As electricity prices continue to soar, many families are frantically seeking a solution to their household budget woes. Solar power generation is the answer; offering a safe, proven and environmentally friendly technology that’s also kind to the hip pocket. Contrary to popular belief, solar power is not just for big business. As families in the Tweed Heads region realise the environmental and financial benefits, more and more are making the switch to solar power systems.
What are the options?
With countless solar power options saturating the market, it can be hard to know
which direction to take. At The Solar Man Tweed Heads, we cut through the confusion to make the decision a simple one.
We offer two main solar power solutions;
- Grid-connected solar PV system
- This is the most common type of solar system installation, which connects your solar power generation directly into the electricity grid. This system allows you to power all your household electrical appliances during the day and feed any surplus energy back out into the grid to collect any Feed-in-Tariff credits.
- Stand-alone Power System (SPS)
- The second is the ‘stand alone’ solar system. This option is designed for remotely located properties where the cost to connect into the electricity grid is simply too exorbitant or not an option. The solar system charges a very large battery bank, which in turn maintains power to your house during nightime or during times of low sunlight.
- Solar PV system with Battery Backup
- The third type of solar system is commonly referred to as a “Hybrid” or “Backup” system. It is a Grid-connected solar PV system but has a small to medium sized battery system connected into it. The batteries charge during the day from the solar PV system, and discharge into back the house during the night.
How long will installation take?
The most common concern associated with adopting a solar power system is that it takes a long time to install. In fact, installation for an average-sized home is complete in less than a day. The Solar Man Team will offer you a comprehensive quote and walk you through the entire process to select the ideal solar solution for you.
Where will the panels go?
With residential houses, the solar panels are installed onto the roof, ideally facing North direction and with no shade. The solar panels are generally well integrated into the roof section areas and as such are barely noticeable, not impacting on the aesthetic looks of your house. However, given the right combination of available area, sunshine and with no shade, they can also be erected freestanding elsewhere on your property (ground-mounted)
Can I have solar in an apartment?
Yes! While the solar power movement is gaining traction throughout Australia (and particularly in the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads regions), a large segment of the market is needlessly missing out. It is a common misconception that people living in units or apartments can’t fit solar panels to their homes. In fact, with ample roof space, residents of units or apartments can benefit from solar technology, too.
Prior to installation, always seek permission from your body corporate. They may allow you to install solar, or wish to power the common areas this way. Body corporates are eligible for the Solar Credit Discount Scheme, along with tenants of residential apartments.
How much can a solar system power in my home?
Available in 1kW to 10kW systems, The Solar Man designs solar panels to suit every household. A 1kW solar system will power your lights, TV, DVD player, stereo, microwave and kettle. A 2kW system will power all of the above, as well as all electrical items typically found in a three-bedroom home, apart from air-conditioning. A system of 3kW and above will operate almost everything, including a standard air-conditioner.
If you’re considering making the switch to solar or are ready to take the journey, Contact The Solar Man to discuss the ideal solar system for you.
Leader in Solar Power Tweed Heads
As a resident in Tweed Heads, NSW, you deserve the right to access the same high quality solar power opportunities that those who live in major cities get.
This is why we’ve carefully constructed our Tweed Heads solar power offerings to deliver you the service, prices and professionalism that you’d expect.
Here are a few of the specific solar power services that we offer in the Tweed Heads Region:
Solar Panels Tweed Heads: Looking for a new solar panel installation for your home? Need to upgrade your existing system and add additional panels to boost your capacity? Or perhaps you just need your solar panel repair Tweed Heads? Whatever your need, The Solar Man Tweed Heads is here to help.
Solar Battery Tweed Heads: As battery technology increases, we’ve reached a tipping point in the affordability vs capacity equation. This means that Solar Batteries for your home are now a great investment. As a leader in Solar Batteries, we’re able to recommend, repair and fit them to your existing system.
Tesla Power Wall Tweed Heads: Get the world’s leading home power storage in your home today. The Tweed Heads Tesla Power Wall is a cutting edge technology that is taking the solar scene by storm. Whether you’re looking to run completely off the grid, or simply ensure you don’t need to pay expensive bills when your consumption increases, then the Tesla Power Wall 2.0 is for you. We even give you the opportunity to buy tesla power wall.