Solar Panels Port Macquarie
The Trusted Solar Installers in Port Macquarie
Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Are you searching for ways to enhance your home’s energy efficiency?
Go green with the power of solar panels and generate eco-friendly energy for your property today.
So, you can start generating your own energy, saving money on your energy bills, and help the planet with ease.
Contact our team to get started with your greener energy plan today.
We're Your Port Macquarie Solar Installation Professionals
With over 60 years of industry experience, our team at Mackie Electric & Refrigeration have seen the development and advancement of solar power as it happened. With such rich insights into the world of solar power, you can rely on our team to get the job done.
As part of our solar installation package, we test the efficiency and reliability of your solar system to ensure it meets our high-quality control standards. As part of our comprehensive services, we can help install:
- Full solar energy systems
- Solar inverters
- Solar panels
- Solar regulators
- Deep cycle batteries
- Camping kits
Install Solar Panels to Save Money on Your Energy Bills
Installing a solar energy system does more than helping the planet. You can save a significant amount on your energy bills with solar panels on your property, generating your own energy to use on-site. So, if you’ve experienced rising energy costs in recent years, you could benefit from installing reliable solar panels on your property.
Solar Panels are Perfect for the Australian Climate
With a warm climate and sunny character, Australia is the perfect place to install solar panels. Australia has some of the highest numbers of solar panels globally, with 2.68 million solar panels in place as of 2020. Plus, with a deep cycle battery, you can store excess power for use later in the day, reducing your reliance on the national grid. This option is excellent for more remote properties, increasing your self-reliance and rural living.
Choose Your Ideal Solar Panel System
Book Your Solar Panel Installation Today
If you’re ready to go green and get started on your solar power, get in touch with our team today to book your solar installation. At Mackie Electric & Refrigeration, we work across an extensive service area in New South Wales, ranging across Port Macquarie, Taree, Forster, Gloucester, and more. Thanks to our extensive industry experience and range of trusted suppliers, you can rely on us to provide a high-quality solar system that will serve your property for years to come.
Do you have an existing solar power system in need of some TLC? We can help conduct maintenance checks and repairs on some solar systems, so contact our team to book an appointment.
Solar Panel FAQs
What size solar system will I need for my property?
There are a few variables to consider when answering this question. The entry-level option is a 1.4kW solar system that covers up to a quarter of the electrical use of a medium-sized household. If you want a system that will cover all of your electricity needs in a standard household, you will need a four or five-kilowatt system.
This will depend on your power usage as well. Some items like air-conditioning units and pool pumps are going to consume a lot of electricity, which will mean you require a larger system. If you are looking to save money on your power bill, installing a solar system should be part of a holistic strategy.
Part of the process involves assessing your power consumption and finding ways to reduce it. Energy-efficient lighting like LEDs can help slash your power bills and will also reduce your need for a larger solar system.
Is my building suitable for solar panels?
As long as you have available roof space then it is likely your building will be able to accommodate solar panels. There are other factors to consider, though, and a site inspection will be required. The orientation of your building and the slope of your roof in relation to the position of the sun will determine how much sunlight can be converted into electricity.
Overhanging trees, large neighbouring buildings and other factors that can block the sun are also an influence. The best situation is a north-facing roof with no obstructions that will capture as much sunlight as possible.
How much money will I save with a solar system?
Depending on the size of the solar system you get and your ongoing energy consumption, it will take anywhere between two and seven years for your solar system to pay itself off in savings. If you have a system that covers all of your energy needs, then you expect enormous savings by not having to pay for grid-supplied electricity anymore.
How do solar rebates work?
There are two ways that you will save money with solar in New South Wales, including small-scale technology certificates (STCs) as well as feed-in tariffs. STCs are essentially a form of currency used to give you credits for installing solar power. The larger your system, the more STCs you will receive. This system is usually used to reduce the cost of the purchase and installation of your solar system. The installer will take care of this process for you.
For ongoing savings, feed-in tariffs are paid as credits on your power bill. As well as powering your home, your solar system will feed power back into the grid so other homes and businesses can be powered by renewable energy. The more surplus power you have fed back into the grid, the higher these credits will be.
Do I need a solar battery as well?
Solar technologies have come a long way, including battery storage solutions. They have become affordable and can hold several weeks of backup power. This means you can use your solar power at nighttime and during inclement weather. It also means that you have power if there are any outages, which makes solar batteries a worthwhile investment.
How many solar panels will I need?
There are different kinds of solar panels, including monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film. They have different power outputs and also come in different sizes. There are different costs associated with each option as well. We will work with you to determine the best type of solar panels and which array will work best for your property with your budget.