Solar Power

96% of our customers score our Solar Team 4 out of 5!

We have a great solar team and if you have any Solar enquires please call Dale on either (03) 9835 4343 or 0457-860-113

Dale has worked on a variety of projects and has extensive experience in both commercial and domestic installations. 

From simple installs to complicated workarounds, Dale will ensure that your job is completed to the highest possible standard.

On job completion you will be given your Owner's Manual, which will contain:
* all your paperwork
* photo of the install
* invoices
* product brochures
* system documentation
*
 maintenance schedules
* checklists
* warranty brochures
* panel data sheets
* procedures manuals
* Certificate of Electrical Safety
* installation design
* site assessment checklist

So as to ensure the quality of your installation, Dale will work with you and the install team and on request he will perform an electricity audit of your first power bill to fully explain how the system works and your savings. Camberwell Electrics Solar Consultation

Call Dale on either (03) 9835 4343 or  Mobile:  0457-860-113

 

Below are the results of 2 years of data collected from our solar customers 

Solar Stats

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SOLAR at Camberwell Electrics

Benefits of Solar 

Increasing electricity costs
Across Australia electricity costs are increasing for example, between 2011 and 2014 the national residential electricity price is projected to increase by 29% in nominal terms.* 

Reduce electricity bills
With ever increasing electricity prices solar can be a wise financial choice. 
Depending on system size and electricity prices in your particular area, the payback time on most solar systems is between five and eight years. 

LG is a world class solar panel manufacturer using a positive tolerance only grading system for their solar panels. 

LG Solar

The LG quality advantage:
- Positive Power Tolerance
- Designed for Durability
- 100% EL Test Check Completed
- Highest Testing Standards
- Low Environmental Impact
- LG on Every Cell

LG Solar - Quality & Reliability for the Future
LG’s focus on quality control sits at the heart of our manufacturing philosophy. This quality-first philosophy has been developed through decades of creating top class electronic equipment.

Today LG Electronics has a team of more than one hundred engineers working in solar research and development. Our module manufacturing plant located in Gumi, Korea uses the latest state-of-the-art equipment to manufacture solar panels that deliver product reliability and high performance for decades to come. 
It means every component from PV cells to glass and framing undergoes individual performance testing and separate quality control. If the quality of any component does not meet our industry leading standards, then it will not be used. 
LG’s Mono X™ range has been a huge success in the market and proven to be an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, back up support and warranties. 
LG Solar’s high quality has been further proven when our previous model, LG Multi X, passed independent quality testing conducted by Fraunhofer Centre. Full details and results of the report are highlighted below where LG was proud to be one of four manufacturers to not show any degradation after being subjected to high voltage stress testing.

Make sure you take advantge of the new LG Solar Panel tenchonlogy

LG NeON 2 technology offers increased reliability, upgraded durability, enhanced performance and improved efficiency in space management.
The innovative cello technology utilizes 12 connection wires instead of just 3 busbars, which was the technology used in the previous LG solar panels.

The new wiring design allows the panels to utilize scatter light more effectively for better absorption, while reducing the electrical loss by spreading the current over 12 cell busbars. As a result, of the improved temperature handling and power distribution, the LG NeON 2 can generate more electricity on a sunny day and performs better on cloudy days than prior panels.

Whereas conventional p-type silicon modules suffer from Light Induced Degradation, the NeON 2 modules use n-type silicon material and use the Multi–Wire Busbar cells for increased performance and reliability. This combination allows the annual degradation to be reduced by a up to 2 percent the first year and not more than 0.6 percent per year in the following 24 years.
In addition they re-manufactured the design to give it a reinforced frame.
As a result LG has extended the product warranty up to a 12 full years. 


The flagship NeON 2 315W technology is also available as a 300W full black great looking residential panel.
This product is ideal for the homeowner who wants to maximize the energy production potential within a limited roof space and also care about the aesthetics of solar. 

