Introducing Bradford SolarPack Pro

Sunlight is an incredible source of energy for earth. Solar power is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable. Australia leads the world in household solar panel installations. By 2017 more than one in seven Australian households had installed solar PV. This is 18 per cent of all Australian households.

Bradford has been empowering households to be more energy efficient for over 80 years. Today, we are working to revolutionise solar in Australia. With grid electricity prices constantly on the rise, we've been motivated more than ever to provide Australian's with premium solar panel systems that will stand the test of time and offer households with energy independence and complete peace of mind. 

Take control of your energy

Bradford SolarPack Pro:
  • Enjoy efficient reliable solar.
  • Add your home battery later on.
  • Award-winning technology means high solar production.
  • Available in system sizes ranging from 3.2kW to 10kW.
What's included in the package:
  • Panels: 300 Watt Mono X Black Solar Panels
  • Inverter: SolarEdge Inverter w DC Optimisers
  • Monitoring: SolarEdge Monitoring
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High Efficiency,
Long Lasting,
Great Warranty.

The 300 Watt LG Black Mono X Plus Solar Panels will provide many years of clean, reliable energy. Choosing these high quality panels is an investment in superior standards of design, manufacture, back up support and warranties. The high quality is the result of our strong commitment to offering a module that delivers reliable, high output for years to come. Enjoy peace of mind with this solar solution.

Warranty:
Product: 12 years
Performance: 25 years 

SolarEdge Inverter + DC Optimisers

SolarEdge invented an intelligent inverter solution that revolutionized the way power is harvested and managed in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. This inverter is specifically designed to work with DC optimisers, which maximize power generation at the individual PV module level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. Small, lightweight and easy to install with superior efficiency (97.6%). Outdoor and indoor installation.

Warranty: 
Product: 12 years

Smart Monitoring 

Control your energy from anywhere.

You are already using mobile apps to access your favourite music, movies, and even to find out when the next train is. We’ve made managing your energy just as easy. 

Seamlessly monitor and automatically manage your solar (and home battery if installed) anywhere with your intelligent monitoring app.

Enjoy connecting your solar directly to your home.

More solar info

What does PV stand for?

PV stands for photovoltaic. This is the technology whereby solar cells are used to convert sunlight into electricity.

How do solar photovoltaic cells work?
Photovoltaic cells are made up of semiconductor material such silicon. The silicon is mixed with elements phosphorous and boron which create conductivity within the cell and activate the movement of electrons. The electrons move across the cells when are activated by the sunlight’s energy into the electrical circuit hooked up to the solar panel. Therefore, the power produced by a PV array (group of solar panels) increases with the intensity of the light striking it.
Are you solar panels tier 1 manufactured?
Tier 1 panels are within the top 2% of Solar PV manufacturers. Tier 1 solar panels are the highest standard of panels available in the world. They only come from vertically integrated manufacturing companies, which means every stage of the manufacturing process is quality controlled. Tier 1 manufacturers invest heavily in research and development and use advanced robotic processes. To be a tier 1 manufacturer you must have been manufacturing solar panels for over 5 years. Tier 1 manufacturers use the best grade of silicon to produce solar cells. The higher the silicon grade, the longer the solar cell will last and the better it will perform. Bradford only use tier 1 manufactured solar energy products.
I already have a solar system installed, can I add more panels?

There are a few things which need to be considered:

  • You will need to match the installed components to current equipment (panel wattage and inverter capacity);
  • You will have to reapply to connect additional panels (kW’s) to the grid. This effects current feed in tariff arrangements (adjusting the system may remove your current FiT);
  • If the system is older it will need to be brought up to the current electrical standard – the requirement and costs will depend on the year of install.

Overall it is typically more cost effective to install an additional system if you wish to generate more power.

I shading bad for your solar system?

Yes. Shading can affect the output of the entire string to be reduced to virtually zero for as long as the shadow sits there. In severe cases, a shadow does not necessarily need to fall on an entire panel. Depending on type of system installed, shading on a single cell could reduce the output of the panel and in turn the entire string (a string is a series-connected set of solar panels).

In a conventional solar panel string, shade is something that blocks the flow of the electrical current. However if there is a separate unshaded string, the string will continue to produce power as per usual.

Importantly there is a solution to shading; Bradford Solar recommends SolarEdge DC Optimisers which are included in all our SolarEdge systems. This will increase the energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually achieving the optimal output.

