The short answer is yes, your solar system will be covered by your home and contents insurance however your premium might increase. It is recommended that you contact your insurer and discuss the impact of your solar system on your home and contents insurance with them. Note some insurance companies can provide additional insurance cover if your solar PV system is damaged or malfunctions in some way.
Solar rebates come in three forms:
- Federal rebates: i.e. Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC) which are available in all states.
- State based rebates: Available in some states from time to time and may be means tested (you can email email@example.com for more details).
- Feed in tariffs: Different tariffs are offered by different retailers.
There are many benefits in installing a solar PV system including:
- Reduce or eliminate your power bill - you can regain control of your electricity costs.
- A revenue generating asset - you make back many times the initial cost of the system over the lifetime of your solar PV system.
- Add value to your home - a solar system adds value to your home increasing the resale value.
Generally, most mechanical defects will be covered during the warranty period, as long as they are deemed a manufacturing fault. Most suppliers also guarantee 80% power production for the first 25 years of your solar power system’s life.
It is important to understand that warranty terms and conditions vary from supplier to supplier.
Yes it certainly is. Each panel type typically gets a 25 year performance warranty and at least a 10 year manufacturing warranty, depending on the panel chosen. Jinko panels offer a 10 year manufacturing warranty, QCells panels 12 years, and SunPower panels offer a 25 year manufacturing warranty (parts and labour).
Check out your panel and inverter warranty sheets for more details!
If your house is single phase power, the amount of rooftop solar PV that you can install will depend on your electricity network provider, as each electricity network provider has different rules.
In almost all instances, you can install more inverter capacity than what the electricity network provider says, so long as you grid export limit your solar PV system. Note: Not all inverters have grid export limit capability.