A solar system is comprised of multiple solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, an inverter, which converts the direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC), suitable for grid power, and a framing / mounting system to hold the PV panels in place. More recently, solar batteries have been introduced to the system, which enable you to store your solar power for use at a time when the sun is not shining. Perfect for the stormy, summer seasons up here.
Replenishable Energy are Cairns’ trusted solar power products provider and a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer. We choose the best brands, to deliver superior performance and durability in our tough Tropical North Queensland conditions. We’re committed to good business practices and improving standards in the solar industry.
We provide free site inspections for all jobs, ensuring we are providing the right solar power products, to suit your needs and property. Call us today to arrange a free quote on (07) 4031 2251 / 1300 682 773.
The solar panels are the most visible component of the solar system and are (usually) applied in a grid-like pattern, which can be mounted on your roof or even level ground surfaces (for rural applications). It’s the PV panels and cells which capture the sunlight and convert it into DC power. Manufactured by many different companies, each brand and type of PV panel offers consumers different levels of productivity and power production.
In so much as Castrol will tell you ‘oils ain’t oils’, the same is true of panels; that’s why some are more expensive than others. For example, LG solar panels are considerably more expensive to purchase than say Opal panels, but they do produce 14% more power, so in the long term, they provide significantly higher return on investment in regards to the power they are producing for your consumption (and/or sale back to the grid). Reliability is another factor; between 2011 and March 2018 over 550,000 LG panels were installed across Australia, only 10 needed to be replaced. LG also have the lowest cost solar panel with a 25-year product warranty. Replenishable Energy are your authorised LG Solar experts in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland. Local knowledge, quality Cairns solar power products.
The number and type of solar panels you require, to create an effective solar system, various pending your energy consumption and location. Replenishable Energy are the solar PV specialists. We work with you to understand your power needs. We’ll prepare a solar solution, using superior products, to provide maximum return on investment and power generating capabilities. To help achieve these results, we specialise in over-sizing Residential systems, Commercial Grid-Connect and Energy Storage Off-Grid Solar PV Systems.
LG have just released a new panel – LG NeON® R – which has up to 21.1% module efficiency, making it a star performer in regard to output versus physical size. This makes the LG NeON® R the panel of choice for roofs which are small on space and/or shade effected by surrounding infrastructure or nature.
This is the LG panel of choice which ticks all the boxes. Its black cells and frames provide a uniform black appearance, which doesn’t shine. It comes with 25 years product warranty, which is 15 years more than any other competitor and most importantly, it produces more power per square metre. In fact, with a LG NeON® R 365W you get 40.3% more electricity per square metre than a 260W panel.
The new LG NeON™ 2 has seen many improvements, from longer warranties and higher efficiency to stronger frames and better wind loading. This panel is ideal for homes seeking a visually pleasing solar panel and for roofs where space is tight, or where future system expansions are considered e.g. to incorporate battery storage or electric car charging.
With their double-sided cells and CELLO technology, the LG NeON™ modules absorb light from the front and the back, providing more power per square meter. This technology sets a new standard for innovation and was recognised with the 2015 Photovoltaic Innovation Award at the Intersolar Industry Event in Germany.
JA SOLAR is a global manufacturer of high performance PV products. With 11 production bases and 27 branches, JA SOLAR products are distributed and utilised in over 100 countries and regions. They provide excellent products at competitive prices.
JA SOLAR’s new Percium range delivers 20W more than the industrial average. Their new mono Si cell technology has passivated backside and local BSF. It delivers more power with higher conversion efficiency, which provides a lower system cost. This new product from JA SOLAR also provides excellent low-light performance, thanks to enhanced spectral response at longer wavelength, which can produce more than 3% additional power compared with conventional module at system side.
OPAL Solar is a premium Tier 1 product on the basis of the local support, independent quality control, independent factory acceptance testing and technical support in Australia. OPAL Solar is locally supported through Solar Juice Pty Ltd, the leading supplier of PV products in the Australian market. As a majority owned entity of Nasdaq listed Solar Power Inc. (NASDAQ:SPI) with a market capitalisation of $1 Billion USD, you can be assured that it is a trusted brand that does not compromise on quality. The panels are produced by ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified production facilities. Back to back warranty agreements are in place to provide peace of mind.
The inverter is technologically the most important component in a solar power system: it converts the DC power generated in PV cells into AC suitable for the grid and use in your property. Breaking that down, if you didn’t have an inverter (could also be called a converter) then you would not be able to use the solar power generated from the panels in your house / property. In addition, it is an intelligent system manager, responsible for yield monitoring and grid management.
The Australian climate, particularly in Tropical North Queensland, is demanding on its solar equipment. It demands good quality products for maximum durability and reliability. At Replenishable Energy, we use only the best components available, to ensure maximum performance for years to come.
