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We are Greenbuild Energy Solutions

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We are a South Australian solar energy system designer and installer company for commercial and domestic clients throughout SA. We have been involved in the solar industry since 1997.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality renewable energy products at affordable prices that are backed by rock solid warranties and the best customer service to our clients.

Our prices include everything from supply, installation and commissioning to dealing with the administration, approvals and meter booking process – there are no ‘hidden extras’ from us!

We supply all major ‘Clean Energy Council Approved’ makes of panels and inverters and our installers are licenced and CEC approved electricians with over 10 years of experience in the solar industry.

We love everything about solar energy and look forward to meeting to discuss your individual requirements.

Contact us today for a no-obligation free property assessment and quote.

PROFESSIONALISM

INTEGRITY

QUALITY

PERFORMANCE

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What is solar energy and how does it work?

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Solar energy is energy which is created from sunlight, or heat from the sun.

Whenever the sun shines (and even in overcast weather) the solar cells generate electricity.

While the technology behind solar energy may seem complex, when broken down, how solar power works is easy to understand – particularly in a grid connect scenario as it only requires a few components installed in your home.

  • Solar Panels: Capturing the energy
  • Inverter: converting DC to AC
  • Meter Unit: diverting power to home to grid
  • Options include: Batteries/Diversion/Monitoring

Go Solar and Save

With electricity prices constantly rising, more and more households are making the switch to energy saving alternatives, such as solar PV systems and energy saving lighting. As electricity prices continue to increase and solar power becomes less expensive, it is a very good time to go solar.

The sun’s energy is free, clean and abundant here in sunny South Australia, allowing you to enjoy considerable savings on your electricity bills. Adding a solar system to your home or business is a sound investment, it reduces your electricity bills and adds value to your home or premises!

Once you’ve made the choice to go solar, you’ll be delighted at how simple the process is.

Using up-to-date satellite images, we can custom design your Solar system and provide you with a no obligation quote. If you prefer to speak to someone face-to-face who will explain the process and pricing in plain English, we will come to your home and business and do just that – no charge – no obligation!

Once you’ve decided to embrace solar, we’ll take it from there – no form filling or applying for approvals – we do it all including the application process for your new solar meter with your electricity supplier!

How Solar Works
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Sunshine = Solar

The sun shines on the solar panels generating DC (Direct Current) electricity
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Coverting DC to AC Electricity

The DC electricity is fed into a solar inverter that converts it to 240V 50Hz AC electricity
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Powering the premise

The 240V AC electricity is used to power appliances in your premises.
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Surplus Solar

Surplus electricity not being used is fed back into the main grid.
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Credit for your solar

Electricity companies will meter the electricity you feed into the grid and provide you a credit for it.
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No Sunlight

When the solar system is not producing power (like at night) your power is supplied by mains power (unless you have a battery system)
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What our customers say...

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BlueGreen Power Saver

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The BG5 Power Saver reduces consumption… and bills in homes and small offices while protecting appliances.

What is it and how does it work?

The BG5 Power Saver is easily fitted to the incoming supply of a property between the meter and the consumer unit but must be installed by a qualified electrician. Once fitted it regulates the load voltage within the property, causing appliances and lighting to consume less power.

All appliances function normally when supplied from 216V to 253V and the Australian average supply is 245V. Most appliances operate more efficiently at 220V.

The BG5 Power Saver is an energy-saving device… ideal for larger houses and small offices. It is designed for properties where the consumption is moderate to high.

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Key Benefits:

  • Typically saves billpayers 8 to 10% on their electricity bills
  • Helps protect and increase the life of appliances and light bulbs
  • Is great for properties with solar PV already fitted, as having a BG5 installed allows more of your generated energy to be exported, stored or utilised to heat water
  • Has intelligent bypass facility to allow for higher loads
  • Comes complete with a neat app to monitor usage data remotely

“The unit has integrated into the house perfectly. I would highly recommend the BlueGreen Power Saver for your home or business premises. It will save you money, it will pay for itself over only a few years and it has hidden benefits: your electrical items and appliances will enjoy longer lives.”

“The device is fantastic. It is saving us around 10% each month off our electricity bill and that’s a big help to us as high users.”

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Off-Grid Systems

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Solar Incentives and Rebates explained - RET FIT STC!

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Reducing the up front cost of Solar Power Systems

In todays market if you were to buy a solar system it is subsidised by a government scheme that is worth approximately $700 per KW Installed.  That equates to an estimated saving of $3,500 off a typical 5kW system, this saving is usually applied at the point of sale – that is, your installer will use these savings to reduce the ‘up front’ cost of your solar system.

