Solar technology has made such great leaps in the solar industry that solar power is now considered by many as the cheapest electricity in history! Governments across the globe are taking great initiatives to make solar more accessible so a larger population can afford to install solar panels on their roofs. According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020, the world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries.
The impressive financial returns that can be observed as a result of installing a solar power system for your residence or business are a major incentive for going solar, but this isn’t the only thing that solar panels help us to save. When you install solar panels on your roof, you’re also improving the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and remarkably reducing your carbon footprint. In conclusion, regardless of whether you’re considering the financial or environmental benefits of solar, a solar power system will generate big savings for both homeowners and businesses that decide to switch to this renewable source of power. Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar energy that is produced by the solar panels you install on your roof substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants.
Getting a solar system installed in Australia comes with its own specific list of things to keep in mind to make sure you can get approved for the system size you are wanting to install.
For instance, the weight of the panels and any uplift created by them needs to be considered before the installation date. Most roofs have been designed to carry a minimum temporary loading to allow for people to move around and complete occasional maintenance. Solar PV cells often weigh less than this allowance, but as they are permanent additions, lighter products are necessary to ensure there is no negative impact on the structure of the home. The additional weight may result in changes to the slope of the roof or change the way rainwater runs off.
The fixing of panels varies depending on the system selected and on your roof type like whether it is tin, clay or concrete. If work is required inside the roof it is possible a building permit will be required, however, solar panel installation doesn’t normally require one if your local area isn’t prone to cyclones.
We at Austra Solar aim to help you navigate all of these requirements.
The level of yearly savings solar energy helps you make gives the installation of solar panels the status of a great financial investment that a homeowner or business owner can make. Installing a solar power system only requires an up-front investment. The cost of installing solar panels has become more affordable with the introduction of government rebates. The only costs associated with a solar power system is the cost of the installation and any added electricity costs in the event that the solar panels do not completely offset 100% of your electricity use. This happens in the absence of a solar storage solution like a solar battery and the homeowner has to rely on the grid for their power consumption at night or other times of the day when the solar power generated by the system is not enough to handle the home’s consumption.
It is therefore wise to do just enough research before installing a solar power system on your roof to make sure you install the correct system size to reap the maximum benefit. By calculating the right system size based on your power consumption and the space available on your roof, you can save a significant amount each quarter on your electricity bills.
Contact Austra Solar today for a free quote and let our solar experts guide you in choosing the right system size for your home.