Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQ guide on solar energy! With rising energy costs in Australia, solar is becoming a go-to solution for saving money and boosting sustainability. Here at Arkana Energy, we’re dedicated to helping you find the best solar options for your needs. Let’s get started!
General Solar Questions:
How does solar work?
Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then transforms the DC into alternating current (AC) electricity, which powers your home. Any excess energy can be stored in batteries or sent back to the grid, helping you save even more on your energy bills.
Why should I get solar?
Solar energy is a smart investment which can significantly reduce or eliminate your electricity bills – better yet, it could make you money selling excess power back to the grid. It also gives you more control over your future power needs and potential power cost increases. With Arkana Energy’s tailored solutions, you can also take advantage of generous government rebates and enjoy a system that pays for itself through energy savings. Plus, it’s an easy, no-brainer way to do something positive for the environment – you’re contributing to a more sustainable and stable energy grid.
What is the process to get solar?
Getting solar with Arkana Energy is a breeze. First, we assess your energy needs, roof position, and financial goals. Then, we customise a solar solution for you, help you access rebates and finance, and schedule the installation. Our CEC accredited installers complete the job, and our customer support ensures you get the most from your new system.
Do I need approval from anyone to get solar?
Generally, you’ll need approval from your local council and your electricity distributor. But don’t worry—Arkana Energy takes care of the necessary paperwork and approvals, making the process hassle-free for you.
What does my home need to get solar?
Your home should have a structurally sound roof with enough space to accommodate solar panels. Roof direction and angle also matter, but Arkana Energy will customise a solution that maximises your energy production based on your specific conditions.
What happens to excess energy generated?
Excess energy can either be stored in a solar battery for later use or fed back into the electricity grid. This not only earns you credits on your electricity bill but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable energy system.
How much do I get for selling to the grid?
Feed-in tariffs for selling excess energy to the grid vary by state and retailer. The amount paid for excess electricity varies depending on your solar retailer. Each company will pay a different rate. Some may offer higher feed in tariffs however increase the cost of your daily supply charge. The size of your system will also affect the amount paid for your excess electricity. Arkana Energy will guide you on how to pick the best energy retailer for your system during the solar process.
Is there a limit for how much power I can sell to the grid?
There are often limits applied by the energy distributor on what a single system can export however the amount will vary depending on if you have single phase or 3 phase supply. Different distributors will also allow different amounts. Arkana Energy can guide you through the specifics, ensuring you maximise your returns and get a system size which makes sense for your energy usage and any export limits.
My Bill is under $300, is solar worth it?
Even with a lower electricity bill, solar can still offer long-term savings and energy independence – especially when your system cost is subsidised by government rebates. If you have a small electricity bill, it just means that you may take a couple more years to see the return on your investment. It is also important to remember that power prices are consistently rising and so is our day to day usage. Having a solar system on your home means you are protected from “bill shock” and also helping the environment at the same time. The team at Arkana Energy can review your bill and current energy usage and recommend whether solar makes sense for your home.
What happens during cloudy days or at night?
Solar panels are less effective during cloudy days and inactive at night. However, any stored energy in your solar battery can be used during these times. Plus, your system will automatically switch to grid power when needed.
Do solar panels work well in all Australian climates?
Yes, solar panels are designed to perform in a range of Australian climates, from the heat of Queensland to the cooler temperatures of Victoria. Arkana Energy’s quality panels and custom solutions ensure you get optimal performance year-round.
I have shading, will solar still work?
Partial shading can affect the performance of solar panels. However, Arkana Energy offers advanced solutions like microinverters that minimise the impact of shading, ensuring you still reap the benefits of solar energy. As part of our free initial assessment we can assess the shading, recommend solutions and model the impact to energy production and return on investment from the shading – to make sure it still makes sense to get solar.
What happens in a blackout?
In the event of a blackout, solar systems with batteries can continue to provide power and use some appliances in the home. Batteries have a maximum output when in blackout mode and thus us not usually enough to power the entire house, however they will allow you to power certain circuits such as lights and your fridge. Without a battery, most solar systems will not power your home if the grid power goes down.
What’s the difference between on-grid/grid-connection solar and off-grid solar?
On-grid solar systems connect to the national electricity grid, providing a backup power source when your solar panels or battery can’t meet your energy needs. In contrast, off-grid systems are not connected to the grid and rely entirely on solar energy and battery storage for power. Whether you’re aiming for full self-sufficiency or you live in an area with a reliable grid connection, Arkana Energy can guide you through both options and help you make an informed choice tailored to your specific requirements.
