Checklist For Going Solar
1. First, ensure your house is suitable for going solar: make sure that the roof is not in shade most of the day, and also that you have enough space for the panels on your roof.
2. Check if the roof faces the right direction. North-facing panels will produce the maximum capacity, but this is not essential, and in fact, you will still get a very good output with other orientations.
3. Establish whether a 1.5kw a 2kw or a 3 kw system is right for you. The larger the system – the more the upfront investment, but also the more “free” energy you will be generating, and thus the more you will be saving long-term…. and the better it is for the environment.
4. Check your eligibility for REC rebates. To be eligible for solar credits, your solar panels must be certified to strict international standards and you must not already have previously claimed the rebate.
5. Check your feed in tariffs for your state. To enable your system to be connected to the grid in Australia, your Grid-connected inverters must also be approved by complying with AS4777 and having a current Certificate of Suitability.
6. Do the sums to estimate the system’s payback time and the environmental difference it will make.
7. Find the best deal for you. According to the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) : “The most important figures to look at are how much energy the system will produce each year, versus the money spent.” It takes some working out, and that’s where we can help.
8. Juno Energy is an accredited installer. Australia has a ‘world’s best practice’ accreditation scheme and to be eligible for solar credits, your installer must be officially accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC), and they must personally sign off on the installation report. The installers that are a part of the Juno Energy team are all experienced solar experts, accredited by the CEC and they have an established track record and a good reputation in the community.
9. Check the Warranties. Demand that you get a 25 year warranty on panels, 10 years on your inverter and 12 months on the installation. We offer this for all our clients.
10. Check for Council roadblocks. Find out if any local council approval is needed for modifications to your home.