Sydney Solar Quotes – 5 things you need to know
What are the top things to know about Sydney solar quotes? Well it’s pretty simple really. You want to find a GOOD solar installer to put in GOOD quality products at a GOOD price. But how do you navigate the “sales shark” maze of solar energy information? Here are 5 of the top things you should know if you live in Sydney and want solar quotes. Or if you want solar quotes for a premise in Sydney.
- Know the dangers! Solar is pretty simple really. But it can go horribly wrong. We’ve all heard the horror stories (been watching too much ACA?). But the main dangers to be aware of are: lying salespeople, inferior products, dangerous installations/products and over-priced systems. If you avoid these things then you’re on the right track!
- Solar panels are not all that different from eachother! Despite what salespeople love to tell you, their panel will NOT be drastically different to the next man’s. That is, provided it’s one of the CEC listed solar panels (accredited to be used in Australia).
- Inverters can make or break your system – The inverter doing it’s job properly should mean you never even notice it’s there. The trouble is you might not know if it’s not working!! This is why monitoring your solar system is important.
- How much a Sydney solar system will save you? – This is hard to work out. If you can use power during the day, it’ll save you more. If not, it’s likely still worth it but it won’t save you as much. On average a 5kW solar system in Sydney is likely to save you $1,500 per year. Now this is a rough average and it could vary a LOT. If you get a good solar mob to come and give you a proper quote they will likely be able to give you sharper numbers.
- Local installers to get Sydney solar quotes – Find some good solar installers servicing your local area who can give you a quote. Make sure you get the information you need from each installer to compare them apples for apples.
P.S. #6 – If you’re thinking about getting batteries with a Sydney solar system, maybe don’t. Batteries are hyped up and not really financially worth doing in many cases. But they are a great thing if you can afford them. I’d say in another 3 years the grid will be more expensive than a battery system in the longer run.
This video is a promotional video by Everlasting Energy showing a customer system they’ve installed recently.
Here’s our quick commentary on this “Sydney Solar Quotes” video
First of all, a 10kW solar system is going to be overkill in most situations. Since there is virtually no feed in tariff available, any excess power produced is a complete waste! Secondly, almost no residential home would ever have a peak load of 10kW. That’s a big electrical load. Not only that, but in most cases, a 10kW system would require a 3 phase supply. I’m not sure about this particular case since the video doesn’t go into this.
In regards to the energy savings measures that this customer is receiving:
- 10kW solar panel system sydney – most probably over-sized
- Hot water heat pump – A great way to use hot water
- Solar pool pump – Brilliant for efficiency & reducing power bills
- LED lights – The price of these is dropping every month and you save up to 80% on energy costs
So clearly, as far as Sydney solar quotes go, this customer may have wanted to get some other solar quotes to compare. It looks like the customer has gone “all-out” to use every possible measure of savings there is to deliver savings.
Will this Sydney Solar Quotes Customer have a zero power bill?
This is very unlikely. Although the video states that the objective is to reduce the bill as much as possible and not to eliminate it altogether. It does look like they’ve done a great job in reducing energy use as much as possible.
What could they have done better?
This customer could have done any of these things which would have most likely improved their outcomes:
- Gotten several Sydney Solar Quotes
- Considered other possible orientations for the panels – OK so this customer might not have an East-West roofline. But, if it’s NE/SW, it might still be worth splitting the solar panels! This helps to spread the solar production throughout the day – which means more power is used. Therefore less power is “wasted” being sent to the grid.
- Considered a smaller system – without knowing the details it’s a little hard. Generally though people are better off sticking to a 5kW inverter or less and getting the most panels possible.