What happens if I move house after installing solar?
A solar installation can actually increase your home’s value. If you move, the system can either be transferred to the new homeowner, or, in some cases, be moved to your new location.
I rent my house, can I get solar?
Providing the landlord is happy for you to install solar and you intend on staying there for at least 3 years, there is no reason why you can’t get solar. You’ll just need the property owner’s consent. Arkana Energy offers flexible solutions that benefit both tenants and property owners, making solar a win-win investment.
Can I get solar for free?
Sadly solar is not free. The government will pay a portion of your solar system and the rest must be paid for by you, however, there are options to finance the remaining balance. The money you save on power usually covers the repayments. If you can afford electricity then you can afford solar.
How do solar batteries work, and do I need one?
Solar batteries store excess electricity generated by your solar panels for use when the panels aren’t generating power, such as during the evening. While having a battery is not essential, it can maximise your energy independence and savings. Arkana Energy offers top-quality batteries from brands like Tesla and Sungrow to suit your specific needs.
How much does a battery cost?
There are lots of different types of batteries available. The most recently added to the market are Lithium Ion batteries such as Tesla, LG and BYD. Batteries usually cost between $1000-$1,500 per kW of storage available and usually come with an industry standard 10 year warranty. Talk to the team at Arkana Energy for a specific quote for your property and energy usage however.
What is the lifespan of a solar battery?
The lifespan of a solar battery generally ranges between 10 to 15 years, depending on the brand and how frequently it’s cycled. At a minimum, batteries should last the duration of their product manufacturing warranty. Most leading battery brands are now focusing on lithium-ion batteries, since they can store energy more efficiently, while lasting much longer. Arkana Energy only offers high-quality, long-lasting batteries to ensure you get the most out of your solar energy system.
How do I choose the right solar battery?
Choosing the right solar battery depends on your energy usage patterns, the size of your solar system, and your budget. Arkana Energy helps you make an informed choice by tailoring battery solutions to your specific needs and offering top brands like Tesla and Fronius.
Can I add a battery to my existing solar panel system?
Yes, you can add a battery to your existing solar system to store excess energy for later use. Arkana Energy makes this process seamless with our CEC accredited installers and comprehensive customer support throughout the upgrade.
Can solar batteries provide backup power during a blackout?
Absolutely, a solar battery can provide backup power during a blackout, allowing essential appliances to keep running. A solar battery will detect outages and automatically maintain your household power – up to 3000 watts – during a blackout; keeping critical appliances running without disruption. This ensures that even in emergencies, you have a reliable power source at home.
Are there any government incentives for installing a solar battery?
Yes, some Australian states offer financial incentives to encourage the installation of solar batteries. Arkana Energy assists you in accessing these government rebates, helping you save even more on your energy bills.
How does a solar battery affect my electricity bill?
Having a solar battery allows you to store excess energy for use when your panels aren’t generating power, reducing your reliance on the grid and further lowering your electricity bills. With Arkana Energy’s tailored solutions, you can maximise these savings to their fullest potential.
Can I store the extra electricity I create without adding a battery?
Without a battery, excess electricity is generally fed back into the grid, earning you credits on your electricity bill. While you can’t “store” the electricity at home without a battery, you’re still contributing to grid sustainability and saving on your bills.
Can batteries be installed inside my property?
It is important to maintain adequate airflow and ventilation to your energy storage unit. While airflow may be sufficient indoors, a safer alternative is to install the storage unit outside or in an unoccupied utility building.
Are batteries worth it?
Although batteries may seem like they have a higher initial investment, they are absolutely worth it as the benefits they provide over time are tenfold. Batteries enable you to store your own solar power to use at night, ensuring you don’t pull back electricity from the grid that you have to pay for. Further, you can make money from any extra power you have stored.
Are batteries safe?
Yes, batteries are very safe. In Australia, battery installers must follow the manufacturer’s manual and adhere to very strict installation standards.
Will joining my battery to a VPP make me more money?
Joining a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) can potentially increase your earnings by allowing you to sell stored energy back to the grid during peak demand. A VPP is a network of interconnected solar batteries controlled to function like a single power plant, and participation often comes with financial incentives.
Choosing a Provider:
How do I choose a reliable solar provider?
