Why choose SilexSolar?
Proven Manufacturing Capabilities
SilexSolar’s modern solar cell and solar panel manufacturing facility is located in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park (SOP) business precinct. The SOP solar manufacturing plant was originally commissioned in 2000 by former owner BP Solar, but has undergone numerous expansions and upgrades to keep it in line with the latest production advancements. Since year 2000, SOP has produced over 250MW of solar cells and solar panels which have been used in Australia and exported to Asia, Europe and America.
SilexSolar’s organisation is world-class. The organisation’s core team is comprised of highly experienced and well respected PV industry experts working across a range of disciplines from cell and panel R&D, large-scale PV commercial fabrication, PV system design, project sales and marketing. Many staff have over 20+ years of work experience, and consequently SilexSolar has retained a deep understanding of the PV development industry and the needs of its customers.
High-End PV Cells and Panels
SilexSolar’ produces “high-performance” PV solar cells and panels on a commercial scale and at lowest cost using optimised processes in its mass production of cells and panels. SilexSolar cells and panels result in lower $/W costs. SilexSolar PV systems will deliver lower LCOE (Levelised Cost of Electricity) compared with other conventional PV product.
Pool Energy Saving Devices
‘Future Wave’ Pool Energy Saver is a simple device that runs your pool pump at a more efficient rate to minimise energy usage and help improve the water quality.
Added benefits are that your pool pump will be running less hard so less heat is created and the pumps life will be extended.
• Saves up to 75% on power usage for your pool pump
• Make your pool a 5 Star Rated pool
• Reduce noise from your pool pump by 70%
• Using Go Green Pool Energy Saver means you can access cheaper off peak electricity rates leading to further cost savings
Contact Go Green for a free on site inspection to see how you can benefit.
Looking for solar panels in Sydney or any other electricity saving devices? We have a large range of products that can reduce your energy usage in the home and business, reduce your impact on the environment and help you save money on your electricity bills.
The products are:
- Solar Power Panels – producing electricity from your roof
- Solar Hot Water Systems – reducing the cost and emissions that electric hot water creates
- Energy Saving Light Bulbs – using low wattage lighting to reduce running costs
- Double Glazing – installing window treatments to reduce heat transfer
- Electricity Saving Devices – such as powerboards that reduce standby energy costs
- Rainwater Tanks – tanks plumbed into the home to recycle water and reduce the homes impact on environment
What are Solar Panels?
Photovoltaic Panels or Solar Panels are flat silicone panels that sit on your roof and use the sun to create electricity which the electricity companies then pay you for The electricity created is then connected to the electricity grid with a new meter to measure the free energy that you have created from the sun.
How much and how do I get paid for this electricity?
The solar energy that goes into your home from your system, reduces your energy bills because you are not having to purchase as much electricity as would have normally. Any energy left over is sold back to by the electricity company depending on your agreement you’re your electricity company. For an average home, a saving of 50% is achievable on your energy bill depending on your sized system and the output of your solar system.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
Solar panels cost depends on the size of the system. The more solar panels the larger cost and the more panels you have results in a larger inverter needed and thus further cost. The solar power systems start at $10 495 and this is a 1.5KW system that provides the optimum value when taking the rebates available into account. After discounts the NET COST starts at about $5000.
What size Solar Power System would suit my home?
There are 3 main factors that will determine what size solar power system will suit your requirements. Firstly the size and orientation of the roof space, and secondly the energy bills you have and what you want to reduce them to, and thirdly the amount you are prepared to invest.
To cover this annual electricity account you would need a 1.5KW system as this produces about 2500kw/h per annum. (source NSW Government Press Release Nov 2009). To cover the actual usage of electricity this would need to be a 4.5KW system. We can assess your home to show you what size system will “knock out” your enerhgy bill.
What does it do for the value of the home – if I move can it be de-installed?
A solar power system on your home adds at least $10 000 to the value of the home, as they have a productive lifespan of 25 years plus, even after 10 years there is still this kind of value added to a home. The system and bracket work can be removed from the roof if required and the inverter taken off the wall and can be re-installed in your new home.
