Far North Queensland’s climate makes it one of Australia’s best places to install solar PV panels. If you plan to switch to solar and need help with installation, our team is here at your service.
Easy Cool Air is committed to providing residential customers with expert solar panel installation services in Cairns. We have the local knowledge, so we know your needs as a Cairns property owner and any regulations concerning installation.
Solar PV panels must be installed correctly to be efficient at their maximum level, which experienced installers can guarantee. Hazards and accidents are also likely scenarios for people who may try to install panels by themselves without proper knowledge and equipment.
To remain compliant with Queensland construction regulations, hiring expert solar installers is vital. Solar installation is counted as construction work, and it is not as simple as buying panels and putting them up on the roof. There needs to be a consideration for the system’s structural performance, its material compatibility with the building elements, and proper installation techniques to ensure the roofing system is weather-tight according to law, to name a few.
Additionally, installers may also advise and offer solar power options that best fit your specific requirements, helping you benefit more from solar and save on household power bills.
As trusted professionals in solar panel installation in Cairns, we ensure your system is properly installed and functions to the highest standard. Not only are we certified to install solar panels, but we are also equipped with a decade worth of knowledge and extensive experience in the solar energy field. Easy Cool Air also offers solar panel maintenance and cleaning services.
For expert solar installers to replace or put a new system in your property in Cairns or in surrounding areas, contact us today.
Finding what solar power system size you need goes off household energy consumption, available roof space and budget. However, if there is no space and/or you cannot afford a larger unit, sizing will depend on your electricity usage during daylight hours. With that data, you can use an online solar calculator to determine the right size, or you can also contact solar specialists to help you.
Yes, solar energy can be stored for night usage and even on rainy or overcast days. However, installing a large solar system when your energy consumption at night is high will be ineffectual. Our team can advise you on some changes to lower your night usage and recommend batteries. If you need help determining how much energy you are using at night, contact us.
In Cairns, main electricity retailer Ergon Energy charges a household $0.29 per watt/hour and pays $0.09 per watt/hour for any excess power generated from the solar power system. This means that you will need to produce roughly three times the amount of energy you use to break even.
Whether you’re under Ergon Energy or have a different provider, we will be more than happy to help you calculate how much you can get paid for your surplus solar energy.
Solar panels continue to become better and better, but in saying that, you still need to look out and only buy well-known brands with a good reputation. This way, you know the company will be around for the long term.
The brand of solar panels we use is called Canadian HiKu 370W panels. These panels come with a 25-year product and a 25-year limited performance warranty. Canadian Solar is a reputable brand that has won awards for its new energy work and quality performance, with customers in over 150 countries.
The 25-year product warranty for our Canadian Solar-branded panels covers customers for any cracks, delaminations, fading, tarnished frames, and glass breaks.
For the 25-year limited performance warranty, it covers customers for the efficiency of the panel. The efficiency is calculated over 25 years, and if it drops below the calculated figure within that period, they will replace the panel.
The general lifespan of solar inverters for residential applications is about ten years. If you are curious about their warranties, inverters generally come with a 5-year warranty, which covers the performance of the inverter and its components. It also covers any damage due to poor manufacture.
Some of the inverters we use at Easy Cool Air are Canadian Solar, Fronius and SMA, which have a 5-year warranty. SolarEdge inverters, meanwhile, have a 12-year warranty and an extended warranty option (up to 20 years).