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Why Spring is the Best Time to Install Solar Panels?

Solar panel systems have been installed on Australian rooftops since the 1970’s. Now there are more than 2 million homes with solar panel systems installed across Australia delivering clean and efficient energy to many households.

Before deciding on solar panel installation Perth there are many factors you need to consider. There are a number of different factors to take into account such as budget, government incentives and whether your home is suitable for solar panels. It’s also important to consider your household’s power needs to help decided what type of solar system you may need. However, one important factor many people do not think about is when they should install a new solar panel system.

The warmer weather is just starting to begin in Perth and now is the perfect time to take advantage of the long sunny days with solar panel installation Perth. Summer is the best time to take advantage of the savings solar panels will bring to your household, so why is this the best time of year to install solar panels?

  1. Peak Electricity Production

Summer is the best season for solar production. With beautiful clear sunny days, nearly every day, summer in Perth provides the perfect weather for maximum solar production. This makes spring the perfect time for solar panel installation Perth.

  1. Enjoy Summer Savings

During summer electricity bills often rise, with the extra use of air conditioning during this period, energy costs can get very high. With solar panels you can feel free to run you air conditioner during peak times without worrying about being stung by high bills.

  1. Beat the Summer Rush

Once the hot weather begins, many people begin to consider the benefits of installing solar panels. With the long hot sunny days, consumers want to take advantage of the savings solar energy can provide. By installing solar panels in spring, you can beat the installation rush and have your solar system ready to go in time for summer.

  1. Get the Paperwork Process Completed

The actual installation of solar panels on your roof is only one step of the process. There’s a lot of paperwork that needs to be completed beforehand. This includes paperwork such as: rebates, tariffs and connecting to your retailer. You may have to wait for responses for up to 5 weeks, so getting on to this before the hot days begin can see you enjoy the savings sooner.

  1. Summer is a Time to Relax

Many of us enjoy time off during summer, and we don’t really want to be filling out paperwork and organising solar installation instead of relaxing. By getting everything organised before summer begins, you can relax and enjoy the energy savings by the time you begin your holidays.

How do I Choose the Right Solar System?

When deciding to install solar panels it’s important to consider which is the right system for your needs. The size of the solar system that you choose is important, as well as your budget limits. The first step is to consider your electricity needs, how much energy do you use? You can refer to previous electricity bills to get an idea. However, you should speak to a qualified solar panel installer to determine the right solar panel system for you. Here are some of the factors to take into account when choosing your solar panel system.

  1. Placement of Solar Panels

Your new solar panels need to take advantage of the best position to capture as much sunlight as possible. It’s important to determine if you have sufficient unshaded space on the roof to gain the most benefits from your solar panels. North facing panels are the most efficient, however if roof space is limited, west or east is acceptable. West facing panels can even increase their output during summer afternoons when people are usually using their air conditioners. Bear in mind any nearby properties or trees that may block the sun from reaching the panels, or future developments that could impact your solar panel system.

  1. The Number of Solar Panels

One of the most common questions is how many solar panels will I need? This will depend on many factors. However, the power output of the whole solar system matters more than the number of panels installed. The higher the power output from each panel means more power is generated and fewer panels are needed.

Roof space will also come into consideration when deciding on the number of solar panels needed. If you have a lot of roof space and a tight budget you may decide to purchase more of the cheaper and lower efficiency panels.

  1. The Cost of a Solar System

The cost of a new solar panel system will depend on many factors such as:

  • Installation costs
  • The type and number of panels
  • The type of system
  • Government incentives
  • Roof accessibility
  • The type of roof, such as height and whether it’s tiled or metal
  • After sales service agreements

So, what are the most important factors to consider before installing solar panels?

  • Seek professional advice when choosing the right sized system for your needs.
  • Understand your electricity needs.
  • Work out your budget.
  • Understand rebates and who will own any feed in tariffs or green energy certificates.
  • Make sure your new solar panel system meets Australian Standards.

As you can see there is a lot to consider and understand when choosing solar panel installation Perth. Doing your research and understanding the type of solar system that will meet your household’s needs are important factors when purchasing a new solar system. Your roof type is also an important factor that can affect solar panel installation, and other buildings or trees may affect the efficiency of your solar panels by creating shaded areas. 

For more information about solar panel installation Perth it’s best to speak to the professionals. Mouritz solar understands the harsh Western Australian weather and is your best source for your new solar panel system. Contact Mouritz solar on 1300 369 690 for more information or to get a quote for solar panel installation Perth

Jeff Mouritz Gas & Air Conditioning Perth
Jeff Mouritz
1300 369 690
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