Solar power panels need the sun’s light so they only generate electricity during the day, so it’s most economical to install a system that can supply your expected daytime electricity usage. Our smallest solar power system needs just 10 sqm of roof space to generate around 30% of the average Australian household’s energy use. The more power you would like to generate the bigger the roof space you will need.
The state of the art SMA Sunny Boy 2.5 inverter maximises the power output of the system under varying conditions. Capable of wired or wireless communication, it is ideal for monitoring via the inverter’s own wireless home network or for online monitoring with Sunny Portal.
Our extensive network of Solahart Experts are qualified to assess your home and provide you with the best systems to meet your family’s needs. Our installers are trained to the highest standards to ensure the safety and effectiveness of your system. All this is backed by our comprehensive warranties and the peace of mind you’ll get from dealing with Australia’s solar pioneer.
- Option to monitor system performance
- Improved efficiency in varying light conditions
- Trouble Free - designed and engineered for Aussie conditions
- Independently rated as one of the highest performing panels.
* The suggested price is comprised of RRP less the applicable solar incentive and excluding installation. the solar incentive value applies to PVR2610S25 solar power system in Zone 3 and assumes a STC price of $27.
^ Energy savings of up to 3600 kWh/year is based on the average amount energy produced per year by the PVR2610S25 solar power system in Zone 3. Savings and incentives will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar panels.
† Solahart Warranty Details:
- Solar Panels: 10 years,
- Inverter, Racking and Balance of System components: 5 years,
- Labour: 5 years,
- For full warranty details refer to the Solahart Owner’s Guide.
Solar Panel Specifications
|Panel Electrical Characteristics|
|Maximum Power (Pmax)
|Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)||38.8V|
|Short Circuit Current (Isc)||9.58A|
|Maximum Power Voltage (Vmp)||32.1V|
|Maximum Power Current (Imp)||9.05A|
|Module Efficiency (%)||17.4|
|Maximum System Voltage ( IEC )||1000V|
|Dimensions||1675 mm x 997 mm x 38 mm|
|Cell Type and configuration||120 REC HC multi-crystalline cells
6 strings of 20 cells
|Glass||3.2mm solar glass with anti-reflection surface treatment|
|Back sheet||Highly resistant polyester|
|Temperature range||-40°C to + 85°C|
|Junction Box||Protection Class IP 67|
|Solahart Warranty||10 years (5 years labour) on panels*|
Solar Inverter Specifications
|Technical data and types: Sunny Boy 2.5|
|Max. DC power (@ cos Φ =1)||2650 W|
|Max. input voltage||600 V|
|MPP voltage range||260 V - 500 V|
|Rated input voltage||360 V|
|Min. input voltage / initial input voltage||50 V / 80 V|
|Max. input current / per string||10 A / 10 A|
|Number of MPP trackers / strings per MPP trackers||1 / 1|
|Rated power (@ 230 V, 50 Hz)||2500 W|
|Max. AC apparent power||2500 VA|
|Nominal AC voltage||220, 230, 240 V|
|Nominal AC voltage range||180 V - 280V|
|AC grid frequency / range||50 Hz / -5 Hz to +5 Hz|
|Rated power frequency / rated grid voltage||50Hz / 230V|
|Max. output current||11 A|
|Power factor at rated power||1|
|Adjustable displacement power factor||0.8 overexcited - 0.8 underexcited|
|Phase conductors / connection phases||1 / 1|
|Max. efficiency / European weighted efficiency||97.2% / 96.7%|
|DC reverse-polarity protection / AC short-circuit current capability||
|DC-side disconnection point||•|
|Ground fault monitoring / grid monitoring||•/•|
|All-pole sensitive residual-current monitoring unit||•|
|Protection class (according to IEC 62103) / overvoltage category (according to IEC 60664-1)||I / III|
|Dimensions (W / H / D) in mm||460 / 357 / 122|
|Operating temperature range||-40°C to 60°C|
|Noise emission (typical)||<25 dB|
|Self-consumption (at night)||2.0 W|
|Degree of protection (according to IEC 60529)||IP65|
|Climatic category (as per 60721-3-4)||4K4H|
|DC connection / AC connection||Sunclix / Plug connector|
|Interfaces: Speedwire / Webconnect, WLAN||•/•|
|Integrated web server||•|
|Solahart Warranty||5 years*|
|Certificates and approvals||AS4777.3, C10/11/2012, VDE-AR-N4105, CEI0-21 Int, NEN-EN50438, G83/2, EN50438, VFR2014|
|SMA type designation||SB 2.5-1VL-40|
*For full details see the Solahart Owner’s Guide and Installation instructions.
How Solar Power (PV) Systems Work
Solar power panels generate electricity from sunlight. The roof mounted solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells collect the sun’s light and convert the energy into DC electricity. This is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC electricity to power your home.
The amount of electricity you can produce depends on the number and efficiency of the panels, the size of the inverter and the amount of sunlight in your location. Your home remains connected to the electricity grid so when you generate more electricity than you need you can feed it into the grid or purchase more from the grid when you are not producing enough to meet your requirements.
The amount of energy from the sun that falls on Earth's surface is enormous. All the energy stored in Earth's reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas is matched by the energy from just 20 days of sunshine. Outside Earth's atmosphere, the sun's energy contains about 1,300 watts per square meter. About one-third of this light is reflected back into space, and some is absorbed by the atmosphere (in part causing winds to blow).
By the time it reaches Earth's surface, the energy in sunlight has fallen to about 1,000 watts per square meter at noon on a cloudless day. Averaged over the entire surface of the planet, 24 hours per day for a year, each square meter collects the approximate energy equivalent of almost a barrel of oil, or 4.2 kilowatt-hours of energy every day. Deserts, with very dry air and little cloud cover, receive the most sun—more than six kilowatt-hours per day per square meter
The Solahart Solar Power system is comprised of two main components; a string or array of photovoltaic panels and an inverter. The photovoltaic (PV) panels transform solar radiation into electrical energy in the form of direct current (DC). In order to utilise this energy and feed it back into the grid, the direct current is transformed into alternating current (AC) by the inverter. This conversion is also known as DC to AC inversion.
The alternating current generated by the inverter is fed into the main switchboard, which in turn is connected to the electricity grid. If the energy generated exceeds that required by property demands, your electrical network operator may allow the difference to be directly injected into the grid and become available to other users. Energy injected into the grid can be measured by electricity network operators as either gross (everything generated) or nett (excess generated). Injected energy may or may not be purchased by the local electrical network operator according to national and local standards, and regulations.
PV Panel Orientation & Inclination
To maximize system output, install panels at optimum orientation and inclination (tilt) angles. The specifics of this will depend on the installation location and must be calculated by a qualified system designer. The ideal angle for mounting a panel should result in the sun’s rays falling perpendicular (i.e. at a 90° angle) to the panel surface.
Panels should be installed in a shade free position. Even minor or partial shading of the panels/array will reduce system output. A panel is considered shade free when it is both:
- Free from shade or shadows all year round.
- Exposed to several hours of direct sunlight, even during the shortest days
Trouble-Free, Worry-Free PV: That’s the Solahart difference: Download
Why Solahart Solar Power?: Download
Solar Power FAQ: Download
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Solahart Single Phase PV Systems Owner's Guide: Download
Solahart Single Phase PV Systems Installation Manual: Download
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Solar Incentive Forms
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