June 26 2019 0Comment
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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Solar Power System

Are you considering solar power for your home? Perhaps you have a commercial building that you’re looking to install solar power onto. A lot has changed in the solar panel industry, and the costs of installing solar are not as prohibitively expensive as they might have been in the past (Read more about interest-free solar loans here). If you are considering solar, there are likely going to be some questions that you have. How many panels do you need? What side of your house do they need to sit on? Will there be enough solar panels to charge batteries for overcast days?

We wanted to answer some common questions and discuss some things to consider before buying your solar power system. If you’re ready to take the plunge and buy solar for your home, then contact us at Sure Solar, otherwise, read on for more information.

Is your roof up to task?

While installing solar is a great choice, you need to make sure that your roof is up to the task. While all houses have the potential to support solar, some are better suited to solar than others. If your roof is north or northwest facing and is not blocked or covered by trees or shade, then it’s going to be better for solar. That said, every roof receives light in some form or another. So you can still place solar panels on your roof and enjoy the benefits, it’s just important to be realistic about how much power you are going to be able to generate.

Know how much energy you actually need for your home

When you have a residential solar system, you are generating electricity for your home simply by having your panels on your roof. It’s important to have a battery system in place in addition to your solar panels so that you can retain your energy for use at night. You want to be able to estimate the size of your usage and then ensure you have batteries in place to manage the amount of power you need for your home. Batteries are especially helpful when you have a number of overcast days in a row. You can use this solar calculator, which is helpful for working out your costs and what you could potentially save.

Ensure you work with a solar expert

Your solar panels are going to last for over ten years – at a minimum – which means you need to choose a solar panel installer who is going to be around for the life of your solar power system. At Sure Solar, we are a committed team of solar power experts who have been in the business for a long time. We have over ten years of industry experience and are committed to being here into 2030 to make the best solar options available to the homeowners of Queensland and Australia.

Your batteries, inverters, and cabling all need to be high quality – and at Sure Solar, we install only the best quality hardware to ensure your solar panels will continue to perform exactly as they should.

Understand the plans available (and your options)

(Find out more about our plans here)

When looking to make the investment and install solar power in your home you have a range of options available to you. Whether you are a couple living together and looking to power a small home, or a large family with a pool and near-constant power use, we have a package of solar power to suit you. And the best thing about solar these days is that there are options which are all geared towards making solar more accessible. From interest-free loans through to government incentives we can help you find out more about your options and make the process straightforward.

Know what your options are

Installing solar panels is not necessarily difficult, but getting the best from your system does require some deep understanding, which is why it’s important to work with a company who knows solar inside and out. We can help you to understand what kinds of government incentives and benefits are available to you, plus we can help you to understand what size system you need in the first place.

We are excited about getting you started with solar, so get in touch with us today to find out more about how you can get started with solar sooner!

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