Solar energy is light from the sun which is collected using a variety of ever-improving methods. The lifespan of solar power systems is up to 25 years so getting the right equipment and regular maintenance is very important. Cave Solar Service offer is a good old fashion service and simple no bull communication with our clients. Furthermore deal with someone that can explain things in plain English so that you can finally understand what you are getting and why. Our specialists don’t have the slick salesman or fly by night installations. We only use the world’s most reliable and highly efficient equipment which has warranties that you can trust only from Australian Suppliers. All our tradespeople are fully accredited and qualified. We also provide regular maintenance and after sales support. We won’t sell you any cheap junk or not provide you with a lifetime service.

What is solar power ?

Solar energy, in its most basic form, is energy created by the sun. This energy is collected and converted into usable electricity. This electricity may be utilised in your house, business, or practically any other location where electricity is required. Solar energy is a truly renewable energy source. Every day, it may be gathered from virtually everywhere in the world. Your electricity bill will most likely drop if you use solar to fulfill some of your energy demands. The amount you save will be determined by the size and capacity of your solar system. If you generate more energy than you use, it is sent back into the grid, and you will get credits. Solar systems have low maintenance expenses. A panel has no moving components, thus it will not wear out. Because it is continually converting solar energy, the inverter must be replaced every 5 to 10 years depending on your use. Maintenance of the cables and isolators is also required, although these expenses are generally minimal.
Solar energy has several applications such as generating electricity, heating water etc.

How does solar power work ?

When photons from the sun collide with solar cells in a panel, electrons from the atoms are released. An electrical circuit is established when wires are connected to the cell’s positive and negative sides. When electrons pass through a circuit, they generate electricity. A solar panel has numerous cells, and when many panels are connected together, they form a solar array. The more panels that are utilised, the more energy that can be produced. Any extra power generated by solar panels that is not utilised by appliances is either returned to the grid or used to charge a solar battery. This energy may then be used during the winter and on rainy days when there is no sun.

Solar panels generate energy during the day when the sun is shining. If you are not a big day time user of electricity then it makes sense to store this excess energy in batteries so that you and your family can use it when you most need it. Which may be when the sun goes down.

How do they work ?

Hybrid Solar Systems incorporate the best features of Grid connected and Off grid systems. By incorporating batteries the Hybrid can give added features as follows:

Have a uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) capacity and be able to use your stored power to protect against power outages even when there is full blackout.

Store power during the day for later use. This means that (depending on your batterie size) you can avoid paying for power usage after the sun goes down.

Be able to export excess power back into the electricity network (grid). This allows you to make money by sending power back to the grid.

Massively reduced electricity bills.

Be able to get power from the grid should you ever need it.

Does solar power save you money?

Feed-in tariffs in Australia are the feed-in tariffs (FITs) paid under various State schemes to non-commercial producers of electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems using solar panels. They are a way of subsidising and encouraging uptake of renewable energy and in Australia have been enacted at the State level, in conjunction with a federal mandatory renewable energy target.

If your average monthly power cost is high and you live in a high-energy-rate area, it may be advantageous to put solar panels in your house while the tax credit is still in effect. This differs from one state to the next. It is not only beneficial to your pocketbook, but it is also beneficial to the environment. Here are a few reasons why you might consider investing in solar panels:

  • The cost of electricity is not decreasing.
  • The cost of installing solar panels has decreased as costs have decreased.
  • Solar panel installation delivers long-term financial benefits.
  • Reduce energy expenses on your monthly electricity bill to save money
  • Solar panels have a long lifespan and require little maintenance.

If you are looking for solar power installation or maintenance in Byron Bay, Lismore, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah or Ballina, give Cave Electrical a call.

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Our Services

Domestic Electrician

What is a domestic electrician ?

In simple terms, we like to think of a domestic electrician as someone who sticks to electrical work in residential areas and household properties. In technical electrician terms, a domestic electrician is considered a new entrant in the ranks and are mainly skilled in doing single phase installations in domestic classes which are usually houses, flats or bungalows. Because of the nature, and frequency, of household electrical emergencies, Cave Electric and Solar offers 24/7 emergency domestic electrician services. They are also good at hot water services, switchboard repairs and insurance work for any kind of environment damage to your home.

Commercial Electrician

Commercial electricians – what do they do ?

Depending on which of your properties you need us to come and help you on, you need a quick crash course about the difference between your regular (domestic) electrician and a commercial electrician. Commercial electricians are trained in what is called 3 phase sectors. Commercial properties are usually in retail, business or industrial areas. If you need an electrician for your warehouse, office building or your boutique road-side store, a commercial electrician is more equipped to deal with your electric repairs because the systems in this kind of infrastructure is more complicated than at your home.

Level 2 Electrician

What is a level 2 electrician ?

An electrician becomes a level 2 accredited service provider (ASP) when they officially qualify to install, repair and maintain anything linked to national power grid systems in both underground and overhead services. These systems run between customers’ homes and the greater electrical supply network. To ensure that all of Australia’s power supply networks can function safely and effectively, an electrician must have a level 2 accreditation before doing complex electrical work like breaking or reconnecting connection or upgrading the power supply. Whether is residential, commercial or industrial, you must, by law, call a Level 2 ASP to do the work.

Solar Power

At Cave Electrical & Solar we pride ourselves on becoming solar specialists many years ago because it helped us grow our business and change many of our customers lives. We’re a solar company that promises to be here for you in the long-run and with continued consistency. This makes us stand-out against our competitors because they’ve struggled in the renewable energy sector. Our solar solutions work comes with a 5-year guarantee and the guarantee includes the parts we use because we’re confident that you won’t experience any leaks when you make the renewable energy change.

Switchboard upgrades

The switchboard in your home and commercial property can romantically be compared to the heart of the place. This is because it is the main source of power, and it pumps power through the ‘veins or the circuits that are connecting everything together. Doctor’s check how strong your heart is at every consultation and that should tell you how important it is to check how strong your switchboard is. Whether it just needs a check-up, some maintenance or a full upgrade, our licensed professionals are here to help make sure that it is pumping power at the highest quality possible.

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Northern Rivers Electricians
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Cave Electrical & Solar
47 Braeside Drive,
NSW 2484

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