SolarFuture offer a 2-year Installation warranty. Our Solar Panels have a 12-year Product Warranty and a 25-year linear Performance Warranty. Our Inverters carry a 5-year Warranty. We also offer a yearly Maintenance Plan inclusive of system monitoring, a yearly system check and Solar Panel cleaning.
SolarFuture handle everything for you, from site visit and assessment to application to the power utility for permission to join the FIT Scheme through to construction, testing and Grid connection. All you need to do is contact us to arrange a free site visit!
The Hong Kong Feed in Tariff Scheme (FIT) is a Hong Kong Government Initiative to assist Landlords and Homeowners to install Green Renewable Energy Systems on their rooftops and open spaces to assist Hong Kong’s move to. Cleaner and greener future powered by Renewable Energy. FIT is a subsidy whereby the Power Utility (CLP/HKE) will buy electricity generated by a renewable energy system at a higher price than the Homeowner/ Landlord pays for electricity supplied by the Power Utility. This helps the Homeowner/ Landlord to pay for the installation in around four years and to offset their electricity bills going forward, saving you money at the same time as you save the environment!
Once the Solar PV system is installed and connected to the Grid, it is a registered “Fixed Electrical Installation” and cannot be added to or tampered with in any way, both for safety reasons and due to the contract between the owner of the Solar PV system and the Power Utility (CLP/ HKE).
The Hong Kong Governments goal is to ensure that Hong Kong moves towards a greener, renewable energy mix and therefore the Power Utilities are being encouraged to assist Homeowners and Landlords to install Solar PV. When the FIT Scheme ends in 2033, the Power Utilities will, likely, continue to purchase your electricity, in the form of an offset against your electricity bill, but not at a premium as they are paying at present. By 2033, your Solar PV system will have paid for itself and will continue to be an asset, cushioning you from rising electricity prices!
Our equipment is made in China and all high-quality product sold Worldwide.
SolarFuture have been installing Solar PV systems in Hong Kong for 4 years now following best international practice and our systems have been through many T8 storms without any problems, we build our systems with Typhoons in mind. Cleaner and greener future powered by Renewable Energy. FIT is a subsidy whereby the Power Utility (CLP/HKE) will buy electricity generated by a renewable energy system at a higher price than the Homeowner/ Landlord pays for electricity supplied by the Power Utility. This helps the Homeowner/ Landlord to pay for the installation in around four years and to offset their electricity bills going forward, saving you money at the same time as you save the environment!
Payment from electricity sales is in the form of an offset against your electricity bill, so if you use $2000 of electricity, and your Solar system generates $1000 in electricity, your electricity bill will only be $1000. If, however, you end uo with electricity sales higher than your monthly electricity bill, and you have a credit of more than $150 in your account, you will receive a cheque for the credit amount.
The FIT Scheme subsidy is in the form of the Power Utility (CLP/ HKE) paying you a higher rate per unit of electricity fed into the Grid than you pay per unit of electricity they supply to you. In order to pay for your Solar PV installation, it makes more sense to use their “inexpensive” electricity and to sell them your “expensive” electricity.
The rules on Solar Panel installation are quite rigid and should be observed to ensure that your investment is protected in future:
On a commercial building a submission to Lands Department is all that is required if the building rooftop is “accessible” i.e. it has stairs leading to the rooftop. If there are no stairs leading to the rooftop and it is thus “inaccessible”, a submission. To Buildings Department is required 7 days before building commences and within 14 days of completion by an Authorised Person (AP) and a Registered Structural Engineer (RSE). Maximum height of building is 1.5m.
Solar Panels can only be installed at a maximum height of 1.5m on any building other than a New Territories Village House so a terrace on a Residential Building is not ideal for Solar Panel Installation.
Installation times vary from site to site and are weather dependent but this will be clearly covered in our comprehensive proposal.
Yes this is quite simple.
No, it is not legal to enclose the area under your Solar PV system.
Solar Panels should have some space below them for air circulation as they get very hot and this heat, if not allowed to dissipate, can damage the Solar cells.
If you have a single-phase meter, you will need to apply to CLP/ HKE for an upgrade to a 3-phase meter before we can apply, on your behalf, for permission to join the FIT Scheme.
Under the FIT Scheme regulations, all rooftop constructions on a Village House roof should be removed before Solar PV is installed.
There are two ways, either you can transfer the electricity meter into your name and then bill your tenant for the monthly electricity portion. The sales from Solar PV generation are very clearly marked on the bill so it’s quite easy to see. Alternatively, SolarFuture can apply for an entirely new meter dedicated for the Solar PV system in the Landlord/ Homeowners name.