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Fixed Tilted Solar v Single Axis v Dual Axis Energy Harvesting

Flat & Fixed Tilted Solar Racking is the least efficient at harvesting energy.

However, DAT & SAT Tracking are Superior at Harvesting Energy over Flat & Fixed Tilted Racking.

NB: Only the RED cells can be changed, currently set for a 3.0kWh/p DAT Solar Array in Sydney.

Change the Panel size, Array type to suit your Latitude Location !

 1) Energy HARVESTING potential;

Enter Solar Panel Quantity:

 Modules/Panels. 

 Add additional panels to compensate, if you have Wind/Aqua energy.
 Select the Solar Panel Power:
 Select Solar Racking/Harvesting Type:

 For accurate calculation, solar modules effected by Shading from trees, buildings or terrain, reduce the hours of Harvesting! 

 Total Energy Harvested:

kWh DC energy Harvested per Day. 

Solar

Array Size

 per Hour/peak 

Solar

Energy

 Harvested 

 per Day/peak 

Solar

Energy

Harvested

 per Week/peak 

Solar

Energy

Harvested

 per Month/peak 

Solar

Energy

Harvested

 per Quarter/peak 

Solar

Energy

 Harvested 

 per Year/peak 

 Above Fields indicate approx. Energy production, other factors can change these results. 

 2) Australian RETAIL Energy Rate;

 Enter your current Retail Energy Rate: 

$  per kWh 

 Change the above Price, to your current Energy rates.

 3) Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC)

 Number of years STC/REC's are Claimed: 

 Max 11 Years from Jan 2020. (set to end in 2030) 

 Click Here to Calculate YOUR System STC Quantity NB: 1x STC credit = 1x REC credit, and are limited to maximum 100kWh system.

Now Enter your system STC's : 

 STC Credits. 

  (1 STC = 1 REC)  

 (STC's default set for 3.5KW system)

 *Renewal Energy Certificate (REC) Price: 

$ per REC.  

  TOTAL System REC's Refund/Credit: $

 Calculate the Government STC/REC Price, by setting the above to the current Market price.

 *Approx. as REC spot prices fell to $36 in 2019.

 Solar 

 income/savings 

per Hour

Solar

 income/savings 

per Day

Solar

 income/savings 

per Week

Solar

 income/savings 

per Month

Solar

 income/savings 

per Year

$ $

$

$

$

 4) Micro Grid - Potential Payback time ::

 Enter TOTAL System Investment Cost: 

$ This can include Solar, Wind & Batteries etc.

Approx. Yearly Savings/Income: 

$ If consumption of all Solar energy at above Energy Rate.

*Approx. Yearly REC: 

$ 1 STC = 1 REC at above set rate.

Years to Break-Even Period: 

 Years  Based on above figures you enter!

 Change any of the above RED Fields to see the Investment Payback Time!

 

Important: Please note that all amounts and estimates shown above can be set to suit multiple configurations, and are used for symbolic estimation purpose only.  The actual figure depends on lots of issues including quantity of sun (cloud coverage), single or dual axis tracking, cabling (DC/AC), electrical connections and electronic losses etc.  These amounts and figures should be considered as example only, and under whatever circumstances, we do not make any guarantee, or cannot be held responsible about these estimates, if used as an actual return to investment!

 

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