If you want to enjoy the benefits of solar power while remaining connected to your energy grid, don’t hesitate to contact Apollo Solar.
The grid-connected solar systems we offer include a standard solar inverter with panels but no battery. They will enable you to readily consume the solar energy you need during the day and then pull from the grid after hours (or when the weather prevents the best solar energy results). Best of all, our grid connected systems give you the option to sell excess energy back to the grid, enabling you to subsidise your energy bills each month.
Our grid connected solar systems work via the following process:
The systems we offer come with a meter, which accurately records the amount of electricity generated by your solar panels. This is helpful for indicating whether or not your system is functioning at peak performance. Rest assured, our technicians will assess the condition of your roof and any other factors that may prevent you from getting the most out of your system. For your convenience, we can even offer regular solar health checks.
The amount you earn will depend on the state you live in and whether you are on a net or gross feed-in tariff. In QLD you can expect to earn from 5 to 12 c/kWh. But these rates are subject to change. So check with your electricity supplier before signing up.
Yes. Your payback may vary, it depends on a few factors. What your current electricity bills are and the costs of the system to install. Most systems are between 3-5 years payback.
No, solar regulators are only needed for converting electricity from DC to AC for use in your home. Solar regulators are only required for off-grid systems. You do not need one if you are sending electricity back to the grid.
Yes, your electricity meter will need upgrading. This is a specialist job for Level 2 electricians. We will upgrade your meter as part of your grid-connected installation.
When we conduct a site visit, we will inform you if your switchboard needs to be upgraded and how much the cost will be.
If you have an old analogue meter, this will be updated to the new digital meter that can read import and export power. Please check with your retailer if there is a cost associated with this change.