Solar Power FAQ’s

How are Leda Power Systems designed? 

Leda utilises a team of highly qualified electrical engineers and installers all of whom are certified and accredited by the Clean Energy Council of Australia (formally know as BCSE). Each Leda Solar Power System is individually designed and approved under Australian Standard 4509 and then installed under the safety regulations stipulated by the Clean Energy Council and AS5033.

How much roof space do I need? 

Each Leda Solar Power Panel is about 1.0m wide and about 1.7m tall with a footprint on 1.7m2. So, for a 6 panel 1.5kW Solar Power System the space required about 10m2. Don’t have the space? Not to worry, just call a Leda consultant on 1800 697 652 for a free evaluation and we can design a system that suits you.

How long will it take to get a Solar Power System installed? 

Most standard installations are completed within 3 to 5 hours which includes wiring up your panels, grid connection and inverter installation. If there is a hold up for any reason, our consultancy team will keep you informed.

Can I keep track of the Solar Power System’s performance? 

It’s easy to check up on your Leda Power System at any time. Our inverters have a built in display that gives you live data on how much power your system is creating. Most systems will even give you historical data on how your system has been performing over a period of time.

Do you have a Module Performance Guarantee? 

Yes, our manufacturers performance warranty will ensure panels remain within 90% of their performance capability in the first 10 years and within 80% over the next 15 years. This ensures that the panels perform exceptionally well for at least 25 years though the system should last years longer.

Can I add panels later? 

Yes, if you plan ahead adding panels is quick and inexpensive. Things to consider if you do think that you would like to expand in the future include the capacity of your inverter and how much roof space you have left over. Simply tell your Leda consultant that you may expand the system in the future and we will provide some options to future-proof your current system.

What if I have a flat roof? 

Our design and installation team will create a framing system that is right for you. Simply provide your building plans or get an onsite assessment and we will do the rest.

Why is solar energy so important?

According to the Clean Energy Council, ‘Australia’s stationary energy sector, which includes electricity derived from coal-fired power, is responsible for around 50% of our greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to climate change, our heavy reliance on traditional energy puts Australia’s environment and long-term economic security at risk. It also means your home  could be spending much more on electricity  than you need to – particularly into the future. Fortunately, Australia has several sources of renewable  and environmentally-friendly energy at our disposal. This, of course, includes solar energy.

Why is solar energy such a good option in Australia?

Australia has the highest average solar radiation of any continent in the world. This means our solar industry has the greatest potential to lead the world. Solar power is a zero-emission electricity source. One megawatt hour (MWh) of solar-derived electricity avoids approximately one tonne of carbon dioxide. For everyday homes, a well-designed, well-installed system can deliver a considerable return on investment. This means that over time, your system will pay for itself. State and federal governments offer various schemes and incentives for households that install solar power and solar hot water. However, in order to qualify for government incentives, your solar power  system must be installed by a professional accredited with the Clean Energy Council – such as Leda.

Is solar energy the right choice for you?

If you’re ready to make the switch to Solar Power – and start saving on your home’s energy bills – give the expert team at Leda Solar a call on 1800 697 652. One of our qualified experts will be able to inspect your home, and provide recommendations based on your home’s unique orientation, the size of your roof, and your location.

Will Solar Power really protect me against rising energy costs?

Solar Power gives you the option of producing your own energy right where it is needed rather than taking all of your electricity from the grid. This gives you a high degree of protection from rising electricity costs.

Environmentally friendly: Solar Panels are environmentally friendly, harnessing the sun’s natural power to produce electricity. Solar Panels can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help you reduce your environmental footprint.

High solar production: In Australia, our dry climate and our latitude gives us a high potential for solar energy production. Your Leda Solar expert can advise on the optimum system to suit your needs, where you live and the orientation of your home.

Sell your excess power: If your Solar Panels produce more Solar Power than your home requires at any point in time, you may be eligible to feed this excess power back into the electricity grid and receive payment from your electricity provider.