The team at Planet Power can help protect your home or business from future energy price rises through their holistic approach to power.
“The thought process behind Planet Power is more than just solar,” owner Craig Burmeister said.
The team look at power usage to assess what sized system is the most beneficial and how energy use can be improved through updating lighting or other appliances.
“We don’t just produce power, we also look at energy management that will better utilise what needs they have,” Craig said.
Planet Power’s systems are connected to the internet to allow for consistent monitoring of daily energy production and usage.
“This information becomes a powerful tool in changing your energy consumption habits and, in turn, leads to reduced power bills and more energy-efficient homes and businesses,” Craig said.
General manager Darren Sweeney said to look at solar investments over a period of 10 years.
“A really good solar system will save on average 60 per cent on quarterly electricity bills.
“So it basically pays for itself in the first four years so for the next six years plus you’re winning,” he said.
“If we’re looking at a $1000 quarterly bill we get that down to $400 and most people are getting better returns than that.”
With a 10-year warranty on Enphase Micro-Inverters and a 25-year warranty on LG panels, solar is a very safe and affordable investment.
“We talk about return on investment,” Craig said.
“Where’s the best place to put your money for return?
“Put it in the bank and get 4 per cent, invest in real estate and get 7 per cent or put it on your roof and get 15 to 20 per cent return on investment.
“When you buy a system you’re buying power for the future and insulating yourself against future price rises.”
There are two brands, and types, of panel supported by Planet Power.
The LG Neon2, which offers a higher cell efficiency and Jinko, which is produced by the largest manufacturer of solar panels in the world.
All systems installed by the team are monitored to pick up faults or issues quickly – often before the homeowner has even noticed an issue.
This monitoring starts before the system is installed.
By determining how much power is being used they can fit the correct sized system and improve power usage.
“We aim to educate and inform people with how much power they use,” Craig said.
“Once you identify the items that consume power, you can work out the best way to manage it.”