Choosing your system size isn’t always an easy task and there are many factors to consider. This is a main reason our knowledgeable energy consultants prefer to do a site visit and home consult in one, so we can discuss all the options with you and also make sure your meterbox is updated and has room for solar.

Let’s go through the main points to consider when choosing your system size:

Power Phase: Your home will either have single phase or three phase power coming from the grid. Single phase power homes only have one neutral wire and one power wire with current flowing through them. In a three phase system, there are three power wires carrying the load. To put it simply, if you have a single phase home, the largest system you can install will be a 5kW inverter with 6.6kW of solar panels. Three phase you have the capability of going larger than this with the repercussions of losing the feed in tariff (sending your excess power back to the grid and being paid for it by Western Power).

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Information originally published by Solaire Connect

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