How much power does solar generate?

When choosing a solar power system to install and researching what’s available on the market, it’s important that you understand your average energy consumption. This will help you to determine the size of the system you will need to generate enough power to cater to your needs. The sections below show a breakdown of the amount of power generated daily by solar systems of different sizes.

3kW Systems

1-2 People living in a small house

Savings per year
$860
Pay back Period
4 – 6 YEARS
Full install costs from
$3,000 – $5,500

5kW Systems

2-4 People living in a medium house

Savings per year
$1470
Pay back Period
3 – 5 YEARS
Full install costs from
$4,500 – $8,500

6.6kW Systems

4-6 People living in a large house

Savings per year
$1930
Pay back Period
3 – 5 YEARS
Full install costs from
$5,000 – $9,000
Household size
Without a pool
Average daily
consumption benchmark
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12.30 kWH
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15.40 kWH
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18.40 kWH
Household size
Without a pool
Average daily
consumption benchmark
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21.50 kWH
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24.50 kWH
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27.60 kWH
Solar saving calculator

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How solar works

You’ve heard all about the many benefits of solar energy, but have you ever wondered how it all works? How do solar panels turn sunlight into electricity? How is this power collected for us to use in our homes and businesses? We’ve answered all this and more below in our simple breakdown.

SOLAR PANELS

These are placed on the roof of your home to
capture the energy from the sun. Solar panels come in all different shapes and sizes and the quality can vary considerably between different makes and models. Linked Solar only sells good quality Tier 1 panels.

INVERTER

This is the part of the system that turns the solar energy into electricity that you can use in your home. Inverters convert Direct Current (DC) electricity into the Alternating Current (AC) electricity we use to power our fridges, vacuum cleaners and lights.

ELECTRICITY METER

If you want to measure how much electricity you’re producing or keep track of your surplus, a standard electricity meter won’t do. You’ll need a smart electricity meter. If you’re lucky you may have one already, but if you don’t, you’ll need to upgrade. We can advise you on this.

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