When it comes to buying solar panels for your home, it’s wise to get some good advice first.
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for, so you want to take your time, research PV solar systems, and ask the opinion of professionals.
This short article can help you with the key factors you need to think about on the road to self-sufficiency and lower power bills!
Decide why you want solar panels
The first thing to consider is the reason behind switching to solar.
For many people, they have done the maths and figured that buying solar panels is a good investment financially.
Even with the initial costs, over time solar panels will not only pay for themselves but save enough money to make it worthwhile.
For others, investing in solar has an ethical motivation behind it.
Climate change resulting in rising temperatures, droughts, extreme weather events… all are connected to the burning of fossil fuels.
By switching to solar, you are joining an ever-growing army of everyday people who are cutting loose from the old, damaging ways and contributing towards a brighter, cleaner future.
The third main reason people make the switch to solar power is self-reliance.
“Living off the grid” is a dream of many people, especially with power cuts becoming more frequent.
They also don’t want to be held to ransom by power companies who increase their prices year-on-year, resulting in Australia having the highest electricity bills in the world.
The reason it’s important to know why you’re buying solar panels is that it will affect the type of system you eventually install.
Research what’s best for your needs
What you want and what you need are not the same thing.
If you have a large family with fridges, TVs, Playstations, laptops, and a hot tub all on the go 24/7, then a small, cheap solar PV system isn’t going to help reduce your bills much.
Conversely, there’s no point in overdoing the panels if it’s just you – living in a small apartment.
You need to find that Goldilocks zone where your needs and the system you install combine in perfect harmony, giving you all the power you need while saving you money in the process.
This will help you consider things like a battery installation and the type of inverters you’ll need as well as the panels.
You can see why you need to do your homework. Making a well-informed decision about the system you choose will help you to understand what system will be perfect for your unique requirements.
Not all solar panels are equal
Research which panels are best suited for you.
Each brand has its own pros and cons, and only research or advice from a professional will help you to decide.
But it’s definitely worth putting the time in to do this.
Buying solar panels is a long-term commitment, so it pays to get it right.
If you’re looking for panels with the highest efficiency, then it’s going to cost most initially. Conversely, cheaper solar panels might not generate as much electricity.
On top of that, there are other things to consider.
Most systems come with at least a 10-year warranty, so if you’re planning on moving house in a few years, then check if you can take the panels with you.
Australia has one of the harshest climates in the world, so if you’re living in the outback, you’ll want panels that are tough enough to last.
Talk to the experts before investing in solar panels
There are many factors to consider before buying solar panels for your home, which is why it’s always important to get some advice from the professionals.
We have been in the solar business for decades, installing solar PV systems for both residential and commercial properties.
Our highly skilled engineers are fully accredited and licensed by the Clean Energy Council (CEC), so rest assured- you are working with experienced professionals.
We can handle any job, no matter what size, and with years of experience we have the know-how, professionalism, and technical skills to ensure you get the perfect system for your unique needs.
When it comes to choosing the right system for your home and budget, we will happily answer any questions or queries you may have.
We want to put your mind at rest giving you free, honest advice with no commitment to buy.
If you have any questions about buying solar panels or would like some advice about what you need, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
We’re here to help.
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