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Yes, for grid connected solar PV systems bi-directional electricity meters are mandatory.  Bi-directional meters are able to be configured to allow your solar PV to correctly export to the grid but must be programmed to do so.  The Smart Meters installed in Victoria are capable of being re-programmed to operate as a bi-directional meter.  If you Read More

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A Solar Panel transforms sunlight energy into electricity without any harmful pollution. Solar PV panels are also known as a photovoltaic or PV modules. (photo = light, voltaic = electricity)

Often called a “rebate” and available since 2011, this government incentive falls under the small-scale renewable energy scheme in the form of STCs (small scale technology certificates).STCs are a tradeable commodity attached to eligible installations of renewable energy systems (including solar panels, solar water heaters and heat pumps). Under the Federal Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Read More

The Purchaser has the right to create and sell the STCs themselves. However, as described above by the Clean Energy Regulator, this process is complex and time-consuming. As a service to our customers, Essential Solar offer to manage this task for the customer according to the following schedule: a. Once the system is complete (according Read More

What is a Feed-in-Tarriff

Around Australia there are a variety of FiT programs that reward you for excess energy that you export to the grid.How much benefit you receive from these FiT’s is dependent on your individual situation; your energy retailer; your energy demand and the date your system was installed.The customer service team at Essential Solar can provide Read More

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Solar panels require little maintenance. This is general cleaning or mechanical or electrical requirements. Essential Solar can assist with a solar maintenance to make sure your system is running to its full efficiency and is up to date with your warranty requirements

Is the lowest Price system the best value

Simular to many goods and services, you often get what you pay for. Some solar retailers offer low priced systems, however this does not necessarily translate to mean better value, cheaper systems often experience a greater upfront degradation, less yield and sometimes complete failures which means less power and / or less or no money Read More

Fronius Inverter

An inverter transforms the DC power from the Solar panel to AC power, this is the same type of power as your mains power. It also exports any excess power back into the electricity grid. An inverter’s quality is partly measured by how efficiently it converts the DC electricity to AC electricity.

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No. The total output in Watts of your panels is what determines how much power is produced.

What happens to a system during a blackout

Due to safety reasons, when a blackout occurs your solar PV system will automatically stop producing electricity. This is due to a mandatory safety requirement in place to protect technicians working in your immediate area. Once the grid is back up, your system’s ability to generate will resume. However we do recommend you check your Read More


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