YOUR GUIDE TO BUYING SOLAR PANELS
Now that you’ve had enough of paying hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on electricity bills, you’re probably set on installing a Solar panel system on your property. Whether it’s a 5kW Solar system or larger, we’ve made it easier for you to identify whether the Solar quotes you’ve received are reasonable, and realistic. Unfortunately, due to there being many cowboys in the Solar panel industry, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to ensure you’re well educated and informed prior to purchasing your new Solar panel system.
SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS
It is always recommended to install Solar panels in an area on your roof that attracts the most direct sunlight, this is usually the North facing roof. An alternative to this, since we don’t all have perfectly North facing roofs, is to split the Solar PV array into East and West facing directions, to capture the early morning sun from the East through to the late afternoon sun in the West. Some limitations to the performance of your Solar PV system can include shading (from nearby trees/structures) as well as roof aspect and pitch. Hence why it is paramount to ensure that a shading analysis on your roof has been conducted prior to getting your new solar panels installed.
Noting that Solar panels never work at 100% efficiency, it is strongly recommended to install a total amount of kW’s worth of Solar panels more than you actually need. This will ensure that your Solar power system is always averaging the desired output which you require to offset as much of your electricity usage as possible.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING A SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM
Now that you’re well informed about what Solar panels are and how they have worked below is a list of things to mark off your list prior to purchasing your Solar PV System when getting your Solar quotes. They include:
- Does your roof have enough roof space for Solar panels?
- Has your roof got some decent Sun exposure?
- Has your Solar installer assessed any shading on your roof?
- Is your Solar installer CEC Accredited?
- Has your Solar installer discussed the best place to position your panels?
- Are you informed about your Electricity consumption?
- Is your Solar installer covering you with appropriate warranties?
Now that you’re aware of things to be certain of before picking which Solar system is best for you, feel free to contact Red Giant Solar for your free Solar quotes so that we may design your new Solar panel system today!