Summer Solar Dreams

The Australian summer sun is the stuff of solar dreams.

It’s finally prime time; long days, blue sky and that scorching summer sun, means higher levels of energy production throughout the day. Here in Australia we will enjoy 14 – 15 hours of daylight per day from now, until the end of summer. We know that there will be some cloudy days, but this season is what your panels were made for.

To take full advantage of the sunshine we recommend shifting high electricity consumption from the evening to daylight hours. Using things like a pool pumps or washing machines during the day rather than once the sun goes down. 

your system may lose some operating efficiency if the temperature gets too high. This occurs in all solar panels and is a safety feature to protect your panels from overheating and creating a fire hazard.

Don’t get us wrong, more sunshine is great, however, it is important to remember that your system may lose some operating efficiency if the temperature gets too high. This occurs in all solar panels and is a safety feature to protect your panels from overheating and creating a fire hazard.

batteries can be charged throughout the day and then used for evening consumption

Summer is also an ideal time for households with a solar battery because the batteries can be charged throughout the day and then used for evening consumption. With more people in the home during the day due to school holidays, Christmas and New Years celebrations. Usage of electricity is expected to be higher during this time, in comparison with the cooler months.

Here are some quick tips to maximise your energy production this summer

1. Keep an eye your daily consumption and solar production through your solar monitoring software

2. Service your solar! – Servicing is not only important for the longevity of your system but is required for warranty purposes. Solar Service Group offer a range of servicing options from routine maintenance, cleaning, heath checks, repairs, recalls and warranty. 

3. Move high energy consumption like pool pumps, air conditioners and washing machines to daylight hours

To take full advantage of the summer sun contact Solar Service Group on 1300 40 41 42