Many people think it is not worth installing domestic solar panels in a small property. But solar in a small home can be cost-effective if it is planned properly. The key is to get the right sized system and then make the most of your sunshine hours.
Use power during the day to benefit from solar energy
Before you install your system you should look at how you are currently using electricity. A smaller home might actually use less power for things like heating and lighting. This means you may actually be able to do more with solar power than a larger household who would still need extra traditional grid power.
If you don’t already use a lot of power during the day, you might want to think about any adjustments you can make to ensure you can save money with solar power.
Things to consider include:
- Whether you are at home a lot during the day and would use energy when the sun is shining
- Whether you can install controllers and timers so appliances use most power during daylight. For example deep freezers or hot water cylinders
- Whether you can set appliances like washing machines to run during the day even if you aren’t home
Get a quote for solar in a small home from Doran Solar
If you choose to install solar panels, there is an initial outlay that comes with the installation. So it is important to get the correct size system to ensure you don’t spend more than necessary.
Doran Solar can visit you at your property and advise you on the installation size that will give you the best return on your investment for your current situation.
If you think things might change in the future we can install a system with the possibility to upscale in the future. For example, we can fit components that will allow you to add more panels without having to upgrade other parts of the system like the inverter. We can also fit a system that is battery ready so you could add storage batteries at a later date.
If you would like to discuss your options for solar power, get in touch to arrange a quote.