Considering the switch to solar energy, but unsure if you’re ready? This quick guide will walk you through key considerations for homeowners, helping you to determine if solar is the right choice for you and your home.
Can I afford to go solar?
Solar is more affordable and accessible to Australian homeowners than ever before. Even with the cost-of-living crisis, there’s financing options, government incentives and rebates, tax credits and payment plans available to make solar a budget-friendly investment. Learn more about how you can finance your solar system here.
What size solar system should I get?
Determine the right system size for you, by understanding your current energy usage, considering your future needs, evaluating your available roof space, and forecasting the required system capacity. Your current energy usage can be found on your energy bills. When it comes to your future needs, think about a possible pool, an electric vehicle, a growing family, etc. Most people like to answer the question “How many solar panels do I need?”, but it’s more important to focus on the overall system capacity. Learn how to do this here.
Is my roof suitable for solar panels?
Assess your roof’s suitability by considering sunlight capacity and obstructions, roof orientation and overall condition. While homes built 30+ years ago weren’t designed to host solar panels, our team of experienced designers and installers can customise a solution using modern technology and customised mounting solutions. Get to know more here.
How long will my solar system last?
Solar panels are designed for durability, with an average lifespan of 15-30 years. Warranties from manufacturers and installers make them a wise, long-term investment. Plus, with regular maintenance and monitoring, their lifespan can extend even further.
What do I need to do to look after my solar system?
Maintaining your solar system is hassle-free! With ongoing system checks, services, monitoring, and upgrades provided by us, all you need to do is periodic cleaning. All you need to do is use a soft brush or cloth with mild detergent and give them a rinse with water every so often. Keep an eye on the amount of energy your solar panels are producing, too. If you notice a significant drop in output, give your solar provider a call to come and check them out for you. Get to know more about our ongoing system services for you here.
What happens if I sell my house?
Selling with a solar system is considered to be an asset. Data is showing that properties with a solar system are realising increased property value and market appeal. Learn how solar could enhance your property here^*.
^Data references have been cited from Open Agent and Venergy
*This article has been published for guidance purposes only. Property valuation depends on a number of factors including market conditions, the quality and size of a solar energy system, the professional appraisal, and more. Always conduct your own, up-to-date research and seek guidance from licensed valuation and real estate professionals for your home.