The Benefits of Going Solar
Reduce your energy bills now
Solar is a great way to reduce your energy bills and your reliance on energy companies by harnessing the sun’s free energy. Xceed Solar has been delivering electricity and hot water FREE from the sun to households to Australian successfully, and now our range has expanded to include solar power (PV) and battery storage technology.
Install a Solahart PV system to provide power to your home and supplement this with a range of battery options like Tesla, LG and others to store free power for use at night or when the sun’s not shining. Any surplus power can then be fed back into the grid.
Replace your old gas or electric water heater with solar water heater and save 50% to 90% of your hot water energy use.
Xceed Solar also has an extensive range of commercial solutions for businesses trying to reduce their energy bills.
A more sustainable future
Install a PV system to enjoy more independence from the grid and then add a for a complete solution.
Switch to Solar water heater and save up to three tonnes of carbon emissions per year, which is equivalent to taking a small car off the road. Our goal is to help you make the decision on which solar solution best suits you, to not only save you money but also reduce your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Take advantage of Government incentives
The great news about residential and commercial solar is that the Government has included both PV and Solar Hot Water as technologies which are eligible for incentives known as Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs), which are linked to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET). The value of STCs fluctuate depending on market factors, however are currently worth over $4,000 for a typical large residential PV system and up to $1,000 for a typical solar hot water. In commercial applications the incentive increases significantly, as systems go up in size. These incentives are generally paid as a point of sale discount, thus greatly reducing the up-front cost of going solar.
Increase the value of your home
The majority of Australians believe solar power-equipped homes are more valuable than those relying on traditional means of electricity according to research conducted by a leading real estate online website in 2015. There are many other studies done here in Australia and around the world that support this research and although the value is not quantifiable, you would imagine a home with PV or solar hot water would be more saleable than a similar property which is not as energy efficient or eco-friendly.
WHAT IS SOLAR POWER?
Solar power is the resultant conversion of sunlight into electric current via the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Additionally, it can be heat energy that’s generated from solar thermal systems which concentrate sunlight into receivers to heat water.
What is solar electricity?
Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert sunlight into electricity that can be used to power your home, office or industrial facility. Today’s solar electric technology can be harnessed to either supplement power supplied by your utility company or to take you completely off-grid from the utility company. Off-grid systems use battery back-up systems to store power.
What is a solar panel?
Solar water heating and solar electric (photovoltaic) systems receive solar energy in rectangular-shaped panels – also known as “collectors”. These solar collector panels are mounted on a building’s roof or ground-mounted in special situations. In solar water heating panels, water is heated by sun energy as it circulates through. Solar electric panels contain the materials that convert sunlight directly into electricity. Solar panels are engineered to operate in very high winds and withstand environmental damages.
Can solar energy lower my electric bill?
Yes, Solar panels are used to convert the suns energy into electricity that can be used by your home or business. The panels are connected to the electrical system generally using a bi directional metering system. This allows your facility to utilize the electricity when it’s being produced by the sun to off set your usage from the power company. When the sun isn’t producing electricity in the evening, you use the power from the electric company.
Can solar energy reduce reliance on fossil fuels and foreign oil?
Because majority of Australian power comes from burning fossils, much of which comes from volatile priced foreign oil, anytime you lessen your dependency on utility power you’re helping our country reduce its reliance on energy from energy sources that are environmentally-unfriendly and financially unstable. Solar energy provides an alternative solution: less dependency on foreign oil.
How much does a residential solar system cost?
The cost of a solar system depends on the size of the system that is built. Systems can be built so they are scalable. It is important to know what size the solar panel system is, how much electricity will be produced, and the price per watt. Each solar system will produce different amounts depending on how good the design is, what shading could reduce the systems daily production, and where the solar panels are on the earth. Each geographical region and even location is going to receive different amounts of sun. After all of this is calculated, then you can make an educated decision on what size of solar panel system you need and want based on your energy demands and budget. Also, renewable incentives help offset the end and overall cost of a PV system.
How long do solar panels last?
Solar panels life expectancy is more than 40 years.
How much maintenance is required?
Xceed solar energy systems require less maintenance and service if the owner strictly follows guidelines. In most cases, these guidelines require owners to not adjust, maintain or repair the systems themselves.
Can I get a payment plan?
Xceed offers many financing options and will help you find the financing plan that best meets your needs.
What happens if there is no sun that day?
Lack of sunshine limits the solar energy potential of any solar energy system. However, some of the sun’s solar radiation will penetrate clouds to heat water or generate electricity.
I heard that the electric company has to pay me for surplus power. Is this true?
Each electric utility has its own programs for crediting customers who supply them with surplus energy (solar electric / PV power generated by a Solar Energy system that exceeds the home’s needs). Xceed solar energy specialists can help you understand those specific utility programs and how each affects the financial picture of your solar energy system.
How long does it take to install a solar energy system?
Most home systems can be installed by a Xceed Solar crew in 1 or 2 days. Installation follows a thorough site survey and engineering review. Larger commercial or business installations can take longer depending on size, complexity and special mounting.
Does a solar panel need to be on my roof?
For most home installations, the roof is the optimum placement for solar panels. Unobstructed by trees or other shade-producing structures, facing toward the south and able to be securely attached. If the homeowner has adequate yard space and/or many panels to be installed, Xceed Solar can review the option of ground mounting.
Do I have to angle solar panels at the sun all day long?
Solar panels are installed in a fixed arrangement. They typically don’t move to track the sun during its movement through the sky. Mounting the panels to face south at the proper angles enables them to capture and collect the maximum amount of solar energy during the day.
Can I adapt solar power systems for my business?
Due to higher incentives and rebates for businesses, solar makes just as much if not more sense for business owners. Add in the depreciation factor for a solar energy system capital expense, and the financial incentives become even more attractive.