Solar Power & Batteries Northern Beaches Showroom

Local Solar & Battery Showroom – Now Open!  Largest range of Smart Solar Systems and Solar Battery Storage.  See the solar panels and batteries you are considering installing. Try out the SolarEdge monitoring system that lets you view your panel performance individually and get a real feel for your solar power generation and consumption.

LG 335 NeON2 solar panels, REC 275W solar panels, SolarEdge 300W Optimised Smart Panels | SolarEdge optimised inverters, Fronius string inverter | Telsa Powerwall 2 storage battery, sonnenbatterie, LG ChemRESU, VARTA | installation equipment, monitoring and more…

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Solar System Design

Whatever the shape or material your roof is made from you may be able to have a productive solar system. Optimised systems like SolarEdge have enabled greater design options. For example, we can use different roof aspects without reducing the amount of solar power. The same is true for managing shade from chimneys or trees on one or more panel. The ability to run from East to West rather than just placing panels on a North facing roof helps to give a more consistent production of solar power throughout the day, rather than peaking at mid-day when you perhaps don’t need it.

Then there are the solar panels we choose to use e.g., LG NeOn solar panels that produce the same amount of solar energy as their larger counterparts. Meaning either less panels need to be used or we can fit a powerful panel in a position that wouldn’t be big enough for a larger panel with the same solar output.

Finally, there are the fittings that are used. Using top quality fittings and having relationships with manufacturers enable us to find innovative solutions where others may just see problems.

For home or businesses either give us a call or learn more from our web site.

Charge an electric vehicle with a solar inverter

SolarEdge has introduced an electric vehicle (EV) charging single phase solar inverter.  It enables households with solar power systems to charge their electric vehicles directly from the solar inverter without having to buy a separate EV charger.  They will also benefit from the ability to charge EVs up to 2.5 times faster than a standard EV charger through an innovative solar boost mode that uses grid and solar charging simultaneously.  The EV charging inverter is fully integrated with the SolarEdge monitoring platform.

Depending on your solar energy production, SolarEdge estimates the boosted inverter will give you 35 to 40kms/1 hour of charging compared to 8 to 15kms from a standard EV charger.

sonnenCharger for EVs linked to sonnenCommunity

Another innovative EV charger solution comes from German-based, solar battery manufacturer, sonnen which in early 2018 introduced the sonnenCharger in Europe.  It is a smart home charge point that charges your electric car from your own cheap solar power.  It is connected to the internet and sonnen’s mobile app.

The innovative thing is that it is linked to the Company’s community of energy storage devices. This means that if a member of the sonnenCommunity with an electric vehicle needs to charge but doesn’t have sufficient solar power, they can use excess energy from other sonnenCommunity members to cover their shortfall and still power their EV with clean solar power.

In Australia, people who have purchased a sonnenBatterie eco and joined sonnenFlat are already members of the pool of 10s of thousands of people who are coming together to form the World’s largest virtual power plant of its kind.  The introduction of the sonnenCharger in Europe brings transport in the shape of electric vehicles into a system that is already meeting energy needs previously provided by fossil fuels.

Whether you already have an electric car or think you might in the future, contact us to discuss your options.

 

Achieve maximum solar power use

Generating maximum solar power and using as much as possible yourself, protects you from high electricity prices and gives the best value for money from your solar system.

Maximum Solar Power Generation

A SolarEdge optimised inverter with LG solar panels will ensure you get the most power you can out of your solar system.  Unlike other inverters, the SolarEdge system enables every panel to generate the maximum solar power it can making the system produce up to 25% more power than others, irrespective of the solar panels used.

Add LG solar panels and we believe you have a high power winning combination. We use LG solar panels because they not only win award after award for their performance but they also come with a 25 year product and labour warranty.  Other solar panel manufacturers only warrant their panels for around 10 years.  They produce more power than other similar sized panels. LG’s NeOn 2 solar panels at 335W are a similar size to 275W solar panels. We have tested many solar panels over the years.  We believe that a well designed SolarEdge system with LG solar panels will deliver the maximum possible solar energy the system can produce.

Using all Your Solar Power

The limiting aspect of solar energy is that it can only be generated when there is sunlight.  The introduction of affordable solar storage batteries has enabled its use after dark.  If you do not wish to add a battery to your system, there are other options we can advise you on.  Some small changes to when you use appliances can make a big difference.  We can help you turn your home into a ‘Smart Home’ using inexpensive appliance control devices and by using the SolarEdge immersion device you can have solar powered hot water without the expense of  a solar hot water system.

If you want complete control of your power and what you pay for electricity then you should purchase a sonnen battery and apply to join sonnenFlat.  This caps your electricity costs at $30+GST for a 5kW solar power system and you become part of a renewable energy community.  The sonnenBatterie eco is the World’s most popular solar storage battery. If you want large storage capacity then Tesla Powerwall 2 at 13.5kWh is one of the largest on the market and a popular choice.  We can go through your energy needs and find the best solution.  One thing we are certain of is that you get much better value for money by using your own solar power rather than sending excess solar power to the electricity grid.

 

 

 

 

Largest SolarEdge residential install

Solarpro has completed the largest residential SolarEdge installation in Australia. The 30kW system has been installed in Terrey Hills, NSW and boasts six SE5000 inverters and 90 LG320W solar panels.

SolarEdge is an optimised solar system that produces up to 25% more power than string systems. The installation comes at a time when larger amounts of solar power and clever use of solar batteries could see households really benefiting from their investment in solar.

NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin has been quoted saying that solar generation is now worth more and that he has asked the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to update the benchmark tariff for solar power that is fed to the energy grid.

A draft proposal has been released outlining a feed-in tariff range of 11.6 to 14.6 cents per kilowatt hour.  This is double the 2016 benchmark range of 5.5 to 7.2 cents per kilowatt hour.

Give us a call to discuss how you can make the most from solar power by taking control of your electricity production, consumption and distribution to the gird. Contact us.