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4 Essential Factors to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels

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Opting for solar-panelled homes might be an idea you’re still pondering on. You might even be weighing on the cost of the panels and carefully considering the whole process of installation.

But what if these considerations are now manageable?

Solar panels are now less expensive, and you can now enjoy an economical and natural way to energise your homes.

There are many factors to bear in mind when setting up solar panels. Let us take a look and examine each one of them.

What's Your Budget for Installing Solar?

Allocating the budget for the installation will depend on the panels you will choose, the company you will hire, and the safety-protection you will use. Carefully planning and deciding on these factors will save you a sum of money.

Cheap or Expensive Solar System?

A useful solar panel does not mean an expensive one. Three areas to keep in mind when choosing equipment would be roof or ground mounting, solar batteries, and inverters.

In sunny areas, roof mounting would be the best option. But if you live in a less- sunny place, you can opt for the ground mounting where the panels can receive enough amount of sunlight from the ground.

It is not ideal to use solar batteries if you reside in a place with a net-metering arrangement. Net metering allows solar energy system owners to get paid for the electricity they add to the electrical grid. So instead of storing electricity for their use through batteries, solar customers can export excess power to the network grid and reduce their future electric bills.

Inverters are designed to convert the raw current from the solar panels into a useable current, which, in turn, is used in residences and public establishments. Use micro-inverters if the solar panels are not in the same direction. On the other hand, you can use string inverters if there is enough space and position for the solar panels.

Which Company Will Provide the Service?

Nowadays there are so many companies providing solar solutions. But before hiring installation companies, be sure to compute your energy expenditure and solar market factors to have an idea of an accurate solar estimate. From this, you can compare how different installers charge for the process. Choose a company that considers your preferences, flexible to changes, charges reasonably, and have a good business reputation.

Safety and Maintenance of Your Solar System

You should also make sure that the solar panels are safe and protected from any damages it might incur. These could be forces such as wind, bad weather, and animals. Using fasteners can help secure the solar panels in place and will ensure it keeps functioning for a long time.

Solar panels can function for 20 years. But if it is not maintained correctly, this could be shorter. Also, poor maintenance could result in inefficiency and expensive repairs. As the roof will be the home of the solar panels, see to it that the roof is sturdy to support the panels. Some animals can also destroy the panels, so better install protection such as bird spikes and plastic decoys.

Owning solar panels is now made easy and affordable. The right allocation of budget, choosing appropriate solar panels, and safe-guarding the panels can be essential steps of enjoying your electricity providers for a long time.

If you are ready to have solar panels installed in your home, call us today at 1300-620-290, or email us at info@solarshoponline.com.au. We offer complete solar system solutions at great pricing, and we have a team of experienced and accredited partner installers who will take care of the whole process for you.