Grid Connect Solar Power Systems
Why invest in solar?
- Do you want to save money on your next electricity bill?
- Do you want to power your home or business with clean energy?
- Do you want to be less dependent on the big energy retailers?
- Do you want to add value to your property?
- Do you want to make a difference?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to consider a grid connect solar power system. Over 1.8 million Australian households and businesses have already joined the green revolution and installed solar on their rooftops. It is not too late, you too can save and reduce your environmental footprint.
A grid connected solar power system will supply your household with energy and, if you consume less than you produce, feed the surplus to the electricity grid. Surplus energy is usually metered and credited to your power bill (depending on what State you are in and what retailer you are with). Rainbow Power Company recommends Enova Energy's Solar 16 Plus plan, which currently offers the best "no strings" feed in tariff (FiT) for solar customers. Apart from the FiT, Enova is Australia's first community owned energy retailer, and the majority of shareholders live near RPC in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Grid Connect Solar Components
A grid connect solar system is not very complex. It essentially consists of solar panels and an inverter. The inverter converts the DC electricity from the solar panels into 230V AC for the grid. Inverters are small and can be mounted on the inside or outside of your house. The solar panels are ideally mounted on a north facing roof. You could also mount the panels on a pole or ground frame if your roof is facing 'the wrong way'.
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Solar panels and inverters require minimum maintenance as they do not have any moving parts. Rain will usually keep the panels clean. Today's solar panels come with a 25-year performance warranty, but are designed to last 50 years or more. View the components that we use.
System Size and Cost
To determine an appropriate system size please read our residential use and business use section which includes system examples and prices. You could also use our grid connect solar calculator for an accurate and instant quote (you will need a recent and typical electricity bill).
The amounts quoted (for grid connect solar systems) include solar panels, inverter, roof mounted frame kit, cabling, fuses, labels and labour.
Contact us for prices on other systems.