If you’re thinking about purchasing and installing a 1.5 kW solar power system, you’ve probably got a lot of questions about how suitable it will be for your home.
We all know the benefits of solar panels – including lowered electricity bills, increased property value and less carbon emissions.
But key to achieving these benefits is installing a system that’s the right size for your home as well as the people in it. Choosing a solar power unit that’s too small or too big for your property can result in electricity savings that fall short of expectations.
This guide will help you determine if a 1.5 kW solar power unit is a match for you. You can also chat to our team who’ll provide an obligation-free quote; and in most cases, it’s all done easily over the phone.
How much does a 1.5 kW solar power system cost?
The price of a 1.5 kW unit will vary depending on the quality of the system as well as the state or territory that you’re purchasing in. We recommend installing premium quality panels and inverters from Australian-supported brands to avoid heartache.
These types of solar power products typically cost between $2000 and $4000.
Will a 1.5 kW solar power system be big enough?
A 1.5 kW solar power system will suit smaller homes, particularly units. They are ideal for households with one occupant or retired couples who don’t use a lot of electricity. In most other cases, a 1.5 kW system will be too small.
How much space do we need on the roof?
Typically, 1.5 kW systems require six solar panels and at least 11 m2 of appropriate roof space. Keep in mind that as technology has advanced there are now more ways than ever to install panels in circumstances where roof space or resources are limited. It’s best to chat to a professional if you have any doubts.
How much money will a 1.5 kW solar power system save?
A system of this size is expected to save up to $590 per year. The amount you can save depends on where in Australia it’s installed as well as your feed-in-tariff rate (FIT). For more information about solar power savings try our solar savings calculator.
What’s the payback period?
This figure is also impacted by your location as well as the price you pay to purchase and install your system. On average however, you can expect your system to pay itself off within five years and nine months. Again, you should speak to a solar power professional as your payback period will vary depending on your location.
Purchasing solar panels is a great investment that over 1.5 million Aussies have already made. Like any good investment it pays to do your homework and it’s important to install the right system for you. Check out our solar power packages as well as the must-ask questions before you buy.