Households and businesses in Melbourne have charged ahead with support for solar energy in recent years, with installations of solar panels becoming a common sight on rooftops throughout the metropolitan area.
As well as the massive uptake of home solar power systems, a great example of a large PV system in Melbourne (and there are many) is installed at the city’s famous South Melbourne Market. The renovated roof was fitted out with 3,000 solar panels; part of the LIVE Community Power project – an innovative program that was cleverly funded via shares sold to investors.
With so many good solar installers in Melbourne such as those we recommend, there will be significant competition for your business. That being the case, you will be able to secure a professionally installed, good quality system for your home at a reasonable price that will serve you well for many years in slashing your electricity bills.
Trusted residential PV installation companies in Melbourne in our network are listed above and you can get a quote from one to three of these pre-vetted solar installers by simply choosing the firm/s you're interested in and then clicking the "get quotes from selected companies" button. Alternatively, you can let us choose for you and we'll match you to installers we believe best suited to your requirements.
As to how big a system you’ll need in Melbourne – as a general guide, 1 kilowatt of solar panels will generate around 3.6 kilowatt-hours a day, averaged over a year. If you consume around 18 kilowatt-hours of electricity a day, a 5kW solar system could be a good size option for you. But given the plummeting cost of solar panels and other components; we usually recommend a 6.6kW system to get the best bang for your buck.
Various factors come into play when sizing a system. A good solar installer will take those into account when quoting on the optimal installation for your requirements and will explain those factors to you in detail to assist you in your purchase decision.
Join the many Melbourne households benefiting from harvesting the sun’s energy and get started on your system installation today by getting your quotes from pre-vetted installers via our free service.