Do solar panels need servicing?
• Every five years or so, have a level 2 electrician check your solar panel system. They’ll ensure that all components are functioning properly.
The business case for a home to install solar / What size solar do I need?
We advise people to install a system that’ll generate at least ½ your Winter daily usage. If you can install a larger system, that will probably be beneficial (depending on your energy use), and you will be more likely to still receive a feed-in ...
If I do not have a solar system, can I apply for both the solar and battery rebates from Solar Victoria?
You can only access one rebate through the solar homes program. You can apply for the battery rebate instead of the solar PV rebate. The following is a response from Solar Victoria regarding this: "If you would like to specifically apply for a ...
Do solar panels need cleaning?
• Rainfall cleans most solar panels enough, so homeowners usually don’t have to. • However, after a dust storm or particularly long drought, you may wish to hose off your panels so that their production isn’t decreased by dust, dirt, or bird ...
How can I tell if my solar system is damaged or underperforming?
If worried about hail damage - As a general rule of thumb, if there's no roof damage than the panels are unlikely to be damaged. If you suspect there may be some damage or underperformance from your solar, you can either do a self-assessment based ...
What standards are solar panels required to meet?
There are a number of Australian Standards that apply to solar panels. There's a list available here: https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/industry/installers/compliance-toolkit/standards