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When Should You Consider a Solar System Upgrade?

If you’ve had your solar system for a while, chances are you’re considering an upgrade.
Before going down this path, get in touch with the Going Solar team to explore your options.

In the first instance we’ll analyse your current power usage and assess the efficiency and performance of your existing system. These are crucial factors to consider before we provide a recommendation for the type of upgrade you need.

The key reasons to determine if you need an upgrade:
  • Performance / age of system
  • Technology
  • You need more power
  • Is it time for battery storage?
  • Take advantage of government Rebates.
Regardless of the type and brand of system you have installed, all solar systems will degrade over time. The level of degradation each year is very small, and you won’t really notice it. However, if your system is more than 20 years’ old, it won’t be performing at the same level as when you initially installed it, meaning it’s time to upgrade!

    Technology within the solar industry is rapidly changing and newer solar panels last longer. Upgrading an existing solar system and panels to bolster your solar production is a good idea if you’ve noticed a decline in your energy output.

      Your circumstances may have changed. Your family may have grown with more people living in the home or you’ve added additional features and appliances that require more power.
      In this instance, you may not need a whole new system. Adding additional panels to your roof may solve the problem.

        If you are exporting a high level of excess solar to the main grid during the day, it would be beneficial to capture that energy and store in a battery to use at night, rather than reverting to electricity supply from the main grid.
        In this scenario, and depending on the age of your system, it may result in the need to upgrade the entire system as adding a new battery to an older system may not be practical or possible.

          The Victorian State Government is providing a rebate of up to $1,400 for solar panel system installation, for homeowners and rental properties plus the option of an interest-free loan to help reduce installation costs.
          Further, householders can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over a period of four years, or sooner in one lump sum.

          For further information visit https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-panel-rebate

            At Going Solar it’s our job to help you make a well informed decision about the future of solar energy in your home.
            We can help determine the most cost effective and efficient solution for your circumstances.
            We’ll explore which type of upgrade provides the best outcome – whether you just need to add new panels or battery storage, upgrade your inverter or require an entire new system.

            Contact Going Solar today!