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What size solar system do I need for my home?

Auswell Energy explains the factors you need to keep in mind when choosing what size solar system is right for your home.

When we quote for residential solar installations, we are often asked what solar panel size is ideal for a home. The answer to this question can vary and relies on a number of factors, including how much energy you wish to harness, the design of your roof and your personal budget that you are able to spend on a system. Keep reading to learn how to determine what solar system size is right for your home.

Energy Goals

A factor that can influence what size system you require for your home is the amount of energy you require. For instance, if you are looking to offset 100% of your energy consumption, you will need a system that is big enough to accommodate this goal. Conversely, if your goal is to offset a specific percentage of your energy consumption or simply reduce your carbon footprint, a smaller system may be sufficient. Thus, you must assess your current energy usage and your personal requirements to choose an appropriately sized system.

Roof Space and Design

Residential solar installations are affected greatly by the space available and the design of rooves. The amount of space available on your roof, as well as its design, will impact the size of the solar systems you are able to install on your home. If you don’t believe you have an adequate amount of space on your roof for the system you’d like to install, consider opting for higher efficiency panels. Auswell Energy, the experts in residential solar installations, can assist you with this.


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Your budget that you can allocate to purchasing and installing your solar system will also determine what system size to select for your home. A larger budget allows for the installation of a larger solar system, which can in turn result in more energy being harnessed to use in your home. You can work with your solar installer to get the most energy savings possible from your system, while still staying within your budget.

Queensland has the highest rate of household rooftop solar installations in Australia, so join the movement and contact Auswell Energy about your residential solar installation! If you’re unsure about what size or type of system will suit your home and lifestyle, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our solar experts today.

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