In America LG now also offer the Mono X NeON 72, well suited for commercial applications.
Two models of the Mono X NeON 72 are designed to deliver outputs of 360 and 365 watts, in 72 cell 77-inch by 39-inch panel. This new series builds on the success of LG’s award winning 60-cell Mono X NeON panels. 

 

LG Solar PanelsFor more information on LG Solar Panelsclick here

 


 

3AW Talk Back Radio Discussion

Listen to a 2-part discussion with Hans Vanderstadt & Dale McDonald on 3AW Talk-Back-Radio.

They spent some time taking calls to help pople best understand Solar Power and how to get the best out of their installations.

Some of the topics covered:
* Is a site visit required?
* How many panels?
* Poor performing panels?
* Invertor Size?
* Invertor Problems?
* When is the best time to use best my solar power?

 

 

 


                       

 

  

The LG Panel Advantage Comparison Chart

 

LG solar panel advantages over some other

panel product in the Australian market

LG NeON

LG Mono-X

Many other panels

1

Longer manufacturer warranty

12 years

12 years

10 years

2

Labour of changing panel included in warranty

Yes

Yes

No

3

Transferable warranty - when system sold/owner changes

Yes

Yes

No

4

Output warranty - linear or step down

Linear

Linear

Some step/ some linear

5

Better output warranty

83.6 after 25yrs

83.6 after 25 yrs

80 to 80.7% after 25years

6

Warranty backed  by

LG Australia, diversified company

LG Australia, diversified company

Not always sure

7

Product support

Local team, available 7 days on mobile and LG call centre open 7 days

Local team, available 7 days on mobile and LG call centre open 7 days

Not always sure

8

More electricity production  

Between 5% and 11% more

Between 1 and 7% more

 Less than NeON and Mono X

9

Much stronger wind loading - which is important for large scale roofs

6000 PA front of panel = 7 m of snow , 5400 PA back of panel = ok for wind speed of Hurricane Katharina- back of panel key to withstand high winds, front is for weight - eg snow.

6000 PA front of panel = 7 m of snow , 5400 PA back of panel = ok for wind speed of Hurricane Katharina- back of panel key to withstand high winds, front is for weight - eg snow.

5400 PA front of panel, 2700 to 2400 PA rear of panel

10

Excellent temperature co-efficiency, means better performance in higher temperatures (the lower the better) - LG panels provide higher level of electricity income than other panels.

 Pmpp -0.38/Co

 Pmpp -0.42%/Co

 Pmpp -0.43%/Co   or higher

 

LG solar panel advantages over some other

panel product in the Australian market

LG NeON

LG Mono-X

Many other panels

11

Lighter panel, but stronger - means less weight on roof structures - in case of large systems

17.2 kg per panel

17.2kg per panel

18.2kg to 22kg  per panel

12

Plugs on the back of panel for Australia

Original Swiss Staubli MC4

Original Swiss Staubli MC4

Chinese copy of MC4

13

Frame  - look of panel and corrosion protection

Black paint, 22 microns thick  plus 10 micron anadisation on aluminium frame = 32 years average corrosion protection to frame

Black paint, 22 microns thick  plus 10 micron anadisation on aluminium frame = 32 years average corrosion protection to frame

Grey aluminium with 10 micron anadization = 10 years of corrosion protection to frame

14

Corrosion protection level achieved in independent test

Extreme

Extreme

High

15

Ammonia Resistance Test

Pass

Pass

Sometimes

16

Fire resistance test           

Pass

Pass

Pass

17

Potential Induced Degradation (PID)

Pass by TUV and Frauenhofer testing laboratories = highest level

Pass by TUV and Fraunehofer testing laboratories = highest level

Some panels

18

Frame corners- screwed for longer No twist lasting , clips after years of wind loading can present weak sport on the panel

screwed

screwed

clipped in

19

Frame thickness

40mm (folded)

40mm (folded)

