With the government striving to ensure 50% of Queensland District is powered using renewable energy by 2030, now’s the time to get in on the action. To achieve this, residents throughout Brisbane can apply for interest-free loans to fund their installation, making these panels accessible and affordable. Before you take the plunge, though, you may want to learn a little more about using a 6 kW solar system in Brisbane. At Arise Solar, we predict that this will become the commonest system in the area. Now’s the time for you to discover why.
Once-upon-a-time, 5 kW solar systems were all the rage. If you were going to install a solar system at your Brisbane home, 5 kW was the size you’d aim for.
A 6 kW solar system is likely to serve a medium to large sized family household well. An average sized household in Australia features 2.8 people, so let’s assume that a medium family includes three people or more.
Using a 6 kW solar system in Brisbane may be more appropriate than using a 5 kW system if your household has higher energy needs than most. For example, if you depend on electricity for cooking rather than gas, you cool your home regularly with electricity, or you generate large volumes of washing each week. In these cases, using an extra kW each year may not mean going off the grid entirely, but you can make significant savings for years to come.
Depending on the manufacturer you use, you’ll need anywhere between 19 and 24 solar panels. Those panels can reach up to 1.7 metres-squared in size. That means dedicating 33 to 40 metres squared of roof size to the solar system. It’s also worth noting that the slant and direction your roof faces will have an impact. For example, if the slant isn’t optimal for maximising sunshine hours, you can use tilts. However, they require more spacing than traditional solar panels. At Arise Solar, we can base our residential quotes on whether you require tilts or not.
Using a solar energy calculator provided by LG, it’s estimated that a 6 kW solar system in Brisbane would produce an average of 26.85 kWh per day. Naturally, you’re going to see the greatest benefits during the winter months. In December, your energy production could rise as high as 34.54 kWh. In contrast, June could drop to 17.2 kWh.
It’s important to note that those estimates can vary according to weather changes, the direction your roof faces, and anything that may obstruct the panels. For example, tree shade. Once we know more about your property and your energy use, we can give you a better idea of how you’ll benefit from a 6 kW solar system in Brisbane.
How long your system lasts can depend on a lot of factors, including how regularly you use solar services to keep it clean and the warranty you benefit from. At Arise Solar, we offer competitive warranties on the product we install as well as the workmanship we provide. Customers can expect their 6 kW solar system in Brisbane to last for at least 25 years, although we anticipate that many will see the benefits beyond that period.