Solahart’s High Performance Solar Power Systems

Solahart was one of the first companies in the world to recognise the value of the sun’s free energy.

We pioneered solar water heating in Australia in 1953. Since then we have installed over 1 million systems in over 70 countries and have become a world leader in the field of solar energy.

Today our solar power PV systems are among the most efficient in the world, offering big energy savings to homeowners who switch to solar panels and energy free from the sun.

Our extensive network of Solahart Experts are qualified to assess your home and provide you with the best systems to meet your family’s needs. Our installers are trained to the highest standards to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your system.

All this is backed by our comprehensive warranties and the peace of mind you’ll get from dealing with Australia’s solar pioneer.

How Solar Power Systems Work

Solar PV systems generate electricity from sunlight. The solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells which collect the light from the sun and convert this into DC current. This is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC to power your home. The amount of electricity you can produce depends on the number of panels and their efficiency, the size of the inverter, the orientation of your roof and the amount of sunlight in your location.

Your home remains connected to the power grid so that when you generate more electricity than you need, you can feed it back into the grid. Alternatively, you can purchase more electricity from the grid when the sun’s not shining or when your system is not producing enough to meet your requirements.

Did You Know?

Water heating is a significant user of energy in Australian households; approximately 25 per cent of household energy use in Australia+. In fact, water heating is the second largest segment of household energy use, after space heating and cooling. 

Installing a Solar Power (PV) system can reduce the amount of energy you buy from the grid to provide hot water. But, did you know that a Solar Water Heater uses up to 50%-90%* less energy than a conventional electric water heater? A lot of Solahart customers have found that installing a Solar Water Heater allows them to substantially reduce their energy consumption before they install Solar Power.  In most cases this means they can install a smaller Solar Power system because their household energy use is lower with a Solar Water Heater than without one.

The great thing about Solar Water Heaters is that they store energy free from the sun in a storage tank for later use, which is in effect, just like a battery. And because they are so efficient, Solar Water Heater collector panels take up about 1/3** of the roof space needed for an equivalent sized PV system.

What's right for me?

If you’re keen to reduce your energy use with solar power, then there are a few things worth considering.

Your Daily Power Usage Patterns

It is important that we install the PV system that best suits your needs. By looking at your recent power bills, your Solahart Expert will understand your daily power usage patterns and size the system that maximises savings. Further savings are possible by adding a Tesla Powerwall battery to store free power for use at night or when the sun’s not shining.

Your Roof Space and Orientation

Our smallest PV system needs just 10m² of roof space to generate around 30% of the average Australian household’s energy use. Larger systems will require over 30m² of roof space however they have the potential to significantly reduce your reliance on the grid. In Australia, PV systems are most efficient when installed on a North facing roof and as you move away from North the efficiency of the system is reduced.

Ask an Expert

Your Solahart Expert will check your home and energy usage and recommend the best system for you.

Get a solar assessment

To find more about the available solar power (PV) systems, and to get a free in-home solar assessment, just fill in your details or call 1300 721 984.

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What our customers are saying about our Solar Power System

+ Source - http://www.energyrating.gov.au/products/water-heaters.

*Energy savings of up to 50% to 90% shown are based on Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modelling using a medium load. Savings and incentives will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar collectors, type of water heater being replaced, hot water consumption and fuel tariff. Maximum financial savings off your hot water bill are achievable when replacing an electric water heater on continuous tariff. Refer to solahart.com.au for further information.

**Calculation based on comparing the STCs for a 272MLV to a 2kW PV system in zone 3, adjusted for a 10 year deemed period.