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Putting off buying solar because you are waiting for batteries to drop in price

DSolar Battery Storage | First Choice Solar - Your Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Solar Expertsespite the hype about solar battery storage, any honest solar installer will give you the same advice: Batteries will not pay for themselves in 2019.

At the moment, a Tesla Powerwall battery system will cost you around $14,000 to install, and will take about 15 years to pay back. The unit is warranted to last 10 years.

You do the maths.

Unfortunately, all the hype in the mainstream media about batteries has made people question the viability of solar without batteries – to the extent that people are waiting for ‘affordable batteries’ before they invest in solar.

But even though the cost of solar battery storage is projected to decline year-over-year, it makes no sense to wait to get solar.

Every day you don’t have solar is another day you do have to pay high electricity bills. A well designed solar system without batteries can give you tiny bills.

Waiting 2, 3 or 4 years for batteries to become affordable means another 2, 3 or 4 years of high bills.

One day, batteries will make lots of sense – and when that day comes they can easily be added to any existing solar system using a method called AC coupling. 

So don’t lose years of savings waiting for cheap batteries to arrive.

Consider going solar now - with the knowledge that you can easily retrofit batteries later when they will pay for themselves – not before.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 27 May 19

Solar Power for Your Home or Your Business

Solar Power for Your Home or Business | Solar Battery Storage | First Choice Solar - Your Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Solar ExpertsSolar energy is the cleanest, greenest and most viable source of renewable energy available to help power your home, business, or community organisation.

If you’re a Gold Coast homeowner you would know very well that the price of electricity has only ever gone one way – and that is up. Home solar power is one way that you can fight your ever rising power bill!

Solar power converts sunlight into electricity by using sun’s energy to create an electrical current. Harnessing this renewable source of energy and converting it into usable electricity takes place with modules of specially fabricated materials that make up solar panels being connected to the mains power supply through an inverter. This then converts the DC power produced by the modules into AC electricity, which is ready for your household or business needs.

Commercial Gold Coast Solar power systems are increasing promptly in popularity as businesses and corporate boards are realizing their appealing financial benefits. If your business has an interest in evaluating the viability of a solar power system at your facility, we can supply a custom made financial analysis and after conducting a site analysis and obtaining details from your power bill we will provide you with an obligation free quote. Call us now at 1300 356 881.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 22 January 19

First Choice Solar – Official Authorised SolaX Dealer

First Choice Solar Authorised SolaX Dealer | Solar EnergyDear Friends,

We have now become an authorised SolaX dealer. Hooray!!!

About SolaX:

Authorised SolaX Dealer First Choice Solar The SolaX vision is to be a world leader in the development, production and distribution of solar inverters. The product range incorporates the very latest in solar innovation thanks to the continued focus on R&D and unceasing commitment to pushing back the boundaries of what is possible – a journey that has led to the launch of the ground-breaking X-Hybrid battery storage system.

SolaX employ more than 80 senior engineers at a state of the art 240,000 m2 production facility that has benefited from more than USD$20,000,000 of investment in advanced manufacturing and testing facilities. The company is driven by its commitment to R&D, and SolaX Power is proud to be affiliated with the Zhejiang University, one of the leading research universities in China and home to the only national silicon material laboratories in China’s ‘Silicon Valley’.

With this level of investment and innovation, SolaX products are designed, tested and manufactured to the highest global standards. Proudly supported by 16 international offices with 24-hour, 7 days per week online service, their products are exported to 47 countries via 200 distribution channels. SolaX products come with international module certifications such as TÜV, CE, SAA, UL, MCS, ROHS and inverter certificates, VDE, SAA, EN50438, G83, G59, C10/11.

As a brand committed to the responsibility of “planting a greener future” for you and your family, SolaX have built a world class production facility with a leading professional research and development team. Their commitment is to supply to customers a more advanced, reliable, safer and cost effective range of PV products and energy system solutions, that are engineered to meet the world’s growing energy demands.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 18 October 18

Get The Maximum Performance Of Your Solar Power System

Are you getting the maximum performance out of your solar power system? Has your solar inverter been set up properly or panel layout and configuration designed or connected correctly? Are all your solar panels even connected?

If you don’t think your solar power system is performing as expected, these are all questions you might be asking yourself and if so you should consider having your system tested and serviced. Over the years of installing and servicing solar systems some of the common problems I have come across affecting your system performance include one parallel string not even ever connected, panel configuration not correctly designed for inverter voltage range, incorrectly programmed voltage parameters in inverters – this is especially common in the old Aurora inverters now ABB and the Fronius ‘Snap’ inverter range. Your system may appear to be working correctly but you are not getting the maximum benefit from your solar power system. As an accredited Fronius service partner we can check all these settings for you.

Another common occurrence with Fronius inverters is the extended warranty has not been activated. For the last few years Fronius have been running a promotion extending the standard warranty from five to ten years, but this needs to be activated after installation to take effect. With many serviced office based solar marketing companies using subcontractors for installations this process has not been completed. The subcontractor isn’t getting paid enough to do this and the solar company is on to the next sale leaving the customer thinking they have a ten year warranty when in fact they don’t.

If you have any concerns regarding any of the above give First Choice Solar a call with an office and showroom on the Gold Coast and services starting from just $132. We are here to make sure you get the best performance possible from your solar power system.

If you have a warranty claim and your original installer is no longer around or doesn’t want to help you we might be able to assist. We can handle warranty claims with the following inverter manufacturers Fronius, Sma, ABB, Zeversolar, Delta. We can also handle the following panel manufacturers warranty claims for you, Trina, Canadian Solar, Risen, Longi.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 25 September 18

AeroSharp Australia, CMS and Kinglong New Energy (KLNE) Inverters

If you currently own inverters of brand AeroSharp Australia, CMS and Kinglong New Energy (KLNE), please be informed that it has been confirmed that these companies have entered into administration. All warranties under these companies have now become void. Affected customers will have to pay a minimal charge for...

Posted in: Solar Zone at 19 February 17

Olympia – Samil Power – Solar King (Powercomm) – Think Solar

If you currently own inverters of brand Samil Power, please contact the manufacturer directly on 1300134793 for quicker assistance. You may wish to visit their website at http://www.samilpower.com/ for more information.

If you currently own inverters of brand Olympia, Solar King (Powercomm) and Think Solar, please be informed that the manufacturer now requires customers to pay for the labour fee involved with the replacement unit. Labour fee may cost between $100 to $300 depending on your location.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 19 February 17

Sungrow

If you currently own inverters of brand Sungrow, please contact the manufacturer directly at 1300 201 106 for quicker assistance.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 19 February 17

Latronics PVE

If you currently own inverters of brand Latronics PVE, please contact the manufacturer directly at 1300 550 204 for quicker assistance.

You may wish to visit their website at http://www.latronics.com.au/ for more information.

Posted in: Solar Zone at 18 January 17