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4 Questions About Installing Commercial Solar Systems on Rooftop!

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  • 18 Oct 2021

Your business can achieve some amazing benefits with solar installations, whether they're small or big! The installation of commercial solar systems in Sydney is a perfect way to improve your property value while reducing utility costs. But before investing your hard-earned dollars here, you may have some queries to ensure…

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Solar Battery vs. Generator: Which is Better for Backup Power!

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  • 01 Oct 2021

Needless to say, the usage of solar power is on the rise among homeowners in Sydney. According to a survey, one solar system installation gets done in a couple of minutes here! It means that millions of homes have embraced the idea of switching to solar from traditional utility solutions.…

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How to Upkeep the Solar Home Battery Storage System!

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  • 24 Sep 2021

Needless to mention, switching to solar is the most picked option by most homeowners in Sydney to step forward towards the eco-friendly future! Yes, it’s a huge investment, indeed that you need to protect with the proper maintenance of its batteries. Home battery storage in Sydney is quite a popular…

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Is Commercial Solar in Northern Beaches Worth Spending?

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  • 18 Sep 2021

Just like the homeowners, entrepreneurs prefer switching to solar solutions to reduce the carbon footprints at business premises. After all, the average expenses of commercial solar in Northern Beaches are quite low from the past utility grids. Average costs on commercial solar in Northern Beaches Here, you can have an…

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What to Ask the Experts before Getting a Solar Solution in Sydney!

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  • 07 Sep 2021

Switching to solar is, no doubt, a smart decision! In fact, most homeowners go for solar solutions in Sydney, NSW, to reduce their grid energy usage and save dollars. According to a survey, around 2 million homes decide on this eco-friendly option, and you may not be an exception here!…

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Is Your Roof Perfect for Solar Panel Installation in Sydney?

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  • 31 Aug 2021

Understanding the roof’s potential is a must while planning to have a solar system at your home or office. Solar panel installation in Sydney has reached the peak of demand for those who have a great roof to do so! And, while investing dollars for a residential solar solution, you…

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Solar Systems in Sydney Costs Much: Is It Even Worth It?

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  • 28 Aug 2021

According to sources, the demand for solar panels is at its peak among homeowners in Sydney. And the rising utility bills of the conventional sources trigger the craze more that becomes like a no-brainer for them! On the other hand, a few homeowners find it overwhelming even if the solar…

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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Sydney: What to Know!

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  • 17 Aug 2021

“Charity begins at HOME!” You may have heard of this old saying so many times, and it’s your turn to do so! Especially if you want a low-carbon future in Sydney, start it from your enterprise! When you have solar battery storage at your business premises, look for an EV…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Panel Installation Costs!

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Are you switching to solar? Nothing can be a better way to stay eco-friendly and reduce carbon footprints. And the best part is that you can make a huge save on your utility bills. In Sydney, Australia more than 79% of people turn their heads towards the solar system at…

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Solar Battery Storage System: Stop Believing in These MYTHS!

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  • 15 Jul 2021

Switching to solar energy is not a new norm in Australia! It has been going on for the last decade. Over 2 million homes have chosen solar panels over traditional utility options to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints. Still, when it comes to solar battery storage systems, they step…

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How to Get the Best Quotes on Solar Panels in Kogarah

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  • 24 Jun 2021

Switching your utility system to solar is a great idea not only for your business premises but for residential ones as well. Still, many people take their step behind to avoid investing thousands of dollars when it’s about buying solar panels in Kogarah. But do you know that you can…

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Solar Solutions in Sydney: How to Check if the Panels are Working

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  • 28 May 2021

Switching to solar is a great move towards a healthy environment. No matter if you need to power your home or office, it’s a smart option, indeed, to reduce the energy bills. According to a recent survey, the report shows that around 57% of homeowners switching to solar solutions in…

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Solar Panel Face: Which Direction Should You Choose

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  • 17 May 2021

With the advancement of technology, people are embracing solar solutions to a great extent. They are aware of how to save on energy bills! And it makes solar panels a smart choice for homeowners. Whether it’s your home or office premises, you can install solar panels according to your specific…

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How Is An Energy Storage System Going To Help You

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  • 22 Jan 2021

The National Electricity Market (NEM) is a complex system. In this grid, the power supply and demand need to be balanced every moment. For expected changes in demand, the supply needs constant adjustments. Examples of predictable changes include – storms, daily patterns of human activity, unexpected changes from equipment overloads,…

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How to save using Solar

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  • 16 Jan 2021

Reductions in equipment costs: The cost of the major components of a solar system, the panels and inverter, have dropped dramatically over the past decade. The large-scale uptake of the technology has driven competition between suppliers and driven down prices. The payback period of quality solar systems are typically around…

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What About 2021 Solar Rebates in Australia?

