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Think Local | Illawarra Mercury Edition 2020

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Posted by SunPeople on Jul 23, 2020 5:02:13 PM

This article was originally published in the Illawarra Mercury 'Think Local' issue published June 19, 2020

THE lifetime and payback period of your solar power system investment will depend on the quality and overall efficiency. That is why it's important to have a well-planned design, quality components, and a competent installation from a reputable company.  

SunPeople have installed over 3MW (megawatts) of solar capacity in the last four years. Over the life of these systems, they will off set carbon equivalent to planting four million trees.

Many solar companies come and go, leaving the consumer with problems if warranty issues arise. "SunPeople don't just sell a system and walk away, we are here to stay," managing director Dave Love said. "We are committed to quality products and after sales service to ensure your system is always performing at 100 per cent."

SunPeople offers:

  • CEC solar installer, designers and electricians
  • Solar design specialists and admin
  • Solar packages, solar plus battery packages, upgrades, maintenance, panel cleaning
  • Apprentices
SunPeople offers a free on-site consultation where they complete an energy assessment and design the best system for you.
"It is more cost-eff ective to self-use solar power rather than sell it to the grid," Dave said. "So if you know your consumption patterns, you can maximise your solar power usage, which reduces your power bills and sees shorter payback periods."
Smart metering can also be used, which enables users to view their solar system's production in real-time, allowing for more economic decisions regarding energy consumption.
"Batteries and off -grid systems are on the rise after the 2020 January bushfires - people want to be self-sufficient," he said. "There is also a movement towards commercial solar installations, as local businesses are recognising their high power usage. Also, with the Federal Government's increase of the Instant Asset Write-Off of up to $150,000 (extended until December 2020), it's a great time for businesses to take action."
It's important you seek professional advice to ensure you are getting value for money. There is such a thing as too cheap and there is also such a thing as too expensive. A quality system from a reputable solar supplier has he potential to pay for itself within three to four years.  SunPeople were nominated finalists in the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards for Outstanding Service & Trade.
"All of our eight local team members are passionate about making a sustainable difference. Our aim is to provide a local, honest and reliable service to Illawarra households and businesses while receiving a high quality yet aff ordable solar system," Dave added. "We supply free onsite solar assessments too. "Customers can make the best decision for their household or business needs."
SunPeople are proud sponsors of the Gerringong Surf Life Saving Club, sponsor Corrimal Cougars Football Club, installed a 99kW solar system and sponsored the Dapto Bowling Citizens Club, installed 99kW on the NSW SES and supplied a backup power system for NDIS participants.


Located at 145A Industrial Road, Oak Flats, phone 4257 0974 or see, @sunpeoplesolar or


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