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Solar Panels

Solar Panels & How They Work

Solar PV Panels convert sunlight into electricity for you to use in your home or office. However, each solar panel is not the same and various factors need to be taken into consideration when looking for the best solar panels.

At Sharpe Services, we’ll analyse your energy requirements, your home layout and environment, then we’ll engineer the right solar panel system for your Adelaide home or business.

We offer a lage range of solar panels including the top of range SunPower, LG and Q-Cells to the best value for money with the SunTech and HT-SAAE solar pv panels. 

The range of solar panels that we supply and install is to cater for Adelaide’s extreme conditions and we’ll ensure that your system will provide you with the maximum return on investment in energy bill savings.

Contact us to speak to our Solar team for your requirements and budget.

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Clean Energy Council - Approved Solar Retailer

Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council recognises solar electricians who have undertaken the necessary training to service, repair, engineer and install solar systems, solar inverters, and home battery systems on Adelaide homes & offices.

CEC-accredited service, repair, installer, and designer solar electricians strive beyond industry best practice standards, producing systems that are safe, reliable, and meet customer expectations and requirements.

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Solar Panels Adelaide

Solar Panels installed in Adelaide provide us with access to substantial renewable and clean power from the sun. Throughout the day, the cells on your solar panels absorb the energy from sunlight. Circuits within the cells collect that energy and turn it into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is passed through to the solar inverter to convert it to the alternating current (AC) electricity used by homes and businesses in Adelaide. You can use that electricity in your home, store it with a solar battery, or send it back to the grid for a feed-in tariff.

10 Things to know about PV Solar Panels

Solar panel systems are a great way for you to save money, no matter what your budget is

Solar Panel Systems provide substantial Return on Investment in Adelaide.

Our Solar panel are highly durable & suitable to Adelaide's climate.

Solar Panels can produce electricity for 25 years or more

Solar photovoltaic panels can be installed on the roof of your home, shed or commercial property.

Adelaide is perfectly situated for Solar panel systems to generate maximum solar power

Solar photovoltaic systems have developed & improved for many years

Solar panel systems eliminate a substantial part of your energy bill

Types of Solar Panels

Solar panels come as either monocrystalline and polycrystalline (also known as multi-crystalline). These solar panels vary in how they’re made, appearance, performance, costs, and the installations each are best suited for. Depending on the type of installation you’re considering, one option may be more suitable than the others.

To produce electricity, solar cells are made from a semiconducting material that converts light into electricity. The most common material used as a semiconductor during the solar cell manufacturing process is silicon. 

Monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels

Both monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels have cells made of silicon wafers. To build a monocrystalline or polycrystalline panel, wafers are assembled into rows and columns to form a rectangle, covered with a glass sheet, and framed together.

While both of these types of solar panels have cells made from silicon, monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels vary in the composition of the silicon itself. Monocrystalline solar cells are cut from a single, pure crystal of silicon. Alternatively, polycrystalline solar cells are composed of fragments of silicon crystals that are melted together in a mold before being cut into wafers.

Solar Panels with Monocrystalline Cells

Monocrystalline

If you see a solar panel with black cells, it’s most likely a monocrystalline panel. These cells appear black because of how light interacts with the pure silicon crystal.

While the solar cells themselves are black, monocrystalline solar panels have a variety of colors for their back sheets and frames. The back sheet of the solar panel will most often be black, silver or white, while the metal frames are typically black or silver. 

Solar Panels with Polycrystalline cells

Polycrystalline

Unlike monocrystalline solar cells, polycrystalline solar cells tend to have a bluish hue to them due to the light reflecting off the silicon fragments in the cell in a different way than it reflects off a pure monocrystalline silicon wafer. 

Similarly to monocrystalline, polycrystalline panels have different colors for back sheets and frames. Most often, the frames of polycrystalline panels are silver, and the back sheets are either silver or white.

Monocrystalline solar panels can reach efficiencies higher than 20 percent, while polycrystalline solar panels usually have efficiencies between 15 to 17 percent. 

Monocrystalline solar panels tend to generate more power than other types of panels not only because of their efficiency but because they have come in higher wattage modules as well. Most monocrystalline solar panels come with more than 300 watts (W) of power capacity, some now even exceeding 400 W. Polycrystalline solar panels, on the other hand, tend to have lower wattages. 

