Solar System Frequently Asked Questions

Solar power in its various forms can certainly be confusing if you’re new to renewable energy. Below is our solar energy FAQ where answers to common questions we see asked about solar energy in relevant to residential grid connect systems.

This solar energy FAQ has sections of various interests, like climate, installation and general questions.

What are the benefits of using a solar power system?

The solar system has multiple benefits, it helps save money on your electricity bill against the rising cost of electricity. Solar energy is a renewable source of energy. Solar panels do not require a great deal of maintenance, you only need to keep them clean once a year. Going solar is a smart investment!

How much roof space do I need to avail of your solar power system?

Your roof space will determine the size of the system you can avail of. Solar panels are often placed on an unshaded and north-facing area of your roof. If you don’t have enough space on your north-facing roof, you can split your system into two different orientations.

How long would it take to install my solar panel system?

First, we need to know the size of the solar panel system you’ll be needing. Smaller panels vary from 3 to 5 hours of installation. However, the bigger the system you purchased, the longer the installation process it would take.

After booking, would it take that long for installation?

It varies from state-to-state. The fastest installation time is currently in South Australia and Queensland. But we will make sure that we will try our best to install your solar panel purchase as soon as possible.

How to check my solar power system?

All of the inverters we offer have a built-in display and WIFI connection that can show live data of your system on the inverter display or your phone. In addition, you can also view the historical data and how your system has been performing.

Can I Increase the size of my solar power system?

It depends on the size of your inverter and the space of your roof. You can increase the size of your solar power system if you have enough space on your roof, and your inverter has additional capacity. But, if not, you can instead add a second power system.

Do solar panel work during a power outage?

If your solar panels are connected to a grid or if you have opted for a grid-tied panel, it will automatically shut off in the event of a power outage. It is to prevent danger to utility employees. However, you can choose inventers that can supply your business or home backup energy. You can also go for an off-grid system or pair with a battery.

Do solar power systems work in winter months?

Yes. Solar panels work during winter months because they rely on sunlight and UV rays, not heat. As long as you receive some sunlight, your panels will generate power.

What is Tier 1?

Manufacturers of solar panels ranked their products into three tiers. Tier 1 is manufactured by big brands that have a good reputation and trusted quality. Brands with Tier 1 solar panels have been in the industry for years.

What happens during the blackouts with grid connected system?

The grid-connected inverter will automatically shut itself off within milliseconds of a blackout, avoiding the potential danger of brown-out in your home and preventing back-feeding into the grid. You will need a battery backup solar system if you wish to have the electricity available during a blackout.

Is system financing available?

Ultimate Energy is partnered with a network of leading finance companies to bring you the most affordable options possible for owning solar energy equipment. Contact Ultimate Energy Australia today to learn more about the many financing options we offer.

Can you retrofit a battery backup into Ultimate Energy solar system?

Ultimate Energy hybrid designed solar systems are specifically designed to add a battery backup.

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