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Sun-powered savings | how shed roofs are ideal for solar panels

Adding a shed to your property presents unique opportunities for harnessing solar energy and cutting down on electricity costs. Australia's specific conditions and incentives make solar power on sheds an even more compelling choice. See the reasons why below:

Roof space:

Sheds provide additional roof space where you can install solar panels. More roof space means the potential for a larger solar array, which can generate more electricity. Wide Span Sheds specialises in large scale sheds that have ample roof space for solar panels.

Reduced obstructions:

Sheds are typically lower than main residential structures, which means they are less likely to cast shadows on the solar panels. This can improve the overall efficiency of your solar system.

Separate power source:

If the shed is used for specific purposes, such as a workshop or storage, having a dedicated solar power source for the shed can reduce the load on your main electricity consumption. This may lead to more noticeable energy savings.

Customised energy solutions:

Wide Span Sheds can design your shed to suit your specific requirements. The same goes for when you are working with energy professionals to determine the solar set up you need. They can customise it to ensure it meets the precise energy needs of the space.

Backup power:

Depending on the size of the solar array on your shed, it could potentially serve as a backup power source for essential devices in case of a power outage. This is particularly beneficial for rural properties where power may take extended periods to get fixed.

Financial incentives for greener choices:

The Australian government offers various incentives for solar installations, including the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and state-based rebates. These incentives significantly contribute to the financial viability of installing solar panels on sheds, making it an economically sound decision.

Embracing sustainable living down under:

Australia's commitment to sustainable energy is evident in its renewable energy targets. By incorporating solar panels on sheds, homeowners actively contribute to Australia's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and transition to cleaner, greener energy sources.

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When choosing a shed, its important to check that the design you go with is suited for installing solar panels. Even if solar panels aren't on your current radar, keeping this option open for the future is a wise move. 

Wide Span Sheds specialises in providing top-notch sheds that can be engineered for solar panels. It’s important to note that we do not sell or install solar panels directly. To harness the full potential of solar energy on your shed, we recommend collaborating with solar professionals who can tailor a setup to meet your specific energy needs.

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