Choosing a reliable solar provider involves considering factors like customer reviews, accreditation, and the quality of products and services offered. Arkana Energy ticks all these boxes, with hundreds of 5-star reviews, CEC accredited installers, and a 25-year workmanship guarantee.
Why are some solar solutions more expensive than others?
The cost of a solar solution can vary due to the quality of components, the expertise of the installation team, and the level of customer service. Arkana Energy offers competitive pricing without compromising on quality, providing tailor-made solutions with top-tier brands like Tesla and Fronius. The extra energy efficiency of our panels & inverters deliver extra returns over the life of your system, making Arkana Energy a great choice.
How do I know if I’m getting a good solar system?
A good solar system will be tailored to your specific energy needs, using quality components from reputable brands. Picking the right combination of panels and inverter can be a bit of a minefield. Providing you ensure your solar system is installed and certified by a CEC accredited installer and comes with at least a 15 year product warranty on the panels, 10 year warranty on your inverter and a 10 year workmanship warranty from the installer, you should be pretty safe. With Arkana Energy, you get a customised solution backed by extensive customer support, ensuring you get a high-performing, long-lasting system.
Are all solar installations the same?
No, solar installations can differ in terms of quality, effectiveness, and workmanship. One of the most important components of your solar system is the installation itself. Ensure the company you choose are Clean Energy Approved Installers. It’s also very important to ensure that a Clean Energy Approved Installer signs off on your installation. In some cases, non-accredited installers may install your solar panels and then have a CEC accredited installer complete the paperwork. This is not recommended. Arkana Energy stands out with its CEC accredited installers, 25-year workmanship guarantee, and tailored approach to each installation, ensuring you get the best possible solar solution.
Why does it matter how long a solar provider has been in business?
The longevity of a solar provider is crucial because companies that go out of business can leave homeowners without valid warranties or post-installation support. Arkana Energy, with over 10 years in the industry, is a top 10 solar provider in Australia. Our track record includes over 10,000 installations and countless 5-star reviews, offering you peace of mind for the long-term performance and support of your solar system.
What certifications should a reputable solar provider have?
A reputable solar provider should have Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation, ensuring that they meet Australian industry standards for quality and safety. Additionally, CEC accreditation guarantees that the solar systems they offer are eligible for government rebates and incentives. Arkana Energy has CEC accreditation for out solar designs and installs – and a bunch of other accreditations (and awards).
How does the consultation and quoting process work?
At Arkana Energy, we begin with a comprehensive consultation to assess your energy needs, roof orientation, and financial objectives. These appointments are conducted by our solar-obsessed team who live and breathe solar daily – unlike many other companies who are essentially sales and marketing companies that sub-contract our their installation. We then put together a tailored system design and proposal based on your needs. When you’re ready to go our CEC-accredited electricians and engineers will review and approve the design before scheduling our CEC-accredited installers and getting to work on necessary approvals, ensuring the process is seamless from start to finish.
What size solar system is best for me?
The ideal solar system size depends on your energy consumption, roof space, and financial goals. The size of the system is dictated by available roof space. Assuming that you have ample room, the maximum sized systems allowed depend on whether you have a single or 3 phase supply. For single phase, the maximum system size is 13.33 KW of panels with a 10kw inverter. For 3 phases you can have 13.33kw of panels and a 10kw inverter per phase. Arkana Energy conducts a thorough assessment to recommend the perfect system size tailored to your unique needs.
How do I choose the best solar panels and inverters?
Choosing the best panels and inverters depends on your energy needs, budget, and the technical aspects of your home. Arkana Energy offers a range of top brands like Seraphim and CanadianSolar, guiding you to make the best choice for your situation.
Which brands should I get?
The best brands for you depend on your energy requirements and budget. Arkana Energy offers access to premium brands like Sungrow, Fronius, and Tesla, ensuring you get high-quality, reliable components that fit your needs.
Does Tier 1 manufactured mean it’s a good panel?
Tier 1 manufacturing means the manufacturer of the solar panels has been manufacturing panels for at least 5 years, is in a strong financial position and has a fully automated manufacturing process. Although T1 manufactured panels are not technically any higher quality than T2 or T3, you are generally better investing in T1 equipment as this protects your warranties. While Tier 1 indicates a manufacturer’s stability and production volume, it’s not the sole measure of quality. Arkana Energy ensures you get top-quality panels by offering trusted brands that excel in performance, reliability, and warranties.
How many solar panels should I get?
