- Today we're at Duffys Forest, up on the northern beaches.
We've got a beautiful day beginning.
We've got sun on the panels.
We've got 40 of them up there
and this system's a lovely 12.8 kilowatt solar system.
Scott, the owner's put in a Tesla Powerwall as well.
He's got a Tesla car
and we're putting in a couple a car chargers as well.
So this system has got him pretty much off the grid.
He's not actually buying any energy from the grid.
He's in fact putting more in than he's taking out.
So it's been a real successful install,
and as you can see,
quite a beautiful looking install as well.
- The end goal for the system for us was to add a battery.
By doing that it was able to pretty much take us off-grid,
which was a great attraction.
The reason we didn't go with a cheap system
was because we were after quality.
We were after something that'd last the distance.
It was a no-brainer for us.
I see long term value
as being something that's going to last the distance,
it's going to not be,
there doesn't have to be a conversation
about doing a replacement because it's a cheap and nasty.
It's something that's going to outlast me.
Solarpro, with Dave, I was looking for an offering
that had quality, experience,
and these guys have been around for a long time
and they know exactly what they're doing
and there was a lot of comfort in that for us.
- Yeah, well as you can see from the panels behind me
he's put on an all black panel,
and we've pretty much filled up the roof space.
It was really important for Scott
to have the panels looking symmetrically perfect
and looking, matching the roof,
which is what we've achieved.
And the size of the system has been perfect for him.
He's now charging his cars with a car charger
that we've installed as well,
that can make sure he's only using the solar electricity
off the roof, so he's not drawing any power off the grid
for a slow charge.
We're also installing his Tesla car charger,
which will allow him to draw at about 22 kilowatts,
so it's a really fast charge
if he wants to charge his car up quickly.
- More than happy, absolutely ecstatic with it.
Completely off-grid, which is from a bill perspective,
fantastic environment, fantastic.
We've then gone to the next step.
We've done the electric car scenario.
We've jumped into Zappi charger,
which punches the extra kilowatts off the roof
that aren't going into the battery,
once the battery's full, into the car,
so it's just a win-win.
It's been really, really good, great experience.