The sun is the ultimate source of energy, and more and more people are realizing the benefits of having photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on residential and commercial property. The clean energy produced by these systems is more convenient and affordable than traditional sources, and many people are choosing to do their bit to help the environment by embracing PV systems.
PV systems generate electricity and improve the environment while reducing energy costs, so it’s easy to understand why more and more people are looking to invest in PV. However, with the economic downturn, many people are wondering if now is the right time to buy these systems. Luckily, the answer is a resounding yes!
The benefits of solar energy are numerous, and it’s now possible to purchase a comprehensive system that creates almost all of your energy needs. This blog post will examine the various components that make up a solar-powered system and get you up to speed on what you’ll need to know in order to make an informed decision about investing in solar energy.
Why Go Solar?
It is well-known that the sun provides the Earth with almost all of its energy needs, so it’s only natural that more and more people would choose to use the sun as a power source. There are numerous health and environmental benefits to going solar. First, you’ll help combat climate change by reducing your dependencies on non-renewable energy sources. Second, you’ll be helping reduce energy costs which can add up over time. Third, photovoltaic cells are a renewable and sustainable source of energy, so you’re doing your part to help the environment. Fourth, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having an energy-independent house. And last but not least, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing your bit to help the planet.
You may be wondering, how can I be sure that my investment in solar will pay off? How can I be sure that I’m not wasting my time and money? It’s a good question, and the answer is that it’s not possible to know for sure. However, there are a number of factors that can make or break a PV system, so it’s important to do your research before purchasing one. Keep reading for more information on this subject.
Key Considerations When Purchasing A Solar System
There are a few key considerations that must be made when purchasing a solar system, and these factors will affect the overall cost of the project and how much energy you can generate with it. This blog post will examine each of these elements and how they contribute to the overall cost of the project.
How Many Watts Do I Need?
The first and probably most important decision to make is how many watts of solar power do you need? This will depend on a number of factors, but the most important one is how much electricity you use. To calculate what size PV system you need, simply take your daily electricity consumption and divide it by the number of days in the year. For example, if you use 500 kWh of electricity per day and the year is divided into twelve months, then you’ll need a 6 kW PV system to generate the same amount of electricity as your daily consumption. This calculation is easily doable with a little bit of research and will give you a good idea of how much power you’ll need.
Size Of The System
Another important decision to make is the size of the system. As previously mentioned, how many watts of solar power you need will depend on your daily electricity consumption, but there are other factors that come into play as well. For example, larger systems are more efficient than small systems (thus costing you less money in energy costs per year). This is mainly due to the fact that larger systems can generate more electricity from the same amount of light shining on them. Moreover, larger systems can accommodate more batteries which are also more energy-efficient than smaller lithium-ion batteries. When selecting a system size, you need to take into consideration how much space you have for the system, how accessible your area is to the sun, and how desirable it is to have an independent power source.
Material Of The System
The third and probably most important decision to make is the material of the system. It is well-known that most PV systems are made of silicon and crystalline silicon, and these materials create the photovoltaic effect which allows light to generate electricity. It’s also a good idea to purchase a system that is branded and has a good reputation, as well as one that is made of tried and tested materials. For example, it’s a good idea to purchase a system made of aluminium or stainless steel as these materials are more reliable and have a longer life span than cheaper alternatives. Although the initial cost of the system will be more expensive, it will pay off in the long run by reducing your maintenance costs and increasing its usability.
Type Of Batteries
The next and probably most important decision to make is the type of batteries you’ll need to power your system. As we’ve established above, larger systems are more efficient than smaller ones, so it’s a good idea to purchase a larger system that can accommodate more batteries. Moreover, it’s a good idea to purchase rechargeable batteries as they are more environmentally friendly than disposable ones. It’s also a good idea to purchase a system that uses lithium-ion batteries as these batteries are more reliable and have a longer life span than other types of rechargeable batteries. When selecting a type of battery, it’s important to keep in mind cost and performance. For example, do you need a quick-charge system that can quickly charge up your batteries, or do you need a system that has slower recharging capabilities and costs a bit more money?
Last but not least, we have the warranty. Just like with any other major purchase, you’ll want to be sure that you’re covered should anything go wrong with your new solar system. Therefore, it’s a good idea to purchase a system that comes with a warranty. Indeed, it’s a good idea to purchase a system that is guaranteed for three years, as long as your setup meets the standards of the manufacturer. It’s also a good idea to purchase a warranty that covers parts and labor for three years. Moreover, it’s a good idea to purchase a system that has a warranty that is transferable to your heirs as personal liability for defective workmanship can be burdensome. However, make sure that you’re aware of the warranty expiration date, as well as the terms and conditions of the warranty before making any purchases. Moreover, it’s a good idea to check with the manufacturer or distributor to see if they offer any additional warranties as well.
In summary, when it comes to purchasing a solar system, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration, and it’s important to make sure that you’re not making any hasty decisions without proper research and analysis. Moreover, there are a number of decisions that you need to make throughout the process of installing a solar system, and it’s essential that you follow the instructions carefully so that you don’t end up with a botched installation that doesn’t produce the desired results. For more information on this subject, check out our website at www.consolenergy.com.au, or contact us today to find out how we can help with your solar needs!