What is a solar installation made up of?

There are a number of components in a solar installation however the main two components are the Solar Panels which convert UV into DC Energy and the Inverter which converts DC Energy into 240 V AC Energy for use in your home or business.

Other components that are utilised include the mounting system which forms a base frame for installing the panels on the roof, the DC Isolators which allow the system to be isolated in the event of a fault, UV Stabilised Conduit for running cables and a smart meter which allows you to look at the energy being produced by the system, the energy being consumed onsite and the energy being exported to the grid.

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  • +-What incentives are available for businesses in Australia?

    Households and small businesses across Australia that install a small scale renewable energy system (solar, wind or hydro) or eligible hot water system may be able to receive a benefit under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) to help with the purchase cost.

    You can read more in our blog post.

  • +-What is a feed-in-tariff?

    A feed-in-tariff is the amount your electricity retailer pays you for any electricity your solar system generates that you don’t use and is fed back into the grid. Feed-in tariffs differ depending on what part of Queensland you live.

  • +-How much money will I save?

    According to research conducted by Canstar Blue in 2021, the average credit received on the most recent electricity bill for households with solar panels was $236 a quarter.

    The largest solar rebates on quarterly bills were found in South Australia ($280) and Queensland ($271), while residents in Victoria and New South Wales settled for $169 and $125, respectively.

    We anticipate the savings to be even greater with the anticipated increase in power prices in 2022.

  • +-Can I maintain my solar panels myself?

    Never attempt to repair electrical issues yourself, and make sure you conduct all visual inspections from the ground.

    As part of the DS Energy’s commitment to quality we have developed a Clean & Check Program to ensure your system is performing at peak levels year-round, cleaning away debris, and bird and pest proofing.

    We offer this service from $165inc GST.

  • +-How can I ensure my installation is eligible for the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme?

    DS Energy is a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

    Approved Solar Retailers have committed to ethical sales and marketing activity, use high-quality components and will guarantee the operation of your system for at least five years.

    Using a Clean Energy Council accredited designer and installer who meets the Clean Energy Council design and install guidelines will ensure eligibility.