New England North West Power Package
Farming the Sun is pleased to extend our partnership with Eco Energy & Solar Solutions given their successful track record on the previous (fourth) bulk-buy. They are a well respected local family owned and operated business (see testimonials) and have the capacity to work at the scale of a community bulk-buy program.
Farming the Sun’s focus for this fifth solar power bulk-buy has been to negotiate the best possible discount on the highest quality in solar power systems and installation. As a community and sustainability enterprise, it is important for us to only use high quality and long-lasting technologies.
Eco Energy & Solar Solutions have negotiated a very substantial bulk-buy discount ~ of up to 33% better than regular retail prices ~ for Tier 1 (top 2% of quality) solar power systems. The system packages are built using Suntech panels and Fronius or SMA inverters. All of the system options can be upgraded to incorporate battery storage ~ either now or in the future.
The solar power bulk-buy is commencing to coincide with several significant developments:
- Electricity prices are being significantly increased, by around 50% in the last five years alone
- Significant increases in feed-in-tariffs for solar power exports
- Small business accelerated asset write-off (pre 30 June 2018)
- Small scale technology (renewable energy) certificates being phased out (ending 1 January 2030)
- Preparedness for small-scale battery storage technology
- Growing community concerns about the environmental impacts of coal mining on water, farming, biodiversity, climate and air quality
- Development of the utility renewable energy sector, with large-scale wind and solar projects already being the largest capital infrastructure projects in the region’s history.
The Fronius and SMA inverters selected are high quality, have 5 year warranties (with extensions available) and the capacity for battery storage.
- Fronius Single Phase Inverter – DATASHEET
- Fronius 3 Phase Inverter – DATASHEET
- SMA Single Phase Inverter DATASHEET
- SMS 3 Phase Inverter – DATASHEET
PV-ezRack SolarRoof will be used for mounting and has a 10 year warranty ~ download the PV-ezRack SolarRoof DATASHEET
Lastly, the installation has a 6 year warranty.