Choosing the Right Solar System for Your Home
To make an informed decision regarding the right solar system for your home, it is important to consider multiple aspects, all of which have been thoroughly covered in this guide. Here’s the 6 most important to consider:
Your Energy Needs:
Your energy consumption dictates the size of the solar system you need. The higher your energy consumption, the larger a system you'll need to offset your electricity costs.
Roof Size and Orientation:
As we explored in 'How Roof Types & Age Impact Home Solar', the size and direction of your roof affect your solar system choice. A larger, south-facing roof can accommodate more high producing panels, allowing for a larger system.
Solar Panel Efficiency:
Different panel types offer varying efficiency levels, as covered in 'Panel Types.' Higher efficiency panels are costlier but can generate more power in less space - beneficial for smaller roofs.
If you're considering storing excess energy for later use, explore the 'Battery Storage Products' section. Including a battery requires a larger initial investment but can lead to greater savings and energy independence.
Future Energy Needs:
If your energy consumption is likely to increase, as discussed under 'Electricity Loads within the home', it might be worth investing in a slightly larger system to future-proof your home.
By carefully considering these factors, you can choose a solar system that meets your needs now and in the future. Remember, our Energy Advisors at EnergyPal are always here to help you make sense of it all and guide you towards the right decision for your home.