With its sunny weather and mild climate year-round, Brisbane is one of the world’s most desirable locations to live and work in. Its abundance of sunshine makes the city an ideal location for homeowners and businesses that want to put that sunshine to work to produce low-cost, low-carbon-footprint energy for their home or business. Finding a solar system in Brisbane, therefore, simply makes good sense. If you’re looking for installers to give you a quote, here’s a handy guide to help you choose which company provides the best value for your money.
Rooftop solar panels or large-scale renewable power source?
With the recent years’ boom in building large-scale renewable energy sources, you might feel like plugging your home or business into a renewable power source might be a good way to lower your carbon footprint and save money. Think again.
Recent developments have made investors skittish about pouring their money into these large-scale power plants. Rooftop solar system installations in Brisbane and nationwide, though, have increased by more than a third. Why?
A glut in the market, combined with connection delays and transmission losses, as well as a lack of Government support, have made investors skittish about pouring their money into these systems. You should, too.
With all the sunshine available in the city and surrounding areas, a rooftop solar system is Brisbane’s best bet for avoiding the power dips that occur with large-scale providers. A home or business solar panel system in Brisbane makes the best sense since, with an auxiliary battery, you can store all that abundant energy in case of a storm or other outage.
Requirements for a commercial or residential solar system in Brisbane vary
Commercial and residential solar systems for Brisbane home and business owners vary in their requirements.
- Commercial solar system: Brisbane businesses, because of their generally larger size and increased power requirements, need a solar system that ranges between 12 and 100 kW. At Arise Solar, we will send our installers out to your business to measure your facilities, speak to you about your energy needs, and get you on your way towards saving energy and reducing your business’s carbon footprint. Prices for commercial solar systems in Brisbane vary widely. What you need to factor into any estimate you get are the workmanship and performance warranties. If your system doesn’t last, you won’t get the long-term value that going solar can bring to a business. That’s the real value – and you miss the point of switching to solar if you don’t take into consideration the system’s performance over the long term.
- Residential solar system: Brisbane homeowners: Like commercial customers, homeowners need to take into consideration a system’s long-term performance. Having a warranty that lasts through the usual lifetime of solar components and workmanship is a must-have to make the most of a solar panel system. Secondly – and perhaps most importantly – when you compare prices for a solar system for your Brisbane home, you need to make sure that the installer or salesperson has enough experience to recommend the right size system. If, for instance, someone quotes you a price that seems like a bargain, do your homework. They might not be pricing a system large enough to meet your needs. Once that system is installed, you’ll have to pay for costly upgrades to get you the power you need. Choose wisely as you get quotes from installers, and you’ll get a system that works right the first time.
If you’re looking for a sustainable energy solution that can reduce your power bill, take more control over your energy usage, and lessen your carbon footprint, give us a call. We’re 100 per cent Australian owned and operated, offer a 10 per cent quote beat guarantee, and have the experience to get it right the first time. To get started, get in touch with the Arise Solar team today!