40mm or more

20

Easily mountable in landscape

Yes

Yes

No

21

Marks on frame to show ideal clamping position

Yes

Yes

No

22

Multi quality check light level  system as part of manufacturing  to ensure one of the most square frames in the industry

Yes

Yes

No

23

 

Visual appearance / looks pleasing

 

Black frame with black wafers

 

Black frame with black wafers

 

Silver frame with blue wafers

 

LG solar panel advantages over some other

panel product in the Australian market

LG NeON

LG Mono-X

Many other panels

24

Sealing of panels

Tape, 2 bond glue - like car parts - No water impregnation possible without significant mechanical force,

Tape, 2 bond glue - like car parts - No water impregnation possible without significant mechanical force,

Silicon on rear for many

25

Solders

Fully automated, deep solder ensures faster electron flow

Fully automated, deep solder ensures faster electron flow

Standard, in many cases still hand soldered

26

No of busbars to collect electrons efficiently

12

12

3

27

Manufacturing method

Fully automatic - semiconductor environment, fully automated minimises dust and debris in the module

Fully automatic - semiconductor environment, fully automated minimises dust and debris in the module

Manual and part automation

28

Sigma 6 manufacturing method, fully controlling supply channel and supporting manufacturing with 500 quality control processes

Yes

Yes

No

29

Ozone Depleting Gases used in manufacture of panels, due to LG's unique sustainable manufacturing method

No

No

Likely

30

LG Australia lobbying the industry to start recycling program for panels

Yes

Yes

No

31

Warranty returns of panels

0 in 80,000

2 in 140,000

Not known

32

Long term testing for lasting

4 times IEC industry standard

4 times IEC industry standard

Single IEC standard

33

Micro crack testing

2x EL  testing before and after lamination

2x EL  testing before and after lamination

Not always

34

Anti reflective and anti dust collection surface

Yes

Yes

Some – not all

35

Specifically designed draining system to minimise dust collection on the panel;

Yes

Yes

No

36

Efficiency - the higher the better

310W/18.9% , Sept 2015: 320W/19.5%

280W/17.1%

255W/15.59% or 260W 15.9%

 

LG solar panel advantages over some other

panel product in the Australian market

LG NeON

LG Mono-X

Many other panels

37

No of panels required to  create a system of just below 100kW , less panels = less labour costs

310W, 322 panels,                          320W, 312 panels

357 panels

255W 392 panels,                 260W 384 panels

38

Maximum series fuse - the high the better for commercial installs

20A

15A

15A

39

Maximum power tolerance - the W you can get extra on the module , which can  create more electricity - the higher the better

9.3W

8.4W

3% -is 7.8W as low as 5W or minus tolerance

40

Pre-sorting of the power class per cell prior to assembly of 20 separate power categories to ensure cells in one panels match very close minimising hot sport risk

Yes

Yes

Not usually

41

Pre-sorting of cells by colour to ensure a uniform, aesthetically pleasing look in the panel

Yes

Yes

Limited

42

Cells in the panels

60

60

60

43

Double sided light absorbing cells

Yes

No

No

44

Using 3.5 Megawatt solar system to make the panels - therefore low environmental CO2 footprint

Yes

Yes

No

45

Energy pay pack - the time the panel has to run, before the CO2 used in manufacture and transport is won back, when true renewal energy starts

1 year 6 month in Brisbane or Perth

1 year 9 month in Brisbane or Perth

Approx 2 years 1 month in Brisbane or Perth

46

International awards for the product

Yes - Intersolar award 2013  for best new innovation, most popular panel in Germany , Benelux and England in 2015

Yes - Most popular panel in Germany , Benelux and England in 2015

Depending on the panel

47

Brand awareness – good resale value of system when house sold

High

High

 Low

For more information or an explanation of some of this material call
Dale on either    (03) 9835 4343    or  Mobile:  0457-860-113

    Camberwell Electrics Quality Solar Installations