What are the Pros and Cons of DIY Solar Panel Installation?

PROS:
Cost savings

A professional solar company’s average cost of solar panel installation is around $1.01 per watt as of May 2021. A typical 5 kW (5,000 watts) solar system Sydney works out to $7000.

A 5 kW DIY solar panel kit supposedly costs you near the same rate. If you perform the entire installation job yourself, without any contractors, the whole cost of a 5 kW DIY solar installation will go around $5,000.

That gives you a potential savings of $2000 by choosing DIY over a professional solar installation.

The figures above are just averages. Many variables can change these numbers for you, such as system size and whether or not you qualify for the solar tax credit.

DIY satisfaction

If you’re one of those people who likes to accept big and challenging DIY projects and complete them smoothly, then a DIY solar installation might give you self-satisfaction.

You will need to draw on many different skill sets. Possessing a solid business acumen, proficiency with power tools, electrical work, and a talent for negotiating municipal processes will help you evaluate and implement new systems or equipment.

And there are many stages to solar installation Sydney — researching, planning, shopping, permitting, installation, electric wiring, and monitoring.

This solar project will keep you busy for a while, and if you manage to complete it on your own, you will feel a sense of pride in your accomplishment.

CONS:
You need to invest a lot of time and effort.

Taking up a DIY solar installation on yourself can be rewarding — but only if you’re actively seeking a severe DIY challenge.

If, however, your experience with DIY projects is only limited to tasks such as assembling a set of furniture, you might want to do some research or drop the idea of taking on solar. A DIY solar installation Sydney not only requires much planning and organizational skills, but it is also a very time-consuming and tiring project.

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