The number of panels you’ll need is based on your energy consumption and the available roof space. As a guide, you’ll need 4 x 250W panels, or 3 x 330W for every 1kW of your solar system. If you’re considering a 5kW system, that’s between 15 and 20 solar panels that will require anywhere between 25.5 – 34m2 of roof space. Arkana Energy’s customised approach ensures you get the optimal number of panels to meet your energy and financial goals.
Should I get standard or black solar panels?
The choice between standard and black panels mainly comes down to aesthetics and budget. Both types offer similar performance, but black panels often blend in better with darker roofs. Arkana Energy can guide you through the options to match your preferences.
What type of inverter do I need?
The type of inverter you’ll need depends on your solar system’s size, your home’s electrical setup, and your energy needs. Arkana Energy offers a range of inverters from top brands like Sungrow and Fronius, helping you choose the one that’s perfect for you.
Why is my 5kw inverter smaller than my 6.6kw solar panel size?
It is industry standard to oversize an inverter by 1.3 x the inverter capacity. There are a number of reasons for this however the primary reason is to ensure your inverter is always outputting maximum production.
Should I add a battery to my solar?
Adding a battery can help you store excess energy for later use, increasing your energy independence and potential savings. Arkana Energy can guide you on whether a battery makes sense for you, offering top-quality options like Tesla to complement your solar system.
Can I get an off grid system with Arkana?
Absolutely! Almost any property, anywhere in Australia can go off-grid and ‘unplug’. If you live in an area with unreliable power, or if you simply want to be more self-sufficient you might want to consider installing a stand-alone/off-grid solar energy system. Designing these systems is a bit more complicated as you won’t have the grid to rely on so to avoid running out of power will need to be sure of – how much power you need to generate, how much power you’ll need to store in a battery and other considerations. Our Off-Grid specialist team have a wealth of experience, in the field designing and installing a variety of standalone power systems for a range of client requirements.
Can I convert an existing solar installation to off grid?
Yes you can change an existing grid connected solar system into an off-grid solar solution, disconnected from the grid. Our team can assess your system and provide a quote for what is involved.
How much does a solar panel system cost?
There is no definitive answer for this one. The cost of a solar panel system can vary depending on the size, brand, and customisation involved. It is possible to get the same equipment from two companies for a different price. Factors that will affect this are the quality of the installation and the additional components used such as DC Isolators / Stainless steel cable clips / Clean Energy Council approved racking. As a rule of thumb, you shouldn’t pay much less than $1,000 per KW for a good quality solar system or they’re likely cutting the corners and sacrificing quality somewhere. Ask your installer what is included in your price to ensure you get the very best installation. At Arkana Energy, we offer top-quality systems which are installed with the best equipment by accredited installers – so it meets your energy needs and financial objectives for years to come.
What government rebates and incentives are available?
Australia offers several generous government and state rebates to make solar more affordable such as the Federal Government solar rebate and Victoria’s state-specific rebate and loan scheme. Arkana Energy helps you navigate these incentives, ensuring you get the maximum savings possible when installing your solar system.
What is the ROI (Return on Investment) for a solar system?
The ROI for a solar system can be quite impressive, often ranging between 20-30% annually. Arkana Energy’s customised solutions are designed to maximise your ROI, providing a quick payback period and long-term financial benefits.
How much money will I save on my electricity bill?
Your electricity bill savings depend on the size of your solar system and your energy usage patterns. With Arkana Energy’s tailored solutions, customers often see significant reductions, sometimes even eliminating their electricity bill entirely.
How long does it take to get my money back?
This differs from house to house however, an average payback period for a solar system varies but is often between 3 to 7 years. Arkana Energy’s focus on quality and customisation ensures you get a system that provides quick financial returns.
Is financing available for solar?
Yes, financing options are available to make going solar even more accessible. There are a number of licenced finance companies in place to help you finance the costs of your solar system over a period of 3 – 7 years. Arkana Energy can help you access this finance to cover the upfront costs, and will be able to show you a breakdown of any fees and charges up front. In most cases, the repayments can be equal to or less than the money that you save on your power bills, allowing you to pay back the system through your energy savings each quarter.
How does the Federal Govt solar rebate work?
The solar rebate is an incentive put in place by the federal government to assist homeowners in going solar. The amount is dictated by the size of the system being installed and where you live and usually drops in value on the 1st of January each year (calculated based on Small-scale Technology Certificates or STCs). The value of your rebate is collected by the company installing your solar system after installation and discounted off the price of your solar solution. Most reputable solar companies will provide you with a quote with a line item excluding the rebate, showing your out of pocket costs. Arkana Energy assists you in taking full advantage of this rebate, making your solar investment even more affordable.