Bradford will always provide you with expert solar advice, as we are members of the Clean Energy Council we must adhere to the code of conduct which stipulates we must assess whether a roof is suitable for mounting an PV array. Taking into consideration what roof space is available, orientation and tilt of the panels (this affects the daily performance of how much solar energy your system may generate) and any shading which will occur and how it will affect the system performance.

What are solar optimisers?

Power optimizers increase the energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimisers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimizer is equipped with the unique SafeDC™ feature which automatically shuts down modules' DC voltage whenever the inverter or grid power is shut down. The MPPT per module allows for flexible installation design with multiple orientations, tilts and module types in the same string.

In traditional Solar PV strings without optimisers, issues such as shading on a single panel would affect the entire string equally. For example, shading 50% of one panel would reduce the entire system efficiency by 50%. The DC optimisers allow each panel to work independently, so only the output of the afflicted panel will be affected. So if one panel goes down, or is not performing well, the rest of your panels can still be working at optimal output.All Bradford Solar packs that include SolarEdge systems include SolarEdge DC Optimisers on the rear of each solar panel.

What affects the energy output of my solar system?

The energy output depends on your system size. The larger the system, the more energy it generates. Additionally, the solar system's energy output depends on your location in Australia, the direction your panels are facing (with north being the best), the tilt angle, and also the day and season.

How do you determine where the panels and inverter are placed?

The best position to install PV panels is on a roof plane which is facing closest to true north. Facing closest to true north optimises the exposure of the solar panels to the path of the Australian sun, resulting in maximum power generation.

The tilt angle of the panels is also important and is dependent on the pitch (angle) of the roof. Most Australian homes have a moderate roof pitch (angle) and this is usually suitable to the panel tilt angle required. However, if you have a flat roof, or an unusual roof pitch, Bradford Energy can supply tilt frames that allow the panels to be adjusted to the optimum angle.

In the southern hemisphere, solar arrays (one or more solar strings) should face north to collect maximum sunlight during the day. The panel tilt should be set to the local latitude to optimise the sunlight across the seasons. A north facing panel tilted to match the latitude will almost always optimise the performance.

The inverter (a critical unit as it converts solar energy to electricity) is best installed near your existing meter box; either inside or outside is fine as long as the inverter is not exposed to direct sunlight for an extended time.

Will solar pv panels produce solar energy if it is not sunny?
Solar generates the most power when it is sunny. Heat can actually reduce the performance of solar modules. However, even on an overcast day your system will still generate about a third of the power it would generate in direct sunlight.
Who is the warranty with?

Enjoy peace of mind with Bradford Solar. Bradford's national network of project managers, installers, electricians and technicians, ensure that you can rely on us to manage all aspects of your energy efficiency requirements. You can rest assured that all of our services are backed by one of Australia’s oldest and most respected companies, CSR.

Unlike any other company in Australia, all our systems include our ‘life of the system’ Bradford warranty. This means that in case the manufacturer of the product is not available or in exisitence during the promised warranty period CSR Bradford will make good the same or equivalent product specifications. Peace of mind warranty from an over 160 year old ASX listed company.

What maintenance is recommended?

Like any appliance exposed to the environment there may be dirt built-up over time.

A good way to track whether your system may require maintenance is by installing a monitoring device. Monitoring devices can allow you to see real time data of how much solar energy your system is generating.

In the event your systems output decreases you can call our customer service team for advice and support.

What is LG Chem RESU?

LG Chem RESU is a state of the art LG battery system for residential and light commercial applications that enables the storage of energy such as solar power. Commonly, LG can be used to store solar energy during the day for use at night time. It can also provide backup power in case of a grid outage. Depending on where you live and the electricity rates in your area, LG Chem RESU can potentially save you money by shifting energy consumption from high to low rate periods. Lastly, it can also help you take control of your energy and achieve self sufficiency from the grid.

What is Powerwall?

Powerwall is a state of the art Tesla battery system for residential and light commercial applications that enables the storage of energy such as solar power. Commonly, Powerwall can be used to store solar energy during the day for use at night time. It can also provide backup power in case of a grid outage. Depending on where you live and the electricity rates in your area, Powerwall can potentially save you money by shifting energy consumption from high to low rate periods. Lastly, it can also help you take control of your energy and achieve self sufficiency from the grid.

The Bradford Advantage

 Bradford has been empowering Australian homes to be more energy efficient for over 80 years.  

Concierge Service

Bradford Concierge Service from call to install

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Tesla and Clean Energy Council Approved Installers

Australian company

Australia wide distribution network

Premium products

Premium top tier solar energy products

Warranty

'Life of the system' warranty

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