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At Solar Power Hobart, we are the experts when it comes to solar power in Tasmania. We are proud to be the largest provider of solar energy systems in Tasmania. With our laser focus on solar power, we do everything possible to provide you with high-quality products and services that meet your needs while also providing you with great advice about how best to use your system.
We sell a range of products, including solar panels, solar batteries, solar tubes, Enphase microinverters, and all types of LED Lighting Products. We have the experience, skill and expertise to ensure that your solar system installation will run smoothly.
We have a team of expert installers that are happy to provide you with a quality service. Regardless of whether you want us to move an existing solar power system from one location to another or simply put a new one in, we can do it all!


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    What is Solar Power?

    Solar power is when sunlight hits the solar panels on your roof, this energy is then converted into electricity which can be used in your home to power appliances. Solar power is a good source of energy because it is renewable, meaning that the sun will not run out for billions of years.
    Solar power is also cheaper than normal energy, with electricity costing around 24 cents per kWh for solar customers compared to 126 cents per kWh being charged by Hydro Tasmania. The average system size in TAS is around 4kWp or less. The more you have installed or are thinking about installing, the lower the cost of your electricity per kWh becomes as this purchase is shared between fewer units. Solar power Hobart can help you determine how much solar power would be required to suit your lifestyle and budget.

    Can I use solar energy to power all my appliances?

    Unfortunately, you can’t supply every appliance in your house through solar power alone. The good news is that you don’t have to! If you use a lot of electricity during the day, a system which will meet around half your needs would be a sensible option. This does not need to be expensive and should still provide significant savings on energy bills. More importantly, it fits nicely into our current energy model, where roofs have been engineered to support heavy loads from the elements but produce no direct income for their owners who need not worry about large upfront capital expenses for equipment or installation.

    Types of Solar Power Systems

    There are three main types of systems that can be used on your roof to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity

    Monocrystalline PV Modules

    Monocrystalline PV modules are typically used on small domestic systems, including grid-interactive power systems, where they can come close to their maximum efficiencies. They are more expensive than other types of modules due to higher production costs but will output more energy over longer periods of time. The major drawback with monocrystalline panels is that they require a fair bit of space which means they might not be suitable for housing roofs.

    Polycrystalline Panels

    Another type of solar system is the polycrystalline module, which is basically made out of several smaller cells created from molten silicon. Most large-scale power plants use polycrystalline panels as they are less efficient than monocrystalline modules but can be manufactured faster and at a lower cost. The downside is the amount of space required for these modules would likely make them unsuitable for small installations where space is limited.

    Amorphous Panels

    The cheapest option is using amorphous panels (also known as silicon-based). These are made from a semiconductor material that can be formed into different shapes to fit your rooftop design. They are the most basic type of solar module available and perfect for roof areas where there isn’t much space to spare. Amorphous modules are also extremely useful for caravans because it means you don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to fix them on the roof!

    Crystalline Panels

    For larger solar systems like farms or community projects, you might want to consider using traditional crystalline panels (also known as multi-crystalline). These types of panels are the most popular choice for commercial projects because they provide good energy performance at an affordable price point. They’re typically cheaper than other types of modules because their efficiency ratings aren’t quite up to scratch, but they’re still a great choice for large installations.

    What is the average life expectancy of a solar panel?

    Solar panels come with an average warranty of 20-25 years depending on the brand that you buy – so in reality they last for decades! Manufacturers give such long warranties because they know just how durable these units really are. At the end of their lifespan, it’s possible to harvest any remaining value by recycling them instead of disposing of them in landfill. It’s also important to note that certain types of modules can be reworked or refurbished, extending their lives even more.
    Instead of looking at the initial purchase price, look at the overall cost of purchasing and installing a system. A cheap system with low-quality components will end up being expensive in the long run because you’ll end up spending more on electricity bills to make up for it’s poor production! You also need to consider things like durability, output reliability and warranty when making your decision. Here are some examples of how much power different solar systems can produce, which can help you compare different commercial retailers.