How does Victoria’s Solar Homes program work?
Victoria’s Solar Homes program provides additional rebates and interest-free loans for solar installations. If you’re a Victorian homeowner, Arkana Energy can guide you through the application process to secure these extra savings, making your switch to solar even more cost-effective.
Installation and Setup:
How long does it take to install a solar panel system?
Installations depend on the weather (for safety reasons), the size of your installation and what type of roof you have. Most standard installations are done in a single day, with larger or more complicated setups sometimes taking longer.. Arkana Energy’s CEC accredited installers ensure a quick and hassle-free installation, getting your solar system up and running promptly.
How much roof space do I need for installation?
The roof space required depends on the size and configuration of the solar panel system you choose. At Arkana Energy, we tailor the solar solution to fit your roof, ensuring maximum efficiency and aesthetic appeal.
How do I know where to put the panels on my roof?
Our experienced team at Arkana Energy will assess the best panel placement on your roof based on factors like sun exposure, roof slope, and available space, ensuring optimal energy generation for your specific home.
How are solar panels attached to my roof?
Solar panels are securely attached using mounting hardware specifically designed for durability and minimal roof impact. Arkana Energy’s installers are CEC accredited, ensuring a safe and secure installation with a 25-year workmanship guarantee.
Can solar panels be ground-mounted?
Yes, solar panels can be ground-mounted if your roof isn’t suitable for installation. Arkana Energy can assess your property and recommend the best mounting option to meet your energy needs and objectives.
Will I need a new switch board or meter box?
As long as your meter box is up to code, there should be no requirement for any additional electrical works however, if you have asbestos in your meter box, any exposed wiring, old style ceramic fuses or your meter is not on a hinged backing board, you may require an upgrade of your meter box. This could cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000.
Will i need a smart meter / solar meter?
Yes, in order to read the electricity coming in and out of your home, your meter will need to be reconfigured for solar – something that your energy retailer will do after installation. This can usually be done remotely, unless you also need a meter box upgrade. There is not usually a cost associated with a meter change however in some cases, a small charge may be issued by your retailer.
How does installation work?
Arkana Energy’s installation process involves a site assessment, system design, and professional installation by our CEC accredited installers. Our team handles everything from start to finish, including paperwork, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
How do I monitor energy production and consumption?
Many modern solar systems come with monitoring solutions that allow you to track your energy production and consumption in real-time. Arkana Energy provides comprehensive support in setting up and understanding your energy monitoring system.
Do I need to replace my roof before installing solar?
If your roof is in good condition, you generally won’t need to replace it before installing solar. However, if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be cost-effective to replace it beforehand. Arkana Energy can assess your roof’s condition during the initial site visit and offer guidance.
Maintenance and Warranties:
Does solar require regular maintenance?
Regular maintenance ensures that your system operates safely and efficiently. Factors like dust and debris, water seepage, pests, and even weather conditions like hail and wind can affect your solar panel system’s performance. Routine checks and servicing mean you can rest easy knowing your solar panel system is safe and that you’re making the most out of your energy savings. Arkana Energy recommends that you maintain your system on a regular basis – at least once per year.
What warranties come with the panels and inverters?
Arkana Energy supplies top-quality inverters and panels that come with robust manufacturer warranties, ranging from 10-25 years. All solar panels that are sold in Australia will come with a 25 year performance or output warranty. This outlines the performance over 25 years and the rate at which the systems efficiency will drop. Each manufacturer also then have warranties and guarantees that cover manufacturing or replacements of faulty equipment – for example, a Sungrow Inverter comes with a 10 Years Parts plus 5 Years Labour warranty. Our selection of trusted brands like Sungrow, Fronius, and others ensures you’re covered for the long term.
Do solar batteries come with warranties?
Yes, it is a requirement that all batteries sold in Australia come with a product manufacturing and workmanship warranty. Warranties typically range from 5 to 10 years. At Arkana Energy, we offer batteries from reputable brands that provide solid warranty coverage, giving you peace of mind for years to come.
Do I need to add solar to my insurance?
It’s a good idea to add your solar system to your home insurance policy to cover any unforeseen events like damage or theft. Arkana Energy can guide you through this process, ensuring your investment is well-protected.
Does the installation process have a warranty/guarantee?
