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Do you have your own installers, or do you use sub-contractors?

Our team are local to the Yorke Peninsula to ensure we can service your needs as soon as possible.

We have created an Adelaide Metro team to support the personal growth of our employee’s.

We have close ties to Kangaroo Island with property and family on the Island. We actively support the island sponsoring local sporting clubs and volunteering for the CFS.

We do not subcontract any of our work but are subcontractors to other larger companies in SA.

We truly are locals serving locals, and proud of it!

How long after receiving my quote will you install my new solar system?

You will receive a call from our installation team within 2 business days of accepting your quote to arrange installation at your earliest convenience.

What happens if there is a fault and something goes wrong with my system?

First point of call is to refer to your user manual to see if its a local error e.g. network connection or power interruption. If its something more complicated either call the Inverter manufacturer or call us and we will be able to assist you on the steps to move forward.

We provide full after sales support from connection to your solar monitoring, help with smart meter upgrades and then regular servicing and cleaning of your panels on request.

Do I need an internet connection?

This is only if your installation is not on the building where the meter board is located/ you already have a Smart Meter installed:

The internet is required for you to comply with the Smarter Home regulations that were implemented in SA on 28/09/2020. This means that all homes with Solar PV systems that are connected to the grid need to have a nominated Relevant Agent appointed that has the authority to remotely control your systems export into the grid in case of a grid failure or voltage issue in your area. The Relevant Agent will dial into your inverter and turn the export to Zero. The system will still generate PV to your home for its consumption but it will not export the excess into the grid until the relevant Agent has been given the “All Clear” from SA Power Networks/ the Department for Energy and Mining to resume exports.

For more information on these regulations please visit: https://www.sapowernetworks.com.au/data/308418/embedded-generation-regulatory-changes-for-smarter-homes/

 

Batteries, Tell me more!

The variety of batteries on the market are growing rapidly and as with all products we recommend you research what you’re committing too.

We recommend Tesla, Power Plus and LG Chem as reliable battery manufacturers. These brands can withstand our tough conditions, all come with 10 year warranties.

  • Tesla is our Number 1 solution for Residential Hybrid solutions with a neat and tidy design, easy to use monitoring and it also has a stackable feature for growing families. They can also be relocated with you if you move properties too!
  • Power Plus batteries are Australia made and Owned and come with a battery cabinet in 4,6,8 and 12 module options. This is an expandable battery storage option.
  • LG Chem They come in two sizes, 6.5kwh and 9.5kwh. Paired with a SolarEdge inverter they are a reliable off-grid or hybrid option.

With this functionality comes a price tag that isn’t always the best solution for your household as they can take a long time to payback. For hybrid residential systems we often recommended installing a tailored system and then waiting 6-12months to see how your bills have changed, you can always add a battery later as all our solar systems are installed battery ready.

 

Do you only install residential solar systems?

Yorke Solar’s installation team have a huge variety of skills and years of experience, as a team we have completed many rural, off-grid, hybrid and commercial grid connect systems.

Check out our website, You Tube channel and Facebook page for examples of our work.

I’d like to finance my solar. Where do I start?

Click on this link to begin your application for a Green Loan with Plenti Australia. A representative will call you to discuss your application in more details within 3 working days.

Rebates; Home Battery Scheme

Battery rebates are available via the SA “Home Battery Scheme” but are based on an allocation in each level of the scheme. When the number of allocations have been exhausted it then steps down to the next rebate level.

When we quote we use the current level of subsidy available, Keep in mind that as you take time to consider your option the level may drop.

Applications can be valid for 6-18 Months depending on your application (extensions have been granted for new builds with delays).

HOW?

  • Yorke Solar starts the rebate application with Plenti Australia
  • You are then sent an application link to confirm and complete any additional information.
  • The claim is approved/ declined.
  • If approved, upon completion of installation Yorke Solar confirm the details of the system installed within the portal
  • A confirmation link is sent to you to complete the rebate application.

Its ok, we are here every step of the way.

For more information see: https://www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au/

 

What is the difference between Inverters on my quote?

All of our products have been selected for quality and reliability in our Australian conditions. We have multiple options to ensure that we cater for all budgets and situations. GoodWe and Sungrow (made in China) Inverters are an affordable but reliable solution with high warranty periods. Fronius Inverters (made in Austria) are the premium product for the industry.

All these inverters offer a 10 Year warranty (Conditions may apply see manufacturer T&C’s).

To keep things simple we use the same panels for all of our standard packages but we can offer other brands or higher Watt panels on request or if the PV design requires.

If you have a product preference that we have not selected in your quote please let us know and we create a custom solar solution with that preference in mind.

Why should I buy panels and an inverter at the higher end of the market?

When purchasing a solar system, the quality of the components to be used is frequently a key consideration. However, differentiating one brand from another may not be so simple, especially in the case of solar panels, of which there are hundreds of brands on the Australian market. The terms ‘Tier 1’, ‘Tier 2’, and ‘Tier 3’ are often heard with regard to solar panel manufacturers as a way of distinguishing the Top from the Average. Yorke Solar pride ourselves on using Top Quality Tier 1 products that have been tried and tested to work in Australia’s tough climates.

What is a Relevant Agent?

The Relevant Agent is appointed by you and will initiate control of the export of the inverter as directed by the SA Government or other party with a lawful authority such as SA Power Networks.

For more information please visit: https://www.sapowernetworks.com.au/industry/relevant-agent/

 

What is an API connection?

API Connection to your inverter is a way for your Relevant Agent in most cases SA Power Networks to be able to remotely dial in to the inverter to turn to exports to zero in order to comply with the SA Smarter Homes Regulations.

This relies on a WIFI internet connection to the inverter. This is achieved by using your homes WIFI broadband internet or by purchasing and installing a mobile broadband dongle just for the inverter.

What is an Intellihub smart meter?

Intellihub is a brand of meter that we can use if;

1)You don’t already have a smart meter installed onsite

and

2) If the system is installed on the same building as the meter board.

This meter has a built in connectivity using 3G/4G signals like a mobile phone (meaning no WIFI is required) to enable the Relevant Agent Intellihub to dial in to the inverter and turn the exports to zero in order to comply with the SA Smarter Homes Regulations.

28 September 2020 marked the beginning of SA Government’s “Smarter Homes” Regulations, where all customers installing or upgrading solar systems in South Australia are required to appoint a Relevant Agent who will be responsible for disconnecting and reconnecting the system during State electricity security emergencies.

Where do I start?

Making the switch to solar may seem daunting at first, which is why we support you throughout the transition, handling all SAPN approvals and meter change requests so you can continue with your daily life.

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