At the forefront of today’s green energy market is solar energy, and one look outside the window makes it easy to see why. Here in Australia, our climate is well suited to solar power, thanks to the numerous sunny days we enjoy each year. Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, for example, achieve 261, 185, and 236 days with sun, respectively, each year.
Even when the sun is not shining brightly, and is obscured by cloud, the solar panel is still doing its work. All in all, the solar system provides year-round power output, with a regularity and reliability. What’s more, all this can be achieved with little ongoing cost to you and your household, and with minimised damage to the environment.
Of course, there are several options you have it your disposal when it comes to choosing the right solar system for you. One of the most popular systems for Australian households and businesses is the 5kW system, thanks to its relatively convenient and unintrusive size, and also thanks to its high levels of power output.
Let our expert team run through all you need to know about this handy piece of kit. We put together this useful guide, with a view to giving you all of the information and understanding you need before you purchase a 5kW solar system. Such a system requires some initial investment, but the savings you make will more than pay for themselves in the long run.
So, let’s get started. Let’s take a look at how a 5kW solar system can revolutionise your home or business premises.
What is a 5kW Solar System?
A 5kW solar system works in the same way as most other solar systems. It comprises a photovoltaic – or PV – panel, or set of panels, which sits on the exterior of your property. Usually, these panels will be found on a roof or an outside wall, although they may also be installed at ground level in a yard or outdoor space, provided there are no tall objects such as trees or buildings to block the sunlight.
PV cells in these panels absorb the sunlight which lands upon them, starting off a chemical reaction which converts energy from sunlight into electrical energy which can be used in the home or other property.
The 5KW rating refers to how many kilowatts the whole system can produce once it is up and running. The kilowatt rating is cumulative and is defined by adding the different power capabilities of the panels together. For example, a 5kW system might comprise 18 x 275W panels, or 15 x 335W panels – a combination adding up to a total power output of around 5000W, or 5kW.
The Key Advantages of the 5kW System
Now that we know a little more about what a 5kW system is, we can take a look at why you should have one of these systems installed. There are many different advantages to installing a 5kW system, each of which demonstrates the diverse and wide-ranging appeal of these pieces of equipment.
Let’s have a look at these advantages in more detail.
A reliable source of power
The modern 5kW solar system is a remarkably developed piece of equipment which is capable of meeting even the most stringent power consumption needs. These PV panels have become increasingly effective in recent years, and can be relied upon as a useful source of power, both in a commercial and in a residential setting.
Even if your power usage exceeds the capability of the solar system, you will still be able to achieve serious savings by reducing your reliance on the grid.
No intrusion into living spaces
The solar system you install does not need to take up any of your precious living space, or any of your operating space at a commercial premise. Instead, the panels can be installed on the roof of the property, where they will be optimally positioned to receive the most sunlight possible.
This is a significant selling point for those who might be anxious about their panels taking up too much space. With this anxiety eliminated, a 5kW solar system becomes a much more attractive proposition.
Low initial outlay
A solar system is an investment, and, like any other investment, there will be a degree of initial capital required to begin the project and install the system. We will explore these costs below when we look at the true value of a solar system.
However, these costs may be lower than you think and do not represent a major barrier to individuals, families, and businesses eager to connect with green energy. Our expert teams are committed to making green energy and solar solution accessible to all, for the greater good of our planet. This is why we do not require a deposit before our installation work begins.
Quick and easy to install
Installation does not need to mean major disruption at your property. As long as you work with a reputable installation team, the whole process should be completed quickly, with minimal downtime for your home or business.
Our experts are adept at completing such installation tasks on time and within budget. This is particularly important for commercial customers who cannot afford to put their businesses out of action for an indefinite amount of time.
Long term savings which cover costs
As mentioned above, a 5kW solar system needs to be purchased and installed, which of course comes with a cost. While the costs themselves may be lower than you expect, Australian families and businesses do not want to find themselves out of pocket, and may feel put off or discouraged once these costs have been calculated.
