Bigger Solar Systems Have Better Value For Money. Here's Why.

Why do large residential solar installations cost less than smaller ones?

Australian solar costs less per watt the bigger you go! This is because:

  1. Most of the install labour remains the same, whether the installation is big or small. 
  2. The STCs also known as ‘solar rebates’, is based on per panel and pays most of the actual panels’ wholesale cost.
  3. Most solar inverters cost less per watt the larger you buy

It's a win win situation.

The best reason for having as many solar panels as you can on your roof (given your budget) is – the money you save. If you have an unshaded roof, we recommend taking full advantage of this and buying a larger system for cheaper. 

And what if your system produces more energy than your house uses? Thanks to the solar feed-in tariff, you don’t have to worry about this – your excess energy will be automatically sent back to the grid and you will receive money from your electricity retailer for the excess energy your system produced. You will see all these details in your electricity bill. 

In saying this, you might as well invest in a larger system for cheaper and be able to accomodate for special situations like a power outage plus your money back from your electricity retailer for excess energy produced by your system. Larger systems are a win-win situation for you. 

A Bigger Solar System Requires A Little Extra Labour

When you ask for a bigger solar system, there may be only a little additional cost for extra labour. This is because of the number of panels of a roof. Installing solar panels on a roof are not easy and putting on 20 panels is a lot harder than 10. Apart from this, almost all other labour costs remain the same such as:

  1. Sales
  2. System design
  3. Getting to and from the site
  4. Setting up and carting away any required safety gear
  5. Solar inverter and cabling installation
  6. Switchboard wiring
  7. After-sales support
  8. Marketing

Bigger Is Better!

The reason we advice bigger solar systems is because of the amount that good quality solar systems have fallen in recent years with the help of government incentives. 

In the past when solar systems were expensive, it was probably right for people to find the right size of solar for their house. However, things are not the same anymore. We recommend taking advantage of government incentives to maximise your solar benefits. In addition to this, let your large solar system account for all types of situations such as night time, power outage etc. while receiving money back for any excess energy produced. 

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Rick GAt
Rick GAt
04:49 27 Jul 22
Great service advise and information. Team cam in and did the job efficiently. Professional service that is hard to beat. Highly recommend without reservations.
Anne Cousins
Anne Cousins
06:34 24 Jul 22
Online Air & Solar were very professional and efficient in quoting for and subsequently installing our solar panels and battery. We are very pleased with the work and the results and have no hesitation in recommending them to other consumers.
Wendy Le Noury
Wendy Le Noury
02:47 08 Jul 22
Had my solar panels installed yesterday. What a great team. Talked me through everything they were doing. Arrived on time and were very friendly. Thanks team
Tony Stojkovski
Tony Stojkovski
10:42 07 Jul 22
The guys from Online Air and Solar did a fantastic job, always on time or advised if they were late. From the solar panels to the battery their work, attitude, communications and friendliness was outstanding, gee they even took their shoes off when having to enter my house.Also the office communication was fantastic, if there was an issue it was sorted and dealt with immediately.Great bunch of young guys. Many other companies can take a leaf out of their book.Thanks for your great work guys.
Bill Alexander
Bill Alexander
07:04 30 Jun 22
The entire team from Online Air & Solar were extremely professional when they arrived and very meticulous in their work. The whole installation was clean, tidy and I couldn’t have asked for more. I would happily recommend these electricians and your company to anyone and will contact you again if I need further electrical work done. Online Air & Solar were consummate professionals and went the extra steps to answer my questions regarding the installation. Lasting impression was a professional installation carried out by highly experienced team.
anne Muscat
anne Muscat
00:26 30 Nov 21
The staff were very efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained everything thoroughly when they had finished. They cleaned up everything before they left and I am very happy to highly recommend them.
Wayne Cummins
Wayne Cummins
09:29 26 Nov 21
Just had a Split System Air Conditioner put it using Online Air & Solar after having Solar Panels installed last year. Always a pleasure to deal with. Always helpful and reliable, do a great job and clean up after. Will continue to support them. Thanks for Always doing a great job.
Andy B
Andy B
22:20 18 Nov 21
Had split system installed. Good experience from start to finish. Installers very tidy and efficient. Definitely would use them again.
Bruce Gray
Bruce Gray
02:44 17 Nov 21
Well done Brendan and crew, got the job completed despite the weather. Looks good and awaiting inspection and switch on.
yaser khazan
yaser khazan
00:29 22 Oct 21
The staff is so amazing and friendly! I can trust what they say, special thanks to MOZHDEH (operation manager) she was with me all the timeanswering any questions and never makes you feel rushed ,Highly recommended
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