What is a System Design?
An Australian Wind and Solar System Design is a detailed report of your energy consumption and available energy yield (wind or solar). The report uses complex calculations, weather data, precise location data and local and surrounding terrain data.
The design provides precise details of:
Do I need a System Design?
The simple answer is yes. If your system is off-grid the designer is simply guessing if a design has not been carried out. We have over 18 years’ experience and are often still surprised of a report outcome being different to our initial estimates. Why would you spend thousands of dollars on a guess?
Depending on who you ask you are more likely to receive a response based on an expected sale from a company that specialises in one or the other. Australian Wind and Solar specialise in both. Our System Designs provide a clear picture on which system is most suited to your application. It is not uncommon that situations occur where a client may believe there is ample wind at their property to generate sufficient power and our reports have proven this is not the case. This saves the client thousands, directing funds to other resources (ie solar, generators etc). Also, it may be assumed that wind was not a feasible resource where our reports can prove it is extremely viable. The same situation can occur for solar. Our simple answer for the question of wind or solar is BOTH. We always recommend that a report is carried out identifying both available resources; there is nothing to lose and all to gain by doing this. To direct a client in only one direction without a System Design is a gamble not in your favour.
Who can provide a System Design?
We can of course, but be vigilant and ask for credit-entails. The
designer needs to be able to provide the following upon your request, if they
can't then your best locate another designer.
Is a System Design a commitment to purchase?
No, your System Design is yours to keep. Should you proceed with an installation all costs of the design will be credited.
What does a System Design cost?
Very little and in most cases a System Design is free. Our designs are made to save you money. Systems too large (over-rated) , systems too small (under-rated) incorrectly laid out, positioned, programmed, poor matching of investors and charge controllers, little or no resource (wind or solar) poorly or no consideration to the discharge and charge of battery banks can all cost you thousands of dollars.
How long does a System Design take to prepare?
A System Design usually takes 3 days to prepare. We advise to allow 10 working days.
How do I arrange a System Design for my installation?
Simply Contact Us.