Design your own solar system !
With our Pricing Tool
Velocity Solar’s DIY Pricing tool will help you select a solar system and provide realistic pricing based on your specific needs. We will keep industry technical terms to a minimum, although it is practically impossible to eliminate them entirely.
WHAT SIZE SYSTEM SHOULD YOU INSTALL?
WHAT SIZE SOLAR SYSTEM SHOULD YOU INSTALL?
THANK YOU for taking the initiative and exploring the benefits of investing in a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system designed and installed by Velocity Solar.
Attached is the PV system recommended for you, based on the preferences and information you have provided. You have the ability to alter and adjust any aspect of your pricing quote as required by accessing our website again and entering your email and pin number.
Our pricing tool will require you to provide your preferences for:
- System sizing
- Batteries (if applicable)
- Site specific information
Generally, the size of the solar system depends on the following:
- Electricity consumption and energy needs
- Availability of physical and unshaded area with maximum exposure to sunlight
- Incentives and Tariffs available
- Budget available
- Network limitations (Network infrastructure limitations)
Briefly analyse your energy bill
Most energy providers in Australia provide a graph on all your energy bills, stating the average daily energy utilisation. Combined with knoweldge of your household usage patterns, this is the key in deciding the amount of energy your property needs and the solar energy production required. It is also important to keep in consideration the sunlight your area receives on average/day. According to our calculations, a 1kW solar power system can produce 4kWh to 5kWh energy per day, but every site is different and no 2 sites are identical. The electricity consumption and determination of energy needs is important to estimate the solar energy you are expected to produce through solar energy applications from Velocity Solar.
Our expert designing team have come from the solar field and hold industry accreditation with the Clean Energy Council. We are not just salespeople. This means we are well equipped to tailor a design that will suit you and your property.
Estimate electricity used during the day
When designing the system, consideration for panel placement needs to be give so that the system is capable of meeting your energy needs in the daytime (sunrise to sunset where the panels will be operational). We also to to factor this if you are considering battery storage or a fortunate to have a generous solar feed-in tariff.
The solar system has maximum benefit only when it is used directly (self consumption) and decreases the amount of electricity purchased from the retailer. It is therefore very critical to estimate the total electricity consumption during the day, when the panels can have maximum exposure to the sunlight.
Calculate how much energy can be self consumed
There is a possibility to sell the excess electricity a solar system produces, back to the grid. It is equally important to understand the financial incentives that are offered. These offers are generally very low and it is advisable to gain the most from the solar system through self consumption. If you are looking at solar power from a environmental aspect then it may be feasible to look at your whole production and consumption, which needs to be assessed prior to installing. Velocity Solar helps all the clients to choose the system which suits the energy consumption and energy required during the day and night and considers current usage patterns as well as future changes.
Your long term plans
Whether you are planning to expand your family or your home – these factors are needed to be considered to estimate your energy requirements and ultimately decide what size of solar system should be installed for you. Upgrades are available for all the solar systems, but installing a correct size in the very beginning is more cost effective. Upsizing inverters for future production may be warranted, and even this needs to be looked at carefully as paying for a bigger inverter may not be worthwhile if this never eventuates. Make sure your get a qualified and experienced designer to help make these decisions as your system is a long term investment and decisions made today will impact you for many years to come.
How much roof space is available?
Right now solar systems are allowing great flexibility in design and installation. They can be installed on the roof, laid on a flat roof, and orientated in a landscape or portrait arrangement. With the flexibility allowed, the size suitable for you will also depend on the roof space available in your property. Panels have come a long way a standard 210 watt panel 7-8 years ago, and now 330 watt is standard with options of getting a 390 + watt panel possible. So if you are limited on roof space, more efficient panels can give a greater energy yield and open opportunities.
Analyse how much you can spend for the solar system
The affordability of the solar system is getter better and better, as the large scale global installations have decreased the manufacturing costs and affordability. The prices deviate from one part of Australia to the other, but below is an estimated price you might end up paying for the specified size of solar system you need.