Solar Power Systems Perth

Installing Solar Panels and batteries is what we do best. Solar power is a great investment for your home. We have a wide range of solar power packages and hybrid solar solutions to get you started.

How do Solar Power Systems Work?

Solar panels (Photovoltaic or PV’s) convert sunlight (solar radiation) into electricity by using semiconductors. When the sunlight hits the semiconductors in a PV cell, electrons are freed and bus bars (metallic strips) collect the electrons. The result = electricity.

When installing new solar power systems on a property, the goal is to save money over time by reducing your power bills. A standard 6.6kw system (the recommended minimum) should take approximately 3-4 years to get a return on your initial investment.

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Solar power systems are a great way to reduce your reliance on the grid and save money on your energy bills. They also help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

What are the Benefits of Solar Power Systems?

Reduced reliance on the grid

Solar power systems provide you with free electricity generated by the sun. You save even more money on your energy bills if you live in an area with high electricity rates.

Save money

Solar power systems offset your reliance on the grid. The amount of money you save will depend on the size of your solar power system, the amount of sunlight in your area, and your general energy usage.

Help the environment

Solar power systems are a clean and renewable source of energy. They do not produce emissions, which is why they can help to reduce your carbon footprint.

FAQs / Information About Solar Systems

What Products should I get?

Solar power systems need a solar inverter (the brain of your system), some photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate the electricity and a few other components like mounting brackets, railing and other electrical equipment as well as an optional upgrade called a smart meter.

There are numerous products on the market, and while manufacturing has improved vastly, it is important to consider a few key factors.

Things to consider

Performance

You need something that’s going to work, it must operate day in day out in the harsh Australian sun and to get the best results it needs to be good.

Warranty

There is an acceptable industry standard of what is considered a good warranty. For PV panels, you want at least 12 years, and 10 years for the inverter, railing and if you’re considering battery storage, then 10 years on batteries.

Cost

You do not need to spend a fortune on solar power systems. After considering the STC (small-scale technology certificate) incentives reducing the total price, expect to pay between $3500-$4500 for a good solid 6.6kw system. Bear in mind, tiled roofs, two storey houses and 3-phase households typically have a few additional charges.

Support

Sometimes things can go wrong. When it does, life is considerably easier if the company you need to get in touch with provides support in Australia.

At urban future, we take all these into consideration when recommending products, and will not offer or endorse anything we ourselves wouldn’t want to be a part of. When you purchase a solar, hybrid solar or battery system through us, it’s a journey we take together.

We’re 100% committed to making your investment in any of our residential solar power systems as trouble free as possible for you – and ourselves.

Which is why we only deal with the best.

Have you considered a battery system?

Reasons to get a battery solar system:

  • Significantly reduced bills
  • Adds value to your property
  • Higher percentage of self-sufficiency compared to standard systems
  • Smart home systems with full data tracking of generation, consumption, exporting power to grid & and importing power from grid

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We push the DC Hybrid Solar Power Systems to their full potential to help get the most out of the battery system.

The upfront investment is typically more, but the overall output is considerably higher.

Most companies only offer the 6.6kw standard system with a battery and do not provide the option for oversizing the system. Oversizing your solar systems allows you to take maximum advantage of the available sunlight hours during the day especially during the winter months.

Smart Meter

A smart meter is an additional and optional (in most cases) device for solar power systems that relays additional information back and forth between the meter board and the solar inverter.

With a smart meter you get to see your household consumption, the power you send back to the grid (exported) and what you have consumed from the grid.

This information will help you maximise your solar power systems potential and save you money by knowing when you can freely use more power or reduce consumption to spend less.

Sungrow Black Start - Batteryless Backup

Sungrow hybrid systems come with the option to include the Black Start backup feature. If the grid turns off, normally the solar inverter turns off as it’s directly powered by the grid, Sungrow hybrid systems will use your solar power systems generated power to keep operating. You can provide selected appliances with power through out the power outage.

If you include a battery later on, the Black Start will also charge your battery in a power outage with any excess power.

Optional Online Monitoring

We offer online monitoring for most systems we sell as an additional after-sale-care feature.

This allows us to check the status and productivity of your system, so you know it’s working optimally. When connected to our portal, if any issues arise requiring attention, fault reporting becomes a lot easier and results in getting problems solved faster.

Adding your system to our portal is easy, optional and free.

Our process

Recommendations

We recommend potential customers to research products and companies. If you don’t know where to start feel free to ask us, we’ll happily give you some recommendations based on your own circumstances and where to learn more about them.

Quote

If you’re ready to invest in a solar power system, after speaking to someone from our team, we’ll send you a formal quote with some product information. We’ll complete your Synergy and Western Power applications (required to be eligible for connection and STC incentives) on your behalf, you’ll also receive updates regarding this process. This process can take between 1-15 business days depending on quickly your application is processed.

Installation

We’ll then work out an install date with you, install your system and set you up with an app to monitor your system. We notify the completion to Western Power who then may want to take additional action, but typically will approve the installation and you’re ready to start saving.

What our customers say

"What a great service, Daniel is pleasant to deal with and answered all my questions exceptionally well. he did two very unique houses that are extremely difficult in my opinion and Im impressed on how everything was handled."

David Heath

"Highly recommend Dan and the Team at urban future. Hard working guys with a friendly nature. Great competitive prices for their roof clean and restoration services. Thank you!"

Michael Hannoush

"Really happy with my experience with urban future.
I called Dan and inquired about installing a solar system. He thoroughly explained what was needed for our situation. He answered all our questions, then booked a time that suited us both for the install. The install is very neat and tidy given the roof space wasn't facing the ideal way.
Over all couldn't be happier with the Service, Knowledge and Customer service."

Scott N