Is Queensland the best place for solar panels? 

Aptly named the ‘Sunshine State’, it seems like Queensland could be a pretty safe bet as one of the best place places to install solar panels for your home or business.

More sun generally means more solar energy available to produce, so why not consider switching to this alternative energy source?

And the answer is, most definitely! You should definitely get solar power if you live in Queensland either from us, or from our competitors who do manufacture and install adelaide solar panels up in North Queensland.

Why install solar panels in Queensland?

Queensland Solar Systems

More and more people are investing in solar panels in Queensland, for a number of reasons:

  • Queensland has an excellent year round climate with an abundance of sunshine. This means that solar panel systems will have a high upper limit for the amount of power that they are able to produce.
  • Rising energy prices across Australia mean that people are increasingly looking for ways to decrease the amount they pay each year in electricity bills. Whatever your specific needs, it’s likely that you’ll see a reduction in overall energy costs by using solar panels.
  • Installation of solar panels in Queensland is now far cheaper than previously. This is due to a variety of factors however it has been found that other Australian cities are far more costly when it comes to installing solar systems. With lower start up costs, the Return on Investment can be excellent.

Would solar panels work for you?

It’s true that not everybody will reap the most prominent benefits of solar panels. There has been, in recent years, a reduction in the rate, which the state in Queensland will pay to those who export (feed in) power to the grid.

It is therefore generally businesses who use their premises during daylight hours or residential homes that are well occupied at times when the sun is likely to be out who may benefit most.

As we mentioned before, if you’re in Brisbane, we can help you with your installation but if you’re in North Queensland, try Ionics Energy’s Queensland division.

Or if you’re in Adelaide, try the solar energy Adelaide website for more information about solar and how it all works.

Self Consumption: What is it?

By timing power use with solar energy production, consumers can see the most financial benefits from their solar panels in Queensland.

The best way to do this is to gradually increase energy use as the sun rises, then begin to reduce it as the sun goes down. Self Consumption eliminates the need for solar energy storage which can be incredibly expensive.

You will need to consider whether this pattern of energy consumption will work for you so start to monitor your daily usage and at which times of the day you need the most power supply.

Solar Panel Buying Guide

Energy prices seem to be constantly on the rise and electricity bills can be a cause of great financial stress for many Australians.

Why not consider using solar panels as an alternative source of power? Solar panels produce more environmentally friendly energy for your home or business, as well as allowing you to avoid the rising energy prices.

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Here is our best advice for buying your solar panels:

1. Understand PV systems

Understanding the basics will help you to get the best from your solar photovoltaic (PV) system. You need to know that flat solar panels will be attached to your home’s roof in the most effective location to capture sunlight and convert the energy into Direct Current (DC) energy.

This is converted by a device called an inverter which then changes the DC energy into Alternating Current (AC) electricity.

More details can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system

2. Where to place your solar panels

When buying solar panels, it’s always good to use a reputable company who will advise you on where best to place your panels – this advice should be offered readily to you.

Generally, panels work best when facing North and pointed directly at the sun. You’ll need to take into account the climate and weather in your area as well as avoiding areas of shade from trees.

3. The right solar panel installer

Solar panels are a big investment so choose an installer who you feel confident with and whose systems are approved by the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

Always ensure the company you use is accredited, has experience with buildings similar to yours and don’t be afraid to check out their reputation or case studies of work they have done previously.

Shop around – ask for quotes and compare what each installer will offer.

4. Your solar needs

You need to consider whether you’re powering a large family home or simply want to use your solar panels for a small apartment.

You won’t make much money from feeding electricity back into the grid so panel capacity is generally down to what YOU need. Have a think about how much electricity you need and monitor your current usage to gain a clearer idea.

5. Solar Panel Costs

It may seem daunting at first when considering that solar systems can cost upwards of $4000 to fully install however you need to see it as an investment and factor in rebates and discounts that you may be eligible for.

The majority of manufacturers offer warranties of up to 25 years and you shouldn’t expect to replace a solar system before this time anyway.

6. The right roof configuration

You must also make sure your roof is suitable for solar panels. Typically, tiles and tin work best for solar panel installation so if you have one of those, it generally makes the process much easier!