What you need to know about owning a residential solar panel system

What you need to know about owning a residential solar panel system

Has the time come for you to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle? One of the easiest ways to reach your aim is by installing a residential solar panel system. At Arise Solar, we install residential solar panels in homes throughout Australia. If you’re interested in adding solar panels to your home, here’s what you need to know before doing so.


Residential solar panels come in different sizes

 

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to residential solar panels. In fact, it’s always better to customize the size you use according to the size of your household.


At Arise Solar, we have residential systems ranging between
5 kW in size to 10 kW. A few different factors will influence the system size you need. This includes the number of people living in your household, how much you rely on electricity, and the type of lifestyle you lead.

 

You’ll need to maintain them at times

 

Although your solar panels won’t require much maintenance, they will need a little attention from time to time. For example, panels that are close to trees are more likely to get pollen on them. Panels that are by the coast may get sand on them, especially when it’s windy. Routinely cleaning such panels prevents them from being obscured and failing to produce as much energy as you need.

 

The Arise Solar team provides panel cleaning and maintenance services. If you’d rather not clean your panels yourself, we’re happy to do the work for you. With routine maintenance, you’re more likely to detect problems before they escalate.

 

Your residential solar panel system doesn’t need direct sunlight

 

Depending on where you live, you may believe that installing a residential solar panel system isn’t right for you because of a lack of sunlight. Fortunately, solar panels are responsive to the sun’s rays, whether they’re direct or not. Of course, you’re more likely to produce more energy when you’re living in an incredibly sunny area. But that doesn’t mean living in a cloudy one will make your solar panels redundant.

 

At Arise Solar, we do what we can to position your panels so that they get as much sunlight as possible. In some cases, this may mean adding tilts to your panels to angle them towards the sun.

 

Storage options are available

 

If you want to make the most of the sun’s rays, you’ll use your high-energy consuming devices during the daytime when the sun is at its strongest. Should you want to take your solar energy usage a step further, you can look into storage options.


Battery storage allows you to store solar energy that you don’t use immediately. From there, you can use it at night time. Many people find that this is more convenient, as they don’t need to rely on using their appliances during the daytime.


At Arise Solar, we install residential solar panels throughout Australia. With a range of sizes available, we’re confident we can meet your household’s needs. To learn more, 

contact us.

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