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How to Choose the Best Solar Panel System for Your Home

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More and more people are choosing solar panels in the Northern Rivers to cut down on electricity costs. There are many benefits to making the change and many factors to consider before deciding which system is right for you

Not sure where to begin when choosing solar panels for your home? Here’s what you need to consider before coming to your decision.

Energy needs

The type of panel that will suit you best will largely depend on how much roof space you have. People with limited roof space may need to choose monocrystalline panels. While these are generally more expensive, they are more efficient.

The efficiency of your panels and the amount of electricity you need at home will determine how many panels you’ll need. Location and sunlight are also a factor, as these can impact how much energy a system produces.

When looking at solar panel products, pay attention to power ratings and temperature coefficients, and factor in the additional equipment you might need to accompany your panels.


Efficiency is how well a solar panel converts sunlight into electricity. The efficiency of monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels depends on the purity of its silicon.

The performance of your panels is impacted by more than just power rating and degradation as shade, temperature and orientation of your home also factor in.


The final cost of a solar panel will depend on several factors. Its capacity, size, brand, quality, durability and certifications are all taken into account.

If you’re installing a number of panels as part of a system, this will also impact the price – generally, the more modules you buy, the cheaper each unit will be.

While costs are important, we recommend not making a choice solely based on price. Doing this might result in choosing the wrong size system, one that doesn’t qualify for government rebates or doesn’t come with a warranty, or one that doesn’t perform at its best.

When you’re looking to install solar panels on your Northern Rivers home, look no further than Coughran Electrical.

We have many years of experience providing high-quality electrical services, repairs, maintenance and installations to our valued customers across the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Ballina.

Our growing team of fully-qualified, local electricians is on hand to deal with any residential, commercial, industrial or civil electrical job, big or small. From underground or solar work to TV antenna installation and lighting design, we really do it all!

We can repair existing solar power systems and to install complete new systems, so no matter what you need we can deliver excellent service.

 Contact our friendly team today at (02) 6680 4173. to discuss your specific needs and get started today.