Absolutely, Arkana Energy provides a 25-year workmanship guarantee on all our installations. Unlike most installers, we don’t think the job’s over once the installation is done. It’s our after-care support that sets us apart, and gives you peace of mind for years to come. We offer a “25 Year Workmanship Guarantee” – our warranty for any defects in the work carried out by our qualified installation technicians. Our CEC accredited installers also uphold the highest industry standards, ensuring your system is installed correctly and securely, backed by a robust warranty.
What after-sales support do you offer?
We offer ongoing Australian customer support and a 25-year workmanship guarantee to ensure you’re fully satisfied with your solar system. From troubleshooting to performance monitoring, we’ve got you covered. We also have a comprehensive support centre with guides, tips and articles you’ll have access to after becoming a customer.
Who do I contact if I have a problem?
The team at Arkana Energy will give you full documentation, guides and contact details after your install so if you ever have a problem you’ll be able to troubleshoot and fix it yourself easily – or you’ll know who to contact to get assistance.
What size commercial solar system do I need?
The size of the system you’ll need depends on your energy consumption, operational hours, and future growth plans. Arkana Energy offers a personalised consultation to determine the ideal system size for your business, ensuring optimal ROI.
How much will my commercial solar system cost?
This depends on the size of your system and the roof we’re installing it on. Small, simple installations can cost as little as $6,000, with some large scale commercial installations costing $500,000 or more. Whatever size system you are after, we’ll show you how it can be more affordable than you think.
What if I don’t own my commercial premises?
That’s simple. It just means a conversation and some extra paperwork between yourself, your landlord and your chosen solar provider. If your building owner is open to a conversation about improving the value of their building, and potential increased revenue we’ll be more than happy to meet with you both to discuss the options.
What is the ROI (Return on Investment) for a commercial solar system?
The ROI for a commercial solar system can be quite compelling, often paying for itself within 3 to 7 years. Arkana Energy provides tailored solutions that maximise your ROI by aligning the system to your specific energy needs, thereby significantly reducing your operational costs.
What impact will commercial solar have on cash-flow?
Depending on how you wish to pay for your system, you might have little, if any negative impact on your cash-flow. Our financed option means you can lower your power bill costs with zero outlay. With government financial incentives and an instant tax write-off^ of up to $150,000 (check with your accountant), the proposition gets even better.
Are there tax benefits like depreciation for commercial solar installations?
Absolutely, Australian businesses can benefit from tax advantages such as accelerated depreciation for solar installations under the Instant Asset Write-Off scheme. This allows you to write off the depreciable amount more quickly, which can be a significant financial advantage. Arkana Energy will help guide you through these tax benefits to ensure you maximise the financial returns on your solar investment.
Are there government incentives for businesses to go solar?
Yes, the Australian Government offers various incentives for businesses to adopt solar energy, such as the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme and tax benefits like accelerated depreciation. Arkana Energy can help your business navigate these incentives to make your transition to solar as cost-effective as possible.
Is financing available for commercial solar projects?
Absolutely, Arkana Energy offers various financing options to suit your business needs, enabling you to install a solar system with minimal upfront costs. The system often pays for itself through the energy savings, making it a financially smart decision.
What is the warranty period on commercial solar?
Our systems are fully warranted for manufacturing, workmanship and installation for up to 25 years from the date of installation. Many well-maintained, solar panels from quality brands however will still deliver a high percentage of their rated peak power after 25 years or more. So you can expect healthy returns for a long time to come.
Can I add a battery storage system to my commercial solar setup?
Yes, you can. Battery storage allows you to store excess energy for use during peak times or outages. Arkana Energy can guide you in choosing the right battery solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing or new solar setup.
How long does it take to install a commercial solar system?
Installation time can vary but typically ranges from a few weeks to a couple of months for larger systems. Arkana Energy prides itself on efficient and high-quality installations, minimising disruption to your business operations.
Will the installation disrupt business operations?
Arkana Energy works diligently to minimise any disruption during installation. We coordinate with your team to schedule the installation at the most convenient times, allowing your business to continue running smoothly.
What kind of maintenance is required for a commercial solar system?
Commercial solar systems require minimal maintenance—mostly just regular cleaning and occasional inspections. Arkana Energy provides ongoing support to help you keep your system in peak condition.
How will going solar impact our company’s sustainability goals?
Switching to solar is a highly effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to sustainability. Arkana Energy’s solar solutions not only save you money but also help you meet or even exceed your corporate sustainability objectives.