This doesn’t mean that monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels aren’t physically the same size – in fact, both types of solar panels tend to come with 60 silicon cells each, with 72 or 96 cell variants (usually for large-scale installations). But even with the same number of cells, monocrystalline panels are capable of producing more electricity.

Solar Service, Check and Clean Adelaide

Full Solar Service, Check & Clean Inspection

For only $165, we offer a total solar system maintenance and system checks package. The inspection entails:

  • Provide you with a full solar system inspection, with a detailed report after completion. Sharpe Group will quote you for any additional service work required (if applicable on findings).
  • Our solar inspection involves a 50 point check.
  • Problems will not fixed during check – but we will advise you of any problems and then provide quote to rectify any problems found.
  • Solar Inspection is a fixed quote and can take up to 2 hours to complete. The Average inspection takes 30mins – 60mins.

A huge range of Solar Inverters & Solar Panels brands Serviced, Repaired & Installed

Our team can assist you with the servicing and repairs of all kinds and brands of solar inverter and solar panels along with the supplying and installation of new ones too.

Solar Inverters Service & Repairs

ABB
Aero Sharp
Afore
APS
Bosch Solar Energy
Clenergy
CMS Group
Conergy
Delta
EATON
Effekta
Enphase
Ever Solar
FoxESS
Fronius
Goodwe
Growatt
Huawei
JFY Tech
Kaco
KLNE
Latronics
Macsolar
Omnik
Power One
Samil Power
Schneider Electric
Sharp
SMA
Solar Edge
SolarBridge
Solax Power
Solis
Sungrow
Sunna Inverters
Sunny Roo
Xantrex
Zever Solar

Solar Panels Service & Repairs

Canadian Solar
HT SAAE
Hyundai Solar
JA Solar
Jinko Solar
LG
Longi Solar
QCells
REC
Risen Solar Technology
Seraphim Solar System
Solar Edge
Sunpower
Suntech
tindoSolar
Trina Solar
Winaico

If you are unsure on what to look for in Solar Systems contact us to speak with one of our solar service specialists or complete our booking request today and we will get back to you shortly.

With over 40 years of experience Sharpe Services delivers you with the best advice and services in Adelaide. Work with our team for reliable, quality and professional services for your solar system requirements. You can trust Sharpe Services for reliable advice and services from accredited Solar Technicians Adelaide who strive to be the best in what they do. Find a solar technician in Adelaide with Sharpe Services which is closer in distance and can be with you as soon as possible.

It is important to get hold of a Solar Electrician technician when in doubt of a solar system issue. Call Sharpe Services on 131 750 or fill in our online booking form for guidance until support arrives.

Accredited Solar Electricians with the best tools and equipment

We only employ fully trained Solar Electricians Techs and we are a member of the Clean Energy Council. Our solar techs drive fully-stocked service vehicles with the full range of common stock items and repair equipment. Our solar electricians specialise in all home and office solar systems ready to fix, repair or replace your solar panels or your solar inverter.

Service Within the Hour

When life throws you a Solar PV System emergency, call Sharpe Services on 131 750, our certified solar electricians can be there Within the Hour. With 30+ fully equipped vans located across Adelaide, we’re ready to fix, repair or replace solar inverters, solar burnouts, isolator switch issues, broken panels or whatever your Solar Panel System or Battery Storage has to throw at you.

Friendly Local Solar Techs

Our Local Solar Electricians are genuinely friendly people who care. They do the job properly, are informative and clean up before they leave, all with a smile on their face. 

You are our lifeblood and we strive to keep you happy!

Lifetime guarantee

Sharpe Solar Services are industry leaders. Our Solar Electricians are accredited, insured and trusted advisors when it comes to your all your solar requirements. With the best-certified tradesman backed by the top lifetime Guarantee, which fully covers all labour beyond the industry standard 1-year.

Sharpe Services

With over 40 years in the industry and 30+ vans located across Adelaide, we’re here for the long run. We employ fully trained & licenced techs who are Solar Electricians, A/C Techs, Plumbers, GasFitters, Electricians and Wifi/Data Cablers, and we ensure that they receive continuous training to keep them up to current regulations and standards, ensuring you receive only the best.