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  • 16 Jan 2021

New Year - New solar Resolution. It’s that time of the year when you are again going to come across those ads screaming about solar rebates reductions. Do you have a plan for installing solar panels in your residential or commercial premises? Here’s is the gist of what you need…

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Top 5 Ways Your Commercial Building Can Benefit from Solar Energy

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  • 16 Jan 2021

Have you thought that switching to commercial solar panels could be a risky move for your business? Well, it's time for you to think again. Companies around the world including Google, Apple, and others continue to integrate solar into their business. So, what makes you think that such investments won’t…

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How to save using Solar

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  • 16 Jan 2021

Reductions in equipment costs:

The cost of the major components of a solar system, the panels and inverter, have dropped dramatically over the past decade. The large-scale uptake of the technology has driven competition between suppliers and driven down prices. The payback period of quality solar systems are typically around the 4-year mark with an extremely high Return on Investment (ROI). Get a quote

Install quality – avoid cheap and nasty:

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

Whilst a cheap solar system may seem attractive at the outset the long-term impacts of poorly installed components and inferior quality panels and inverters will cause headaches and dramatically reduced lifetime savings. These cheaper systems are often sold by salespeople with little or no technical understanding, with incentives to sell oversized systems that are not fit for purpose. The systems are often installed by non-licensed and accredited staff on a sub-contract basis. This means it can be incredibly hard to get someone back to the site when there are issues.

Partners in Energy only supply quality systems for our customers, and we take immense pride in our workmanship and after-sales service.

Energy Efficiency Measures:

Load shifting:

After a solar installation, the quest to drive down your energy bills can continue by tailoring your demand to maximise solar consumption.

There are other opportunities to change your household or business energy consumption habits by moving your consumption from nighttime to daytime to better utilise the power produced by your solar system. This could be simple changes such as setting your appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers to run during the day. Simple wiring changes and the installation of timers can also be implemented to allow your electric hot water service to run during the day when the sun is shining. Partners in Energy can provide advice on the simple changes, or implement the more complex changes, to ensure you get the most from your system. In this respect, we understand that solar is just the beginning of the quest to drive down your energy costs.

If you’re looking to reduce your energy consumption and reduce your energy bill then PiE can complete an audit of your property and provide a plan on how to do this.

The PiE difference:

  1. After-sales service: We provide remote monitoring services for the systems we install and provide feedback on a quarterly basis to our customers on system performance. We want to see a dramatic reduction in your energy costs.
  2. No subcontracting of our work: A key tenant of our business is that we keep our work in-house. It’s our experience that this is the best way to ensure the quality of our workmanship is kept to a high level.
  3. We’re Electricians, not just solar installers: Unlike many solar companies, we complete a site inspection by one of our qualified staff prior to finalising a quote for you. If you require additional electrical work, then we will happily provide a quote to complete that work for you as well.
  4. PiE is a Level 2 Accredited Service Provider: This means that if you require a new switchboard or an upgraded connection to the network; we can complete this work for you.

Batteries with Solar: Bill savings and cost-effectiveness

Apart from specific applications, early adopters, or energy retailers rolling out subsidised Virtual Power Plant (VPP) trials for their customers; the economics of residential battery storage does not stack up; for now. However, as prices for batteries continue to drop the time is fast approaching where it will make clear economic sense to couple a battery to your solar system. When scoping up solar systems Partners in Energy keep an eye to the future when we will be back to your home or business to install battery storage. In terms of your new solar system, this can affect the equipment selection, location, and system sizing. PiE have these conversations with our customers at the outset. We can set up energy monitoring devices so that your well informed in the future when the time comes to invest in battery storage. It makes sound business sense that we provide comprehensive and honest advice regarding the implementation of battery storage – after all, we want to see our customers again when it is time to install a battery.

Partners in Energy are accredited in the design and installation of battery systems for domestic and commercial applications. We are experienced in the installation of all major battery brands.

If you’re considering battery storage for your existing solar system, or you’re looking to get one installed alongside your solar, we highly recommend looking into a VPP offering with an energy retailer.

Production and Consumption Monitoring, and the importance of solar ‘self-consumption:

The holy grail of a solar system is whereby all your household or business energy requirements are supplied from your solar system rather than the grid. In practice, this is a highly elusive goal – not in the least part because you consume a proportion of your energy at night when the sun isn’t shining.

Shading:

The more the sun the better for solar panels. However, if your roof is shaded for part of the day this is not the end of the world. Partners in Energy work with both Enphase and SolarEdge systems, both of which are excellent solutions for partially shaded solar installations. The former utilises ‘microinverter’ technology whilst the latter relies on ‘optimisers’. Without getting too technical this essentially means that each panel in your installation performs to its full capability. This contrasts to a traditional ‘string’ system where the output of a string is limited to the worst performing panel. i.e. If one panel has its output reduced by 50% due to shading then all the other panels wired to that string are also reduced. Optimised and Microinverter Systems are slightly more expensive than traditional systems – so it’s important to calculate the impact of shading on generation versus the additional equipment costs. Partners in Energy complete Return on Investment (ROI) calculations and share these with our customers prior to deciding on a fit-for-purpose solar system for your home or business.

Warranties:

There are a few considerations when weighing up warranties associated with installing solar. It’s important to understand both the product and performance warranties associated with the inverter, panels and fixing system that make up your overall system. As part of our customer consultation process PiE ensure you are fully up to speed with the specific warranties associated with your system. In addition, we provide a 5-year warranty on our own installation and workmanship – this is in line with requirements set out by the Clean Energy Council.

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