Australians love solar. There are more than 3 million households in Australia that have taken advantage of solar power and the number is growing fast. With solar, you not only get free electricity for your home or business use, but you also have the potential to make money by selling electricity back to the grid. In most cases, it takes just 6 to 8 years to break even, and after that, your solar panels will be making money for you.

Thousands of homes and businesses in Bendigo have brought down their electricity costs with the help of solar energy. Solar installations can bring down the cost of solar power in Bendigo further by taking advantage of the rebate offered by the federal government as well as the state government.

Don’t get left behind. Call now to learn more about solar power in Bendigo.

Commercial & Residential Solar Panels Bendigo

More than 4,300 homes and businesses in Bendigo have taken advantage of solar power. Here at Macedon Ranges Solar Power, we have installed a number of solar systems in Bendigo and nearby areas. With the right sized solar system, you will not only be able to meet the electricity needs of your home but you also might be able to generate extra energy to sell to the grid and reduce your power bills further by taking advantage of the feed-in tariffs.

The solar panels we offer are low maintenance and guaranteed to provide power for many years. We have more than 10 years of experience in the industry and we are known for our reliable after-service support, affordable prices and reliable products. When you give us a call to learn more about solar power, we won’t just give you an estimate on the phone. We will perform an on-site inspection to help you determine the right size and right position for solar panels at your location.

Solar panel installations are not just meant for residential use. These days, many businesses have also started taking advantage of free solar power. We have installed commercial size solar systems for many of our clients including shops, recreation centres, warehouses, supermarkets, farms, pubs and various other business types. Businesses are investing in solar to not just save money but also to reduce their carbon footprint and to secure their future energy supply. Electricity costs are rising and are likely to keep rising in the coming years making solar the perfect solution.

Call us to learn more about various commercial leasing options and how to leverage solar panel investment with the help of taxation laws related to GST, mortgage interest, and depreciation.

Solar Energy Resources In Bendigo

On average, households and businesses in Bendigo can expect solar panels to generate irradiation levels of 4.72 kWh per square metre per day. In simple terms, a 4 kW system is expected to generate, on average, more than 5700 kWh of annual solar energy output. A 4 kW system is typically capable of generating more than 95% of the annual energy needs of a household in Bendigo. 

In order to obtain the best results, the solar panels should face north in Bendigo. As far as the panel angle is concerned, it should be the same as the latitude or thereabouts. For Bendigo, the latitude is 36 degrees. However, you might need to invest in frames in case the rooftop angle of your home or business is less than 10 degrees.

With solar panels, you can reduce your energy bills further by taking advantage of the feed-in tariffs. Currently, feed-in tariffs range from $0.10-$0.20 per kilowatt-hour. The actual feed-in tariff will depend on your energy retailer.

How To Find The Best Solar Panels For Your Home In Bendigo

Choosing the right solar panel for your home doesn’t have to be challenging but it often is. There are thousands of vendors selling all kinds of solar panels with each claiming theirs to be the best.  Here is what you should know about choosing the best solar panel for home use: 

CEC approved – Make sure solar panels you chose have been approved by the Clean Energy Council. Clean Energy Council is the accrediting body in Australia. Keep in mind that not every solar vendor is on their approved list and if you want to take advantage of the rebates and feed-in tariffs, the vendor needs to be on the approved list. 

Type of Panel – There are a variety of solar panels available but the two most popular types are monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels. While monocrystalline panels are more efficient compared to polycrystalline panels but there isn’t a huge difference in the efficiency. If you plan to install a really large solar array, only then the efficiency difference becomes significant enough.

Warranty – Make sure you buy solar panels that come with at least 10 years of product warranty. It’s not worth it if your solar panels completely fail or lose significant efficiency before you are able to break even.

Expertise and Experience – With the growing demand for solar power, a number of companies have sprung up to fulfil the demand. However, not everyone is up to the task. Make sure you choose an installer who has multiple years of experience in the industry and who knows what they’re doing.

Complete System – Work with a company that offers the complete system including solar panels, solar inverters, smart meters and any other accessories you might want to use. Using the same company for everything will help with quick and hassle-free installation

Bendigo Solar Energy Savings

Solar energy saves money. Homeowners and businesses in Bendigo can expect to save significant amount of money. The exact amount you can expect to save will depend on self-consumption, capacity of the solar power system and the rate of feed in tariff, among other things. Currently, the average rate of feed-in tariff ranges from $0.10-$0.20 per kilowatt hour.

If you choose to get a 5 kW solar power system for your home, it should be able to generate more than 7200 kWh of electricity which is typically 25% more than the annual energy consumption of an average household. Overall, solar power system owners in Bendigo can expect to save more than $1000 annually with a 5 kW system installation. 

Solar Panel Installers In Bendigo - Macedon Ranges Solar Power

We are a local, community-based family business. We have more than 10 years of experience in the industry and over the years, we have installed, repaired and maintained hundreds of solar power systems. When you give us a call to learn more about solar power, you won’t get a standard quote over the phone. We are experienced installers and understand that every home is different and has different needs. We will schedule an on-site inspection to accurately figure out the energy needs of your family and to help you develop a solar power system specific to your needs. We can also help you with a smart meter which will help you keep track of the solar power being generated from the system in real-time as well as the power that is being sent back into the grid to take advantage of the feed-in tariffs. We take pride in our ability to demystify solar power and explain everything regarding the many benefits of solar power in the long run. Give us a call today at 1300 693 113 to learn more about solar power.

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