Solar panels are made from many solar cells connected together, with each solar cell producing DC (direct current) electricity when sunlight hits it.
At K.A.W Electrical & Solar we use the best panels available with high wattage, excellent efficiency and long lasting warranties.
One way of maximising household use of solar electricity is to store it in a battery for use when you need it, rather than when it is generated. At K.A.W Electrical & Solar we install many different options on batteries. You can opt for a large battery bank or for a modular battery system, which means that you can start with just one battery unit and add more if and when needed.
These battery systems will run your home when black outs occur. They will also charge from your solar in the day and discharge at night to offset your usage.
In a nutshell, an inverter takes electricity from a power source that produces ‘DC’ electricity, such as solar panels or a battery system, and converts it into mains-equivalent 230 volt ‘AC’ electricity ready for use in your house.
We only install tier one inverters which have a 10 year warranty so you can rest easy knowing you will be saving on your energy bills for years to come.
A solar panel optimiser is a component that can be added to a single panel or all panels on the solar system. The solar optimisers aim is to increase the output of a solar panel, by bypassing the shaded solar module which allows the system to operate to its full potential.
Sometimes roof area constraints on a building may cause a solar panel to be shaded by an object such as a flu, stink pipe or trees. By attaching an optimiser to that panel it helps alleviate this issue.
A smart meter for your solar system is a good choice as it helps the solar monitoring system. It gives accurate data in real time to show your production, consumption and export. Some of these smart meters have to be added due to export limitation on a premises.
They can be in line from the mains grid or set up in a current transformer configuration. Regardless of the configuration these are an extra add on that helps your system and we always recommend to install one.
Solar Monitoring System
A solar monitoring system is the collection of real-time or interval data on your energy consumption/production. Solar monitoring is essential for the efficient management of usage and feed in from your solar system.
We can set up your system to track the performance of your solar/battery system and keep a track of your efficiency to make sure its running at optimal performance.