One of the first things I noticed when I moved to the Gold Coast area is that almost every third home has some type of solar panel. I soon found out that when living in one of Australia’s sunniest cities, turning to solar energy is an obvious choice, both from the financial and from the environmental point.
There are a few tips and insights that I would like to share with you concerning the commercial solar systems. First of all, you don’t need more than 100 square feet to install an effective solar panel system for your home. This means that you need roof space which is perfectly exposed to the sun: it should be angled right and must be out of shade for at least 4 hours of peak sun every day. Your roof should also be well maintained and easy to access.
When you are sure that your home can physically support the solar panels you need to choose the type of the panels that would suit you best. There are several different types of solar panels on the market and each should be researched before making the choice. The main issues to look into are the average cost per watt, energy per square feet, and of course the lifespan.
There are three types available: the monocrystalline, the polycrystalline, and the amorphous/thin-film solar panels. The mono panels are generally considered the most efficient (with an average of 15-20% efficiency), while the thin-film panels are considered to be the least efficient (typically in 5-8% range). The polycrystalline panels fall in between, both in terms of efficiency (12-15%) and expenses. They also have a higher lifespan and are easy to maintain.
Don’t forget to always ask for a professional opinion that will look into your situation and give you a concrete advise on everything you need.
If you are looking for a reliable solar company on the Gold Coast then I can only recommend the techs from www.fcsolar.com.au who are doing an outstanding job in both panel installations and repairs. Let me know how it goes!