When it comes to bang for your buck, 6.6kw solar systems deliver. Becoming a solid staple for home and business owners today.
Once 5kW solar systems were the standard array for a residential solar panel installation. Now, as experts today have come to understand a 5kW inverter can be overloaded to 133% capacity for maximum use of the inverter and optimal results, it is a configuration that most leading solar companies offer.
This practice is often called maximising in the industry and is highly effective in ensuring greater performance. A 6.6kW solar system with a 5kW solar inverter package falls within the regulatory practices for solar systems under the Clean Energy Council and other Australian guidelines. Solar panels won’t always perform to 100% of their capacity, either due to high temperatures, cloud coverage, dirt, or light induced degradation; so, sizing up is the perfect way to ensure your solar panels provide a greater and more consistent yield.
A 6.6kW solar system is already an incredibly efficient system when it comes to producing electricity and saving precious dollars off your energy bills. But when it comes to utilities, anything you can do to improve your use or gather savings is really valuable – as it really DOES add up.
So, you may still be asking, besides going for a 6.6kW sized system, what can you do to make your use more efficient and rewarding?
Thankfully, as specialists in the solar industry, you can count on our experts to provide you with some ways to help.
Therefore, without further ado, here’s 5 ways you can get the most use and value out of your 6.6kW solar system – whether you already own such a system or are looking to opt into purchasing a 6.6Kw system.
1. High Performing Solar Panels
One of the first and most important things you should make note of when considering an installation is the reported performance of the solar panel brand you are looking to use. Solar panel technology has come a long way in converting sunlight to electricity, but not every solar panel is created equally. Therefore, we recommend comparing and taking a look at how well the solar brand perform in tests and what they promise for their price to come to the right decision for what you will have installed on your roof for what should be 2 decades.
It’s crucial that on top of their promises for performances in standard conditions that you also get information on how well perform and withstand in other, tougher weather conditions.
At Solar System Australia, we supply our 6.6kW systems and other higher energy systems with LONGi solar panels, which has been a consistent top performing brand across a range of categories.
2.Keeping Your Solar Panels Clean
Clean solar panels work much more efficiently than dirty, grime covered ones. Luckily for anyone installing, a good solar installer will ensure your panels are installed with a slant to help any dirt or debris just fall off. In this regard solar panels are mostly self-cleaning, particularly in the rain. However, there are circumstances when they should be cleaned such as after dusty weather with rain not being expected for a few days, or if your solar panels are installed flat on a flat rooftop.
You can also maximise the electricity and value your solar system brings your home by way of using solar tracking apps. By tracking how much your panels make across the different hours of the day, you can plan to do the more energy using appliances such as your dishwasher or washing machine during the peak times. When you re-direct these tasks to the power you get from your panels instead of the mains, you can save bigger chunks on your energy bills – and those savings add up!
4. Optimal Placement
That’s right, where your solar panels are placed is important. Placement will affect how great of a yield of sunlight your solar panels will gather, which will result in how much electricity it gives back to you. In Australia, the sun moves north so solar panels are best installed on north facing rooftops. There are other considerations that need to be taken to ensure the best placement. They should be installed at a slant for example, as discussed earlier. A gap also needs to be left between the panels and the roof to allow the panels to effectively cool.
What this all comes down to though is finding the right installer, who has the skills, knowledge, and experience to understand how to install your solar panels in the optimal position on your rooftop.
5. Solar Battery
Lastly, an effortless way to extend the use of your solar energy is to also opt into installing a solar battery. With the inclusion of a solar battery, you can store excess solar for later use in the evening or more overcast days.
At Solar System Australia, our installers are devoted to assisting all home and business owners with achieving the best outcomes in solar.