THE SAFE SOLAR SOLUTIon
Installing a solar power system is a great way to reduce your electricity costs. A well-designed and installed system using quality components can pay for itself in less than five years and will be a reliable source of electricity for at least 20 years. They are also an excellent way of reducing your impact on the environment.
Solar system equipment is available in a range of qualities and technologies, some of which are safer and more reliable than others. Maintaining the safety of your home and business should be a priority when investing in any solar power system. With many different solar modules and energy storage components now compatible with Safe Solar systems, safer choices are readily available throughout Australia.
Australian families and businesses choosing Safe Solar solutions not only eliminate the risk of solar-related fires, but receive a better return on their investment, and also pave the way to becoming energy independent.
Safe Solar systems eliminate the risk of DC arc faults, which are responsible for all solar-related fires. There are currently two types of safe solar technology available in Australia:
Microinverters that provide a safe AC solution by converting DC to AC at each solar module.
DC optimisers that control the DC voltage and power between the modules and the main (string) inverter.
ELIMINATES FIRE RISK
Meets safety codes
Protects your home
3 to 6 year payback
SAFETY, INSTALLED AS STANDARD
SAFE SOLAR BEST PRACTICE
- Ask your installer about safer solar technologies, including microinverters and DC optimisers. If the installer does not offer these options, then we strongly suggest you seek quotes from alternative suppliers.
- Based on current electricity costs, a high-quality safe solar power system has a typical payback period of between three and six years, and will stand the test of time for at least 20 years.
EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF SAFER SOLAR
When you select the right safe solar solution, you can protect your home from fire. Conventional DC solar solutions may cost less, but most consumers are unaware of the potential fire and system failure risks. In contrast, an AC or a DC optimised solar solution includes rapid shutdown technology to keep your home and business safe.
Reduce your reliance on the grid and protect against rising energy prices. A solar power system with storage enables homeowners to capture energy throughout the day to use at night. It also provides power during short-term power outages. Not only does this allow homeowners to reduce energy costs, it also means there is less reliance on the grid.
Safe solar solutions also deliver higher performance, harvesting more power over the life of the system. AC and DC optimised solar systems produce 5-10% more energy than DC systems when installed in un-shaded, north-facing locations. In some specific cases, this can increase to up to 25% more energy.