Why Solar

Financial Benefits

Depending on your energy usage, the size of your solar system and the available incentives, such as feed in tariffs in your area, you will be able to reduce or eliminate your power bill, and even generate income. Solar panels convert sunlight into DC electricity and then an inverter converts DC electricity into the 240V electricity that powers your home or business. Your home or business remains connected to the main electricity grid, and any electricity your system generates is exported back to the grid.

When power is fed back into the main electricity grid, your electricity provider purchases this energy back from you. So the income you generate depends on the amount of power your solar system generates.

To find out more about the NSW Gross Feed in Tariff click here (link to FAQ on Gross Feed in Tariff)

Environmental Benefits

Reduce greenhouse emissions

Over 90% of Australia's electricity is sourced by fossil fuels. Australia is the worst polluter per capita on Earth, but by installing a solar system you will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute towards a more sustainable future for your family.

Green and reliable power

Grid connect solar systems are green and reliable even during winter. Solar cells work on light, not heat, so your system will generate power throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions on Solar

What is Solar Power?

Solar Power is the cleanest, most viable form of renewable energy available to help power your home or business. Solar panels fitted to your roof silently converts sunlight into electricity for normal use in your home.

How does it work?

When sunlight hits the solar panels on your roof a DC electric current is produced. An inverter, connected between the panels and your switchboard, converts the DC current into AC current, which powers your home. The system is simple and connects directly into the electricity grid, with no batteries required.

What are feed-in tariffs?

A feed-in tariff is a premium rate paid for electricity fed back into the electricity grid from a designated renewable electricity generation source like a rooftop solar PV system or wind turbine. At present, feed-in tariff regulations for renewable energy exist in over 40 countries around the world.

What rebates are available?

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are available for solar systems on your home or business. When purchasing a solar system, you are also purchasing the rights to these credits. You can then choose to sell them into the open trading market (similar to stocks or shares), and other companies will purchase these certificates to offset their own carbon footprint.

One REC is equivalent to one megawatt hour of electricity generation. A REC can be traded for cash and the value of these certificates fluctuates according to market conditions.

Solar Concepts can organise the sale of your RECs for you at the point of sale and complete all the necessary paperwork, so your rebate is deducted from the price of your system.

Where else can the solar panels be placed other than my roof?

Solar Panels can be placed just about anywhere there is a constant source of sunlight with no shade. Often the North facing side of your roof is the best place for your solar panels to maximise efficiency.

Are there any ongoing costs with a Solar Power Grid Connect System?

There are no ongoing costs after the initial investment price of the system.

How much electricity will my solar energy system produce?

The amount of solar electricity generated depends on the number of panels on your roof and the weather conditions in your area. When we provide a quote for your home we can go through all of these conditions in relation to your individual home and the system best suited to your situation.

Can I add more solar panels to my Grid Connect system later?

Yes. Most Solar Power Grid Connect systems can be upgraded with additional solar panels installed depending on which solar system size you choose and the capacity of the inverter. If you wish to increase your solar system significantly at a later date it is better to install a larger inverter now.