Local Power offers you over 10 years experience in successfully installing and maintaining Solar PV systems. Over this time we have developed high quality and practical maintenance services which have helped over a thousand households reduce their electricity costs by ensuring their Solar PV investment continues to perform.
Cleaning and Performance Check
While a heavy rain does a great job in cleaning solar panels, after 4 or 5 years it’s probably time for a professional clean to remove any caked on dust and grime, bird and bat droppings, as well as lichen.
Not sure your solar PV system is generating as expected? A typical system clean and written performance check costs between $253-$298. By taking solar readings a few days apart, we can compare your generation to dozens of other local systems we monitor, to see how your system is performing. We also review any recent bills. If there are any concerns, we will recommend the best course of action to improve your generation.
At local power we love our trees and know that it’s best to preserve them rather than remove them to get a few extra percent of generation each year. However if branches and leaves are directly over, and perhaps even touching the panels, it’s time to get a trim. We can also clean out the leaf matter from your gutters while we are on the roof.
Possum and pigeon deterrent
While quite rare, sometimes possums and pigeons find the underneath solar arrays a cozy place to nest. We can install barrier mesh at strategic points around your solar array which will deter these pesky creatures from getting under your array, except for the ones with wire cutters.
Once you’ve installed solar, the next step is to continue to improve the energy efficiency of your home. We can help with hot water system optimisation as there are several options that work in well together with your Solar PV. Efficient shower heads can also substantially reduce your water and electricity use. 6 star air conditioners are now available using much less electricity than large ducted systems.
We can do a fixed price energy makeover report for $395 giving you several recommendations. We can also manage the quote process for an additional $195.
Navigating all the electricity plans from retailers is a minefield. One retailer has 36 different plans for the Energex region in Queensland alone. For $100 let us review your recent bills and recommend a retailer change that will save you more than $100/year. After 12 months we will provide another retailer review at no charge.