Solar FAQs

Solar FAQs

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Residential & Commercial Solar.

Do I need planning approval to install rooftop solar panels?

No, you generally won’t need Council approval to install rooftop solar panels. However, if you live in a strata-titled complex, or a heritage building, additional approvals may be required.

Do I need a certain type of roof?

While it’s best if rooftop solar panels are facing North and have a slight pitch, this is not a necessity. There is also a range of other ways to achieve optimal orientation and elevation. As such, solar installations are suitable for almost every roof type.

Do I need to add a solar battery?

No, a solar battery is not a critical part of a solar installation. That being said, including one could help you get a lot more value out of your rooftop solar panels. The cost of solar batteries has also come down significantly over the last few years, making them an even more attractive option.

How do I maximise my rooftop solar power production?

There are several factors that influence the amount of power your rooftop solar panels produce. This includes the weather, the time of year, the orientation of your panels, and the amount of shade they get. When you choose Stinson Air South West for your solar installation, we’ll help you design the most efficient system possible.

Can I add more panels later?

Yes, it’s usually possible to add more rooftop solar panels if you want to increase your system’s capacity. However, depending on the age of your existing equipment, some parts may need to be replaced during the installation. You may also need to upgrade your inverter if the added panels significantly increase your capacity.