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Many people are making the shift to a sustainable lifestyle. A sustainable lifestyle refers to a way of living where one reduces his or her negative impact on the environment and where one reduces his or her use of the Earth’s natural resources.

1. Assess your roof

You need to consider the kind of roof you have if you plan to have a solar installation in Brisbane. You need to have a stable roof that can support solar panels. Moreover, you also need to have enough solar windows to maximise the solar panels.

Your roof should undergo renovation, if required, before proceeding with a solar installation. The angle of your roof should also be taken into consideration. Your roof’s tilt will also affect the performance of your solar panel system. 

2. Conduct an energy audit

You should know the amount of energy your household consumes for the last 12 months before buying solar panels. Knowing the average monthly electricity consumption will help you choose the number of solar panels you need. 

3. Determine the kind of solar panel you need

You can choose from various kinds of solar panels. There are different styles of solar panels offered by different solar panel providers that will cater to different budgets. There are those that offer high-performing models that can withstand wind loads while others offer frameless solar panels.  

How much money does it cost to install a 5kW system in Brisbane?

The most popular system size installed in Australia is 5kWh solar systems as it supports the energy consumption needs of a 4-member household. The cost for installing a 5kW system in Brisbane is between $4,600 to $6,500.

How many solar panels are needed to power your home?

You need around 15 to 20 solar panels for a 5kW system for a 25.5 to 34 square meter space on the roof.

What time of day do solar panels generate more electricity?

The sun’s strength and angle vary depending on the time of day and seasons. The time where solar panels generate more electricity is around 11 am to 4 pm.

Will a house become hotter if solar panels are installed?

Solar panels decrease, by 38%, the amount of heat that reaches the roof. This keeps the roof of the building 5 degrees cooler than areas of the roof with direct exposure to sunlight.

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