Installing solar panels lets you generate your own clean, renewable energy for your home. But what are solar panels, how do they work, and what does the term ‘Tier 1 solar panels’ actually mean?
Installing a solar panel system saves you money on your power bills AND saves the environment. Let’s take a look at exactly how it does that…
But your home uses Alternating Current (AC) electricity, so before you can use the DC energy, you need something to turn it into AC. That’s the job of another vital piece of your solar panel system, the inverter. You can also choose to add a solar battery to your system, which will save the power your panels generate over the day to use at night.
At Natural Solar, we only use Tier 1 solar panels, which are the best-ranked panels.
That ranking is given by the solar power industry’s governing bodies. They rate solar products and their manufacturers, so customers like you know which ones are the best value for money.
Here at Natural Solar, we want to ensure you get the best possible quality solar panels for the price you pay. That’s why we recommend and install SunPower, Q-Cell and Canadian Solar solar panels – they’re all Tier 1 solar panels, but they come at a range of prices. So no matter what your needs are, we can match a high quality solar panel to your budget.
SunPower solar panels are the beauty queens of the market. They have no grid lines, so they blend in nicely with your roof. But they don’t just look sexy – they’re also efficient, durable and priced to give real value for money.
Plus they convert a higher percentage of sunlight into electricity than other solar panels. That means they’ll generate more electricity over the lifetime of your system, so you’ll save far more on your power bills.
Add in a 25-year product warranty AND a 25-year performance warranty, and you get brains, beauty and brawn that’s hard to beat.
Q-Cell solar panels are mid-range in terms of price, but certainly not in performance. They’re designed for best performance under real conditions – so they work well even in low-light conditions or on hot days.
That’s all down to the innovative coating on their Q.ANTUM solar cells, which captures more of the sun’s rays. More rays = more electricity for you to use. And more power from your solar panels = more money saved.
While their name may be Canadian, between their Melbourne-based headquarters and their ability to build solar panels that withstand our harsh climate, we’ll claim them as honorary Aussies.
Canadian solar panels are highly efficient and have a 25-year linear output power warranty. So they’ll still be going strong in the 2040s! And all that for a price that won’t break the bank.
To start figuring out which solar system will suit you best, ask yourself:
Here’s a quick summary of sizes we recommend based on average households:
|Size of house||Small home |
1 or 2 people
|Average home |
2 to 4 people
|Energy use||Lights, TV/DVD, Stereo Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave Computer, Washing Machine||Lights, TV/DVD, Stereo Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave Computer, Washing Machine, Dryer||Lights, TV/DVD, Stereo Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave Computer, Washing Machine, Pool Pump, Air Conditioning|
We also offer systems up to 10kW.
|Roof Area||Approx 16-18m2||Approx 18-40m2||Approx 40-50m2|
|Number of Panels||6 x 250W 8 x 250W||12 x 250W 16 x 250W||20 x 250W|
|How much can I save?||Cut your electricity bill by up to $800 per year.||Cut your electricity bill by up to $1,000 per year.||Cut your electricity bill by up to $1,200 per year.|
No matter your needs and budget, we have a system that can fit. But identifying the best solar panels and system size is not as simple as it first sounds. The smartest way to do it is to ask us for a no-pressure, no-obligation, individual assessment.
Installing a solar system has both financial and environmental benefits. It will help you to:
Let’s face it – solar panels are a significant investment, so you don’t want to end up with a crappy product or dodgy installation.
At Natural Solar, we only sell Tier 1 rated solar panels and inverters. That means we only provide quality products from manufacturers who’ll still be around in 25 years to service their warranties. The industry Tier ranking is based on a combination of around 15 factors, including:
So buying a Tier 1 component means you can sleep easy, knowing you’ve installed the best-performing, most reliable solar system.
And to help make your slumber even more restful, we’re a fully qualified, CEC accredited team. That means we’ve got the tick of approval from the Clean Energy Council. We’ll install your solar system professionally, clean up afterwards and give you a full 7-year installation warranty and workmanship guarantee.
Long story short: you’ll be sleeping like a baby!
Yes! A home solar system offers a wealth of benefits, including:
You get to save money and do your part for a cleaner environment – what’s not to like?
With over 10 years of experience, our team at Natural Solar can find the best solar panels for your needs, no matter what your budget is. Talk to us to find out how we can help, right around Australia.
At Natural Solar our solar panel supplier partnership ensures quality and reliability combined with long warranty benefits. The manufacturers we use are ‘Tier 1’, which means you get the best-performing products and reliability too.
The Worlds recognised top performing solar panels.
25 Year Product Warranty 25 Year Performance Warranty
SunPower® solar panels deliver efficient performance, long-lasting durability at a great value. SunPower solar panels generate more energy over the lifetime of a solar system than other panels. Compared to other technologies, SunPower converts the greatest percentage of sunlight into electricity. This means that over the lifetime of your system, you’ll generate more electricity and save more money on your electricity bills.
Not only are SunPower solar panels the most powerful and efficient on the market, they’re also the best-looking. Thanks to the exclusive SunPower®Maxeon™ solar cell technology, SunPower panels have no grid lines and blend harmoniously into the roof of your home. Backed by the industry’s best warranty, the residential solar panels combine brains, brawn and beauty to provide the most efficient, renewable solar power.
High-performance Q.PEAK DUO-G5, Q.PEAK-G4.1 and Q.POWER-G5 solar panels with their innovative cell technology Q.ANTUM is the solution for all solar applications. The world-record panel is designed to achieve best performances under real conditions – even with low radiation intensity and on clear summer days. Solar panels with Q.ANTUM technology achieve high module efficiencies of up to 19.9% and are characterised by above average durabilities and high operational safety. Like all Q CELLS solar panels, installation is quick and easy for guaranteed immediate use.
These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak & Solar Sponge).
The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.