Posted March 15, 2019 15:21:31 With Australia’s solar power sector booming, it’s not surprising that it’s attracting some of the most innovative solar projects.
From rooftop solar to photovoltaic (PV) panels to distributed solar, the industry is quickly evolving into a global business.
But how to make your solar system work and get it into the hands of your customers?
We caught up with a few experts to find out.
ABC business reporter, Luke Wroblewski, has a few tips for starting a solar business with 5-kw panels.
Understand the market The first thing to do is understand the market.
There are a number of different types of solar projects in Australia, ranging from small-scale to large-scale.
You can choose to build your own system, but it will most likely cost more.
For example, a PV solar project in South Australia could cost $600,000 and will produce a whopping 100 megawatts (MW).
A small-grid solar installation in Victoria will cost less than $400,000, but will generate an astonishing 50MW.
The cheapest small-solar projects will run you around $30,000 per kW.
To get the most bang for your buck, you need to understand how the market works and understand how to set up your system in the right way.
Learn how to buy a solar panel.
Choose the right solar panel There are three main types of PV panels in Australia: residential, commercial and institutional.
Residential panels are for the most part small-sized PV panels that are used for small applications like roofs and roofs with a roof vent.
These can be used for rooftops, sheds, garages and sheds on the back of cars.
Commercial panels are more commonly used for commercial buildings and buildings of a similar size, such as hospitals, schools, restaurants and office buildings.
The difference between residential and commercial solar panels is that residential panels are designed for a certain height and orientation.
Commercial solar panels, on the other hand, are designed to be used at a lower height and angle.
You should always choose the highest-quality solar panels for your project.
Choose your PV panels correctly The best way to determine the best solar panels to use is to ask your power utility about the PV panels available in your area.
For residential installations, look at the height and weight of the solar panels in relation to your roof.
If you are not sure how to get the height of your solar panels right, check with your power company.
You may also check the dimensions of your PV solar panels.
Choose a power grid A power grid is a group of utilities that supplies electricity to your home and businesses.
They have the power to install the PV systems in your solar grid, which will control the energy produced.
If your power grid has a fixed capacity, you can expect the output to fluctuate depending on the demand and weather conditions.
You will also have the option of adding extra solar panels on top of your existing solar panels and making the whole system more efficient.
Learn more about the different types and sizes of power grids.
Choose appropriate PV panels for a particular region The first step is to choose the right PV panels to fit the region.
To do this, look for the best price and the best performance for your solar power project.
You need to be able to pay for all the electricity you generate with the money you save.
To make sure you get the best bang for the buck, look out for the solar panel’s performance in a particular market.
A rooftop solar project will be a good example of a region that needs a particular PV panel.
The average solar panel in the US is rated for a maximum output of 200MW and a maximum price of $1,500 per kW (which translates to around $1.80 per kWh).
For example: a residential PV system will cost $150,000.
A commercial PV system, on, will cost around $100,000 (around $1 per kWh) If you want to save a lot of money, you may want to consider an institutional PV system.
This system will be rated for an output of 250MW and can be installed for a price of about $1 million.
Learn about installing a rooftop solar system.
Choose storage batteries The storage batteries are the best option for the PV installation.
They provide a way to store the solar energy that you produce when you are away from the grid.
The batteries have a charge capacity of around 500 hours and can hold up to 200 kWh of energy.
Storage batteries are very reliable and can last for several years.
Learn to set your PV systems up for storage batteries.
Set up the right storage batteries A storage battery is just a power bank that you can plug into your solar PV system to provide the energy needed to power your system.
There is no need to have a large power bank because you can store the energy you produce in your PV system