Did you know that adding solar panels, above your inverter capacity is a smart and legitimate way to save money and get around grid connection rules?
I'm restricted to a 5KW inverter due to QLD 44c/kw FIT.... but I've got 7KW of panels feeding into it. This is the the limit of overcooking I can do. The system was installed in 2012 and hasn't missed a beat.I discovered the 25kW inverter can actually be “overclocked” to 30kW without voiding the warranty.
I was planning to add another 5kW a bit later to the existing 20kW on the roof but I have space for 7kW more.
But I’m not sure if overclocking is such a good idea.
Indeed. I have a bloke clean them every 6 months..... also does a special 50% off windows when you combined the two.With that FiT you want to keep the panel glass free of bird poo
Just wondering what these documents would relate to?… Now to deal with submitting identification documents ...
Maybe VIC is more prone to fraud than elsewhere?
I put my rebate application in after all the work had been done. It was only when I started the process did I realise that I could have started it a month earlier.I spoke with my solar panel company today, they asked if there was a problem with Solar Victoria.
I advised them about the document submission issue and the problems I'm having with the process.
Apparently this is a very common issue that is well known and they're waiting until they get lots of complaints to resolve it!
Now the process is you have to get a quote from a solar panel company who then submits it to Solar Victoria who then invites you to apply for the rebate. There are only 3,333 rebates this month so you have to be quick.
I'm in line for the rebate if I get my application completed in 14 days from submission. But they won't accept my documents! The company has several applicants in the same boat and aren't allowed to ask questions on their customers behalf.
The company called Solar Vic today and heated words were spoken. I expect a phone call tomorrow to resolve the issue. If not there will be calls from me.
I put my rebate application in after all the work had been done. It was only when I started the process did I realise that I could have started it a month earlier.
I should have said that my application went in during the first round at the start of the year, before they started the new quota per month. That may have made a difference.That's interesting. I was told that once it was installed you couldn't apply.
Anyway I got the link today and found a person I know with a passport close by. The referee must have a current or recently expired (less than three years) passport.
As I was filling out the paperwork I got a call from Solar Victoria asking how they could help. I explained I had just got the link I needed and would be submitting the forms by tomorrow. All good.
My pharmacist (who has known me for 24+ years had the day off today so I'll be there tomorrow to get the certification and then I can scan and submit the forms via a single use link.
Then once approved I can get them installed quite quickly.