Congratulations! You've taken control of your energy

Thanks for choosing Bradford Solar

Dear Solar Citizen,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for choosing Bradford Solar to supply and install your new ChargePack Solar system including Tesla Powerwall. It will prove to be one of the best investments you’ll make to your family home, saving you thousands of dollars off your future power bills, whilst increasing your homes resale value.

It’s also good to know that Bradford Solar systems come with extensive product and performance warranties, and because Bradford is part of CSR, one of Australia’s leading and most experienced building products companies for over 150 years. You can be confident that we’ll be available to assist you with any product, warranty or service enquires you may have for many years to come.

To maximise the performance of your system, download a maintenance log below. We would highly recommend that you have your system checked every two years to optimise its performance.

Finally, should you have any concerns or issues with regards to your system’s performance, please feel free to call us on 1800 332 332, or email info@bradfordsolar.com.au. If needed, we’ll arrange for one of our CEC accredited solar specialists to visit your home to inspect your system and if required, carry out any repairs or maintenance.


How Your ChargePack Works

For standard Bradford Solar installs:

1. Renewable clean energy from the sun.

2. Bradford Solar Panels collect the energy from the sun and convert it to DC electricity.

3. DC power generated by your Bradford Solar system charges your Powerwall battery.

3. Inverter also converts DC power from Solar Panels to regular AC household electricity.

4. Regular AC household electricity is available to run appliances.

5. Any surplus power generated by your Bradford Solar system is sent back to the grid.

7. Tesla Powerwall provides renewable stored energy to home when required, often during periods of low or no solar array.

6. The grid supplements any shortage of power.


Your Solar System

Every hour the sun beams onto Earth enough energy to satisfy global power needs for an entire year. Congratulations on taking control of your energy. Here's how your Bradford Solar ChargePack works:

Solar Panels harness the Sun's energy

Inverters convert energy to electricity

Tesla Powerwall is  charged

Manage your energy usage with cloud based monitoring

Happy House

Your home is empowered by solar

Monitoring your solar energy

You are already using mobile apps to access your favorite music, movies, and even to find out when the next train is. We’ve made managing your energy just as easy. Find out how to directly manage and regulate your home’s power usage from any device connected to the web.

Learn how your solar monitoring allows you to maximize self-consumption and enables energy independence. ->

Startup & Shutdown Procedure and Maintenance Guidelines

Shutdown System

  1.  Turn off the main DC battery isolator (if system has Powerwall).
  2.  Turn off the Solar Array AC Main Switch located in the switchboard or next to the inverter.
  3.  In case you have 2 AC Switches, both have to be shutdown.
  4.  Turn off the Solar Array DC Main Switch located next to the inverter.
  5.  Please also check the shutdown procedure on the main switchboard.

To Restart the System

  1.  Turn on the Solar Array DC Main Switch located next to the inverter.
  2.  Turn on Solar Array AC Main Switch located in the switchboard and/or next to the inverter.
  3.  Turn on the main DC battery isolator (if system has Powerwall).

Maintenance of Solar Array

If the angle of the PV module is 10 degrees or more, normal rainfall is sufficient to keep the module glass surface clean under most weather conditions. There are no user serviceable parts in the system. Under no circumstances should the solar inverter be opened or unplugged. We recommend that your system is inspected by a Clean Energy Council Accredited Installer every two years. To confirm the operation of your system, check inverter display while full sun is shining on your panels.

If the inverter displays a ground fault alarm or any fault contact Bradford Solar for assistance.

Maintenance Log  

Inspection required every 2 years. Please print or download and save for your records. 
DOWNLOAD MAINTENANCE LOG

Datasheets Database

Please download and save all relevant datasheets for your own records. 
DOWNLOAD DATASHEETS

Mounting System Engineers Certificate

Please download the mounting system engineering certificate and save for your own records. 
DOWNLOAD MAINTENANCE CERTIFICATE

'Life of the system' Warranty 

At Bradford we have confidence in our solar systems and we want to transfer that same feeling to you. Our national network of project managers, installers, electricians and technicians are available to support you even after your install. 
DOWNLOAD WARRANTY

How was your Bradford Solar experience?

Please contact us on 1800 332 332 if you require further assistance with your solar system.