How many solar panels do I need?

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Australia’s climate is great for solar, with long hot days and plenty of sunshine. The decision to install rooftop solar is becoming more popular thanks to financial assistance from the Government making the installation of solar panels and batteries more economically viable for residence. Everybody wants to reduce their energy bill, so finding out how many solar panels a household needs is important to ensure you can get the most out of a solar PV system.

Is your home right for solar?

Determining the suitability of a house to install solar panels is important to ensure a worthwhile investment. Where you live and the potential sunlight your rooftop is subject to, is an important consideration when purchasing a solar PV system. Solar panels need sufficient exposure to sunlight to be effective, so you’ll need to ensure your roof isn’t obstructed by other buildings, trees or anything else creating shade that may affect your solar production.

How much energy does your household need?

You will also need work out how much power your solar system will need to produce in order to cover your electrical consumption levels. Working out how many Kilowatt hours of power your household uses can be done quite simply by looking at the usage outlined on your previous bills from your electricity retailer. By knowing how much energy your household is using, we can help you to work out the necessary system size required to ensure you can save on your energy bills. If you have a full house with a lot of people under the one roof or often use high voltage appliances like heaters, air conditioning or large water heaters, you may want to consider a large system. Click here to fill out an enquiry form and we can assist you in working out a solar solution to suit your situation.

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How will solar help to reduce electricity bills?

The amount of money you’ll be able to save by installing solar will depend on a few different factors. As well as matching the size of the system to your usage, the times that you use your appliances will also affect how much electricity you need from the grid. Solar panels can only produce electricity during the day when the sun is shining, so it’s important to try and use large electrical appliances like washing machines and dishwashers during the day to produce greater savings. Click below to learn about which energy habits are costing you the most money.

Thanks to Government assistance there’s never been a better time to make the switch to solar and start saving on your energy bills. To find out more about making the switch give us a call on 1300 28 29 30 to speak to one of our solar specialists.