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About Solar

How does solar power system work?


The modern solar system is highly efficient and provides sufficient electricity for the daily needs of an average home. The system consists of panels that send DC power to an inverter, which then converts to AC power to supply energy to your home.

Any excess power will be sold back to the grid for a nominal price per kilowatt. Our consultants will discuss the size of your solar system with you so that you can get the best return for your investment.

The amount of electricity created depends on the solar system’s capacity. SolarWide supplies solar power systems for homes, offices, and commercial buildings. You can talk with us today about the sizing your system to best suit your needs.




Will my solar panels work if it’s cloudy on the Sunshine Coast?


A cloudy day will reduce the effectiveness of your solar panels. Even so, there will be enough energy in the daylight to create electricity. Fortunately for our customers, living on the Sunshine Coast is one of the best locations for solar in the world.




Can my solar panels be damaged by hail?


At SolarWide, we provide high-quality solar panels constructed from tempered glass. Tempered glass is up to six times stronger than regular plate glass and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

On the Sunshine Coast, hail damage is a real possibility. So, it is best to insist on tempered glass panels. If you experience hail damage to your solar panels, we advise you to check your panel warranty and contact your insurance company.




Will my solar panels power my home in the event of a blackout?


The standard grid connect system will not power your home in a blackout, as the grid power requires power for the inverter. If you want a system that can power your home in a blackout, you should consider a Hybrid system.





Fronius

Why should I select a Fronius Inverter?


At SolarWide, we trust the reliability of the Fronius Inverter system. The system has undertaken extensive product development and is proven to perform. The Fronius Inverter is a quality product that will produce the most significant solar yield for your residence or business.

When you install a Fronius Inverter on the Sunshine Coast, you can track your power usage through the Fronius inverter Energy Meter using the Solar.Web app. The app will allow you to track how much power you produce, use and export back to the grid.




What are the benefits of choosing a Fronius Inverter?


Fronius Inverters power many businesses and homes across the Sunshine Coast. The Fronius Inverter has an extensive list of benefits for consumers.

  1. Fronius developed inverters for lasting performance. The highly functional inverter means that your system will produce high yields for decades.
  2. The Fronius support team pride themselves on delivering competent problem solving if you are to experience an issue with an inverter.
  3. The company designs inverters, so customers receive long term satisfaction and compatibility between technologies.
  4. Fronius inverter systems use smart technology through their smart meter to monitor and analyse your energy yield through the solar.web app.
  5. Fronius designed their inverter system on three fundamental principles; flexibility, reliability, and optimisation to provide a holistic solution for customer requirements.




What warranty is provided on a Fronius Inverter?


Our Sunshine Coast business is a trusted Fronius inverter supplier. Fronius offer a full five year warranty when you purchase an inverter through SolarWide. Then when you connect to the Fronius SolarWeb you can register for an additional five year warranty totalling 10 years of warranty. However, the second five years does not cover freight from Fronius or installation.

Fronius’ 65 year history, suggests that they will be around to honour their warranty. If you experience any trouble with your solar inverter system, please contact us on (07) 5309 5871





SMA

Why should I select an SMA Inverter?


SMA offers first class efficiency and a user-friendly system to ensure the most significant solar yield. When you install an SMA Inverter on the Sunshine Coast, you can track your power usage through the SMA Inverter Energy Meter using the Sunny Portal app.

Being part of the SMA Power-Up Dealer Network makes SolarWide’s price competitive and provides an emphasis on delivering inverter quality and customer satisfaction.




What are the benefits of choosing an SMA Inverter?


By selecting an SMA Inverter you are choosing a product that is designed for quality performance that is built to last. SMA Inverters have an extensive list of benefits for consumers.

  1. SMA has been voted number one European PV inverter manufacturer brand and is the chosen brand in the Australian inverter market.

  2. The company has almost 40 years of experience as the world’s longest servicing solar manufacturer.

  3. SMA has installed over 90 GW of inverter capacity worldwide. That is enough to close all of Australia’s power stations, twice over - never needing to rely on fossil fuels again.

  4. The company has over 750,000 SMA inverters have already installed across Australia.

  5. SMA inverters at 100% thoroughly tested to ensure reliable operation for the life of the inverter.




What warranty is provided on an SMA Inverter?


SMA offers a 10 year warranty when you purchase an inverter through SolarWide. Our Sunshine Coast business is a trusted SMA Power-Up Partner, which extends the warranty of your inverter and guarantees your solar inverter installation is correct and operates to maximum efficiency.

SMA’s 40 year history, implies that they will be around to honour their warranty. If you experience any trouble with your solar inverter system, please contact us on (07) 5309 5871.





