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5 Benefits of Using Solar Energy to Power Your Commercial Building

So what are the benefits of using solar energy to power your commercial building? First, of course, we all know that it saves you money on your electric bill, but that’s only the beginning.

It also increases your property value and can earn you a tax credit. Plus, it can help you keep the lights on while the rest of your city’s going dim due to power outages. And your clients and business partners, and/or employees will be very pleased to hear that you’re doing your part to help the environment.

However, as amazing as these points are, there’s still a lot more to say about the benefits of adding sustainable energy to your commercial building. Find out more below…

1. A Great Return on Investment

First, let’s talk about all the financial benefits of commercial solar power. As you probably know, it greatly reduces your operating costs, saving you up to 80% off of your energy bills.

Another part of this is that your solar panels can store energy in batteries. So, the energy you store while you’re closed for the weekend will still help you save throughout the week. Due to these factors, your solar panels will pay for themselves in no time.

Also, consider that you might not be using this building forever and that solarizing your commercial building increases its value. If you ever sell the building, you’ll get a higher price for it if solar panels are installed.

2. Get a Tax Credit

The Australian government is also willing to reimburse you for making the switch to sustainable energy. For instance, Victorian small businesses can get up to $3,500 back for installing qualifying solar energy systems.

This is only one of many possible tax rebates you can get. Speak to whoever does your taxes to learn what the best option is for you.

3. Safeguard Against Unexpected Energy Bill Increases

It’s unlikely that your solar energy system will provide all of the power your business needs. So you’ll still need to rely somewhat on your electric company.

Still, it means that the electric company only provides a fraction of the energy you use. This significantly reduces the shock of a large rate increase in your energy bill. Thus, your monthly energy costs won’t fluctuate so much, making it easier to control your business’s finances.

4. Safeguard Against Brownouts

Also, the energy stored in your solar batteries can help greatly during an energy shortage, much like using a generator. This energy might not be sufficient during a full blackout. But it should be able to keep the lights on during a brownout.

Besides, going solar means that you’re putting less strain on the energy company’s resources at all times. This reduces the occurrence of brownouts, anyway.

5. An Eco-Friendly Brand Image

As mentioned, going solar helps your community by reducing the strain on energy resources. Thus, switching to a sustainable energy source like solar power is sure to earn you a positive, eco-friendly brand image.

Get Solar Energy For Your Commercial Building Today

Does your business use solar energy? If not, you now know why you should.

We can help you with that. So get started today by contacting us here to request a quote.

The Complete Guide to Solar Panel Maintenance

A lot of questions can come up if you recently had a solar panel installed. Things like ‘how often should I have a professional inspect and clean my solar panels?’ is a valid solar system maintenance concern.

In this article, we’ll guide you on how you should approach solar panel maintenance.

Why Do Solar Panels Need to Undergo Maintenance?

The best solar panels can last a long time, and most are relatively low maintenance. However, that doesn’t exclude it from a regular checkup via a qualified electrician to ensure that all components are working as they should be, running as well as they should and lastly, that the system is optimised to provide clean energy.

How Often Should You Have a Professional Inspect Your Solar Panels?

Most homes and small residential-type systems will do well to have a complete electrical inspection every one to two years. For those who have larger systems, e.g., 40kW and above, we’d recommend having a full inspection done every year for utmost safety and power efficiency.

Should I Clean the Solar Panels Myself?

Much like any material that’s exposed to the outdoor environment, solar panels may collect dust, dirt and debris among other things. For panels that are installed at a 5-degree angle or greater, there’s good news- rainfall tends to wash away the fine particles and keep it working optimally.

Also, improvements in the solar panel industry, particularly silicon cells, inverters and panel optimisers have solved most dust problems that plague the panels. A qualified solar panel system inspector or electrician can determine if your panels need additional cleaning.

As a side note, homes located near coastal areas, in nearby proximity to industrial pollution or those living in a bird-dense area may need to have their solar panels maintained more often.

What’s the Difference Between Reactive and Regular Maintenance?

Solar maintenance will often depend on the kind of solar panel system you have. For those who have several solar panel installations in different areas, or those that have commercial setups, it’s a good idea to have a contractor provide the necessary monitoring and inspection to ensure continuous operation, as well as identify potential risks and faults and fix them in a timely manner.

On the other hand, there are those who will only contact a contractor or installer when they find an issue with their solar panels. Although there’s a free monitoring software in inverters to check the system status it won’t alert the provider if the unit is underperforming or failing.

Solar Panel Warranty Coverage

In a broad sense, a solar panel warranty covers product defects and require a professional electrician to confirm the issue and bring it up to the manufacturer’s attention.

Solar system owners who wish to contact a local solar maintenance company can reach out to us at All Green Environmental and have your unit inspected, diagnosed and fixed.

A claim happens when you can prove that the panel is not working as promised. You can avoid this by choosing a reputable solar panel company that has a local presence in Australia.

Solar Panels Versus Extreme Weather Patterns

Solar panels will usually have the necessary environmental rating where they’re installed. A reputable contractor can make sure the owner’s roof sub-structure and the mounting system meet wind-rating and weather patterns that may occur in your region.