SMA Solar inverters are characterized by a particularly high efficiency of up to 99 %, which allows for increased electricity production. The multi award-winning product range covers solar inverters for roof systems, major solar projects and off-grid systems, enabling SMA to provide a technically optimized inverter solution for all size categories and system types. Its range of services is complemented by a worldwide service network.
More than just an inverter, the innovative X-Hybrid is an intelligent energy management system that stores surplus energy in batteries for later use. With a standard inverter, a typical solar powered property will use as little as 25% of the free energy it generates; exporting the rest to the grid. With X-Hybrid, ‘self-use’ can increase to in excess of 80% providing both financial and practical benefits to the customer.
Efficient, reliable, high power inverters form the heart of any PV system. In the development of PV inverters, Fronius has thought out new technologies, searched for innovative solutions, and found completely new answers. The result: Highly functional mains-connected inverters, which interact optimally with all solar modules.
SolarEdge is a leading supplier to the global inverter industry. They invented an intelligent inverter solution that boosts your home’s power production and maximizes your electricity savings. With traditional inverters, the weakest module reduces the performance of all modules. With SolarEdge, each module produces the maximum energy, and power losses are eliminated. Perfect for Cairns residential solar solutions and battery storage.
The mounting system for your solar PV panels is another important component to consider. They attach the panels to your roof, using a combination of railings, frames and/or tiles and tin feet. Most are made of aluminum with stainless steel hardware. All should be installed by professionals, to avoid damage to your roof and provide / ensure a secure anchor for your solar panels. Replenishable Energy provide a 10 year warranty on their mounting system and installation.
January 11, 2020
Great company with great people and service., After having been notified by Solar Quotes of the three companies they had contacted on my behalf, I was surprised to receive contact from all three the same day. After arranging a time and day to meet...
December 31, 2019
thank you dean you are a legend, I was concerned and took 6 months of indecision trying to work out benefit verses cost. And tile roof treatment. Dean came and answered my question and alleviated my concerns before I even asked. Understood perfectly...
December 27, 2019
Quality system, High quality components at competitive price, prompt installation without any complications.
December 13, 2019
No hard sell, professional and courteous, Helpful quotation - Tony came to the house to quote and made suggestions for our personal situation including change of our antique pool pump! Quoted for two different panel options in a timely manner. No...
December 7, 2019
Professional, Practical, Solar Industry Professionals, Unfortunately the solar industry can be difficult to navigate through to find reputable installers and good quality systems at a great pricing. Fortunately for us, after speaking with numerous...
December 5, 2019
Professional installation, Delightful and informed sales person. Flawless and neat installation. Polite and helpful administration. Owner has integrity and responsible commitment to the solar industry.
November 21, 2019
Very professional in all aspects of installation, Replenishable Energy supplied two quotes with different options on each. We found them very professional and realistic on their quoting. They did not try the hard sell. In fact, they explained why...
November 19, 2019
Painless process, A very painless process: I approached them after a recommendation, they came over and discussed options, gave me 2 quotes, reading material and time to decide then came and installed my system within the given time period. Emails...
November 6, 2019
Professional and quality install and equipment, The owner came to my home and explained several options and then gave me a recommendation of which system he would install. I took this advise, and the install was done professionally and was...
November 2, 2019
Professional bunch of peoples. Quiet happy with how it all went., They helped organise grid connection. Was one minor problem with delay of solar panel delivery. Rollo did the necessary overtime and sorted it out and was always prompt with keeping...
October 16, 2019
Very Pleased, Quite apparent this company tries hard to stay top of the game. Full marks to them. I also paid a little extra to install the Solar Analytics monitor. The Fronius inverter requires landline wi-fi connection which I do not have. The...
October 3, 2019
Wouldn’t recommend anyone else for solar., The quoting process was quick and easy and I received all the information needed the same afternoon. The installation crew was on time, professional and experts with what they do working quickly and...
September 11, 2019
Excellent experience, Everything went very well we had to do nothing at all they organised everything.
August 31, 2019
Good service done promptly and well done. Pleasure to deal with, Was given a lot of choices with different systems and sizes started off not cheapest but ended up being so. Installation done promptly and efficiently. They handled all contacts...
August 25, 2019
very happy with installation but disappointed that cannot be maximising output yet, The process was amazing. The installation was punctual and efficient. The company have been incredibly helpful from the beginning and are still helping us immensely...
August 19, 2019
Fantastic experience!, Very pleased with the entire, professional deal, from the initial consultation, quote preparation, date setting, installation & follow up fine tuning. Communication with office staff was always friendly and issues were...
August 12, 2019
I had a couple of minor workmanship issues at install such as PV cables dangling and touching the roof and panels not appearing flush on the roof, they were very fast in returning to fix my issues raised. Very neat install of inverter and cabling...
July 22, 2019
Great company. Very fast installation and high quality work. Even eargon our power supplier said it was a top install upon inspection. No fuss and open to payment options and dates. Very happy have saved $100 in the first month with the system...
July 19, 2019
we went with replenishible, not because he was the best sales person, but was able to answer all our questions, did not give us the hard sell, was able to quickly provide us with information following his visit, and nothing was too much trouble to...