There is currently a government scheme called the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Under the current legislation the solar rebate will start to reduce by one fifth every year from January 2017 until it drops to zero in 2022.  Without the RET there will be no solar rebate and the price of a solar system will increase by around 40%.

The dollar value of the solar rebate is changeable and goes up and down so if the demand for solar is high the rebate could plummet.  The STC price is valued anywhere between $0 & $40 maximum.  So if the value of the rebate is at its highest rate of $40 that equates to a rebate of approximately $700 per kw installed.  If solar systems suddenly started flying off the shelves, the rebate would almost certainly drop.  Going back a few year this did happen and the rebate dropped to just $17 per kw which in turn dropped the value of the STC to approximately $350 per kw installed.

Small Scale Technology Certificates - STC Programme

The solar financial insentive subsidises the up front cost of installing a solar power system and is available to everybody.  The only criteria for claiming are:

  1. Your system is less than 100kw in size
  2. You get it designed and installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited professional
  3. You install panels and inverters that are approved for use in Australia by the Clean Energy Council.

So what is the financial incentive worth to me?

So what is the financial incentive worth to me?

Question – How much can I get off the price of a solar system?

If the rebate is worth $700 per kw if installed today you would get roughly $2,100 off of the cost of the system

e.g 3kw system x $700 rebate value = $2,100 saving on the cost of the system – The bigger the system, the higher the rebate.

How the solar financial incentive works

How the Solar Financial Incentive Works

The government introduced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS).  It mandates that the fossil fuel generators have to either build a certain amount of renewable generation in the form of wind or solar or buy the rights to other peoples renewable energy systems in the form of RECS.

The type of RECs that you get for your residential solar system are called “Small Scale Technology Certificates”   It is normal that your installer handles the assignment of your STCs to the fossile fuel generators and use the cash to offset the up front cost of the solar system purchase.  This is known as ‘assigning STCs’

The STC price is a bit like a share price – it fluctuates on the open market depending on supply and demand i.e. if the industry is booming (usually just prior to the rebate being cut!) then the STC price drops and visa versa.

  • At the time of writing this (September 2016) the STC price is around $39 per kw.
  • Almost all solar systems prices you see advertised will already have the Solar Financial Incentive (STC) included in the price

Here at Greenbuild Energy Solutions we guarantee you the full value of your Financial Incentive when you sign up for a system – It is hassle free as we deal with every aspect of you purchase, Incentive, paperwork, installation and ongoing maintenance should this be required.  All of our Installers are highly experienced and of course Clean Energy Council Accredited!

Register for the SA Government Battery Rebate

From October 2018, South Australian residents may be eligible for the new SA Solar Battery Subsidy. This subsidy will significantly reduce your outlay for a home solar battery storage system – by up to $6,000!

Whilst this scheme won’t be available until October, we are taking details now so that you can be sure to be on the list as soon as its available.

We will keep you informed as the subsidy becomes live and then work with you to design the right system for your needs and budget and to meet the requirements to obtain the maximum subsidy.

Subsidy of up to $6000 dollars per household are available plus a loan option to purchase solar panels.

  • Available for up to 40,000 homes
  • Available to customer with existing solar panels and to customers needing panels and a battery
  • Subsidy levels – $500/kWh of battery storage install or $600/kWh for energy concession holders

How the Home Solar Battery Storage Subsidy is likely to work

Whilst final details are yet to be released, here is how we anticipate the process to go.

Our job is to simplify the process of getting your subsidy and/or loan for the brand-new government solar and/or battery subsidy.

  1. Fill in the form to register your interest in the SA Home Battery Scheme or contact us for information.
  2. We will give you a call to discuss your needs and help you gain access to the generous battery rebate that will greatly reduce your electricity costs. We will let you know how much you qualify for and design the right system for your needs and budget.
  3. Simply accept the quote, decide what financing option you would like to access, and we’ll arrange the install.

Fill out our Contact Form below and we will be in touch with you as the scheme rolls out.

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SA Product Register

Greenbuild SA supports the Industry Advocate’s SA Product Register initiative and provides a range of design, supply and installation services every week at our office in Burnside SA. Our services are provided to suburban and regional areas within South Australia.

Greenbuild SA has extensive experience with domestic and commercial solar applications. Our expertise in off-grid and battery integrations has provided regional customers with access to cost effective renewable energy.

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