Solar Connected induction


How does solar work and the basics covered

How many panels make up a 3kw system

  • 10 panels
  • 12 panels
  • 8 panels
the panels we use are 250 watt, 1000 watts equals 1KW, 4 x 250 watt = 1kw... how many panels make 3 KW

Viewing the image attached, what happens when the power is being generated by the rooftop panels?

  • Its used to power heat the hot water
  • The power is stored to be used whenever required by the owner
  • The DC power is converted into AC usable power
  • The energy from the panels feeds the grid automatically

What happens to the usable power once converted

  • usable power gets fed straight back to the grid and you are reimbursed per kw taken off your bill
  • Usable power can only be used in plugged appliances and the remainder is fed back to the grid
  • usable power can be used on any electrical items and the excess remainder is fed back to the grid

What does FIT stand for?

  • Feed in to the grid
  • Fresh in transmission
  • Fed integrated tariff
  • Feed in tariff

What is the current average rate for FIT in South Australia when installing solar tomorrow

  • 0 cents from government and retailer
  • 16 cents from the government the retailer no longer offers any FIT
  • 6-8 cents from the retailer the government no longer offers any FIT

Calculate if 5 kw is being generated at one time, 3 kw of appliances is being used at one time.. what kw is being fed to the grid?

  • the answer is 5kw
  • the answer is 2kw
  • the answer is 3kw because the grid needs a minimum of 2kw load at one time
  • there is no feed in tariff anymore so no difference is made

If your customer has Fed in 1000 kw over 92 days @ 8 cents per watt - what is the discount dollar amount off the bill for FIT portion per day?

  • $0.869 cents per day average
  • $0.98 cents per day average
  • $0.835 cents per day average

WHO IS SOLAR CONNECTED and why would customers choose our brand

Introduction about the history of Solar connected

History of Solar Connected and group of companies

  • in 2007 Parent company Fortends Group was formed and was a major supplier of Solar for national retailers
  • 2011-14 period was known as the great "solar coaster" where droves of solar retailers could no longer operate and resulted in mass insolvency
  • Solar connected was formed in conjunction with Construct Solar to combat the harsh terrain set upon the industry.
  • Solar Connected is now a leading  commercial specialist and its residential portfolio has expanded into NSW and Victoria
  • 80% of Solar Connected installs are commercial grade installations, the remainder is residential.
  • Construct Solar services a full turn key install program with major builders in Australia

- builders including Rivergum Homes, Hickinbotham homes, Simmonds homes, Metricon Homes, Rossdale homes.

- Prestige and high end builders include Precision homes, Lucy homes and medallion homes.


What makes us unique 101 - what year was the parent company established?

  • 2006
  • 2009
  • 2010

What does construct solar do?

  • Construct Solar supplies stock to its builders but does not do the installations or anything else
  • construct solar assist with selections, supply, installations and after service installations

What does solar connected offer its customers after installation is complete

  • We bid you farewell and hope you all the best after installation
  • We leave you our name card and you can call us if any trouble arises
  • we offer you as our valid customer a 50% discount off our service check and panel clean up, tick the box at contract stage and like our facebook page and we will schedule you for the first check up in 12 or 18 months

Solar Connected has what insurance policies

  • the bare minimum coverage like other standard installers
  • product insurance, public liability, professional indemnity and CHUBB insurance on its core panels and inverters
  • Solar connected uses a overseas Zurich policy on its products like many other large solar companies in Australia


Broadway Panels - pick the properties that is incorrect

  • Chubb Third Party insured
  • Multi bipass diode
  • Self cleaning panels
  • Anti glare for panels installed on airport sites
  • Salt mist corrosive resistant
  • 5% positive tolerance output
  • Full robotic manufacturing
  • Black framed anodized
  • double glazed surface
  • multi crystaline diamond facet to absorb light from multiple angles
  • cyclone rated

MASS inverters - pick the properties that are incorrect

  • Dual tracking - MPPT (multi power point tracker) standard
  • Large LCD read screen
  • Standard Wi-Fi included
  • Alert warnings for earth faults
  • outstanding 100% Max efficiency
  • Solar Man FREE app allows any android / iphone or desktop to monitor the PV performance

