About 3 kWh Solar Panel Systems
Did you know that you can save money and make your home more energy efficient by installing a 3 kWh solar system? These systems are ideal for medium-sized homes, with 2-3 people. You can get up to 4 free, non-binding quotes, by filling in the contact form on the right. By comparing quotes and partners you’ll be able to choose those who have the perfect solution for your home.
When looking to purchase solar panels, there are a number of things to consider. Depending on the space available for the solar panel installation, a certain solar power system is chosen. For example, the 1kW and 2kW systems are the smallest options and are most common in smaller households.
The size of the solar panel system you get will be limited by the size of the roof of your house. A 3 kWh solar panel system requires a roof space of at least 21 square metres or above. It is correct to believe that the larger the installed system, the more energy that will be generated. The ideal place for installation of the panels is on a south facing portion of roof, so this will also determine how many panels can be installed.
Cost of 3 kWh Solar System
Depending on the different solar panel model types, the price range will vary slightly. The more efficient the solar panels are, the more long term saving there will be. On the UK market, a 3 kWh solar panel system will range between £7,500 and £10,500 with installation included.
A 3kW solar power system will consist of 15 x 200-watt solar panels or 12 x 250-watt solar panels. A 3 kWh system will produce around 2,500 kWh of electricity per year. This means approximately £1,000 of savings per year on electricity bills and earnings from the feed in tariff. Due to the sufficient energy produced per year, the 3kW and 4kW solar panel systems are the most used in the UK households.
The financial benefits of purchasing a solar power system is an aspect which should be taken into consideration when prospecting the market. The energy produced by the panels can not only heat your home and power appliances, but it can also be sold. The bigger the size of the installed system, the more energy that can be produced and sold.
The feed-in tariff is a rate agreed when you first buy solar panels for your home, that is paid to you for each kWh you generate. If excess energy is produced and sold back to the National Grid, a separate rate for that is received. The amount received depends on when the tariff is taken out and how much energy has been generated with the domestic solar panels.
Advantages of the 3 kWh Solar Panel System
Over a longer period of time, the 3 kWh system will generate more revenue than the smaller 2 kWh and 1 kWh systems. Generating more power means reducing energy bills in the long-term, thus the investment will be earned back in a shorter period of time as well.
For more information on solar panels, visit our Solar Panel Guide, where you can read more about a variety of different panels and you will have the chance to compare them. Once you've selected different possible suppliers, feel free to fill in our form, and we will provide you with free quotes from several suppliers.