Solar Panels

What direction should solar panels face?

When installing solar panels the direction they face is an important factor.  On the Gold Coast and Brisbane the best direction for your solar panels to face is North.  The ideal tilt or angle for panels to be on is 27 degrees.

However, it is best to produce power when you are using it because that’s where the savings are.  As a result depending on whether you work from home, what time you leave for and return from work other directions may be more suitable.

We assess your solar panel layout and direction as part of out quote process.

How do we choose our Solar Panels?

When choosing solar panels there are some key things to take into consideration.  

Build Quality

Our long term experience as installers gives us the upper hand when determining solar panel build quality.  Across our team we have inspected, handled, installed, and replaced many brands of solar panels. When inspecting new brands we look at the attention to detail in the construction of the panel, including the joins as well as the finish where silicone has been applied.

Local Offices

The brands we use have offices in Australia.   If there are any issues, the convenience and reassurance of an Australian office is of great benefit.  If a company is serious about their products being in the Australian market long term we believe they should have an office here.

Credible Warranty

We aim for our products to include a warranty that covers the following as a minimum

  • 10 years product warranty
  • 25 years on performance.

Other considerations when choosing solar panels

Limited roof space

A smaller roof means less space to place panels.  If you have limited space on your roof, but are keen to maximise your solar solution you may consider a panel with a higher wattage.

Large roof space

A large roof space can provide the option to choose a less expensive panel with a lower efficiency per panel.  This can reduce costs, while retaining the performance of the overall system.

Aesthetics

Not all panels look the same.  There are brands that produce Black panels matched with black framing which can provide a striking look.  Customers often choose these when they are looking for a high quality finish.  

Flat Roof

Does your roof need a tilt system?  When your roof is flat we recommend a tilt system be installed to maximise the output from the sun.

Roof Types and Construction

Large roof space

A large roof space can provide the option to choose a less expensive panel with a lower efficiency per panel.  This can reduce costs, while retaining the performance of the overall system.

What roof shape or angles can solar panels be installed on?

We cater to a range of roof pitches and solutions, including flat, steep and tilt setups.  As well as all roof materials.