If you’re located in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas and you’re thinking of installing solar energy in your home, then you’re probably wondering if your home is suitable for solar power and if solar panels can be added to your home.

Always Energy have customers from all over NSW, including the Nambucca Heads, Forster, Taree, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, and Hunter Valley areas who are more eligible and suitable for solar power than they think.

Some things to consider include the local climate, your home’s exterior roofing and the trees that cause shading on your roof. Here’s a guide to discovering if you can connect with solar on your property in Port Macquarie and neighbouring regions in NSW.

Your Areas Climate

The climate in your particular area plays a big factor in whether your home is appropriate to utilise the power of solar energy. Lucky for us in Australia there is plenty of sunshine to keep your home powered all year round.

As there is approximately 7–8 hours of sunlight a day in Australia, this meets the requirements of providing enough solar energy to power most homes across Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour NSW.

You’ll find in Spring and Summer that you generate and store even more solar power, but you’ll also get enough sun in the Winters to meet the needs of most home owners.

Your Home’s Roof

Another factor you’ll need to consider when choosing solar energy in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, NSW, is the angle of your home’s roof. The size of the roof plays a part too and the type of roof that you have installed on your home.

In Australia, your panels should be angled at 10-20 degrees, and so if your roof is not at the correct angle or you have a flat roof then you will need to consider mounted brackets placed under the solar panels to get the right angle.

North facing roof tops are the most effective for the Australian sun but there’s no need to worry if your roof top is East or West as Always Energy’s expert installers have solutions to fit with everyone.

If your home’s roof is not suitable for solar panels, then there’s always the option of ground mounted solar panels which are just as effective, and sometimes more so as they can be placed in the optimum positioning to get the most effective results for your solar power system.

Shaded Areas

If you have large trees or neighbouring houses casting shadows over your roof then this can impact the suitability for solar panels to be installed on your roof.

Always Energy’s expert team will assess your home’s shaded areas and suggest the best solutions for where you can place your solar panels in the less shaded areas.

Alternatively, you may utilise ground mounted solar panels to get the best position on your property’s block to maintain the highest volume of sun.

Strength of Your Roof

When it comes to solar panels and mounted brackets, the weight is approximately 20 kilograms per square metre. Most roofs will be strong enough to carry this type of weight. It is rarely a problem that we encounter homes with a roof that isn’t strong enough to house the solar panels required for Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour homes.

However, Always Energy’s expert team will perform a full assessment of your roof and its strength to ensure that your home is suitable for solar panel installation.

All Your Questions Answered

If you’re still unsure if your property is suitable for solar power then contact the solar specialists at Always Energy.
We’ll provide a free quote and inspection of your property to thoroughly determine if your home can reap the benefits of solar energy and solar panels. Contact us today on 1300 101 600.