With an expertly installed solar system, this does not need to be the case. The savings you make on your energy bills will ensure that your solar system pays for itself over time, often within only a few years of the initial installation.
Avoid rising energy bills
These savings look likely to become ever more impressive as the years progress. This is because Australia’s energy bills are on the rise, and households and businesses are expected to pay ever higher premiums, even if their energy usage levels themselves do not change.
Turning towards solar energy works as effective protection against this. Don’t get caught out by increased energy prices – produce your own energy instead, right on your own property.
Easy care and maintenance
To get the very best out of your solar system, it needs to be clean and well maintained. The PV cells need to be able to access sunlight if they are to generate electricity. It is a simple fact that, if the cells become dirty or unclean, the levels of light they are exposed to decreases, which in turn reduces the power they can produce.
This means regular care and maintenance is required. Fortunately, this work does not need to be expensive or time-consuming. Speak to our team about enlisting professional cleaning and maintenance services for your PV cells and panels.
Further incentives from the Australian government
The Australian government has proved itself to be serious about green energy, and with good reason. As inhabitants of Planet Earth, we are reaching a crisis point, and we need to take action – on a governmental level – to stop this catastrophe from happening.
As such, some Australian states and jurisdictions now offer tax incentives to households and businesses who decide to go green, and to embrace the positive benefits of solar power. Business or property owners in some areas may also find themselves eligible for a feed-in tariff – effectively receiving payment for the excess energy you provide to the grid.
Cleaner, more pleasant local environment
The environmental benefits of a 5kW solar system are quickly evident. You will notice a far cleaner, and more pleasant environment in your local community, which will, in turn, make your local area a far more enjoyable place to live.
This can even help to raise house prices in your area, helping you get a better deal if you or one of your neighbours does decide to sell.
Direct house price increases
A more pleasant environment will certainly help to increase house prices in your area, but installing a 5kW solar system can actually result in direct value increases for your property. This is because more and more buyers are waking up to the potential of solar power, and to what it means in terms of savings.
By having a solar system installed, you are providing potential buyers with a serious asset if you do decide to sell. And if you do not decide to sell, you will still be making serious savings on your energy bills. It really is a win-win situation.
A serious step for the Planet
Our Planet is at risk. Climate change is now no longer a potential danger in the future; it is a very genuine reality in the present. This means we need to take action now, to try to prevent worsening changes from taking place, and to try to safeguard the future of our planet for the coming generations.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of a solar power solution in achieving this. The more residential properties and business premises which adopt solar power, the less strain is placed on exhaustible resources such as coal and gas. In turn, ever less strain is placed on our Planet and its atmosphere. When you install a solar system at your property, you are taking a stand – you are making a much-needed step towards a more sustainable future. It’s not too late, but we need to act and act quickly to make sure the future stays bright.
Here we have explored just a few of the advantages of investing in a 5kW solar system. There are many more benefits, and you will find that your property or your business receives a whole new lease of life after you have installed a solar system.
To learn more about expected cost and pricing points for solar systems, and to discover different specifications, tips, and recommendations for your own system, read on. If you still have questions or queries, or you would like to inquire about installing a system at your own property, get in touch with our team today.
We are waiting to connect you with the solar solutions you need.
What is the Price of a 5kW Solar System?
It is difficult to provide a definitive answer for the cost of a 5kW solar system. Each project is unique, and each property has its own unique considerations, which means we will need to see your property and understand your plans before we can offer you an exact projected price.
Having said that, the usual cost for a standard 5kW solar system installation project is around $3500 mark, but can be higher based on a few factors. Read on to find out more about the different cost components for solar system purchase and installation.
Cost Components for Solar System Installation
The price of the solar system itself
A significant cost of the total project involves the purchase of the PV cells and panels themselves. While the long term savings will cover the cost of these panels, an initial payment is required up front.
Depending on where you live in Australia, you may qualify for local government assistance when purchasing a PV panel or a 5kW solar system. Get in touch with your local authority to inquire about this.
