Comparing solar may seem simple....Remember its not just about number of panels.
It can be difficult to determine the best system setup and package for you if we know nothing about you and have never even seen your home.
Here at REA we care about our clients and want to make sure you get the system that best suits your needs and is the very best value for money.
Our experienced Solar Advisers will help you determine the best system for your home, your bill and your budget !
Here are some of the technical factors that can affect the price of your solar system:
Roof orientation, shading and property requirements
Consumption: how much power do you need to be producing. (e.g. how do you know you need a 5kW?)
Budget: Working out the perfect system that ﬁts into your budget
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Reduce your electricity bill and let your solar pay for itselfPay upfront or invest in an interest free solar loan!
You save money from day one
We install a solar power system on your home with no upfront payment. You then pay for your solar power by the month just like your electricity bill only lower.
The savings keep coming
Your savings from investing in power will continue to grow year after year as electricity prices continue to rise. Historically they have increased by over 8% each year, solar with an REA Solar loan system you will be locking in your lower electricity rates for the next 20 years.
The Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme is designed to ensure that 20% of Australia's electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020. The RET scheme is helping to transform our electricity generation mix to cleaner and more diverse sources and supporting growth and employment in the renewable energy sector. Since January 2011 the RET scheme has operated in two parts-the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET).
Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target.
The LRET creates a financial incentive for the establishment or expansion of renewable energy power stations, such a wind and solar farms or hydro-electric power stations. it does this by legislating demand for Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs). One LGC can be created for each megawatt-hour of eligible renewable electricity produced by an accredited renewable power station.
The scheme is currently under review by the new Coalition Government and is in danger of being scrapped. It is important to begin looking at purchasing a solar power system as soon as possible to ensure you receive the maximum rebates currently available.
Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme
The SRES creates a financial incentive for households, small businessesand community groups to install eligible small-scale renewable energy systems such as solar photo voltaic (PV) systems. It does this by legislating demand for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). STCs are created for these systems at the time of installation, according to the amount of electricity they are expected to produce or displace in the future.
While it is possible for owners of renewable energy systems to create and sell the STCs themselves, in practice, installers of these systems usually offer a discount on the price of an installation , or a cash payment, in return for the right to create the STCs.
How your Electricity Bill Works.
Most households and businesses receive an electricity bill four times a year. The information on the bill can be confusing so we are breaking it down to show you the main sections you should monitor.
How Electricity is Measured.
There are a couple of ways, but the main one is the watt-hour. The watt(W) is a measure of electrical power. Light bulbs are marked with a watt rating, such as 40 W, and so are appliances such as heaters, fridges etc. This gives an indication of the amount of electrical power they need to work.
An electricity bill records the number of killowatt hours (kWh) consumed over a period, which is used around three months when the meters are read. A killowatt-hour is simply a thousand watt-hours. So, using a 4,000 W air-conditioner for one hour will consume 4 kWh of electricity (or 4,000 Wh).
Electricity consumption is a combination of the amount of electricity (that is, the watt) and the period of time for which it is used. So a standard measure of electricity consumption is the amount of watts used over an hour: the watt-hour(Wh). For example, a 40W light bulb turned on for one hour will use 40 Wh of electricity.
Solar on the Bill
When looking at your electricity bill to determine how much money your solar power system has saved, it is important to understand how the bill is structured. On the bill you will have solar section called 'Solar Contribution' this is NOT the total solar savings it is only the amount of unused solar power you exported to the grid. The ACTUAL savings are the amount of solar imported into the home that you didn't have to buy from the grid plus the export solar credit.