Things to Consider Before Getting Solar Power

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Things to Consider Before Getting Solar Power

Is Solar Power Right For You?

Are you considering the switch to solar power for your home or business? While the swap is simple, there are some important points to consider before committing to renewable energy. We take you through some key considerations of solar to help you decide if it’s going to be right for you.

If you do not own the property, you will first need to chat to the landlord to discuss whether it’s an option. If you are an owner, you can tick the first box on your pre-solar checklist. If you’re in any doubt, the team at JNT are more than happy to take the time to talk you through everything and guide you to the right choice.

Things to Consider Before Getting Solar Installed:

Roof Position

The first point to address is the orientation of your roof. The panels will perform based on the direction they face. Also consider whether your roof receives an adequate amount of sunlight during both summer and winter.


When formulating your budget, remember to subtract the Australian Federal Solar Rebate from the total cost of the solar installation. The rebate is being phased out at an annual declining rate, however you can still claim until 2031. Find out if you’re eligible here.

Roof Size

Is your roof large enough for solar panels? If you live in a townhouse or a smaller building, consider whether a sufficient number of panels could be installed for a successful outcome.

Energy Use

At what time of the day is energy use highest in your household or business? Solar panels produce energy during daylight hours, so you will benefit most if energy consumption peaks during the day.

Power Bill 

Review your recent power bills to determine your potential savings. Calculate your average power usage to work out which panels will be most efficient for your property.

Panels required 

Once your budget, average energy consumption, roof orientation and size are established, you can then look to deciding on the number of panels you will need. Closely consider whether your budget allows you to install the number of panels required for adequate energy production.

Benefits of solar installation

Solar power is a great way to overcome the cost of rising power bills and it should also add significant value to your home or business if you decide to sell in the future. The benefits of solar stretch beyond the bank account and are an important step in working towards a more sustainable future. If you’re living circumstances are suited to solar, you will reap the rewards for many years to come, with very little maintenance required.

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