Should I get south facing panels and are they worth it?

Should I get south facing panels and are they worth it?

- Since south-facing panels receive less sun exposure in Australia, they are generally not recommended.
- In Sydney south facing solar panels will typically produce around 28% less energy than north facing panels and the steeper the roof the less electricity they will produce.
- However, if you are in the far north the difference is not so great and in Townsville south facing solar panels will only produce around 17% less electricity in total than north facing ones. In addition, they will produce more electricity in summer than north facing panels. Because people in Townsville usually use considerably more electricity in summer than winter as they run their air conditioners, south facing modules can improve self-consumption there.
- In Darwin south facing panels only produce about 15% less electricity overall than north facing panels, but as the Northern Territory still has a high feed-in tariff the most cost effective direction to face solar modules is north.

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