Plus, all solar panels will come with an ice or hail-resistance rating up to 35 millimetres, or roughly the size of a golf ball to pass Australian Standards. This is about 99 per cent of weather patterns, where the 1 per cent can stem from events where the hailstone can shatter car windscreens.

Solar panel owners can choose to get building insurance to cover against hail damage. Also, you can choose to get a tempered glass backsheet, or otherwise known as ‘glass on glass’ panel instead of thin film, which makes the system more durable. The cost to have this done is 20 per cent more than standard panel installation.

Common Solar Panel Issues You Should Know

Hot Spots

Hot spots are when the panels are overloaded or become too hot while in use. The most probable cause is the buildup of dirt, which traps the heat. It can also be a manufacturing issue, e.g., faulty wiring and others.

Snail Trails

Snail trail is a condition where moisture gets inside the panel and causes a darkened line to form across the surface. This is commonly caused by a faulty silver paste and can lead to a shortened lifespan and lower output.

Micro Cracks

Micro cracks can form when there’s too much pressure applied during installation, or when the panels are mishandled during transport. They may appear nearly invisible at first but expand as the panels undergo temperature fluctuations and water ingress.

Inverter Issues

Inverters can be damaged by ‘tripping off’ when the solar panels are running in sub-optimal condition and when there are voltage fluctuations and problems. Over time, dust can accumulate on the inverter and make it hotter or cause communication issues between the inverter and solar panels.

Components and Wiring

Australian regulations require DC isolators or switches that can shut down solar panel functions to be installed on the roof. As it experiences temperature fluctuations, moisture and UV rays these units can break. Wiring, connection and electrician workmanship can also affect the condition of your solar panel system.

How Much Would It Cost to Have My Solar Panels Cleaned and Maintained?

A basic inspection can run anywhere between $250 to $1,100, while a detailed inspection that includes electrical testing can run from $400 to $2,900.

Cleaning usually costs $4 to $12 per panel depending on the kW rating.

These costs are estimates and will go up or down depending on several factors, such as age, how many panels you have, roof access and solar system design.

Tips to Check Your Solar Power Output and Performance

You can check how your panels are performing by reviewing information in the monitoring software which comes with your solar system.

Another way to see if your solar panels are working is to check your energy bills. You’ll be able to see information about exported solar energy and lower energy consumption figures due to going off-grid.

How You Can Replace Faulty Solar Panels

This type of work must always be handled by a Clean Energy Council qualified electrician. If you wish to file a claim then evidence must be collected and presented by the electrician.

If you’re replacing a panel with a different model ensure that it has similar specifications as with the original unit, or you’ll experience a drop in performance.

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10 Crucial Tips To Choosing An Australian Solar Panel Installer

Home solar is now slowly becoming the norm, with many Australian families and businesses deciding to make the switch. However, it is vital for those deciding to make this switch to choose the right solar panels and solar panel installer who can offer the best after-sales support and maintenance. We have put together a list of 10 crucial tips for homeowners and businesses looking for guidance in choosing a solar panel installer to help you out:
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Tindo Solar Panels – The Ultimate Australian Solar Panels

All Green has put together some information about Australian solar panels manufacturing company Tindo and why we stock their solar panels for our installations. This information is written from Tindo’s perspective. We just couldn’t word it any better!

The Tindo Karra Australian solar panels utilise intelligently designed photovoltaic modules using innovative materials, which makes them one of the best panels on the market.

One of the best features of the all-new Tindo Karra-325W PERC system is its compact nature. It can fit much more power at a competitive price in a much smaller space than the current market competition. The panel was under development for quite some time and is a collaborative effort with the University of Canberra.

Buying Solar Systems

Making Your Home Green: 9 Benefits of Residential Solar Installation

According to Green Tech Media, Australia has over 2.4 million solar systems installed. Australia has rapidly taken to renewable energy and is adopting it at an accelerated rate of 10 times quicker than the global standard.

With solar becoming more affordable and accessible than ever, you might want to consider it for your own home.

If you’re wondering if solar is the right choice for your home, here are 9 benefits of residential solar installation.

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Output Efficiency

As your solar panels age the output they deliver will slowly decrease, known as panel degradation.

It’s not something to worry about as long as you shop reliable brands that have been around for a long time thus reflecting a good track record with their products. Most brands on the market guarantee 90% after 10 years and 80% after 25 years. Remember the warranty is only as good as the company backing it. One of the benefits of using Micro Inverters or optimisers is that each panel will perform it’s own individual best so as the system ages the benefit of these systems increases.

Buying Solar Systems

4 Mistakes People Make When Buying Solar Systems

When it comes to buying solar systems, there are a few areas that you need to be aware of before you purchase. People make mistakes when purchasing solar systems because they have not done enough research, or they have been misinformed. Here at All Green Environmental Solutions, we can help you from making these kinds of mistakes. We have written this article for you talking about the four most common mishaps people make when buying solar so that you can avoid these issues.

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What Are the Types of Solar Panels?

Are you looking to purchase solar panels but don’t know what type to get?

As more people start to use more environmentally-friendly energy, solar panels have become a popular purchase. Yet, the differences between the types of solar panels might leave you scratching your head.

If this is you, don’t worry! Below, we’re going to go into each type and their differences!

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