In an effort to minimize their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint, people across Australia are installing solar panels on rooftops and generating their own electricity. Determining the size of your solar system is one of the first steps to undertake, with everything from 5 kW to 10 kW Solar Systems common in Australian homes. Let’s take a look at the options available from Arise Solar to see what size is right for you. Along with the following systems, we also provide hybrid systems with integrated battery storage and larger 12 kW – 100 kW systems for commercial applications.
5Kw Solar System
A 5 kW solar system consists of a 5 kW solar panel configuration and integrated power inverter. A solar system of this size is ideal for small households or people who want to supplement their electricity without replacing grid consumption altogether. A 5 kW solar system will produce about 7,000 kW/h per year, with the average Australian household consuming just over 9,000 kW/h per year according to World Data. It’s important to note, however, that this average is for homes of all shapes and sizes, with couples and people living alone likely to consume much less.
6.6 Kw Solar system
A 6.6 kW solar system consists of a 6.6 kW solar panel configuration and integrated power inverter. A system of this size will produce about 9,500 kW/h per year, which is enough to cover the electricity needs of the average Australian household. A 6.6 kW solar system is recommended for small to medium-sized families and households with three or more residents. Once again, it’s important to note that the electricity needs of Australian households can differ widely. For example, if you have an extra-large family, a home office, or central air conditioning, you may benefit from a larger solar system.
10Kw Solar System
A 10 kW solar system consists of a 10kW Solar System configuration and integrated power inverter. A solar power system of this size will produce roughly 14,000 kW/h per year, which is enough to cover the needs of the vast majority of Australian households. A 10 kW system is a great investment if you have a large family, especially if you have teenage kids who use a lot of electricity. Along with the number of people in your house, it’s also important to think about the appliances you use on a regular basis. For example, a large system may be needed if you have an electric vehicle, a heated swimming pool, or multiple refrigerators and freezers.
Along with the power needs of your household, it’s also important to think about the size and accessibility of your roof. Large systems are not only more expensive, but they also require more panels and therefore, more rooftop real estate.
If you demand the very best in solar products and services, Arise Solar is here to help. If you’re ready to join the solar revolution, please contact our friendly support team today.