Awhile back I wrote a post on Scenic Adelaide called Best Solar Panel Installer In Adelaide. That post tells of my experience with my solar panel supplier. It actually lists the top ten reasons why I chose them. This post is for those of you who are considering installing solar panels. I have a few solar panel tips that you may like to consider.
Useful Solar Panel Tips
- Shop Around For Solar Panel Installers: This would have to be the most important tip! While that post I linked to is great for those living in Adelaide it won’t be much good to you if you’re living elsewhere. This is why you should get quotes from at least 4 solar panel installers. Ask as many questions as you can. You should get a feel of who is the most sincere and who is trying to baffle you with bullshit.
- Get More Solar Panels Than What You Need: Most solar panel salesmen will probably recommend you install just enough solar panels to cover your electricity consumption. My tip is to install more than the recommended solar panels! Why? I’m so glad you asked 😉 Say, for example that you install a 3KW system thinking that as long as the sun is shining your producing 3 KW. That is a false assumption. You’ll only be producing 3 KW for a small portion of the day, when the sun is at it’s peak! On those cloudy days you’ll produce even less. Having more panels means more electricity production. This has proved a boon for me as the extra production has resulted in lowering my bill because of the 6c per KW rebate.
- Utilising Solar Energy Properly: Because solar panels only produce power whilst the sun is shining you should plan doing your chores, wherever possible during the day. Stuff like using the dryer, dishwasher, vacuuming, ironing, washing clothes and stuff. Doing this means you’re using solar energy rather than using power from the grid. Which is what you’d be doing if you did all that stuff at night.
I hope you found some of those solar panel tips useful.