Frequently Asked Questions

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Will Solar Panels Stand Up To Hail?

The short answer is Yes. Unless the hail is massive. Reputable solar panels are tested to take hailstones of around 20 mm. Anything bigger than that and you’re going to have much more damage than just your solar panels! We always advise customers to add their solar system onto their home and contents insurance just in case

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Can I Still Put Panels On If I Don't Have a North Facing Roof?

Yes absolutely. In fact, in some cases, East/West facing panels match the owner’s electricity usage better than a north-facing system. If you have the morning and afternoon spikes in usage, east/west systems can be preferable.

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What Makes Electrical Sensations Solar Systems Different?
  1. We don’t have pushy salespeople who are motivated solely by the commission they receive.  Instead, we have a team of qualified experienced solar power professionals who actually carry out the work and KNOW what they are talking about.  You are more than welcome to pop into our office at 57 Gipps St Drayton at any time to have a chat about solar.
  2. Our team is small enough to care and large enough to get the job done.  You are assured of personalised service in every instance.   You will not be just another number lost in the queue.
  3. We will only install quality, well-proven products that will serve you well for a very long time.
  4. No corners will be cut in terms of workmanship.  “Good enough” isn’t good enough.  Our team will create a solution that they are proud to put their name to.

These are the 4 qualities that make Electrical Sensations the logical choice when ‘going solar’.

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What Does "Grid-connected" Mean?

Grid-connected means that the solar power system is connected to the electricity grid that currently supplies you with power. At night time and in periods of inclement weather, you will be buying power from your electricity supplier if your solar power system is not producing enough power to meet your consumption.

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Why Install a Solar Power System?
  • Save money on your electricity bill immediately. You will save from reduced energy consumption from the moment your solar system is turned on.
  • Help minimise the impact of planned future electricity price rises.  The price of electricity will rise. It is not a question of IF, but rather, WHEN and BY HOW MUCH?  A solar power system helps immune you from the inevitable price rises.
  • Increase the resale value and resale-ability of your home.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and help make the world a greener place for our children.
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What Size Solar System Should I Install?

The size of your solar PV system will depend on:

  • the physical unshaded area available for the installation of your panels
  • how much you are prepared to spend
  • what portion of your electrical consumption you wish to generate.

To work out what size solar PV system you require, you need to analyse your household’s daily electricity consumption. Your monthly or quarterly electricity bill measures your household’s electricity consumption in kilowatt-hours. From this figure, you can calculate your average daily electricity consumption, and the average amount of electricity your solar PV system needs to produce to cover your electricity needs.  Our team of accredited solar designers can help work out what size system will suit you best.

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Why Do You Choose Fronius, SMA & Selectronics Inverters?

The inverter is the heart of the solar power system and is critical to the performance of the system. To compromise on the quality of the inverter at best compromises the performance of the system, and at worst renders it useless. We only choose products that are well proven in terms of  performance, reliability and warranty. Our suppliers must have an Australian office and a competent warranty handling process.

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Can I Add Batteries To My Existing Solar System?

Yes, you can!  There are a lot of factors to consider.  Firstly need to have enough panels to produce extra power to charge the batteries, or enough space on the roof to add additional panels.  You also need permission from Ergon/Energex and a suitable location for the batteries to be installed. There are new batteries available, such as the Tesla PowerWall 2, that have their own built-in inverter/charger/controller, which has made adding batteries much easier.  There are a lot of details to get right when designing hybrid solar power systems. It isn’t as easy as grabbing any cheap batteries off eBay and hooking them up. If you are considering batteries, give us a call. We are more than happy to go through the options for batteries with you.

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Why Install LG Solar Panels?

Three reasons –

  1. They perform really well!
  2. We are 100% confident that LG will still be around to honour the warranty on their product should there be any issues in the future.  Take a look at the measure of the financial stability of some major solar panel manufacturers here http://sinovoltaics.com/solar-panel-manufacturers/altman-z-score-which-asian-pv-manufacturers-risk-bankruptcy/.
  3. The support that we receive from LG as an authorised solar dealer is second to none which gives us the certainty that if there is an issue with any LG panels in the future, they will actually help. Rather than try and dodge a claim.
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