July 9, 2019
Replenishable Energy gave me confidence from the start that they knew what they were doing and I was in good hands. I am perhaps a little disappointed in the final cost and performance, mainly due to shading issues. The installation was a bit...
July 9, 2019
Great to deal with, Great team to deal with. Installation by the team was faultless. Added 11.2 kw of LG panels and 3 phase Fronius inverter to my existing 4 kw system. Before the install they were always available to discuss items to help me...
June 27, 2019
Fantastic Customer Service, From initial quotation through to finalisation of install, the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They spent considerable time with me ensuring I got the right solar system to suit our needs. The...
June 25, 2019
Great company to deal with!, Probably the best company I’ve ever dealt with! Dean looked at my needs and made some suggestions which I went with. The installation was neat and professional. I picked up a minor problem and phoned Dean at 1pm on a...
June 5, 2019
We found Replenishable Energy excellent. Their rep spoke to us in plain English and discussed other ways to reduce our use of grid power including led lighting, echo pool pump and roof colours to reduce heat . We only have east and west facing roof...
May 29, 2019
I sent this off once before and I also sent thank you with detailed description of the process and excellent outcome.
May 28, 2019
Excellent Service, Sales and quoting was fast and easy. The installer provided estimates of expected average yields which so far have been accurate. The installation was excellent. I am very impressed with how tidy the system looks. The installer...
May 20, 2019
Easy to work with and nothing was a problem, From start to finish Rollo and his team were great.
May 15, 2019
Great advice followed up by quality installation and exceptional customer service, I was referred to Replenishable by another electrician I had contacted to conduct some repairs on a 10 year old system that was malfunctioning due to a DC current...
May 12, 2019
The staff from Replenishable Energy Pty Ltd were fabulous. They came to see us face to face, gave us great insight to what we were getting and the benefits, didn't become annoying with constant emails and phone calls (as another did). They...
May 10, 2019
Set a tentative install date but failed to notify that the date had slipped - set a second install date and install went very quickly; overall very satisfied.
April 30, 2019
This company is very professional, was the only company that got up on the roof and measured it before quoting a price and backed up by competent friendly installers and friendly office staff who are very knowledgeable. Thanks Everyone.
April 23, 2019
Originally planned for a 6.6kW system and confirmed pricing with a second vendor so happy with quoted price. Found out that house actually has 2 distinct phases and Ergon put conditions on the install so resulted in the need to install 2 inverters...
April 12, 2019
Initial consultation with Rollo and contact with Amanda excellent and installation crew were great and very patiently and politely answered my panel location questions. Good ratings should be 'very good' but that was not an option and I could not...
April 12, 2019
I have been busting my arse waiting to send this review, but wanted to wait until I had received two full electricity bills. I did the normal thing went out and got 4 quotes, and it all lead me to Rollo and the team. My suggestion to anyone reading...
April 6, 2019
Very professional in the service and the installation of the solar system. The inverter they were going to use was out of stock so instead of holding up the install a upgrade was used valued at an extra $1100 was used at no expense to...
April 1, 2019
We had 5 quotes. 1 was $200.- cheaper but different brand panels. So we choose Replenishable to give the job. It turned out to be the best choice. Dean ,Gina.Amanda and the installation team did a great job! The whole team make you feel ....we...
March 28, 2019
We were orphaned by the company who provided our old solar system and we engaged Replenishable Energy to rectify our old system and add a new system to double the capacity. Rollo and his team are very professional, accommodating and friendly at the...
February 25, 2019
Replenishable Energy personnel could not have done more to assist with the process. Great service, total transparency, smooth transition period and all work was carried out on time and often ahead of schedule! The company came highly recommended and...
February 10, 2019
The quote was accepted and due to weather events it was installed immediately, just waiting for Ergon energy to change the meter
January 31, 2019
We purchased the top of the line LG system for piece of mind with a great warranty and large capcity generation. Living in the Redlynch Valley area we get a LOT of rain - and the guys did an awesome job of installing during the brief sunny...
January 15, 2019
Good communicators, Rollo and team very accomodating with their time and answering questions.
December 21, 2018
They responded first and they ended up the best value for money
December 16, 2018
Good to deal with well installed system worked very good . Staff and installers were polite and easy to talk to
December 12, 2018
Nicest group of installers that I have met in all my working life. Contact staff are really approachable, cooperative and understanding. Follow up phone calls were really appreciated.
December 9, 2018
I would like to thank you for your informative information and the vast information you supplied on solar systems. It was very helpful and the company we went through was very professional with great service. Thanks
December 8, 2018
It is a 5.4Kw system actually. Not only myself but the real estate Property Managers and the tenants are impressed with REPL.
November 26, 2018
The first person who tried to sell us solar just came off the street, he told us the pros and cons about solar answered all the questions that we asked at the time. But did not give us any time to think about it like sign on the dotted line and...
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