Crash Course On Solar Power


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Crash Course On Solar Power

  1. 1. Solar   Power to the People An explanation of domestic solar power   Marshall Bown  (B. Eng Electrical BCSE F1286) 1300 811 433
  2. 2. What is Solar power? <ul><li>-Electricity from the sun- </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Modern usage of this technology falls into 2 main divisions. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Grid connected Solar power </li></ul><ul><li>Where all electricity generated from the sun is used at the time it is made. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Stand alone solar power </li></ul><ul><li>Uses batteries to store and reuse electricity generated from the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Combinations of these two are also possible ..... </li></ul>
  3. 3. GRID CONNECTED SOLAR <ul><li>Once electricity is generated from the solar panels it is fed directly to the house for use.  </li></ul><ul><li>If there is any left over it is exported. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a &quot;credit&quot; on your power bill. </li></ul><ul><li>From January any power exported is worth 4 times as much as what is being imported. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Typical Inverter showing meter <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. GRID CONNECTED QUOTATIONS <ul><li>What do our inspectors look for to give firm quotes? </li></ul><ul><li>Roof types </li></ul><ul><li>-corrugated </li></ul><ul><li>-tile </li></ul><ul><li>-other </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Roof angle of pitch and Northern orientation. </li></ul><ul><li>Meter location and electrical board type </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed location of Panels and Electricals </li></ul><ul><li>Number of storeys of building </li></ul><ul><li>Shading from vegetation </li></ul><ul><li>Current electricity usage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solar Path finder report giving percentages of sunlight for any location
  7. 7. Design    Decisions <ul><li>From our site visit and discussions with the customer </li></ul><ul><li>We create a tailored system which is usually dictated by </li></ul><ul><li>-Your Budget </li></ul><ul><li>-quality </li></ul><ul><li>-expansion capability </li></ul><ul><li>-electricity usage </li></ul><ul><li>-building / site information </li></ul><ul><li>-shading </li></ul><ul><li>Then we can give a &quot;fixed price&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Typical Quotation <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Usual Additions to systems Some rules of thumb..... <ul><li>Expandable system -larger inverter extra $500 </li></ul><ul><li>Tile roof -special attachment brackets - $300 per kw </li></ul><ul><li>Tilt Frame -supports for panels extra - $300 per kw </li></ul><ul><li>Highest quality panels - $1500 per kw </li></ul><ul><li>2 storey or greater - $400 per system </li></ul>
  10. 10. System outputs <ul><li>In Melbourne we have 4 PSH daily </li></ul><ul><li>This means.... </li></ul><ul><li>A 1kw system will receive 4 hours of use per day </li></ul><ul><li>1kw x 4 hours = 4kwh of production daily </li></ul><ul><li>This is the unit on your electricity bill.... </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cash back programs <ul><li>You can receive $8000 back from the government </li></ul><ul><li>SEE </li></ul><ul><li>for this you will need to be earning < $100k p.a </li></ul><ul><li>combined family income. </li></ul><ul><li>be living at the installation address as principal place of residence, able to provide a copy of your rates notice and drivers license to us to complete your application. </li></ul><ul><li>REC's and VREC's </li></ul><ul><li>You can receive up to $800 per kw of solar power </li></ul><ul><li>SEE for more information on RECS </li></ul>
  12. 12. Typical pricing structure after all cashbacks have been redeemed <ul><li>1kw - $3,000                4kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>2kw - $12,000              8kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>3kw - $20,000              12kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>4kw - $28,000              16kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>5kw - $36,000              20kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>6kw - $44,000              24kwh per day </li></ul><ul><li>Please call us for larger system pricing.... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our 6kw system in Chirnside Park <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Solar Panels <ul><li>PRICE VERSUS QUALITY </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-No moving parts </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-warranties identical both 25 years... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-product visually better , materials with high quality </li></ul><ul><li>  panels slightly better plastics and lamination </li></ul><ul><li>-Best price panels take up 8m square as opposed to      6m square with high quality panels </li></ul><ul><li>-conclusion customer design descision </li></ul>
  15. 15. Best price Panel installation <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Best Quality Panel installation <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  17. 17. Benefits of Solar power <ul><li>Immediate action on climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>User education on power consumption and device efficiencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of inherent CO2 losses occurring from transported electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Example: From Latrobe valley to your house %70 of electricity is lost in transmission. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>If energy is being produced on site much lower CO2... </li></ul><ul><li>Higher social ethics - statements of renewable future </li></ul><ul><li>Community interaction - green electricity is shared </li></ul>
  18. 18. SERVICES WE PROVIDE     <ul><li>Full design and installation of.... </li></ul><ul><li>Grid connected solar power </li></ul><ul><li>Stand alone solar power </li></ul><ul><li>Wind and Hydro power </li></ul><ul><li>Solar hot water </li></ul><ul><li>Solar air heating </li></ul><ul><li>Greening your home or business </li></ul><ul><li>Major project planning and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural work </li></ul><ul><li>Let us know how we can be of service to you.... </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank you <ul><li>For more information please see </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 1300 811 433 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Group discounts <ul><li>Large groups can attract volume discounts... </li></ul><ul><li>Usually this is around the rate of 15% and moves up as volume increases. </li></ul><ul><li>An example group discount quote is provided on the next screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks once again and we look forward to being of service to you in your solar projects.... </li></ul><ul><li>Kind Regards, </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall Bown -CEO </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>1300 811 433 </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>  </li></ul>1300 811 433