Sungrow

Why should I select a Sungrow Inverter?


Sungrow are renowned for their reliable and innovative inverters, they’re an ideal affordable alternative to the popular SMA and Fronius Inverters.

When you install a Sungrow Inverter on the Sunshine Coast, you can track your power usage when you install a Sungrow Inverter Smart Meter using the iSolarCloud app.




What are the benefits of choosing a Sungrow Inverter?


Sungrow is renowned for designing solutions to harvest solar power and deliver it when and where it is required. Investing in a Sungrow Inverter has an extensive list of benefits for the consumer.

  1. Sungrow core value is to design innovative solar products centred around the consumer need.
  2. The company provides scalable solutions to satisfy the residential, commercial, or industrial needs of the consumer.
  3. Sungrow is easily set up and monitored by the consumer through the Sungrow platform iSolarCloud, so that you can maximise your solar yield.
  4. Deliver clean energy products across the world to help reduce the worlds impact on climate change.




What warranty is provided on a Sungrow Inverter?


As a leading energy company, Sungrow develops and provides clean energy solutions worldwide. The company offers a full 10 year warranty when you purchase an inverter through SolarWide, so with a Sungrow inverter, you will have peace of mind if damage is to occur.

If you experience any trouble with your solar inverter system, please contact us on (07) 5309 5871.





LG

Why should I select a local Sunshine Coast LG Authorised Solar Installer?


LG Solar has over 80 installation partners as part of the Australia-wide Authorised Solar Dealer Network. SolarWide was selected by LG as an outstanding company to be an LG Premium Platinum Solar Authorised Installer.

Being part of the LG network makes SolarWide’s price competitive and provide an emphasis on delivering panels quality and customer satisfaction.




What are the benefits of choosing LG Solar Panels?


LG Solar panels have an extensive list of benefits for consumers.

  1. LG Solar offers strength, stability and reliability. LG has more than 60 years’ experience in product development and innovation.
  2. The Return on Investment offered is better over time as quality solar has a much better long term financial return.
  3. 25 year parts and labour manufacturer’s warranty. Which compares favourably to other manufacturers as LG’s 60 year history implies that they will be around to honour the warranty.
  4. LG has won an accolade of awards including ‘Top Brand in Australia’ five years in a row, and Winner ‘Trusted Brand 2020’ by Readers Digest for Australia’s Most Trusted Solar Panel Brand.
Using quality brand panels that are aesthetically pleasing can help to enhance your house value for the resale of your home.




What warranty is offered on LG Solar Panels?


LG offers one of the most significant panel warranties in solar. The company offer a 25 year parts and labour warranty that includes the cost of shipping the NeON® 2 and NeON® R, as well as the labour cost of uninstalling and re-installing the panel.

Which compares favourably to other manufacturers as LG’s 60 year history implies that they will be around to honour the warranty. If you experience any trouble with your solar panel system, please contact us on (07) 5309 5871





Installation Process

What is the Small Scale Technology Certificate (STC)?


An STC is a government incentive offered to encourage the uptake of solar power. An STC will provide you with a substantial cost saving when you install a solar system.

An STC is claimable once the system has been installed and commissioned. At SolarWide, we give you the STC discount at the point of sale, and then we declare the cost to claim back from the Government after the installation of the system. The STC is a tradable commodity and can fluctuate in price, and we offer the price at the time of signing the contract.




What is the wait time to have my solar system installed on the Sunshine Coast?


At SolarWide, we can generally install your solar system within two to three weeks of placing the product order.




How long does it take to install a solar system on the Sunshine Coast?


At SolarWide, we can generally install a residential system in one working day.




Will my power be turned off during my solar installation?


Yes, your power will be switched off for approximately 30 minutes on the day of your installation. We recommend you discuss this time with your installer.




What happens after the solar system installation?


Both energy distributors; Energex and Ergon, usually require the system to be switched off until your electricity meter has been upgraded to monitor solar export.

The day after the install SolarWide will submit the Electrical Works Request to Energex or Ergon who will contact your electricity retailer to instruct them to make the meter change. Your electricity retailer will then schedule a time to complete the meter changes.




How long does it take for electricity retail supplier to connect my system?


The connection times do vary. Typically, it can take 2-5 weeks for your electricity retailer to process the request and make the change.




I am building a home, when should I begin the solar installation process?


We install solar panels to new builds before Gyproc; this allows us to pre-wire the solar and ensures the conduit is not visible. We can work off plans in most cases; the builder will enable us to do the install before completion.





Contact Us

SolarWide Pty Ltd
3 Bearing Avenue
Warana
QLD, 4575.

P: (07) 5309 5871
P: 1300 553 425

E: sales@solarwide.com.au

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