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Estimate Your Solar Savings
The best part about investing in solar energy is learning about how much you can potentially save with our Solar Savings Calculator. Our calculator shows Aussie homeowners how much they can look to save by switching to solar and will educate you on certain aspects that go into your potential savings.
The biggest issue for a lot of homeowners is the fact that they don’t know the pricing for a solar energy system, and how much it would cost them to install one. By working out the amount potential solar owners should save (including with feed-in tariffs), they can make an educated decision on which solar company they should go with, and which one matches the budget they currently have.
How Our Solar Savings Calculator Works
1. The first step is the easiest – all you need to do is to put in your postcode, and the size of the solar panel system that you are looking to install on your home.
2. The second step is putting in the cost of your annual electricity bill – a guesstimate is fine as well
3. While you don’t need to add any more additional information other than the ones we mentioned in steps 1 and 2, the more information you can supply, the more accurate our solar calculator will be. However, the default numbers should do well to give you a good estimate.
4. From there – the calculator will show you an estimate of your electricity bills if you had that particular sized solar energy system, combined with the amount of savings you will have.
5.Try out different solar system sizes and see if bigger or smaller sizes would work better for you and your family.
Your Postcode, why does it matter for installing Solar?
By entering your postcode – you can see an estimate of how much sun will hit your solar panels, and how much energy you would look to capture by switching to solar power.
Additionally, entering your postcode will change the default values for your annualised energy cost, feed-in tariff, and what your typical bill would be. It will utilise the median values of the consumption of energy within your state or region, all to make sure that you have the closest and clearest estimate available.
Why Roof Angles Matter
It’s all about the angles – especially for solar power. You see, most Australian roofs are either at 22 degrees or 15 degrees angle from the horizontal base. If you’re unsure of what your roof angle is – leave it at 22 degrees.
The better the angle you have for your solar panels to absorb sunlight, the more energy you will collect, which will create a smaller energy bill for you and your family. To get the most out of your panels, the angle of the solar panels must be equal to the latitude of your location. Put simply, more sunlight absorbed will equal larger savings from your energy bill.
Why add a Solar Battery?
Adding a solar battery to your solar panel system will enable you to go ‘off grid’. This means you can store the solar energy your solar panels capture for use at night and with the right sized system means you may not pay any electricity bills at all! Having a battery comes with the following additional benefits:
- In the case of blackouts, you will have energy that will power your home through the darkness.
- The energy that you don’t use throughout the day will be saved in the energy storage system (battery) and can be used later at night.
- You will have reduced your carbon emissions to practically zero – and you may not have to pay a single cent for electricity for the rest of your life.
If you’d like to add a battery alongside the solar energy system choose from the list above. If you’re unsure – simply select the Simple 10kwH Battery.
What is Electricity Consumption?
This is the total amount or kilowatt-hour (kWh) of all the energy your home has consumed from the grid. Although we have default amounts for the calculator – make sure you take a look at your bill to ensure our default amounts are accurate.
How to calculate the Annual Cost of your Electricity
If you get bills based on the quarters of the year – you may pay less or more during the summer and winter months. That is totally fine – all you need is a close estimate, as the calculator will also have some preset values to help you get an accurate result.
What is Australia’s Feed-In Tariff?
Feed-In Tariffs vary across states and regions within Australia and will dictate how much you can look to earn for selling your excess solar energy back to the electrical grid. The national average is 11 cents and this is a good gauge of how much you’ll get paid for excess energy your solar system will generate.
Why use the Solar Savings Calculator?
By putting all the values above into our Solar Savings Calculator, you can have a great estimate of how much you can save by switching to clean solar energy. Even though we’ve built this solar calculator to show the most savings you can get – it is not set in stone.
There are many laws, environmental changes, and other random events that we can’t account for when calculating your solar savings and payback time. These calculations are meant to be estimates, and by entering the most accurate information that you can we are able to give you a more accurate estimate.
Until next time!