How To Choose The Right Solar Power System

A report on electricity prices from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism revealed that electricity costs over the last decade have been in an upwards trend. This is not surprising given the increased demand of electricity in households across Australia.

Executive Director of the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) has commented that “Rising electricity prices are having a major impact on the cost of living and of doing business. All Australians know this and are naturally concerned about it.”

The rising prices are certainly worrying as they are likely going to continue to increase in the future. One option is to reduce your energy consumption. Even simple changes such as unplugging unused electronics or switching to energy efficient household appliances can lead to hundreds of dollars in savings per year.

Another alternative that is slowly gaining momentum is with solar power panel systems. These panels are installed directly onto your roof and convert energy from sunlight into electricity. Once these systems are in place, they are extremely cost effective and can be used to run all the major appliance in your household. Solar power effectively reduces your electricity bill and also encourages a cleaner environment with alternative energy. With the right system you can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars as these panels are constructed to last for decades.

 


 

Guide to Solar PV for Households

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PV For Buying solar panels for your home can seem pretty confusing at first. How do you know what sized system to install? Will you need to notify your electricity company? How do you choose a trustworthy installer? And what on earth is a feed-in tariff?

Packed full of handy hints and tips, our Guide to Installing Solar PV for Households steps homeowners through the process of purchasing and installing rooftop solar panels.

 

Solar PV for Business & Industry

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Electricity prices have increased significantly over the last few years, pushing up operational expenses for businesses.

Meanwhile, the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has declined, making solar an increasingly affordable way for businesses to offset their electricity consumption and hedge against future price rises.

This guide from the Clean Energy Council for business and industry covers the key steps and information you’ll need to install solar PV at your business.

 


 

The challenge lies in determining the right system. Every household is structured differently and everyone has different utility needs. In some cases, installing solar panels in Perth or surrounding areas is not always the best solution. This is why a comprehensive assessment of the site is so critical. Failing to take this step seriously could end up costing you significantly more time and money in the long run.

The following are simple steps to help you choose the right solar power panel system for your needs. At Westsun Solar, we can also walk you through this process and recommend a system for your household or business.

Step 1: Onsite Inspection

The most crucial step is to have a thorough inspection done on the site. If you decide you want to invest in solar power panels, one of our qualified technicians will come to your home or business for an assessment. All aspects of your solar system are carefully reviewed during this time.

The onsite inspection is necessary to determine how the solar power system will be installed and projected costs. This is also the perfect opportunity to ask one of our our accredited electricians any questions you have before work commences.

Step 2: Review Your Electricity Bills

One of our solar installers can review your current energy bills to recommend the right solar power system. If you expect to welcome more members to your household, then our installations would be perfect to accommodate growing energy demands.

Of course, energy usage differs across the summer and winter months so bills from these periods will also be carefully examined. Our installers can then be able to show you exactly how much you can save with our solar installations. A typical Australian household consumes approximately 18 kilowatts of electricity per day.

Step 3: Calculate Solar Energy Usage

It is generally more effective to use solar energy during the day to power common electronics in your household. By working out how much energy you use, we can tailor a system to meet your energy needs so you get the most from your solar panel system.

Excess energy fed back into the electricity grid attracts a feed-in tariff rate of 8 cents per kilowatt depending on your region. Your solar power system can actually earn you credits on your electricity bill, saving you even more money.

Step 4: Determine Your Budget

Installation costs for solar power systems vary considerably and can be much more when additional features are added in. Even the type of roof you have can impact the total cost as installing panels on Spanish tile roofs tend to require more careful attention.

All details are carefully reviewed during the initial assessment with our team including how much you could potentially save with our solar panels. We stock a range of quality systems for every budget. Our installers will ensure you receive a system that reduces your energy consumption while saving ongoing energy costs.

Get Started Today

Solar panel systems are an investment for the future that will continue to pay off handsomely. We do professional installations of solar panels systems for residential and commercial establishments across Perth. Our electrical installers can help you get started with the right system for exceptional energy efficiency.

We’ll show you how to get the most out of your new system. For a free onsite inspection or to find out more about our easy payment options, contact Westsun Solar today.