You Are Here: Home > Archives > Tag > solarcanberra

Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down?

Categories: Tags:
 

 Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down? When installing an energy storage system, unless specifically wired for off-grid capabilities, your system is still grid tied. This means that although you now have an energy storage system that can store your excess energy, you are still able to draw needed electricity from the grid. For many home owners this is important, as their battery is not capable of providing enough to sustain their house-hold over several days of bad weather, or for their high power usage habits. As such, being grid tied allows these users the freedom of still accessing read more…

The Grid Explained

Categories: Tags:
 

 The Grid Explained The grid, a phrase often thrown around by the energy companies in regard to buying off, sending to, or being more independent from, but never stopped and explained. So what exactly is the grid, and how do we actually interact with it? Lets look at some basics to help us understand what this four letter word has to do with our energy. What is the Grid What is referred to as ‘The Grid’ is an electrical grid connected to the network, and created to deliver electricity from the supplier to the consumer. It is how energy providers supply electricity to our read more…

Caring for your solar PV system

Categories: Tags:
 

 Caring for your solar PV system A solar PV system can help many home or business owners gain more financial freedom, energy independence, and is increasingly becoming more popular within Australia. Yet one thing many owners do not stop and ask about, is the upkeep of these systems once the initial research investment, and installation process is complete. Two of these factors are cleaning, and the mandatory testing which we have outlined in more detail below. Panel Cleaning Cleaning of the solar panels is recommended in order to keep them free of dirt, leaves, debris and bird droppings. Every system read more…

PV Anti-islanding test

Categories: Tags:
 

 PV Anti-islanding test As an owner of a solar PV system, it is a requirement that as part of the upkeep and  maintenance of your system, a PV inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is performed at least once every 5 years. This process is necessary to ensure your system remains safely operational and is in compliance with your network suppliers safety requirements. Below we outline what exactly this test is, and some important details to note. What is a PV inverter test? A PV Inverter test, also known as an anti-islanding test, is a test performed on read more…