16-18%
2. Check solar panel manufacturer warranties against industry average of 10-25 Years
3. Compare cost to relative efficiency – efficiency is important, but the most efficient panels aren’t always the best value.

You can evaluate solar panels on a few main parameters: production, durability and manufacturer quality.

The amount of electricity a given solar panel can produce will produce is dependent on several factors, including the power rating, power tolerance, efficiency and temperature coefficient. Taken together, these factors will tell you how much power your panel will be able to produce.

Most solar panels are very durable, but if you live in an area that has heavy snow or high wind, you should also be sure that the panels you install are designed to withstand the conditions in your area. Look for panels that meet the IEC 61215, a reliability standard established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). IEC 61215 uses an accelerated outdoor stress test for panels to ensure their durability.

While some homeowners may choose to invest in the highest quality, most efficient “premium” panels, remember that those will come with a higher price tag. Going solar is a lot like buying a car: not everyone needs a Porsche! Conversely, if you want to save by buying cheap solar panels, your system may produce less electricity over its lifetime, reducing your overall savings. Only you know what is best for your home. Check our product reviews for choosing the best solar panels.

How do I maintain my solar system?

Our experience of installing more than one million solar panels in Australian conditions means that by choosing us you’re not just buying equipment and installation – you‘re also getting peace of mind.

Our installation comes with:

  • 5–year “whole of system” warranty covering workmanship and installation
  • 5–year inverter warranty and a 10-year panel manufacturer’s warranty

Still, have some questions? Give our friendly experts a buzz about your solar questions on 1300076527 today.

Which inverter should I choose?

It’s the job of the inverter in your solar energy system to convert the solar energy into something you can use. Solar panels take solar energy and make it into direct current (DC) power. The inverter’s job is to convert that DC power into the alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used in your home.

There are two types of inverters: string inverters and module-level power electronics(MLPEs). Both micro inverters and power optimisers are both MLPEs.

Both String inverters and Micro inverters convert Direct Current (DC) electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home and appliances. However, while a string inverter will carry out this conversion in a central location on the ground, micro inverters will do so on the back of each solar panel on the roof.

Rather than having a single inverter for a whole circuit (or ‘string’ — hence the name), micro inverters are individually attached to each panel. The advantage of this is that they can monitor per panel and if one inverter malfunctions it won’t affect the rest of your solar system as it would with a string inverter.

We’ve found that three of the best solar inverter brands when balanced on cost and performance in Australian conditions are SolarEdge, Goodwe and Sungrow. For more information on the solar inverters we have available and for detailed reviews of the products, check out our solar inverter reviews.

Why choose battery?

Installing a battery will mean that you don’t need to buy as much power from your electricity retailer. Since you will be bale to use free solar energy generated by your panels during the night as well as during the day.

Your home can run off of the solar energy you have stored in the event that the grid goes down.

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