I saw a deal for 6kW for $3000 should I go for it?
A 5kW solar system (a common residential size) with high-quality solar panels should cost:
• $5500-$8000 (string inverter system)
• $8000-$9500 (microinverter system)
[SUBJECT TO CHANGE - CHECK W/ SUPPLIERS 6-MONTHLY]
Cheap, poor-quality panels and inverters may be up to 50% cheaper than the above price but are best avoided. You’ll pay more in the long run via possible malfunctions, shorter lifetimes, and subpar efficiency. Instead, choose premium panels and inverters with extended warranties from a well-respected installer.
Can you explain the difference between W, kW and kWh?
Kilowatt hours (kWh) show how many kWs an appliance uses each hour to run. It is simply a unit of measurement that equals the amount of energy you would use if you kept a 1,000-watt (W) appliance running for an hour. How much would it cost to run a ...
Should I go offgrid?
You should consider the below when thinking about going off grid: • Consider the paybacks: battery system prices have only just recently come down enough to deliver payback periods shorter than their warranty periods (usually about 10 years). • Roof ...
How do I know how much an appliance costs to run?
Electrical appliances are rated in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW). For example, a 100W globe left running for 10 hours would use 1 kWh of electricity, while a 1 kW-rated portable heater switched on for 5 hours would use 5 kWh of energy.
What electricity tariff should I go on?
• Australian Capital Territory - While the ACT government no longer regulates feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar systems, you can find all their annual reports on “ACT solar rates and tariffs” on their feed-in tariff page, including their most recent ...
Can you explain my energy charges?
Electricity is measured in a unit of power called a watt. 1,000 watts is equivalent to 1 kilowatt (kW). Your electricity charge on your bill is in cents per kilowatt hour (c/kWh). Check the second page of your bill for the c/kWh tariffs. Gas is ...