A Guide to Solar Systems

Everything you need to know about installing Solar Systems on the Sunshine Coast!

Powering Sunshine Coast towards a clean energy future! 

In recent years, solar energy has become increasingly popular as a renewable energy source. Solar panels are now more affordable than ever, and government incentives make it a no-brainer for many Sunshine Coast homeowners and business owners to go solar.

Need A Sparky are local electricians providing Sunshine Coast homeowners with the best solar system solutions, allowing them to break free from the power companies, save money, raise the market value of their properties and utilise a clean and sustainable energy source. 

What are solar systems? 

There are many different types of solar systems. The most common type is a photovoltaic system, which uses solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar panels are made up of many smaller units called cells. When light hits a cell, it causes electrons to flow and generates electricity. Other types of solar systems include solar hot water systems, which use the sun’s energy to heat water for home or business use, and passive solar systems, which use the sun’s energy to heat buildings without using mechanical equipment. 

How Solar Systems Work 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are installed on your roof and convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity is then sent to an inverter which converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the kind of electricity used in your home.  

The AC electricity is sent to your home’s electrical panel or breaker box. From there, it flows through your home’s wiring to outlets, switches, and appliances. Any excess electricity not used by your home is sent back to the utility grid through what’s called a “net metering” connection.  

Solar System Types 

There are three main types of solar power systems: grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid. 

Grid-Tied: A grid-tied system is the most common type of solar system. It is connected to the utility grid and produces electricity that can be used to offset your energy consumption. Any excess electricity produced by the system is fed back into the grid for others to use. 

Off-Grid: An off-grid system is not connected to the utility grid and requires battery backup. This type of system is typically used in remote locations where connecting to the grid is not practical. For example, the batteries store excess electricity produced by the system to provide power at night or during a power outage. 

Hybrid: A hybrid system combines a grid-tied and off-grid system. It includes a battery backup for when the power goes out, but it also can sell excess electricity back to the grid. This type of system is ideal for those who want the peace of mind that comes with battery backup while still being able to take advantage of net metering programs. 

Benefits of Solar Systems for your Home or Business 

1. Save Money on Your Energy Bills 

One of the most obvious benefits of going solar is that it can save you money on your energy bills. Solar systems allow you to generate your own electricity, which means you’ll be less reliant on your utility company. In some cases, you may even be able to sell excess electricity back to the grid. 

2. Increase the Value of Your Home 

Another great benefit of solar systems is that they can increase the value of your home. For example, a recent study found that homes with solar systems sell 20% faster and for 17% more money than homes without them. So if you’re considering selling your home in the near future, going solar is a great way to boost its value. 

3. Help the Environment 

Of course, one of the best reasons to go solar is because it’s good for the environment. Solar energy is a renewable resource that won’t run out as fossil fuels will. Solar systems don’t produce emissions, so they don’t contribute to air pollution or climate change. 

Complete Solar System Installations, Repairs & Servicing on the Sunshine Coast 

Whether you are looking to install a brand-new solar system, repair or service existing solar systems, or need help with anything related to solar energy, our team is ready to help. 

We have extensive experience with solar panels and only work with the best products available to ensure that each of our customers gets the most out of their investment by having a panel system that is efficient, safe, and will last for many years to come. 

The Right Solar System For Your Home 

As you might know, solar systems are not one-size-fits-all, and to recommend the best system for your home, our team of specialists will carefully assess your individual situation and requirements. This will help us to understand energy consumption, patterns, the property’s geographic orientation and location, roof angle, roof type and future renewable aspirations such as EV charging and battery storage. 


Request a Free On-Site Assessment 

We would be happy to visit your home to assess your requirements and suggest the most suitable solar system and panels to suit your budget and family needs. 

Solar Panel Installation 

Our experienced team will do all the hard work and get your new solar panels running in no time.

Start Saving on Your Power Bills 

Your system generates energy from day one, immediately lowering your energy costs. Imagine what you can do with the money you will save on your electricity bills after your solar installation.

The expert solar system installers on the Sunshine Coast 

If you want to leave your solar systems in the hands of a reliable company, look for CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited solar installers. The Clean Energy Council is Australia’s renewable energy association. They represent and work with Australia’s leading renewable energy and energy storage businesses and rooftop solar installers on the Sunshine Coast. As one of Queensland’s leading solar power installation companies, we are approved by the Clean Energy Council as solar installers

We Are Here to Help with All of Your Solar System Needs 

Need A Sparky takes pride in working closely with our customers to make the process as simple, transparent and stress-free as possible. By choosing us, you will invest in your property and qualified professionals, high-quality equipment, outstanding customer service, unmatched warranties, satisfaction and peace of mind. 

Get in touch with us today on 07 5314 1046 to power your home! 

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