Solar Power Is Booming - Here's Why

Solar power is booming. Australia had a record year for solar installations in 2020, and this looks set to continue in 2021.

Why? Because the numbers add up.

Put simply, solar power is significantly cheaper than buying power from the grid, and so the more solar power you use, the more money you can save.

With so many of us now spending more time at home, there is a perfect storm of increased energy usage and record-high power prices.

Solar Power Is The Answer

Solar is easy to install, reliable, and with only a little management you can dramatically reduce your power bills, or even eliminate them completely if you over-size the system.

  • A solar power system allows households to lock in decades of lower power bills with a small upfront investment
  • The average 10kW solar system can save you over $100 a quarter (ask us how)
  • A good quality 10kW system can pay for itself in only a few years, and then produce power at around 5-6 cents per kWh, a fraction of what the energy retailers charge

We are currently getting a wave of enquiries from households that are trying to manage increasing power costs, and we'd love to show you just how much money you could save.

Record 10kW Prices! Smart Solar Sale On Now:

Save Up To $1500

  • Free Upgrade on all Enphase Smart Solar Systems
  • Bonus Offer: Extended 15-Year Microinverter Warranty
  • Choose from top of the range LG Solar panels or Trina Half Cell modules
  • Online Monitoring free for the life of the system - both production and consumption monitoring included with a smart solar system from Enphase
  • Clenergy Ezy Rack Mounting System - 10-year product warranty
  • Your solar system includes configuration, Remote Monitoring and Tech Support from Solaray's Online Support Team
  • Solaray’s famous hassle-free installation service – it’s why we have one of the highest customer feedback scores in the industry 
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Smart Solar From Solaray Energy

An Enphase microinverter system can further reduce your power bills thanks to the world’s most advanced microinverter technology.  

An IQ7 microinverter sits underneath each panel, allowing for panel level output that can significantly increase the output of your system. Enphase micro inverter systems are smarter, safer, flexible, more reliable and durable.  

Solaray is the largest & most experienced installer of Enphase Micro Inverters in Australia.

Our competitive pricing is supported by the most experienced Enphase Technical Team in the industry to ensure you get the right advice, system design and technical support.

Don't Let The Little Things Get You Down

Enphase Microinverters  

Whether it’s a leaf, dirt, or a cloudy day, your system’s output is under attack every day.  

With micro Inverters, each panel in a solar system works independently from the other panels, ensuring maximum output of clean renewable energy for your household or business.  

This means more output from your system and more money in your pocket. It also means less downtime over the life of the system if something goes wrong with a panel.

String Inverters A standard solar system is connected in series, which means it can only perform to the level of the worst panel in the string. This means any little obstacle can have a big impact on your system. It also means that over time as the panels age, the system will age at the speed of the worst panel. Microinverters not only increase your production in the short term, they save you more money every year over the life of your system.

A Connected System Is A Smarter System

With MyEnlighten, you can see how your Enphase System is performing across the day. It’s the brains of an Enphase Home Energy Solution that really provides you value. By being able to easily track how much power your system is delivering, you can compare this to how much power you are using in the home. With a clear understanding of what is happening in your home, you can manage your power consumption and seriously reduce your power bills.

The Clear Choice When It Comes To Safety

Low Voltage AC never exceeds 60 volts  

Because the DC-AC conversion happens on the panel lever, there’s never any high-voltage power traveling through your system. You can rest easy knowing your solar system didn’t come with any lurking dangers.

600-1000 volts DC in the roof! In a string inverter system or a system with DC optimisers, there’s a lot of high-voltage DC running from the panels to the meter board. This is a potential hazard due to the electrocution and fire risks.

Choose From 2 Premium Panels

LG NeON 2 365W Panels

  • Awarded Australia's #1 panel 4 years in a row
  • 25-year product warranty
  • 25-year power output warranty (90%)
  • Super-high performance

Trina Half-Cell Panels

  • Featuring new half cell technology
  • 10-year product warranty
  • 25-year power output warranty (80%)
  • The best value solar panel in Australia

The Output Of A 10kW Solar System

According to the Clean Energy Council guidelines, a 10kW solar system in Sydney facing north will produce an average of around 40kWh a day, outputting more power in summer and less in winter.  

This could give you the potential saving of up to around $1000 a quarter, depending on your cost of power and how much solar power you use.

Eliminate Your Power Bills With Solar

Solar power is getting really interesting in 2020, with the average system size now up around 10kW. Here's why:

  • The price of solar panels is at a record-low (this also means most people are now choosing good quality panels, thankfully).
  • Most people will have an electric or hybrid car within the life of the solar system
  • Energy prices are some of the most expensive in the world, and yet they continue to increase. You will typically save over 30 cents per kWh of solar used in the home.
  • Battery storage has arrived
  • And… there are some really good feed-in tariffs available from the energy retailers at the moment, up to around 21 cents per kWh!

With the numbers working so well now on good quality systems, many people are choosing to install a larger solar to completely eliminate their power bill. Ask us how to do this when you request a callback from the Solaray Team, which you can do here:

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does smart solar work?

It's simple. A microinverter is connected to each panel, ensuring that if one panel is shaded, dirty or faulty the rest of the system will keep running smoothly.

What if something goes wrong?

Solaray offers full service and technical support on our Enphase systems. If something goes wrong we will get an automated alert from the Enlighten monitoring platform, and in many cases, we can even fix the system remotely! This is a service that almost no other installer in the country provides, but for us, service is everything.

Is the monitoring really that smart?

Yes! MyEnlighten not only keeps track of how much solar power you are generating, but also how much power you are using in the home.

Is the system expandable?

Yes! Enphase systems are fully expandable because each panel is independent from the others.

This means you can add on more panels to your system as your family grows, or if you decide to add battery storage down the track.


Eliminate Your Power Bills With Solar

10kW Smart Solar Sale On Now:

  • Choose between LG NeON 2 365W Panels or new Trina half-cell modules
  • Free Upgrades on our Enphase Smart Solar Systems
  • Bonus Offer: 15-year extended Microinverter Warranty
  • Online Monitoring free for the life of the system - both production and consumption monitoring
  • Clenergy Ezy Rack Mounting System - 10-year product warranty
  • Your solar system includes configuration, Remote Monitoring and Tech Support from Solaray's Online Support Team
  • Solaray’s famous hassle-free installation service – it’s why we have one of the highest customer feedback scores in the industry 

There’s A Reason We Are Number 1! 

As the largest installer of both LG Solar panels & Enphase Microinverters in Australia, Solaray customers love our hassle-free & professional installation with full service and technical support.

Record-Low 10kW Prices Now Available!

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Not Ready For A Quote? Where To From Here:

01

How to size up a system

Solar power has never been so affordable in 2020 with fantastic government rebates and record-low prices on solar panels. In fact, it is now possible to get a top-quality solar system to pay for itself within 3-5 years if the system is sized up correctly. More here...

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What is smart solar?

Enphase Micro Inverter technology allows each panel in a solar system to work independently from the other panels, ensuring the maximum output of clean renewable energy for your household. Learn more...

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Take the risk out of solar

Solaray Energy’s reputation as the leading solar power installer in Australia has been reconfirmed in 2020, with our team winning a series of awards from the industry’s leading manufacturers Enphase and LG Solar. Find out more...

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A warning about cheap solar

An incredible one in five rooftop solar systems have been found to be deficient, new data from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) has revealed.