Q: What Is a Solar Power (Photovoltaic or PV) System?
A: Photovoltaic (PV) system consists of an array of solar panels which are designed to convert the sun’s radiant light into electricity. These panels are connected to a solar power inverter which converts the electricity produced by the panels into usable power.
Q: What Are the Benefits of Solar Power?
A: DCS Eergy Solar Power system: - Reduces the amount of energy you need to purchase from your energy retailer - Provides clean, green, renewable and quiet energy generation - Protects you against future energy price increases - Increases the value of your property - Creates a healthy solar industry, benefiting our State economy through local employment -Reduces peak electricity demand and carbon footprint, providing a brighter future for generations to come
Q: Why Should I Choose DCS Energy?
A: There are many reasons to choose DCS!
Q: What Size Solar System Do I Need for My Home?
A: Solar systems are not an off-the-shelf product; each case is unique. Our friendly Site Inspectors will assess your family’s energy requirements and provide an obligation-free quotation on a customized PV system, designed to meet your specific needs.
Q: Do I Still Need Grid Power Supply?
A: Your Solar PV array will supplement your grid power supply. This means that in a suburban residential setting, you will need grid supply for your non-daylight energy consumption as well as any usage in excess of your PV array’s supply. Your PV array will REDUCE the amount of energy drawn from the grid during solar hours.If you produce more energy from your PV array than your household requires, then the excess energy is fed back into the grid. Your Energy Retailer may pay you for this excess energy so please ask your supplier about their solar Feed-in Tariff.
Q: What Happens With My Solar PV System at Night?
A: At night time, your PV array will shut down and your inverter will go to sleep. During this time your household’s energy consumption will be drawn from the grid. In the morning when the sun hits the PV array, your inverter will wake up again and start producing clean, free energy for your home.
Q: What Happens in a Blackout?
A: When the grid supply voltage drops to zero (as in a blackout), your Solar PV Inverter’s safety function disables your Inverter so that it is safe for linesman to repair the fault. When the grid voltage returns to normal parameters your Solar PV Inverter re-activates so that you can start benefitting from free energy again.A solution for customers in areas prone to blackouts is a grid-connected battery backup system which uses the solar panels to charge a bank of batteries for when the grid voltage drops to zero (blackout). Your power supply will then switch over to the batteries to run your household appliances, uninterrupted by power outages.
Q: Where Should the Solar Panels Be Located?
A: A DCS Energy solar system can be located on your roof or on the ground, depending on your individual requirements. We have solutions for any application.