Solar PV System

The Different Analysis Methods to Make Full Use of Your Solar PV System

Minimising Losses and Maximising Gains 

So, you’ve just installed a shiny new solar PV system or you’re researching how much potential savings a PV system can provide for you? Want to know how you can maximise your energy gains and save on those rising electricity bills? Let’s delve into the different ways we can help make the most out of your system.


Performance Analysis

Solar Link Australia can provide you with a FREE and accurate PV production report. The report includes your estimated average daily system output for the year, month by month. It includes your estimated greenhouse gas reduction for the year, system parameters, and a proposed rooftop panel placement image for your home. 

The report displays your system efficiency based on multiple factors such shading, inverter efficiency, grid-tie system outages, maintenance downtime, battery efficiency, cables losses etc. Your energy output will be calculated based on weather data and solar irradiance data for your location. It factors in panel tilt and all system parameters to present you an accurate, detailed, and easy to understand report.

Interval Data Analysis 

An interval data analysis will aid in determining the optimum size solar PV system for your home. Solar Link Australia’s handy calculator tool shows your estimated yearly savings and 10-year savings. It displays your payback period and your ROI after a decade. This information is shown in a simple graphical form for you to visualise. 

All you need to do is go to Residential Calculator. Enter your information into the boxes. Information is based on electricity price and percentage increase per year, system cost and size, location of the system, feed in tariff, and solar used vs exported. 


Shade Modelling

Every solar PV system encounters shading at some point in the day. Close-by obstacles such as trees can affect the performance of your panels. Options you can consider to combat these obstacles include solar panel optimisers, which can be joined to one panel or all panels in a string. The main purpose of an optimiser is to boost the overall output of the system by circumventing a panel with affected performance, e.g., the panel that is blocked mostly by the obstruction throughout the day. 

You could also choose to install microinverters. These function independently from each other ensuring all panels can operate at to its max. If one panel is blocked by a tree or is a little dirtier than the others, it won’t affect the performance of the others.


Battery Storage

Solar batteries are used for energy storage intended for use later, e.g., you are at work during day which is when most of your energy is being produced, but not used. Instead of the excess being lost, the battery can store it for consumption at night when you are at home using more power. 

Batteries gives you more independence from electricity providers, you home can operate nearly entirely on your solar energy production which will reduce your energy bills even more. You can save money while saving the environment at the same time!

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