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If you’re thinking about solar panel maintenance, upgrades, updates or getting new inverters for your system, then you’ve found the right solar panel specialists at Safe & Sure Electricians, Air Con & Solar.

We’re certified with the Clean Energy Council Australia and one of Brisbane’s leading retailers and installers for solar installation and solar panel maintenance, so you’ll always get the service that you need from us.

Upgrading your solar power system can be a tricky matter, especially if you don’t know the applicable rules and regulations in your state.

Our experienced technicians are experienced and up to date with the relevant policies and details regarding solar power systems, and can advise you with whatever enquiry or issue you may have regarding upgrading solar panels and inverters for your home.

Ways to upgrade your solar system

There are a variety of ways to improve, upgrade or update your solar power system depending on what type of system you have and what your needs are.

Some of the common ways to increase your solar gain depends entirely on your situation, what your system is, what your current feedback structure is, how you consume your electricity and what results you want to achieve. We’ve listed some of them here however, because there are a wide variety of factors involved, it’s always best to consult with solar professionals like us to find the best upgrade for your system.

It’s important to remember that system upgrades aren’t the only ways to improve your system’s performance and productivity. In some cases, all that’s needed to improve your power output or efficiency is to have them serviced by professional technicians.

Add more panels

More solar panels usually mean more capability to generate power. But remember it’s crucial to determine beforehand if your system’s inverters can handle the additional load.

Upgrade Inverters

Increasing your inverter’s capacity may allow your system to generate more electricity or to do it more efficiently. There are different types of inverters available, each with different strengths and weaknesses. It’s important, therefore, that you select the right one for your system and needs.

Add new system

Sometimes, it may be more cost-effective to install a new system to run along with your current one if you want to improve your power output and productivity.

Get battery pack ready

As the technology with solar power is continually improving, battery storage options are increasingly becoming available and affordable for home owners. Hybrid inverters are required to convert your energy for battery storage.

Solar Panel Maintenance & Check-up

There are a variety of factors that can affect the efficiency and performance of your solar panel system. Anything from simple dirt and grime on your panels to complex issues like mechanical failure can have an impact on its productivity.

That’s why regular solar panel service and cleaning is essential to keep it in top condition. Whatever may be affecting your system’s performance, rest assured that our specialists can diagnose the problem and provide your best solution. Contact us to find out more.

Checking for solar panel damage

If you suspect that parts of your system are broken, then simply let us know so that our technicians can examine it and fix any issues. Our repair service is quick and effective, thanks to the in-depth experience and expertise of our solar power electricians.

For more information on solar repairs, please refer to our solar repairs page or contact us to find out more..

What to know before you upgrade your solar system

As tempting as it may be to upgrade your current system right away, there are some things that you have to consider first to make sure that you’re making the right choice.

Although new parts can certainly improve your system, the benefits of a system upgrade are not always as straightforward as it seems.

That’s because solar power regulations can be complicated matters, with regulations and policies that can sometimes minimises – or even reverse – the benefits of an upgrade.

Before upgrading your system, make sure that you’re making the right decision for your situation. There are several factors to consider, but the following are some of the main things that you should be aware of before proceeding.

The condition of your solar panel system

Before making any upgrades to your system, it’s always best to fully assess your system first. This requires more than just a quick check. Instead, you need to get an accurate assessment of your system’s performance by comparing its current output and comparing it to previous months.

Is your system performing as expected? Or is it significantly off from its normal range? There are times when a system upgrade does improve its performance and productivity. In other instances, however, solar panel maintenance or repair services may be all that’s needed.

Your individual solar power needs

One of the first things to look at is your energy needs and demands. Are you upgrading solar panels because you need more power for your home or office?

Do you want to upgrade so that you can generate more power that could be fed back into the power grid? Or do you simply want a better and more efficient solar power system for your home?


Clearly defining your needs and goals for your system can help you decide if upgrading is truly worth investing in.

The Queensland feed-in tariff regulation

Many home owners upgrade their solar panels to generate more power that they could feed back into the power grid or store for later use. Unfortunately, this benefit doesn’t always follow through. That’s because each state has their specific guidelines and regulations when it comes to feed-in tariffs and rates for solar power.

In fact, depending on what your current system is and what type of system you’re planning to upgrade to, you may end up losing your current tariff rate and get a lower one instead. Some states, for example, offer less feed-in tariff once the power you generate exceeds a certain level or if you have more than one system installed on your property.


Make sure to first consider the effects that system upgrades will have on your tariff rates. That way you’ll get a better idea if the pros outweigh the cons.

Your hardware compatibility

Solar panel systems have come a long way since they were first introduced decades ago. Technology has improved dramatically, and it’s now easier and more efficient than ever to benefit from solar power. Upgrading your system – especially if it was installed several years ago – may be one way to take full advantage of today’s solar technology.


It’s important to determine the compatibility of your system with the various parts and upgrades available today. Some systems can be upgraded easily while others may be more difficult to find compatible parts for.

This depends entirely on what your system is, so it’s always best to check your system beforehand. If you’re unsure about its compatibility with other parts and systems, then simply let us know, and we’ll help you figure it out.

As always, you’re welcome to consult with our specialists or seek our assistance for anything related to solar power.

Safe & Sure Offers A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE To Help Assess Your Situation, And Identify Your Best Options For Upgrading Your Solar Power System!

Safe & Sure Offers A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION QUOTE To Help Assess Your Situation, And Identify Your Best Options For Upgrading Your Solar Power System!

What our Clients Say

  • From planning to completion this was possibly the smoothest investment ever. Safe & Sure are professional in every way and Andy was so knowledgeable. The app is fantastic and helps you to ensure you’re getting the best out of your solar panel system everyday. I see I’m saving already!

    Paul K

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