Here’s why you should go for big solar
Here’s a common question among people. How much solar should they go for? The answer is simple- as much as you can. This article will help you understand why maximizing your solar capacity is the best option.
Less cost per watt
Bigger systems cost less per watt. This is because:
- Even if the system is large or small, most of the labor stays the same.
- The solar rebate or the STCs are given on the panel capacity per panel.
- Most inverters cost less per watt for bigger capacities.
Increased solar means more money
For us humans, the best reason to do anything involves money. Solar is no different. We install solar to cut down on electricity costs. We install bigger systems to save even more. Thanks to the feed-in tariffs, you can get money for sending your surplus power to the electricity grid too.
Batteries work well with bigger solar capacity
If you have a smaller system installed and later think about getting a battery, a smaller system may not help. So, it’s always better to have a larger panel system installed so in the future whenever you want to use batteries too, you’re covered. Batteries help you store the excess electricity which could then be used at either night hours or when your solar panels can’t produce energy.
The future is electric cars
Larger systems work well with electric cars. The future is electric and if you want to keep an electric car, you will require electricity set up to facilitate that. So here’s another reason why you should invest in a bigger solar power system from the very start.
It’s good for the environment
Larger solar power systems are better for the environment. It is great that the economy and environment have finally aligned with each other and the solution is to ‘go big’ with solar.
Bigger solar doesn’t require too much an extra labor
It is not much more difficult to install a 6.6kW system than a 3kW system. The same amount of effort is required for sales, system costs, setting up and installation, cabling, wiring, and other after-sales services. The main difference is the number of panels. Just the installation of each solar panel is an extra effort.
Installation of a bigger solar panel system will help you in the future and turn out to be a great investment. But rest totally depends on your pocket and priorities.