Why should i get a Solar Panels Installed Today?
Electricity prices have risen twice in 2010 and are due for two more rises this year. The sooner you stop relying on them for power the sooner you take control of your costs! Energy bills are likely to double over the next five years!
Other benefits of having a Solar Power System on your roof
- Heat barrier for your roof
- Aesthetic Appeal
- Pioneering Environmental Change
- Freeing yourself from Electricity Bills
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar Hot Water systems reduces the cost and emissions that electric hot water creates.
There are a few different types of Solar Hot Water systems available, they are listed below with a brief explanation:
Heat Pumps – these use the difference in temperature between the outside temperature and the water to heat under pressure. They work like the reverse of a fridge. They are the least efficient option but for those with no roof to put collector panels on they are a “solar” option.
Flat Panel Solar Systems – they have large panels on the roof that use the conversion of sun to heat to warm up the water. There are various systems, traditionally the ones with the cylindrical tank on the roof, and the newer designed split system with flat panels having a tank situated elsewhere. These are a good option but are not as efficient producers of how water on an overcast day.
Evacuated Tube Systems – the most efficient creator of hot water they use pressurized liquid in glass tubes to heat a pipe that in turn heats the water. The tubes have a lot better conversion rate of sun to heat due to their cylindrical shape thus creating more hot water.
We recommend the Apricus Evacuated Tube system for most homes as it is the best value for money and produces the most hot water per square metre of roof space.
How the Apricus system works
Below is a simple animated diagram of the collector operation.
Save Money using Apricus Collectors
Hot water requires lots of energy, as much as 15kWh for an average family of four. That can equate to more than half of your household’s energy consumption and, therefore, your energy bill. An Apricus system can reduce an average household’s hot water bills from 60% to 80%, a saving of around $300 to $500 each year. Furthermore, the money spent on your solar collector is actually an investment that will provide long term returns.
Why Is Apricus a good option?
- Excellent cold weather performance
- Passive tracking of the sun
- Lightweight and durable design
- Excellent government rebates and incentives
- Save on your energy bills
- Maintenance free
- Longest industry warranty
- Flexible installation option
- Australian and International standards
To put a system on your roof you need a north, west or east facing roof with about 8 square meters of space. We can assess your roof space for you and determine which size of system will suit your requirements. There are a few tank and collector options. Installation can be completed within 30 days of placing the order.
Energy Saving Light Bulbs
We have a range energy saving light bulbs from low power usage CFL and LED bulbs that can significantlyreduce the amount of power used. LED bulbs can now replace the halogen downlights, the LED version uses 90% less power than the standard halogen bulb, when considering how many halogen downlights people have this can be a significant saving of energy! Ask us for more details on our energy saving light bulbs to help reduce your electricity costs and improve the health of the planet.
Double glazing windows can be greatest answer to one of the largest area’s in your home for heat loss, or more often heat gain in a household. A large west facing window can cause a room to be unbearable on a summer afternoon unless air conditioning is used. The solution is a double glazing product – we recommend Magnetite as this product has great thermal qualities. This can reduce up to 70% of the heat being transferred into the room. We can measure and quote for this to be installed in your home, and it’s a lot cheaper than replacement windows!
Electricity Saving Devices
One of the biggest areas of power usage that can be easily avoided is the standby power option, that most modern day appliances use. This can be avoided by turning off the power at the wall. However, often this is easier said than done as there are cabinets in the way or it’s just too much effort. We have a range of electricity saving devices that will automatically upon turning off the TV by remote shutdown all associated devices from using standby power, this can save as much as $70 per annum. We also have electricity saving devices for computer work stations. Please contact us for more details of these items.
Rainwater tanks have been popular as they save our most important resource. There were great grants available and there are still rebates available to help make these an affordable option for you! You can have a stand alone tank or for a small extra net cost have the tank plumbed in to provide water for your toilets and washing machine. As there are a variety of rainwater tanks including those that fit under the house, or underground so please contact us for further information.