Your solar system may not always collect sufficient electricity to cover your daily power needs therefore you can still import electricity from the Grid. Your power consumption and the size of the unit will affect how much electricity is generated however on days when there is too little sunlight and during the night your system will automatically switch to the Grid.
If I go solar, would I get value for money spent?admin2019-10-18T11:39:09+11:00
Australia is world renowned for its sunny climate however we do not always best use our abundance of sunlight. Sunlight is a natural clean energy resource and once you pay the initial investment for the solar system to be installed all the electricity you collect is completely free. Your solar system lifespan is over 25 years so it is a long term savings of your household running costs over this time.
Where do the panels get installed?admin2019-10-18T11:38:55+11:00
The optimal space to install your panels is a north or north/west facing roof, however if this is not possible, we can likewise establish the solar panels on your shed, verandah, pergola and other residential areas.
Can you install on a flat roof?admin2019-10-18T11:38:39+11:00
The electricity collected from the solar system panel is converted from direct current (DC) to 240V alternating current (AC) through the inverter. Once it has been converted into AC it is then fed back into your house or into the electricity grid. The credits you receive from your power will depend on your state’s FIT (Feed in Tariff).
Will a solar system cover all my electricity needs?admin2019-10-18T11:37:42+11:00
Factors such as the size of the system, direction of your roof, types of appliances and household consumption will all influence the electricity requirements. Our qualified installers can design and install a system that best suits your needs so that you can attain the best result from your system.
Will a solar system work during the night?admin2019-10-18T11:37:26+11:00
The solar system only generates electricity through the collection of sunlight. Therefore, at night no solar panel system is able to generate solar electricity so the household will obtain power directly from the grid. However during the day the collected electricity is still fed back into the grid.
What happens on cloudy days?admin2019-10-18T11:37:11+11:00
On sunny days your solar system will obtain the best possible electricity generated, however on cloudy days the panels will not generate the same amount. You can expect the panels to collect around half the output that would be achieved on a sunny day. If the electricity for a cloudy day is not sufficient enough to cover the household requirements, the system will use power directly from the grid.
What happens during electricity black out?admin2019-10-18T11:36:56+11:00
During an electricity black out all solar systems will automatically switch off and re-connect once electricity has been restored to avoid any safety issues that may occur for the electricians repairing the line.
Does the system include warranty?admin2019-10-18T11:36:40+11:00
Our panels and inverters are sourced from the world’s most reputable solar manufacturers. All our panels come with a 25 year performance guarantee to resist water, salt and pollution corrosion along with weather extremes such as hail and storms. Our inverters are designed to the highest standards and each are encased in weatherproof housing, backed by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty that can be extended to 10 years at an additional cost.
Can I add more panels to my solar system in the future?admin2019-10-18T11:36:24+11:00
The size of your solar energy system will depend on; the physical unshaded area available for the installation of panels; how much you are prepared to spend; and what portion of your electrical consumption you wish to generate. To help determine what size system will give you the best output to meet your electricity requirements of your house please contact one of our solar specialist on 1300 361 682, firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to enquire online.
What is a typical household’s electricity consumption?admin2019-10-18T11:35:51+11:00
A typical Australian house consumes around 18-24 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day so a 1-3kW system displaces an average of 25-40% of your average electricity bill. Solar system panels produce more electricity in summer than they do in winter.
Will I need to change over my meter?admin2019-10-18T11:35:33+11:00
Once your solar power system is installed you will require a new meter. If you have an older style accumulation meter (with spinning disk) this will need to be replaced with an interval meter or smart meter. This is because an accumulation meter does not record the electricity you export to the grid or the electricity you import from the grid. An interval meter or a smart meter provides half hourly readings of the electricity you consume and the surplus electricity you generate. The new meters are provided by your electricity distribution provider at an additional cost.
What happens after installation of my solar energy system?admin2019-10-18T11:35:15+11:00
After your solar energy system has been installed and if you would like to receive your relevant Feed in Tariff, you will need to enter into a contract with your electricity provider to access your state’s Feed in Tariff. This will also include the installation of a smart meter if not already installed. We hope to make your switch to solar easy and affordable.
What Our Recent Customers Have to Say!
I recently had a 13.2kW Solar System installed by Captain Green in Sydney. The people I spoke and emailed with...read moreI recently had a 13.2kW Solar System installed by Captain Green in Sydney. The people I spoke and emailed with at Captain Green were polite and professional and they know their stuff. Thanks Troy and Dipti. My install was completed to an extremely high quality with excellent attention to detail and care. The installers were outstanding in their approach and attitude. Overall I thoroughly recommend Captain Green.read less
06 Oct 2021
Excellent service. Excellent price. A thank you to Yaseen for helping us pick the right system, after hearing our power...read moreExcellent service. Excellent price. A thank you to Yaseen for helping us pick the right system, after hearing our power needs for my elderly parents place. No trying to 'up-sell'. Admin staff Dipti, was very efficient and prompt with all required paperwork, which greatly assisted us with the energy company, upgrade to smart metering. Lastly, Chris H and his team, excellent installers. Good communication, stayed back, as small delay because of rain and got all the job done. Cleaned up the site well and patiently explained how to utilise the App (he spoke to the inverter company on our behalf) and made sure he and his team didn't leave, till we were all sorted. Chris and the team did top notch wiring/installation and he patiently explained the warranty. A credit to the company. Will be a returning customer - 5 starsread less
01 Oct 2021
They were so professional organising the installation. Their installer did an amazing job and we are so happy...read moreThey were so professional organising the installation. Their installer did an amazing job and we are so happy with their workmanship. They even cleaned up the mess they created and removed all rubbish . I will highly recommend them to families and friends.read less
10 Sep 2021
Installation went well apart from the rain. Chris and Brad on are very professional..no problems...now to sit back and enjoy...read moreInstallation went well apart from the rain. Chris and Brad on are very professional..no problems...now to sit back and enjoy low electricity bills.read less
02 Jul 2021
Very professional install team when doing job in Melbourne. Friendly manner with thorough approach gets the job done efficiently.
Thanks for...read moreVery professional install team when doing job in Melbourne. Friendly manner with thorough approach gets the job done efficiently.
Thanks for a great effort at Fairhaven.
Can recommend this group to anyone in Vic contemplating solar panel installation.
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23 Jun 2021
Very professional install team when doing job in Melbourne. Friendly manner with thorough approach gets the job done efficiently.Thanks for...read moreVery professional install team when doing job in Melbourne. Friendly manner with thorough approach gets the job done efficiently.Thanks for a great effort at Fairhaven.Can recommend this group to anyone in Vic contemplating solar panel installation.Roger Wread less
23 Jun 2021
Had an excellent experience from start to finish. Clear, well-explained quote and thorough paperwork ensured I knew exactly what I...read moreHad an excellent experience from start to finish. Clear, well-explained quote and thorough paperwork ensured I knew exactly what I was buying. Immediate follow up from the installation team - we had to reschedule due to poor weather, but this was done with a minimum of fuss. Installers arrived on time, 10kw system installed in approx 6 hours, site was cleaned up to a high standard on completion of job. I had one small issue with the wireless setup and the support team responded within an hour. The system works well - no issues at all so far. Would recommend highly :)read less
24 May 2021
The staff were very knowledgeable and up front. And the installation was very quick and easy! Would definitely recommend.
Dan Gonzalez (Dango)
24 May 2021
Highly recommend Captain Green Solar. They removed my old system and provided me an upgraded 10.56kw system. They completed the...read moreHighly recommend Captain Green Solar. They removed my old system and provided me an upgraded 10.56kw system. They completed the job professionally without any issues.read less