If you are thinking about switching to solar power you have a lot to consider. You want to make sure you choose the right system for your home. There are many different sizes so this choice is not always obvious.
One of the most popular systems is a 5kw solar system because of its price and because of the power it delivers to most any home. For its cost per kilowatt, it is the least expensive of the solar systems. The actual cost varies from every manufacturer but you might expect to pay somewhere under $8000 for 18 to 20 panels. This price also varies depending on the location that you are in. Some states are more expensive than others when it comes to purchasing and installing these solar systems. In Australia, you can also expect to get a federal energy credit for installing this type of power in your home which can add to your overall savings.
Check with your state to see if you can also get local solar credits from them. This type of system is best suited to a medium or large house. If you pay about $350 a month for energy bills, you can expect to save about $180 to $300 every single month when you switch to solar power. Add those sums up and you will likely pay for your solar investment in just a few years. Besides comparing prices for your solar system, you have to consider whether or not you are getting a warranty with your purchase. Even well-made solar panels can sometimes have problems. Make sure you understand all warranty details and terms before you make your purchase. These systems offer 5000 watts of power. This is enough to power an entire home but remember that your home’s size is important to consider when choosing this particular system.
Don’t worry if you happen to live in an area that gets lots of rain. Solar power works even in rainy areas like Tasmania in the southern most areas of Australia. The best part about getting a 5kw solar system to power your home is knowing that you are going to power it with a completely renewable source of energy. You can feel good knowing that you are doing your part to conserve energy as well as non-renewable resources on the planet. Your reward besides doing good is saving money.