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Introducing our NEW logo!

Back in April we launched our brand-new Solar Market website which has had a great response! Our aim was to make the Solar Market website more user-friendly, increase and adapt the material to further assist with educating readers during their solar journey and help consumers identify what stage they are at in their solar journey, as well as provide our core service of connecting those who are ready to install with CEC Accredited Solar Providers for Obligation Free Solar Quotes.

Along with the success of our re-vamped website we thought it was only appropriate to also re-look at our Solar Market logo to see how we could better reflect our service in our branding.

Introducing….

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At Solar Market we aim to provide a FAST, FREE & SIMPLE service to our customers by providing an easy online form for Obligation FREE Quotes from Solar Providers.

The ease and quality of our service and providers has made us a well-recognised and leading name within the industry across Australia since 2010.

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Our team has experience working in all areas of the solar industry and have brought this knowledge together in one location so that you have the right information to make an informed decision.

Read through the independent and unbiased information on our Solar Market website and then fill in the form to receive quotes from 3 solar installation companies who can service your local area…..It’s as Fast, Free & Simple as that!

Start Your Solar Journey By Exploring Our Website For Helpful Tips, Educational Reads or Speak To Installers and Receive Quotes!

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Beginners Guide to Solar Power

If you’re considering solar for your property or just looking to maximise the savings for your solar system, download a FREE copy of our "Beginner’s Guide To Solar Power".

Become an expert and better understand the ins and outs of solar power and solar PV systems for your property.

Includes detailed explanations and diagrams of the various types of solar systems and their parts, solar battery storage systems, Government incentives, expected ROI periods, finance, energy saving tips and more!

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Understanding Batteries

Off-Grid Systems

For some households a battery system can be of great benefit and minimise a home’s reliance on the grid. However, it’s important to understand for a battery to be useful your solar system needs to be generating excess energy for the battery to store, which you can then use at night or when the sun is not out.

When selecting a battery, you’ll want to invest in a system that is most suited to your home and can drive the best return on investment (ROI). Despite a larger upfront cost, a higher quality battery may significantly increase your ROI.

    Battery systems start from $6,000 and costs can vary greatly based on the following factors:

  1. Cycle Life-Time

    The number of times a battery can fully charge and discharge.

  2. Battery Power (kW)

    How fast it can be charged or discharged.

  3. Storage Capacity (kWh)

    The maximum amount of energy a battery system can store.

  4. Battery Management System (BMS)

    An electronic ‘smart’ system that gathers data and manages the battery ensuring it does not overload or operate outside of its safe functioning zone..

  5. Inverter

    Battery systems require their own inverter if your solar system does not have a hybrid inverter.

  6. 'All-In-One Unit’

    A system which includes the battery, BMS and an inverter all in one unit.

  7. Warranty

    Length of time or cycles the battery system is under guarantee.

  8. Blackout Protection/Backup

    It’s important to note this is not a common feature of a battery system and could cost thousands of dollars to include. Blackout protection not only requires additional components but also a specialised installation and rewiring. For grid-connected homes, the cost for blackout protection can outweigh the benefit.

Additionally, if your purpose for adding battery is to go Off-Grid and become completely independent from the grid you will need to ensure your solar system can generate enough energy to power your home and your battery system is large enough to store this energy. For homes in metro areas going Off-grid is not cost effective and is only recommended for those in remote areas with limited access to the grid. Off-grid solar systems with battery start at approximately $30,000.