How does solar energy work?
Solar energy works by harnessing sunlight through solar panels, which contain photovoltaic cells. These cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then converts the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power homes or businesses.
Can I use solar energy when the power grid is down?
Most standard grid-tied solar panel systems do not provide power during a grid outage. This is to ensure the safety of utility workers repairing the power lines. However, you can consider installing battery storage systems that allow you to store excess energy and use it during power outages.
How much space do I need for solar panels?
The space required for solar panels depends on the size of the system you plan to install and the efficiency of the panels themselves. On average, a 1kW solar panel system requires about 100 square feet of roof space. It's best to consult with a NQ Solar installation professional who can assess your property and determine the exact space requirements for your specific needs.
Are there any incentives/rebates available for solar?
When you purchase new solar panels in Queensland, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the federal government solar rebate, which can lead to significant savings on your installation costs.
For an average 8.5kW solar panel system, you can receive a rebate of $3,674. It's important to note that the exact rebate amount may vary depending on your specific location within Queensland and the size of the system you decide to install.
At our company, we strive to provide comprehensive coverage of all the solar power incentives available in Queensland. This includes not only the Australian solar panel rebate but also the various rebates offered by the Queensland state government. Additionally, we ensure you have the information you need regarding the feed-in tariffs in Queensland, which allow you to sell excess solar energy back to the grid and potentially earn credits.
Our website also offers valuable insights into solar power in Queensland, helping you understand the benefits and potential savings associated with this renewable energy source. Lastly, we provide guidance on finding a reputable solar company, ensuring that you make an informed decision when selecting a provider for your solar installation needs.
How much do solar panels cost?
The cost of solar panels can vary depending on factors such as the size of the system, brand, and installation requirements. Generally, the cost includes equipment, installation, and any additional components such as inverters and mounting systems. However, prices have been decreasing over the years, making solar more affordable for many homeowners and businesses.
How long do solar panels last?
Solar panels are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Most manufacturers provide warranties that guarantee their performance for 25 to 30 years. With proper maintenance and care, solar panels can continue to generate electricity beyond their warranty period.
Will solar panels work during cloudy or rainy days?
Solar panels can still generate electricity even on cloudy or rainy days. While sunlight intensity affects their efficiency, solar panels can still produce a significant amount of power in diffused light. However, their output may be slightly reduced compared to sunny conditions.