Many people ask "What size solar system should I get?", or "How many panels do I need?" and the answer to these questions can be determined below:
As most home owners want to produce enough energy to completely eliminate their electricity bill, the first step is to determine what size system will produce enough power to meet your consumption needs. To calculate your daily consumption, we look at your most recent electricity bill to gain insight into your electricity usage. Your electricity retailer will state your consumption in "Units" and compares it to the previous bill in the form of a graph.
Roof size inspection.
The onsite inspection is an important step that will determine how many panels you can fit on your roof and subsequently, what system size you can install. The orientation and layout of vents, air conditioners, chimneys or antennas will also affect the number of panels that can physically fit on your roof. Once we have measured the available roof space, we will ask you where you would like the inverter to be installed. While we are on site, this is a perfect chance to ask one of our installers any questions you may have about the installation.
Determine your budget.
There are many different solar packages on the market today which vary in price and quality. The solar system we select for installation will be within your budget, quality for money and help save ongoing energy costs. Once we have reviewed your roof size, previous electricity bill, estimated your energy consumption we can go ahead with the connection process, which includes: the feed-in tariff application, network provider application and meter upgrade (if needed).