Our railing integration system - pick the box that is incorrect

  • rated for cyclone areas in upper northern Australia
  • Marine grade aluminium fabrication
  • engineered reports for Australian specific conditions
  • Ally tile roof are a applicable roof application
  • clip lock roofs are a applicable roof application
  • spanish tiles are a applicable roof application
  • steep 30 degree roofs are applicable

CHUBB insurance - what does it take for a manufacturer to get this certification

  • Full financial audit
  • Full forecast and projections on income and expenditure with yearly insurance renewals
  • manufacturing and technology equipment audit
  • Rigorous test reports on the insured product
  • Clown proof employee test on each person in the production line
Tick the


STEP BY STEP quick Guide

Step 1. Work out the daily average, this can be found at the front of the bill

Step 2. Once you have worked out or located the daily average, estimate the percentage of what amount of this is used during the day.

For example the customers daily average is 20 kw and she uses 60% of the power during the day – so 20 kw x 0.60 = 12 kw is the daily amount used on average

Step 3. Work out the system size now!  

So we know 12 kw us the daily usage and 4.2 sunlight hours is the daily average in SA, so 12 ÷ 4.2 = 2.85 kw system.. always round it up – in this case you would recommend a 3KW SYSTEM

Step 4 . Try your own now

Customer has a daily average of 16 kw and uses the power daily ratio at 40%  - what size system would you recommend?

  • 2 kw system
  • 2.5 kw system
  • 1.5 kw system
  • 1.0 kw system

Customer has a daily average of 12 kw and uses the power daily ratio at 75% - what size system do you recommend

  • 1.5 kw
  • 2.0 kw
  • 3.0 kw

Look at this bill back and front and work this out yourself....

  • 3.5 kw system
  • 3.0 kw system
  • 2.5 kw system
  • 2.0 kw system
  • 1.5 kw system

remember Peak is your day time usage, this is a 2 rate bill where PEAK and OFF PEAK are displayed

this is a 29 day bill


What percentage of South Australia have some form of roof top solar

  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%
  • 30%

When looking at all panels installed Australia wide, what percentage does South Australia make up nationally

  • 40%
  • 34%
  • 32%
  • 28%
  • 25%

Solar by states - guess which ranking is correct

  • 1. SA 2. QLD 3. NSW 4. VIC 5. WA 6. TAS 7. NT 8. ACT
  • 1. QLD 2. NSW 3. SA 4. WA 5. VIC 6. ACT 7. NT 8. NT
  • 1. QLD 2. SA 3. WA 4. VIC 5. NSW 6. ACT 7. TAS 8. NT

Which one  of these suburbs in SA is not in the top 5 suburbs in SA for the highest solar installations?

  • Parkholme - 53% penetration
  • Virginia - 53% penetration
  • Angle Vale - 65% penetration
  • Stone Hut - 52% penetration
  • Mount Peasant - 53% penetration


Battery basics what its all about

  • Renewable energy is great when its working during the day or when its windy (wind power) the problem is when things are not working - you need batteries to store this energy to use on demand
  • Benefits of storage  means a more reliable power source if the grid goes down ( like a black out)
  • There is a major benefit for businesses, when there is a black out - its work as usual, imagine a big organization of 100 employees leaving for the day half way? the wages lost for the day would be phenomenal
  • For working parents that are never home during the day, a battery system means that the excess solar produced is not getting fed back to the grid for 8 cents but its being stored for 30 cents for later usage at night when they come home from work.
  • Peak Shifting, this is where during times of high demands the networks charge more, storing power and using it specifically in these hours means you can avoid high penalty rates periods

Battery chart comparing the old with the current

Our offerings with New systems (no existing solar energy installed on premises)

Our offerings for existing solar power systems - retro fit systems

  • This is where customers already have solar
  • The only option being offered out there is to replace (throw away) the current perfectly working inverter
  • With our option we can add a MASS charger next to the existing inverter
  • Batteries can then be added immediately and programmed for UPS requirement and load shifting