Grid Connected Solar & Batteries
Rooftop Solar (PV) Systems
The most popular type of solar power system that we service is a grid-connected system. These are made up of solar panels installed on your roof that produce electricity from the sun. The electricity is converted by inverters so you can use it to power your home appliances.
If you produce more energy than you need, it's sent back into the electricity grid. At night or when the panels aren't producing enough electricity, your home will automatically draw power from the grid.
Unlike other systems, grid-connected solar power systems don't have a backup battery.
Battery Storage Solar Systems
Trentham Electrical & Solar offers two types of battery systems: DC-coupled hybrids and AC-coupled systems.
DC hybrids connect solar panels and batteries directly to the inverter. During a power outage, a DC hybrid system will continue to generate electricity, while the sun is shining, to charge the batteries and power the loads.
AC coupled systems are added to existing solar, but won't generate electricity during outages.
We can help you choose the best system for your needs.
Did you know that solar systems are eligible for various incentives? Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) is the official term of what is commonly deemed Australia's residential solar rebate, what most don’t know is that these can apply for both on AND off grid:
$1400 PV rebate
$1000 Heat pump hot water rebate
$1400 Interest free loan (for PV only)
$8800 Interest free loan for battery install