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When should I not buy a solar system?

Many of the homes in New Zealand which are an average of 3 or 4 bedroom houses are suitable for solar energy. The same applies to small or large business who use solar for running fridges, cookers or lighting. There are a few instances when the solar power system is not suitable for you. Some examples include:

a. The orientation of suitable roof is North / North West or North East , as southern roofs are not ideal. In general the best orientation will depend on your daily consumption pattern. Your installer (LG Dealer Search) can advise about this.

b. The roof space with the correct orientation does not have any space, because of chimneys, hot water solar panels, whirly birds or skylights.

c. There are trees shading your roof during most of the day or the shadow of the building next door throws shade on your roof for significant times of the day. In some instances micro-inverters can assist in these situations. Please ask your authorized LG solar installer (LG Dealer Search) for advice.

d. The roof of your home is made from asbestos. Please replace your roof before installing solar power.

Fragile roof tiles can make solar power system installs more difficult

e. Your roof tiles are very old and break easy when stood on, or you have a very rusted metal roof - which should be fixed first before installing a solar system.

These are all valid reasons why you might not be able to install a solar system on your roof.

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