Solar power has proven itself to be an excellent way to decrease both a household’s electricity bills and carbon footprint. If you’re thinking about making the switch to solar power, there are a few important things to consider first. Your roof, location and energy usage will all influence the solar solution to best suit your situation. When setting out on your solar journey, here are some things you’ll want to consider when making your purchase.

Your roofs suitability for Solar

One of the first things you can check when exploring your solar options is whether your roof will be suitable. Various factors such as the amount of sunlight, age, material and angle of your roof, will all affect whether a system can be installed, where solar panels might be fitted, and how much electricity a system could produce. You’ll want to make sure there won’t be any shading issues from tall trees or neighbouring properties that might make solar panels ineffective.

Location

Your location in Australia will also have an affect on your solar purchase. In different states throughout Australia there are different Government incentives and schemes which make the purchase of a solar PV system or solar storage battery cheaper. There are often eligibility criteria associated with the benefits however if you are able to receive a benefit, they can be quite substantial.

Energy needs

When considering your options, you’ll also want to take into account your energy usage and goals. Small households with 1-2 people that aren’t using a lot of energy will suit a smaller system than those with 3+ people frequently using washing machines, computers and appliances. You’ll want to purchase a solar PV system that will produce the right amount of power for you.

Solar storage

Most homes also use majority of their power in the evenings using lights, cooking dinner or watching TV. By combining a solar battery with a solar PV system households can store their produced solar energy to be used in the evenings to get more out of their solar.

To help you make the switch to solar, contact us on 1300 70 71 72 and we’ll help you work out the best solution for you.