Auswell Energy explains what factors can change the cost of installing solar panels on your Gold Coast home.
Having solar installed on your home is an exciting time – often, our customers look forward to spending less money on their electricity bill after calculating their savings, and minimising their impact on the environment. However, we understand that the upfront cost of installing solar can also be front of mind. Thus, you may also be wondering what is factored in when calculating the total cost of the initial installation. As gold coast solar installers, we outline four factors that could affect the overall cost of your solar panel installation.
System Size and Complexity
In general, the larger the system, the higher the cost of installation, as more panels mean more materials and labour required to set up the system. Additionally, complex installations that involve challenges such as multiple roof angles, shading issues or intricate wiring, can also increase the cost as they demand more time and expertise from your installer. At Auswell, our skilled Gold Coast solar installers are well acquainted with challenging installations and will ensure you are getting the best price for your system.
Quality of Equipment
High quality equipment – such as premium panels, inverters and mounting systems – can also impact the cost of your installation. However, you should keep in mind that although this initial investment might be higher, this can often result in great energy production and savings over time. On the other hand, cutting costs on equipment may incur a lower upfront cost, but can result in reduced efficiency and more frequent maintenance or replacement. Auswell Energy can work with you to ensure that you have the highest-quality and most efficient system possible, while working within your budget.
START SAVING WITH SOLAR
The condition of your roof can seriously affect the cost of installing your solar system. Thus, before you installation is booked, it’s a wise idea to inspect your roof and note any repairs that need to be completed prior. If your roof requires repairs or reinforcement to support the weight of the solar panels, this additional work will increase the overall cost of your installation.
Labour and Installation Costs
No matter the variables, every new solar system will incur costs for labour and installation. Experienced and skilled labourers can come at a higher price point, but are usually more efficient and skilled at the installation process. This means you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your solar system sooner. It is important when budgeting for your new solar system, that you factor in labour, so that you are ready to manage these costs.
SHARE THIS ON: