Why install Solar at my home?

With LC Energy, future proofing your house hold energy bills has never been easier!

LC Energy’s trained professional staff will walk you through every step of the solar system process from your initial enquiry through to post installation service.

Whether your motivation is financial or environmental, LC Energy will ensure you understand everything from how your system works, through to the products you have chosen to install.

LC Energy offers a suite of products to suit all budgets also having the design and installation experience to work with the most complex of roof installations.

LC Energy has done the hard work for you, researching and testing only the soundest engineered products on the market. You can be comfortable in knowing that with an LC Energy system, you will be satisfied with your investment!

How does a Solar system work?

A residential solar system is the most popular on-site energy generation option for Australian households.   By installing solar panels on your roof you have access to electrical energy during daylight hours.  Each solar panel is made up of a number of single cells that are electrically connected to each other.  The cells are made of a crystalline material that generates a DC voltage when sunlight hits the surface.  By connecting the cells in series a substantial DC voltage can be generated, typically 48V DC.   The power from the cells has to be connected to an inverter.   This is an electronic device that converts the DC power from the panels to the 230V AC power that your home needs.   Panels and the connections to an inverter are the basic elements of a residential power generation system.   More equipment is required for a hybrid system, or a system that is intended to be off-grid.

As a rule of thumb in Queensland, for every 1 kW* of installed solar panels, your roof has the potential to generate around 4.5kWh* of electricity daily.

Because the cost of grid-supplied electricity has risen substantially in recent years, and shows every sign of continuing to rise, the more power that your own system can generate, the better. Therefore we recommend installing as many panels as is your budget and roof space allows.

For every 1 kW of solar panels, your roof has the potential to generate around 4.5kWhs of electricity daily.

*KiloWatt (kW): 1 kW is equal to 1000W

KiloWatt Hour (kWh): amount of electricity produced or consumed -

This is the rate of power, usually kW multiplied by the time it was used for. This is also the same unit used on your electricity bills.

The solar electrictiy that is produced by solar panels is DC (Direct Current) and is in a different Voltage to what your house hold requires. Australian households are supplied from the mains grid with 240V AC (Alternating current) electricity.

Why type of solar panels and inverters do you use?

LC Energy tends to use a small selection of manufacturers for both solar PV panels and inverters. These have been proven to be reliable in for a large number of installations that we have completed over the past few years. But we do continue to monitor the latest products and can adapt our designs according to the available budget. For residential grid-connected systems we prefer to use SMA, ABB or Delta inverters. Our preferred PV panels are those supplied by Hanwha Q-cells and Trina.

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For the wise home owner our quality Solar systems provide true long-term value.

These systems include SolarLog monitor

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