Making use of solar technology in homes is still a relatively new field. That is why not many homeowners are aware of what it involves. They do not know how to select a suitable solar system. Before you go to an Adelaide solar system provider, you need to be aware of some aspects first. It will make you understand your options more and know which one to choose for your Adelaide home.
Here are some aspects you should consider, before installing a solar system:
Before deciding how much power you need to get from your solar system, you need to measure your current electricity usage first. Investigate how much electricity you use around your Adelaide home. You need to also know when you use electricity most.
Your Adelaide home electricity usage will be shown in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Check your usage over the months of the year. You might be using electricity more in some months than others. For example, if you use electric heaters in the winter or air conditioners in the summer.
Solar systems in the market today come in various sizes and capacities. There are 2kW, 3kW, 4kW, 5kW, 6kW, 7kW, 10kW, 15kW, 20+kW solar systems. Choose according to your Adelaide house needs and budget. A standard 3-4 kilowatt solar system can provide approximately one third to half the electricity needs of an Adelaide household of five members.
The Shape of Your Roof
If your Adelaide house has a flat roof, it can cause water pooling and dirt build-ups on the solar system panels. That is why it is advisable to use frameless solar panels on flat roofs. With no frame, the water or dirt will flow smoothly over the edges. It will not gather near the frame seal. Installing frameless solar panels on your Adelaide flat roof is usually more cost-efficient than going for tilt frames.
Solar System Batteries
One of the essential parts to consider, when purchasing a solar system, is the batteries. They are critical nowadays. As they have become more affordable, it is now advisable to include them in your new Adelaide solar system.
Solar system batteries provide energy security. Your Adelaide home power will not rely on the grid that much anymore. If there is a power blackout at night, your Adelaide home can still function on the power stored in the solar battery. You will not also have to worry about the electricity rates going up rapidly. The solar battery will save any excess energy produced during the day. Your Adelaide household can make use of it a night when you need it.
No matter what solar system type or brand you choose, the installation is key. At Climat, all our technicians are experienced and fully qualified. With more than forty years of experience, our reputation makes our installation team the best in the business.
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