if you are looking to install a solar battery system purely for the savings you are not going to get a huge return. But if you are looking for the convenience and peace of mind of having a backup battery with power, then this might be an option for you. It’s best to speak to our team about your power storage needs and allow us to make some suggestions based on your particular needs.
Hot Water Service
Keep your system working well with our Professional Solar Maintenance
Solar systems require little maintenance, but to make sure they’re operating well and safely we recommend the following:
Our 10 Point Service Check
comes with detailed report
- Cleaning Panels
- Checking Panel Attachment to Racking
- Checking Racking Strenth
- Checking Racking Attachment to Roof
- Plugs & Sockets
- Checking Wiring for Damage
- Checking Junction Boxes
- Checking Roof Penetrators
- Checking All Switches & Isolators
- Checking System Performance Against Export Dat
Solar Panel Upgrade
Do you already have a solar system and want to add more panels? Is your original solar company no longer in business? Then a solar panel upgrade with Sure Solar is what you need.
Solar upgrades are common among home and business owners who want more power than what they’re generating from their panels. Whether it’s a change in location or simply more energy demands, many owners turn to a solar panel upgrade to improve their existing system.
Sure Solar has the experience to help manage any old system you may have and give you the best advice to get the most out of your system. Whether you need to add new panels to your system or replace your current system altogether, we’ll help you get the right upgrades for your needs and budget.
Types of Solar Upgrades
some of the solar power upgrades that our technicians can help you with include
Adding more panels to your system
Increase your power generation with a solar panel upgrade that increases the number of panels in your system.
Upgrading your solar inverter
An inverter upgrade can let your system handle more generated power or process energy more efficiently to improve performance.
Installing solar storage units
If you want extra power for your home or property, the right solar storage unit can provide it.
Installing a new system
Whether your solar power system is old and inefficient, or you simply need more power for your property, installing a new system can give you the power boost you’re looking for.
Contact us today to discuss your solar needs
Things to Consider When Upgrading
upgrading your solar power system is a big investment, so it’s important to make sure you make the right decision for your property. To end up with the right solar panel upgrade, you should always consider the following factors
Reasons for Upgrading
Do you want to generate more power to cover more power usage on your property? Do you want to store solar power as an energy back-up? Or do you simply want your system to work more efficiently? Finding out exactly why you want to upgrade your system will help you determine your best upgrade options.
The age and condition of your current system can determine whether it’s worth upgrading with new parts and equipment. In some cases, you might be better off installing a new system altogether.
Remember that not every solar power system is the same, and not every upgrade will work for every system. Make sure your current system can handle the upgrades or change in hardware that you have in mind.
Current state regulations for feed-in tariff can affect your end costs, depending on what system you have and the upgrades you want to make. Our technicians can help you understand the implications of any system upgrade on your monthly budget.
Solar Battery Storage
Battery storage is a practical solution for your home’s power storage needs. We have so many of our customers asking us about battery storage and how they can implement this power solution in their home. With home battery storage you can store the excess energy produced by your solar panels for nighttime usage, as well as use your power as a backup supply for your home. By far one of the most attractive benefits of a battery bank in the home is being able to sell energy back to the power grid at peak times, offering a nice benefit to homeowners who have taken the step of installing a solar battery storage solution.
At Sure Solar we are experienced in working with homeowners and delivering custom solar battery system solutions for all types of homes, families, and uses. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help get your solar storage system up and running.
The Benefits of a Solar Battery Storage System
There are so many benefits to installing a solar storage system, not least of all is the benefit of being able to access your solar power in the evenings. With a solar panel battery system set up you have the capacity to store your excess power and draw upon it as and when you like. You are not limited to using the solar power as produced by the sun and can leverage this as you please.
- A solar battery storage system means that you can store your saved energy and make this available to the grid at peak times, giving you a huge financial boon from the power companies. You do need to be producing excess power, but if you are this is a great benefit to a solar storage system.
- With a solar battery system, you have a lot of options in terms of how you can leverage your power, including peak shaving which allows you to store energy at non-peak times and use it at peak times.
- You can choose to use some of your power as backup power which means that in the event of a grid outage you will still have the option to run your house, or just the essentials like fridges, lights, alarms, or medical equipment
Options for Installing Solar Batteries in your Home
When installing a solar battery storage system you have the option of choosing from DC coupled, AC coupled, and Hybrid batteries. You can also choose to retrofit batteries, but if you are purchasing a new system and not choosing to install a battery system at the time, you could buy a hybrid inverter so that you can choose to install a battery system in the future. At this stage, solar power batteries are a fairly expensive system to install in your home. We want to take some time to explore what type of battery storage system is right for you and how you can make the right choice for your home’s power needs.
Note: At this stage, solar battery systems are still fairly expensive. They do not pay for themselves quickly like other system (solar hot water, for example); and even if you use your batteries to full capacity you will only save around $400 per year on your power bill. A battery system can cost around $10,000 to retrofit to your existing solar setup and can add about the same amount to a new solar install.
Fit a Solar Battery System to your Existing Solar Power System
If you have an existing system and are looking to get a battery system installed, all you need to do is invest in an inverter, a meter, and the battery. A battery system works by converting DC power from your batteries into AC power for your home. It also works in the reverse, converting AC power from your home to DC power for your batteries.
- A retrofit does not necessarily give you the ability to do backup power for your home.
- The best time to store power is when you are producing excess power, and the best time to use your stored power is when your solar panels are not matching your energy use.
Does Every Solar Power Battery System Come with Backup Power Capability?
A battery does not automatically mean that you have access to backup power in your home. You do need to ensure you have an automatic transfer switch in place which will turn off in a power outage and turn back on when your grid power is back up and running.
- Battery power systems can be used to segregate your power use and can ensure that only essential loads in your home are taken care of with your backup power supply.
- You will need the right type of inverter in your solar power system to ensure that your backup power system will work effectively.