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From Goodhew Electrical and Solar

To determine what size solar system is right for you, you need to understand your electricity consumption. The higher your consumption, the bigger the solar system you’ll need to get your bill down to zero, if not into credit. But how exactly do we work out the ideal size system for you?

Firstly, you need to understand how to read your electricity bill.

Most households will have at least two tariffs. The main tariff with the highest usage will be your normal power that is on 24/7; this is charged at a higher rate than the other tariffs. This is the most important factor in determining how much power you use versus how much you sell back to the grid.

This is the most important reading because this is the usage that will be directly impacted by your solar system and will determine how much power you use versus how much you sell back into the grid.

One charge on every energy bill in addition to tariffs is a supply charge. This charge is incurred every day regardless of power consumption. If you want to completely wipe out your power bill, you not only have to cover the cost of the power you consume, but you also need to sell enough electricity back to the grid each day to cover the cost of the supply charge.

If you would like help working out the perfect size system for your household, give Goodhew Electrical and Solar a call today and have a chat to one of our solar experts.