When deciding to move away from traditional electricity providers and adopt solar power in Australia, it is common to ask questions like, ‘What size solar system do I need?’, ‘What rebate am I entitled to?’ or ‘How many solar panels do I need?’ The answer lies in looking at what you are trying to achieve with your new installation.
To assist, our team at Solar Run have put together an off-grid solar system calculator that considers a variety of factors around your electricity usage to determine the potential savings. From here, you can reverse engineer the findings to understand the number of solar panels needed in wider systems to power your appliances and meet your daily needs, while still affording the savings you are looking to achieve.
There are two options that you will find in our off-grid solar system calculator. Firstly, you can select solar panels on their own, or whether they are working in conjunction with a battery bank. While the input information is the same, if you choose to also opt for a way to store and export the solar energy you collect, then the battery bank calculator will also factor that into the final result.
From here, simply provide some quick details about your average monthly electricity bill, daily usage in kWh, and postcode based anywhere in Australia, and the solar power calculator will be able to do the rest, informing you of all of the savings or a rebate that may be available to you.
Go beyond the cost-savings of our estimator. Your lifestyle plays an enormous factor in the amount of energy your property consumes. Your panels are obviously only generating solar power when the sun is up and shining, meaning at night, you might be back to using energy off the grid. If you can find an inventive way to promote more self-consumption – the usage of solar energy while it’s being produced during the day – then the greater your savings will be.
Alternatively, you can invest in a solar battery, as mentioned above, that will bank and then export all of your excess power generated back to the grid in exchange for a feed-in tariff determined by the amount of kWh.
If you have any more questions about this solar kWh calculator, would like more information on a particular rebate, or the cost of solar panels, our solar experts across Australia will be happy to help. Call Solar Run on 1300 076 527 to get your full tailored report on your home and your solar panel system. We can advise on choosing the right brand and system configuration for your home.