When you’re building a new home, there is a huge number of things to consider. You’ve got budgets, builders, colours, locations and a host of other decisions to make. Another one you might forget amongst all the chaos is solar energy.
Solar installations are becoming more and more popular around the country as Aussies try to escape the clutches of power companies. So, if you’re building a new home, there’s no better time to join the clean energy revolution.
The best time to install solar
Installing a solar energy system during the home build process is a lot easier and more cost-effective than doing it later. Firstly, you’re able to run all of the wirings for your solar system before the walls are plastered. You can also install a solar-ready electricity meter from the start which saves having to replace it down the track.
For multi-level homes, it’s also a lot easier to lay the solar panels on your roof while there’s already scaffolding in place. You might be thinking it’s your solar installer who has to worry about all these things, not you. And you’d be right, but at the end of the day, your solar installer charges for their time. So, the quicker and easier your installation is for your installer, the cheaper it will be for you.