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solar installation & solar panels melbourne


  • Why should I install Solar?
    Switching to solar renewable energy will save you hundreds off your electricity bills, add value to your home, reduce your carbon footprint and help to build a cleaner future for generations to come.
  • What is the difference between a grid-connected and off-grid power system?
    Grid connect systems use solar generated power, and only source additional power from the grid when needed. An off-grid or stand-alone system is when you store all the energy your solar panels produce and don’t access the grid at all. A battery is required to store the solar generated energy.
  • What rebates are available to install solar panels?
    A state government rebate for adding solar panels is available for homes (up to $1,400) and business (up to $3,500). To learn more visit Solar Victoria
  • How do I know if I’m eligible for a Rebate if I install Solar Panels in Victoria?
    To determine your eligibility visit Solar Victoria For homeowners, key eligibility criteria include combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 and your property is valued at under $3 million.
  • How do I apply for a rebate for my solar panel installation?
    To apply for a solar panel installation rebate, you need to apply through Solar Victoria
  • What size solar panel installation system will I need to run my home?
    The size of a Solar System is determined by the size of your home, orientation, and the amount of energy you use. The team at Regenerate Electrical are experts in this area and will advise the best system to suit your needs.
  • How long does it take to install Solar?
    Once your Solar installation is booked in, you can expect your system installation to be completed between 1 – 3 days.
  • By installing solar panels how much money will I save on my electricity bill?
    The exact amount of savings you can expect will be calculated by the Regenerate Electrical team as part of your FREE quote. On average, the systems we install reduce power bills by up to 80% and in some cases eliminate completely, depending upon the type and size of system being installed.
  • How long do Solar Panels last?
    Solar panels are made from Silicon and particular brands can last at least 25 years if properly maintained. We offer premium solar products that come with a 25 year warranty.
  • Do I need a battery to store the energy produced by my solar panels?
    You will only need a battery to store solar energy if you opt for an off-grid or stand-alone solar system. Learn more about Solar Victoria’s point of sale discount up to $3,500 for batteries.
  • Will installing Solar panels really help to reduce carbon emissions?
    Generating electricity from solar panels produce no greenhouse gases whatsoever, which helps to reduce the effect of climate change. When solar energy is powering a home or business, there is no burning of fuel and no emissions from energy production.
  • Does roof orientation matter when installing solar panels?
    North facing panels are the ideal position for generating power consistently throughout the day. East facing panels result in most of your power generation produced in the mornings.
  • Will Solar Panel Installation add value to my home?
    In short, yes! Origin Energy and state that 57% of homeowners in Australia say that they would willing pay up to $10,000 more to buy a house equipped with solar.
  • What is a “feed in tariff” and how much will I get paid?
    A feed in tariff is a small credit rebate received for any excess electricity produced by a solar system. If you have a grid-connect solar system, power produced must be immediately used or it will feed into the shared electricity grid for other properties to use. For each kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity exported to the grid, that property will receive a feed-in tariff of a few cents, usually between 7 and 16 cents per kWh.
  • What type of warranty comes with the system?
    Warranties come with all Regenerate Electrical systems we install and range from 10 years up to 25 years depending on the solar product chosen.
  • If my energy requirements increase, can I upgrade the solar panel system?
    Yes, you can upgrade your existing solar system. Contact us to learn how we can help you to achieve a seamless upgrade.
  • What happens on cloudy days to my solar panels?
    Solar panels still work on cloudy days and when it rains, however the power being generated is reduced.
  • How much does a typical home solar system cost?
    A grid-connected system for a medium size family typically costs between $1,000 - $2,500 per KW. To obtain a no obligation, free quote the Regenerate Electrical team click here to get in touch
  • Will I need a new switchboard and/or meter if I install Solar?
    The age of your home can determine if you need a new switchboard or meter. Our team will investigate and advise during a free home-site consultation.
  • What happens with grid connected solar systems during a blackout?
    When there is a black out, a home with a grid-connected solar system will also be without power. By law grid-connected solar systems must be shut down if the grid loses power. This is to ensure linesman can repair any faults safely.
  • How much roof space do you need for Solar Panels?
    Every Solar system we install is custom designed to match the home’s unique size, shape, and roof dimensions. The actual amount of space needed depends on the size of system being installed, which dictates the number of panels required.
  • What is the difference between solar power and solar hot water?
    Solar hot water systems, sometimes called solar thermal systems, use the direct heat from the sun to heat water, whereas solar power uses sunlight to produce electricity.
  • How do we store solar power for use after the sun goes down?
    The only way to store solar power (generated during the day) for use at night, without reverting to the grid, is via battery storage. Our team can provide extensive information about the pros and cons of battery storage.
  • Do Solar Panels require maintenance ?
    Panels should be cleaned from mould, dirt and bird droppings ideally every six to twelve months. It is recommended to have your Solar System checked every couple of years to keep performance at its peak. Contact us to arrange a professional maintenance check.
  • Can you insure a solar panel system?
    Most home and business insurance companies will cover the solar power electric system as part of your insurance policy. In many cases this addition to your policy should not increase the premium.
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