Getting Solar Power for the First Time

Getting Solar Power for the First Time
October 13, 2019 adm
In Solar

Introducing solar into your home

With more than 1 million homes throughout Australia now powered by solar energy, it’s evident that more and more people are starting to see the light. It’s proven to be the better choice for the environment and for your lifestyle, plus, it significantly reduces the cost of powering your home. In theory, switching power sources seems like a major task. However, it’s surprisingly simple. 

Is solar power right for you?

Are you considering getting solar for the first time but unsure where to start? Good news- you’re in the right place. We’ll explain how solar works and how it saves you money long term. Plus, we’ll guide you through the selection process and provide an overview of what to expect from us; from your initial consultation, right through to installation.

Your journey to renewable energy use starts here.

How solar power works

The road to renewable energy is generally very simply. Solar power works like this:

  • The solar panels installed on roofs convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity
  • The DC electricity is then converted into 240V alternating current (AC) electricity through a solar inverter
  • Your home will then be powered by the AC electricity from the solar power system
  • Electricity will only be drawn from the grid if you require more than what’s produced through the solar power system 

Diagram showing how solar systems work
Our installation process

It’s our job to ensure that every new solar installation runs seamlessly. From start to finish, our team of professionals offer quality service, backed by comprehensive support.

Your solar installation journey will look like this:

Consultation

During your initial consultation, you’ll meet with your local JNT Electrical team to discuss factors including your home’s power usage, suitability, building specifics and other considerations that are relevant to your situation. 

Creating a personalised package

After we’ve met with you and identified your unique requirements, we’ll develop a package that’s best suited to your home and lifestyle. From here, we’ll provide a formal quote.

Installation

Once you’ve approved the quote and package, we can begin installation. Rest assured knowing this process is fast and hassle-free. Our team of experts guarantee the highest quality results with every installation.

Ongoing support

JNT Electrical is available for ongoing support and maintenance. We can provide assistance to ensure your solar panels are working efficiently and performing at the level required. 

How solar saves you money

By producing your own power, you’re consequently buying less from your power supplier. Plus you’re able to save additional money by selling your excess to them. 

For example, if you have 5kW of devices running in your home, and you’re producing 3kW through your solar power system; you’re only consuming 2kWh from the grid. 

If you’re producing 6kWh and only using 5kWh, 1kWh is sent back to the grid, saving you even more money. 

You’ll see savings on your power bill immediately, and the solar panels will eventually pay for themselves. Payback times differ throughout the country. In sunnier states it can take as little as 4-6 years to pay off the solar installation. Our team will be able to provide a payback estimate based on your area and the system selected for your home. 

Which system is right for you?

There are several systems available to you, varying in style and layout. JNT Electrical is here to guide you every step of the way and our expert advice will ensure you select the best system to suit your usage and budget.

Things to consider for new solar installation:

  • Your average daily power consumption
  • The time of the day power is predominantly used in your home
  • Your location
  • Shading, surrounding trees and buildings
  • Roof orientation 

Check your latest power bill to gage your average daily consumption in kWh. This figure will determine the type of system your household requires to operate efficiently. For example, if your household’s average daily consumption is 20kWh, you’d require a 5kWh system. The team at JNT Electrical will confirm which system is best suited to you.  

Price does vary between different solar set ups, and the investment you make now will determine your long term benefits. Both cheaper and more expensive set ups will convert sunlight to power, however a higher quality product will conduct this more efficiently. Essentially, this means more renewable energy for your home and less power purchased from your supplier. 

Get Started

Don’t wait any longer; start saving on your power bill and doing your part for the environment. For more information, or to book your initial consultation with the JNT Electrical team, get in touch with us now. Start reaping the benefits of solar power today.

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