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    How Can We Help You?

    Our team of experts understand the renewable energy market in Tasmania like no other solar company. If you’re looking for information on how to get started, our services include:
    · A free site survey at your home or business so we can assess your needs and come up with an affordable solution for your property;
    · Detailed advice on the most suitable system that fits into your budget, including photovoltaic panels, inverters, batteries etc.;
    · Full design/installation service so we can ensure your panels are installed to best suit your site;
    · Maintenance and support of the system, including battery backup options.
    Contact us today if you’re ready to turn your home or business into a Tasmanian solar powerhouse.

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    Reasons why you should switch to the use of solar power

    Solar power has a number of benefits, the first being that it is a clean and renewable energy source. Once you have your solar panels installed, you can rest assured that you are doing your bit to help reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions because this form of energy does not contribute to climate change or global warming.
    Another benefit is the money-saving aspect as once you have paid for the installation costs, there are no ongoing bills as with conventional electricity sources. This makes Solar Power an affordable power source that also keeps on giving as, over its lifetime, it will pay itself off many times, meaning it might even make a nice profit!
    If you still feel unsure about going solar, don’t worry because all our products come with a minimum 25-year warranty, so if anything should go wrong, we will take care of that.

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    What We Do

    We are dedicated to offering efficient renewable energy solutions that also include high-quality products sourced only from reputable manufacturers who follow strict guidelines regarding their production methods. Our range of renewable equipment is tried and tested, ensuring you get maximum performance, higher returns and peace of mind when investing in clean energy sources like solar power.
    Our aim is to combine ethical business practices with professional standards that deliver long-lasting results; this means choosing to work with reputable installers whose track record is proven by their long-term customers who are happy to recommend them, and products that perform well enough to keep customers satisfied.

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    What's the return on investment for a solar system?

    A lot of people might ask “is it worth getting a solar system?” The answer to that question is generally yes, and you can use this calculator to find out how much you could save on your electricity bills.
    There are many reasons why people choose to install commercial solar panels, including reduced electricity costs, reduced power bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and the ability to sell extra energy back to the grid. Installing commercial solar also makes sound financial sense for companies as it boosts brand image and helps attract new customers with green credentials! If you’re thinking of installing a Solar Power System in Hobart, contact us today – we’ll help guide you through all of your options.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Solar Power Hobart, we are the solar experts. All our employees are fully trained, accredited and hold relevant Solar PV qualifications. You can be assured that you are getting unbiased information & advice when dealing with one of our friendly staff who will explain the products & services we offer in an easy to understand way.
    Our workers will answer all your questions and provide quotations and project management for your installation. No matter how big or small, we strive to offer the highest quality of service by keeping our clients informed & up to date on all works, starting with a free site consultation where you will receive advice on the best solar solution for your home or business.

    FAQs About Solar Power

    There are many misconceptions about solar energy in general. Here at Solar Power Hobart, we will help you set the record straight on all topics ranging from solar panel efficiency, buying vs leasing, battery storage, etc.

    What does a solar panel system look like?

    A Solar Power System generally consists of 14 x 185watt or 7 x 250Watt solar panels, which have been designed to suit your roof type and pitch. Each panel is connected together on a racking system that is attached to the roof via bolting mechanisms making it safe and secure.

    What sizes do the solar panels come in?

    There are two common types of solar panel size used in Australia 185watt & 250w att. This refers to the size of the solar panels in terms of their wattage rating. These are commonly referred to as 5 & 6-star rated, respectively, with 250watt panels being a little more efficient than 185watts.

    What's the use of solar batteries?

    Solar batteries are an optional extra to any system. We recommend installing solar batteries in most cases as they will allow you to store your excess solar generation for use at night time or during bad weather.

    How many solar panels will I need?

    Most homes that are connected to the grid will need around 4kW of Solar Panels to provide their household with enough electricity during the day. Others may require more or less depending on what appliances they have and how much energy they use. This is something we can help you work out during a site visit where one of our expert team members would come out to take measurements and give you an upfront quote.


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