Here in South Australia we are lucky enough to have an abundance of sunshine which can provide more than six billion years of power. This makes going solar an obvious choice in an ever-increasing energy world, where the savings to your household and the environment are impossible to ignore. Give yourself a break from increasing energy bills and go solar today with a PV Solar Solution from SouthAus Solar.

Adelaide has on average 2773 hours of bright sunshine per year and 8 sunlight hours a day*. This makes solar the most readily available energy source to us. Did you know that a solar panel system can even generate power on overcast days? Therefore, you do not need to worry about seasonal changes to get the most from solar.

We offer several package sizes to suit any South Australian home, so you can choose an investment that matches your energy consumption patterns as well as your budget. SouthAus Solar will have you seeing smaller electricity bills in no time.

At SouthAus Solar we only use the very best Tier One PV solar panels. Shop with confidence knowing that we have taken the time to source the right products to suit your energy saving needs. Let us help to reduce your energy bills and go solar today!

JA Solar panels are powered by high-efficiency PERCIUM cells, this series of high-performance modules provides the most cost-effective solution for lowering the LCOE of any PV systems large or small.

Risen Energy is a leading, global tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.

Solar Terminology: Demystified

Terminology Explanation
PV Photovoltaics – Photo = light; Volt = electrical potential, basically electricity from light.
kW Kilowatt is a measure of power meaning 1000 watts. The size of a solar PV system is defined by its peak power efficiency. Therefore a 3kW system could produce 3kW of power on a sunny day.
kWh kWh: Kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy (not power). If your solar panels output 3kW of power continuously for an hour you would have made 3kWh of energy.

An average TV uses 1 kW of power an hour = 1 kWh

mWh mWh: Megawatt-hour is a unit of energy: 1 mWh =1,000 kWh
STCs Small-scale Technology Certificates are an electronic form of currency. 1 STC is equivalent to one megawatt-hour of electricity generated by your solar PV system. Households and small businesses across Australia may be eligible to receive STC’s from the government after installing solar. In other words a rebate.
Tier 1 Product Top 2% of solar manufactures that invest heavily in research and development. They are only made through robotics to avoid human error.
DC Direct current is the type of electricity created by your panels through absorbing sunlight.
AC Alternating current is type of power that everything in your house runs off.
Inverter An inverter changes the DC from the panels into AC so your house can use the energy.
String System All the panels are connected meaning that all the panels will generate the same amount of power.
Micro-inverter system Each panel has a micro inverter beneath it. This means that all the panels work individually allowing less more energy to be generated.
FIT Feed in Tariff is a rate paid for electricity fed back to the grid.
Solar meter Solar meters display in real time PV energy production data.
Smart meter A smart meter records consumption of electric energy and communicates this information to your energy supplier.
Polycrystalline Solar Panel Polycrystalline panels are made from melting down multiple cells. They tend to be lighter in colour, less space efficient and less expensive than Monocrystalline.
Monocrystalline Solar Panel Monocrystalline panels are made from slicing one silicon cell. They are darker in colour, more space efficient and usually more expensive than Polycrystalline.
NMI National Metering Identifier is a unique number used to identify every electricity network connection point in Australia.