Did you know that these energy efficient alternatives are also installed by Sunshine Coast electricians that specialise in solar arrays? And DYFA Electrical, we have the experts you’ll need for a job done right, efficiently, and affordably. Every electrician on our team is licensed, insured, and police cleared in addition to specialising in electrical installations of all kinds, including solar. The result is added energy efficiency with reliable installation and exceptional service for when you need it most.
Solar energy is one of the cleanest, most affordable ways to power your home or business – and the Sunshine Coast gets plenty of sun! Rather than relying solely on the grid, and paying a premium to the power company, you can generate your own electricity directly from the sun’s rays as they hit your panels.
Solar energy reduces our environmental footprint on the earth and is a cleaner way to produce the power we need to fuel our daily lives. It’s also more cost effective than paying for power from today’s electrical providers. And adding solar to your home can also add to the equity of your home, adding nearly 20% in value compared to homes without solar.
How do solar panels reduce reliance on grid power?
In most residential installations, you won’t be completely removing yourself from the grid. What happens is that the solar power you produce supplements the power consumption you need to reduce or nearly eliminate your need for the grid. But you’ll remain connected to the main energy infrastructure as a backup. After all, cloudy days and long nights are all times when your panels are not producing energy, so you’ll need a source of power for if and when your reserves run out.
Solar panels are installed, usually on the roof of a home, to capture the energy produced by the sun. The panels contain cells that absorb the sun’s rays and create a direct current (DC) that is then processed by an electrical inverter. This turns the energy into alternating current (AC) which can be used to power things in your home.
Create even more energy than you need? That’s a great problem to have. You can either sell the excess energy back to the power company or invest in solar batteries to store extra power for those rainy days (not that QLD has many of those).
Why do you need an electrician to go solar?
Solar panels are all about producing electricity, and specialised electricians are the right people for the job of solar installation. That’s because the solar array, or the fleet of panels on your roof, all need to be configured correctly with the right wiring and then connected to the right inverter(s) to ensure clean and efficient power production. The solar system for your home will also have to be connected to the main switchboard of your house so that the home knows where to draw its energy from.
Electrical companies can also help you with all of the nuances of solar installation including rebates and tax credits. More than ever, governments are incentivizing homeowners to go solar to reduce reliance on overtaxed electrical grids and to reduce our impact on the environment. These credits and incentives can largely be handled by the electrician you hire, who will then pass the savings on to you?
How much does it cost for solar installation?
How much you’re going to pay is going to be largely based on how large your system is. And that is determined by how much power consumption your home requires on a regular basis. Your electrician should come out to provide you with a custom quote for any solar installation and will start by looking at your past electric bills, which will give you both a good sense of exactly how much power you can expect to need. From there, they can right size a system for you, including determining the number of solar panels that will be needed, to produce the right amount of power.
Here’s a rough idea of how much it will cost for your Sunshine Coast home or business, after solar rebates and incentives, to go solar.
What else should I look for in an electrician for my solar project?
After determining that your prospective electricians are experienced with solar installations, there are quite a few other criteria you can use to narrow down the playing field. For instance, you’ll want someone who is not just familiar with solar but also has years of experience doing residential or commercial installations (whichever you need, of course). Here are some other questions you can ask:
Are you CEC accredited?
What memberships do you hold?
How many other Sunshine Coast homes have you worked on?
Do you offer additional warranties for workmanship?
Do you provide free quotes or estimates?
Can you share customer testimonials with me?
Are there any other hidden fees or maintenance issues I should know about?
Go solar with the experts at DYFA Electrical
Going solar for your primary electrical supply can feel like a big deal. But once you make the decision, the hardest part of the experience is choosing the right electrician for the job. From there, you can sit back and relax as you go green and save even more green in your bank account over time.
Solar installations are specialised projects that require a lot of know-how that many electricians simply don’t have. That’s why it’s important to choose an experienced company that has a focus on solar installation and the crews to get the job done right.
And that team is DYFA Electrical. We’ve been helping the Sunshine Coast go green with solar and have crews that are specially trained to oversee and conduct complete solar installations. Every one of our electricians is also licensed and insured for the work they’ll be doing, so you can feel confident in the team that is taking your home green.
Our free quotes for solar installation cover everything you’ll need for the project to get finished and will include all rebates in an easy-to-understand format. There will be zero surprises with a solar install from DYFA Electrical, except perhaps just how easy we make the entire process for our customers.
Most systems are backed with a 10-year warranty for parts, which is provided by the manufacturer. Another feature of a solar contract is that they’ll also assure of how much power you can expect your system to produce. If you find that the figures are dropping, you may need maintenance to check for malfunctions, all of which should be covered during the life of your warranty.
Do I have to insure my solar panels?Kara2022-06-08T12:39:13+08:00
Solar panels are a permanent fixture for your home once they are installed. They’re certainly not something that you can take with you to a new home if you move. But that said, because they are part of your home, they should be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. To ensure this, you may need to notify your insurance company so that they can update your policy accordingly.
How do I get paid for the extra energy my system produces?Kara2022-06-08T12:39:25+08:00
This is called a feed-in-tariff and is handled by your electrical company, which monitors the amount of energy you consume and provide. A net feed-in-tariff is the most common type in Australia and appears as a credit in your electrical bill. Note that for most people, who are still connected to the grid despite installing solar, there will be a monthly bill for basic connection and service fees. Many homeowners pay for these fees out of the net feed-in-tariff when applicable.
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All our vans carry iPads with dedicated software, which means you will get accurate pricing, written quotes, or invoices on the spot with all details and photos recorded. Plus, you can make payment with a card on the spot.
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Your tradesman will not only be experienced, qualified, and fully licenced but also police cleared. We are renowned for our honesty in providing you with all options and the most current advice.
Our company’s number one priority is you, the customer! No matter how big or little the electrical job is, our professional staff will always put you and your needs first.
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