It’s Easy Being Green!

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In our previous blog post we highlighted the environmental and financial benefits of solar power including reducing your energy costs, your carbon footprint and your maintenance costs & downtime.

So, if you have now decided to take the plunge, you may be concerned about the installation process involved in completely overhauling your home’s electrical supply system. Where does one even begin!?

Luckily, here at Green Sky we like to make planning and implementing your new solar power system as smooth and cost effective as possible. Unlike some competitors, our focus is not on getting the most money out of you, it is on delivering the result that you require!

To provide some insight and clarity into the process involved, we have highlighted the key steps to turning your house into an environmentally friendly home.

Site visit

Our staff will visit and evaluate your property to consider system size, roof type, angle of roof and shading. Measurements and assessments will be taken to establish whether the building is structurally sound.

Here we will discuss your options for a system and choose what is best suited for both your home and budget!

Permits and documents

In most cases in Victoria, a planning permit is not required to install a solar energy system that primarily services the land on which it is situated. The exceptions to this are when:

  • Your property is affected by heritage overlay, and;
  • The solar panels are visible from the street (not a lane), or visible from a public park.

While each state has its own laws, Victorian residents can head to the link here (http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/planning-guidance-solar.pdf) to help determine if a planning permit is required for installation of solar energy systems and if solar installation is suitable for your building or site.

Pre-approval is required from your electrical distributor, we organise all this for you.

Solar panel installation

The actual installation is an exciting day for every solar homeowner. Your solar installer will start by prepping your roof and making sure the shingles or tiles are properly attached. Then, they put in electrical wiring that will connect to your electrical panel and general power system.

After the electrical wiring is complete, they will install racking to support your panels (this is the only piece of equipment that will actually be attached to your roof). Once the racking is level and safely attached, the panels are placed onto the racking. Finally, your inverters are connected to the panels!

Flip the switch

And then it’s time to turn your eco-friendly power onto the grid! Our technicians will run you through your system, ensuring you feel comfortable.

While the entire process can take anywhere from 1-3 months depending on permits, ordering equipment, and time of year, at Green Sky we take control of all the ground work. This means all you have to do is sit back and watch your reduced energy bills come in, while knowing you’re contributing to a sustainable future for our planet!

 

Interested in getting started? Contact our friendly team of experts today by emailing us at: info@greenskyaustralia.com.au or calling us on: (03) 9770 8780.

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