The cost of installation
Our team provides a full service, helping you to complete your solar system installation with the minimum of fuss and hassle. This includes the installation work itself, and we will provide you with a quote for your unique, individual project, before we begin.
To do this, we will first visit your property, and discuss your short and long term aims with you, before providing and installing the right solution for you.
Potential access problems
No two properties are the same, and this is why our team will always need to carry out an on-site assessment before a detailed quote is provided. In some cases, access difficulties and other complications may add to the installation costs.
We will be able to get a clearer picture of this after we have visited your property and discussed your unique needs. Get in touch with us today and begin the process of getting a quote.
Ongoing care and maintenance packages
We can also offer competitive care and maintenance packages on an ongoing basis. These packages are delivered at industry leading rates, giving you the reliability and peace of mind that you really need when you are investing in an important piece of equipment like a solar system.
In order for your PV cells to continue operating at their best for longer, it is essential that they are kept clean and well maintained. This is why we recommend our cleaning and care packages to customers.
A System Which Will Pay for Itself
It is important to remember that a 5kW solar system actually generates savings over time, beginning when you get your first energy bill after installation, and continuing for the duration of the system’s lifespan.
Typically, it will take only a few years for a 5kW solar system to pay for itself. After this point, you will be making pure savings, and will be able to enjoy the full benefit of the solar system. Speak to our team to learn more about this cost offset.
The Next Step – Getting a Quote
So, now that you know a bit more about the installation process, and the advantages of the system, what comes next? Well, the next step is to get a quote.
Simply call our team today and we will arrange a visit and inspection time that suits you. All of our services are delivered with the customer in mind, so you can rest assured that you are working with the experts. Get in touch to schedule a quote.
Key Numbers and Specs for the 5kW Solar System
We have explored the many benefits of investing in a 5kW solar system. We have looked at the way in which these solar systems translate to serious savings for homes and businesses. We have examined how solar energy represents the future for our planet and for our society. And we have gained insight into how accessible such systems are for all users.
Here, we aim to gain a more in-depth understanding of what you can expect from your solar system. Read on below to learn about the specifications and statistics behind the green, solar energy revolution.
- The total power output of the solar system is 5kW
- The system includes a 5kW solar inverter
- The health of the system can be monitored for free using our software, which connects to your property’s WiFi network
- The system comprises of 20 solar panels in total.
- Each panel is capable of around 270W of power output on its own
- Each solar panel is Tier I rated, and comes with a ten-year product warranty
- The system is covered by a 25-year solar performance warranty
- The solar inverter is covered by a five-year warranty
- No deposit is required for installation to begin
- All PV cells are of the highest quality, and we work with well-known brands such as Trina, Q-Cells, Fronius, among others
- Your 5kW system is expected to produce around 20kWh each day, averaged out across the year. At current average energy prices, that translates to around $1800 of savings each year.
Are you interested in getting a quote for a solar installation project at your home? Perhaps you are still not convinced by the potential advantages of a solar system, and you would like to put your question to our expert team. Either way, get in touch with us today to get started on your solar journey.
Tips and Recommended Setup for a 5kW Solar System
Take a look at some of our top tips for getting the best out of your 5kW solar system. By following these handy hints, you can ensure high levels of power output from your cells, and a far longer life span for your system.
- Do not opt for a cheap 5kW solar system – Purchasing a cheap solar system is a false economy, and will make it difficult for you to achieve the savings you need. You will be far better served by investing a little bit more and getting your hands on a good quality system you can really rely on.
- The roof is an ideal spot for solar system setup – Your roof is the ideal spot for setting up your 5kW solar system, as it is exposed to sunlight for most of the day, and it is less likely to be obscured by trees or other barriers to sunlight. This, in turn, makes operation much more effective.
- Regular cleaning and maintenance is a good investment – You’ll only be able to get the best from your solar system if you ensure that the panels are clean and well maintained. This is not always easy, and may not be safe to carry out by yourself, particularly if the panels are installed on the roof. Enlist professional help and keep your solar system operating at its best.
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