The Top 5 Solar Energy Questions Answered for Homeowners

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At Yorke Solar, we’re passionate about helping homeowners harness the power of solar energy. Over the years, we’ve encountered many questions from homeowners considering solar power. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 solar energy questions and provided answers from our experts.

1. How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) cells within the panels absorb sunlight and generate direct current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter, making it suitable for use in your home.

To learn more about solar energy and how it works, explore our resources section.

2. How Much Can I Save with Solar Panels?

The amount you save with solar panels depends on factors such as your energy consumption, system size, and location. Homeowners who install solar panels can significantly reduce their electricity bills, sometimes by up to 70% or more. Additionally, if your solar system generates more electricity than you need, you may be eligible for feed-in tariffs, where you’re paid for the excess energy you feed back into the grid.

To get an accurate estimate of your potential savings, request a solar quote from our team.

3. What Size Solar System Do I Need for My Home?

The size of the solar system you need depends on your energy consumption, roof space, and budget. To determine the right size for your home, start by assessing your energy needs based on your electricity bills. Our team at Yorke Solar can help you with this assessment and recommend the best solar system to meet your requirements.

Check out our solar panels page to explore various solar system options.

4. How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar panels are designed to last for a long time, typically around 25-30 years. While their efficiency may decline slightly over time, most solar panels continue to generate electricity beyond their warranty period. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, it’s essential to perform regular maintenance and cleaning.

If you need assistance with your solar panel maintenance or have concerns about their lifespan, our solar installer team is here to help.

5. Are There Any Incentives or Rebates for Solar Energy in South Australia?

Yes, there are various incentives and rebates available in South Australia to make solar energy more affordable. The Australian government offers a Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) for eligible solar installations. These STCs can be traded for a financial benefit, reducing the upfront cost of your solar system.

Additionally, some states offer feed-in tariffs, allowing you to earn money for the excess solar energy you feed back into the grid. To learn more about solar incentives and rebates in South Australia, visit our solar incentives page.


Need More Information?

If you still have questions or need assistance in choosing the right solar solution for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us at Yorke Solar. Our team of solar experts is always ready to help you make the most of your solar energy investment.