Solar Panel Face: Which Direction Should You Choose

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Solar Panel Face: Which Direction Should You Choose

  • Posted on
  • 17 May 2021

With the advancement of technology, people are embracing solar solutions to a great extent. They are aware of how to save on energy bills! And it makes solar panels a smart choice for homeowners. Whether it’s your home or office premises, you can install solar panels according to your specific needs. But do you know in which direction  is best for your solar system?

What is the right direction to face solar panels?

Most homeowners and business people prefer choosing their favourite place on the roof for solar panel installation. Whether this be for aesthetic, future renovation plans or any other personal choice. However the positioning of your panels on your rooftop can affect their lifetime production.

The most beneficial position for your solar panels to face are towards the North. Since we are in Australia in the southern hemisphere, the sun will rise and set in the north. Regardless of where you live in Australia, north will be the best direction to face your panels.

Yes, depending on the position of your home, the angle can vary somehow. For instance, installers can install it in a tilt position facing northeast or North-west. Still, on a standard pitched roof, a North-facing solar panel can produce the maximum power.

What if you don’t install solar panels facing NORTH?

Well, if you do not have a position for solar system installation facing North, it’s not the end of the world.

Other facing orientations of your system will still produce sufficient amounts of electricity, especially since the discount provided by STCs won’t be affected by the orientation of your panels.

All you need is to consider a few things and keep them in mind. Such as:

  • You may have to install more solar panels than you would’ve with a north facing system.

Hence, you have to compensate for that! Don’t worry!  We can provide a detailed analysis of the generation of a system. Check our services. 


The advantages of the solar solution are limitless. If you want to install solar panels at your place, contact us. Our team offers customized designs, installation, and maintenance also.

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