TUESDAY 02 APRIL, 2013 |
Autumn - A Great Time For Solar Electricity Generation
National solar provider Energy Matters says autumn is a great time for solar - with cool days and clear skies,
solar power systems will be operating at optimum efficiency.
One of the many myths about home solar power is that the hotter the day, the
more electricity is produced. In fact, it's the opposite.
Heat is the enemy of a solar panel - it reduces efficiency and the lower the
quality of a panel, the less power it will generate on a hot day. The heat issue
is an example of why not
all solar panels are equal
. However, the length of sunlight exposure over
the longer summer days goes some way to addressing this issue.
Autumn is probably the best time of year in terms of power generated per
sun-hour - the cooler conditions allow panels to achieve their best
To help more Australian households go solar this autumn, Energy
has announced its best pricing ever on system installed in all
states. All systems have been heavily discounted for a limited time and this
week the company is showcasing a full 5kW
The 5kW system can return a financial benefit of an estimated $1,042 - $2,450
annually depending on installation location and electricity consumption profile;
meaning payback time can be just a few years.
Like all Energy Matters' packages, professional, accredited installation is
included. The package also includes an extra 5 years warranty on the included
Italian-made Power-One inverter.
Special pricing on other solar panel packages can be viewed using the company's instant
online quoting system
, or by calling the Energy Matters team on 133-SUN (133
Energy Matters has installed over 15,000 solar power systems across Australia.
Between Energy Matters and sister company Apollo Energy, the two have supplied
over 300,000 solar panels for commercial and residential installations.
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