RMD Solar Darwin is your supplier for home solar panels, solar energy power systems for business and commercial, and solar installations across Darwin, Palmerston and surrounds. Benefit from government solar rebates and feed in tariffs in the Northern Terrritory with solar photovoltaic panels and enjoy the green advantages of solar power.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are usually found on the roofs of homes and businesses. The panels harness the sun’s energy to generate zero emission electricity. Light energy is converted directly into electricity by transferring photon energy into electrical energy. The conversion takes place within cells of specially fabricated semiconductor crystals.
While it might be true that solar cannot generate electricity all the time, it does generate electricity when it is needed most - during peak demand hours of the day, such as hot, periods when we all run air-conditioners. Having solar panels is like having a mini power station on your roof. PV electricity is generated at the point of demand - where people live and work, which means there is no need to transfer the energy long distances across expensive infrastructure.
Solar energy is about giving back. Your household, the environment and our planet all have much to gain. Spark up great returns from your rooftop with a solar energy systems installation. Solar panels work hard all day to gather clean renewable energy. So your home will enjoy a high performing power supply that saves you money, and doesn’t come at high environmental cost.
Solar power is a zero-emission electricity source. One megawatt hour (MWh) of solar-derived electricity avoids approximately one tonne of CO2.
Is your home power hungry? RMD Solar offers sustainable nourishment that won’t reduce quality and supply to ‘diet’ proportions. Our solar energy panels and system installations unlock pure, reliable power. The environment will thank you for switching to solar energy ... and you’ll thank RMD Solar because as you reduce your carbon footprint you lay your hands on many benefits.
Chances are your household includes members of up and coming generations. Choose solar panel installation for your home and you secure essential energy resources for the future. So your children, grandchildren and forthcoming family members can enjoy clean renewable power. The solar panels you install today also help future generations benefit from:
Australia’s stationary energy sector, which includes electricity derived from coal-fired power, is responsible for around 50 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions. Australia’s environmental, economic and energy security is at risk from climate change unless we can compete in a low carbon world. Any successful climate change solution must first target the energy sector.
Australia has some of the world’s best clean energy sources, many of which are already powering Australian homes and businesses. Our superior clean energy resources, like solar power, have the capacity to meet Australia’s growing energy needs while providing a clean powered, sustainable economy.
As at the end of July 2009, more than 41,000 homes across Australia have solar PV installed. At the end of 2008 we have over 100 megawatts (MW) of solar PV capacity installed nation-wide. This is almost 0.7% of the global installed capacity.
Solar PV has a long history of supplying reliable ‘off grid’ power to remote and regional Australian communities. Around 70 percent of all PV installations are currently off-grid. However, with the introduction of recent government incentives, the number of grid-connected solar PV installations has grown and now accounts for about 30 percent of Australia’s total installed capacity.
Australia is blessed with the highest average solar radiation of any continent in the world, which means our solar industry has the greatest potential to lead the world.
With the right federal policy in place providing incentives for take-up, we can ensure continued growth of Australia’s solar PV industry. Plans for Australia’s first large scale solar PV power station are due to become operational in 2013.
A feed-in tariff is a payment made by your utility for the electricity produced by a solar PV system. A gross feed-in tariff pays you for all the clean electricity your system produces and a net feed-in tariff only pays you for the excess electricity fed back into the grid. A number of Australian states have legislated feed-in tariffs but we are yet to see national consistency.
In the NT, you can earn solar credits for the energy you supply back to the power grid with your solar photovoltaic system. Power and Water Corporation also offers to buy back your Small-Scale Technology Certificates (SCTs) which are earned based on the number of megawatt hours of electricity your home photovoltaic solar panels produce. Learn more about Power and Water's Solar Credits Scheme, Solar power buybacks and feed in tariffs here.
The Federal Government has however committed to a Renewable Energy Target (RET) to ensure 20 percent of Australia’s electricity supply comes from renewable energy sources by 2020. The RET scheme will see purchasers of solar PV receive solar credits to assist with system costs installed after 9th June 2009. For more information on the Solar Credit scheme visit http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/renewable-energy/solar-homes.aspx
The Darwin area is located within what is known as ‘Wind area C’, mainly due to the severity of cyclone’s and as a result the Northern Territory Building Advisory Committee (BAC) have outlined new testing requirements for metal roofing products that were introduced in to the NT from 1 May 2009.
Roofing products that meet standards set by the BAC are included within a manual known as the ‘Deemed to comply manual’ (DTCM).Roofing products that are not within this manual are seen to be of low standard and are not recommended for Installation by the BAC within Wind Area C.
Together with AUXIN Australia, RMD Solar only Installs and recommends quality AUXIN products that are approved for Inclusion on the ‘Deemed to comply Manual’, and as a result of a lengthy testing procedures, the AUXIN photovoltaic systems are the only system on the market today with 100% approval for Inclusion on this manual.Please feel free to download AUXIN Australian’s approved application documents here.