Have you been thinking about how much money you can save with solar panels?
Through modern technology, the payback of a solar system has become so good. In
Australia, people are surprised to find out it is now possible to get a good quality system to
pay for itself in as little as 3 or 4 years.
As a general rule, a solar power system will save you up to around $400 per year, per kW. (If
you want an estimate and a general guide of the potential savings from using solar panels
and batteries, you can try this independent solar calculator.)
You have to bear in mind, however, that while a good-quality solar system will save you
money, your savings will depend on a number of factors including:
Some locations are better for solar. The system you purchase should be appropriate for the
area where you live. This will also determine the best angle and orientation for your solar
Get a system large enough to suit your situation. Have a thorough understanding of your
electricity usage throughout all stages of the year. Start with your current and past electricity
bills and include your plans for the future as well. You will need this information when you
speak with reputable professionals. The more information you can provide, the better advice
you will receive.
With a solar system, you will maximise electricity savings by using your power-hungry
appliances while the sun is shining. If you don’t have a quality solar battery, any electricity
you use at night will come from the grid. The idea is to identify changes you can make to
reduce evening power draw. The more appliances you can reserve for daytime use, the
Start your bright, smart energy future today! Get in touch with ClimaSolar solar specialists to
discuss your options.
Sources: nationalgridsupport.com.au; solaray.com.au; solarcalculator.com.au