Here are some of the questions we get asked often, if you have any thing else you would like to know please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The systems start at under $6,400 installed. This is a standard package. The price really depends on what you want out of your system. You can apply for a no obligation quote through this website and we can price a system that best fits your needs being price and energy consumption.
At SolarCraft we only install quality equipment that is backed up by rock solid warranties. We use quality Renesola 250watt or Panasonic 240watt PV modules with a high efficiency rating of 15.4%, a workmanship warranty of 10 years and are warranted to provide at least 90% of their rated output at standard conditions for a minimum of 10 years and 80% for a minimum of 25 years.
All EnaSolar inverters carry a standard 5 year factory warranty. There is an optional 5 year extension available on all inverters.
This varies from one manufacturer to another, however our leading panel, the Mistsubishi Electric Monocrystaline panel has power output of 260W and a positive power tolerance of 0-5%
The inverters we use are weather proof so this means they can be mounted on the exterior wall of your house or inside if you wish. The only limitation is that they require adequate ventilation so as not to overheat.
Under normal circumstance you would not have to clean your solar panels but depending on where you live you may have to. If there is a high amount of dust being blown about from earth works next door for example it pays to keep an eye on output levels and give them a hose down if the rain is few and far between.
A north-facing roof is preferable but a north-west or north-east facing roof is also ideal for a solar PV array. The main thing to take into consideration is if there will be hard shading on any part of the roof where your PV array will be positioned. Shading can be cancelled by using micro inverter technology or even better, getting rid of the shading permanently e.g. felling trees or shortening chimneys.
For the installation of solar PV arrays you do not need a building permit although there are certain guidelines installers must adhere to which relate to loading and wind zones.
To set up and get the most out of a solar PV array in the southern hemisphere the array should be facing as close to due north as possible as this is where the array will receive the most daylight hours.
Solar hot water systems use the sun's energy to directly heat the hot water for your house's consumption where solar PV electricity uses the sun's energy to create electricity for your household to use be it on lighting, water heating or general power!
Over the last 2 years solar PV panels have dropped in price close to 70% from near $4.00 per watt to $0.60c per watt.This has made them a lot more affordable. SolarCraft however do not sell pannls individually but as a system installed starting from as low as $6,400.00 for a 1.25kW standard install.