Are all solar panels the same?
No, there are cheap lower quality panels on the market. Amanda Energy use only ‘Tier 1’ quality panels.
Are all inverters the same?
No, there is a significant quality difference between inverters. The inverter turns the DC power generated by the solar panels into AC power so that you can continue to use it while simultaneously synchronising the energy waveform with the electricity from the grid. The inverter is the part of the solar installation that really works hard and can wear out. Some inverters are more efficient in the conversion process than others. At Amanda Energy, we use only quality inverters for our solar electricity in Perth. We ensure that our inverters are supplied from manufacturers who have a strong base in Australia and who can offer meaningful warranty and maintenance.
What is Reverse Power Relay and why are they so expensive?
A reverse power relay stops excess power produced by your solar panels going back onto the grid – a potential problem if your grid cannot handle this extra power. For solar systems over 30kW, a reverse power relay must be fitted unless Amanda is also your electricity supplier. Unfortunately, reverse power relays are sophisticated devices and there are no relatively cheap options available.
Is there a risk of hail damage?
There have been legitimate warnings about faulty solar panel switches, linked to dozens of blazes in the Eastern States. Thankfully, we have what is called a DC isolator, a kind of switch which is used to stop electrical currents and allow electricians to carry out work safely on a building fitted with solar. At Amanda Energy, we use only the highest quality products and trustworthy staff for all of our solar energy projects. Amanda Energy switches are further protected by a custom stainless steel cover.
WILL SOLAR ELECTRICITY IN PERTH INCREASE MY RISK OF A FIRE?
There have been legitimate warnings about faulty solar panel switches, linked to dozens of blazes in the Eastern States. The switch is a DC isolator to allow electricians to carry out work safely on a building fitted with solar. Amanda Energy only uses top quality components and has not fitted any defective switches. Amanda Energy switches are further protected by a custom stainless steel cover.
Will current solar panels & generation technology become out-dated soon?
Most businesses operating in commercial solar in Perth have an invested interest to work towards better sustainable energy solutions. Right now, solar panels offer a 10 year warranty, a 15 year performance guarantee and after 20 years, the performance has been shown to be 82% of the original rating. The savings offered are real, right now, in today’s money with today’s technology. If in doubt, opt for our Solar PPA option – Amanda outlays the capital, takes on any risk and simply sells you cheaper power.