Hello sunshine lovers! Making the switch to solar is a great decision, but how do you know what size solar system is best for your home? The team at Yorke Solar is here to guide you through the key factors to consider.
Assess Your Energy Consumption
The size of the solar system you need will largely depend on how much energy you use. Here’s how you can determine this:
1. Review Your Electricity Bills
Look at your bills over the past year and find your daily average electricity use in kilowatt-hours (kWh). This will give you a good starting point.
2. Consider Your Energy Usage Patterns
Do you use most of your electricity during the day or at night? A solar system produces power during daylight hours, so if you use most of your energy during the day, you may benefit more from a larger system.
3. Plan for Future Energy Use
Planning to buy an electric vehicle or adding a pool? These will increase your energy use, so factor them in when determining your system size.
Consider Your Roof
The size and orientation of your roof are essential factors to consider when determining the size of your solar system.
1. Roof Size and Orientation
North-facing roofs are ideal for solar panels in Australia, but east or west-facing roofs can still generate a significant amount of power. Your roof size also affects how many panels you can install.
2. Roof Shade
Shade reduces a solar panel’s output, so if parts of your roof are shaded for much of the day, it could limit your system’s size and output.
Think About Your Budget
Solar systems are a long-term investment. The bigger the system, the higher the upfront cost, but also the higher the potential savings.
Solar Battery Storage
A solar battery can store excess solar power for use when the sun isn’t shining. If you’re considering adding battery storage, this might affect the size of solar system you choose.
Consult a Solar Professional
Choosing the right solar system size can be a complex decision. Our solar installers at Yorke Solar can provide expert advice based on your unique circumstances, making sure you get the right system for your needs.
Going solar is an exciting journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. By understanding how much energy you use, considering your roof characteristics, factoring in your budget, and potentially adding a solar battery, you can determine the right solar system size for your home.
Ready to embrace solar? Contact us for a solar quote and expert advice tailored to your needs. For more information on solar energy, check out our resources page. Here’s to harnessing the power of the sun!