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 increasingly popular amongst Australians looking to save money on their electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re building a new home, there’s no better time to join the clean energy revolution by installing solar systems.

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 can run all of the wiring 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.

It is also much simpler for multi-level homes to install solar panels on the roof while scaffolding is already in place. While your solar installer will take care of the installation process, their time comes at a cost. Therefore, installing solar panels is cheaper when the installation process is quick and easy.

Solar Systems for New Home Builds
Solar Systems for New Home Builds

Your new solar installation will pay for itself

By installing a solar system for a home, it will start paying for itself straight away. On-grid solar energy means your home is powered by the sun during daylight hours, and you rely on the main electricity grid (your power company) for the rest of your power use. So, how quickly the system pays for itself varies from home to home.

As a rough guide, though, most solar systems pay for themselves in around three years. In simple terms, the monthly savings on your energy bill will add up to the entire cost of your system in around three years, so after that, the profit is all yours. You can even sell any excess energy you generate back to the main grid, giving you additional credit on your bill.

Considerations when installing solar systems

There are a few things to consider when installing a solar system for a home, and you get an advantage by planning during the home build. The following considerations can tie into your building planning to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your solar panels.

Roof orientation: If you can build a north-facing roof, you’ll maximise the daily sunlight.

Surrounding areas: What’s next to your new home? Bigger houses? Larger trees? You can plan the placement of solar panels to avoid them being in the shade.

Other intrusions: You may plan roof intrusions like chimneys or satellite dishes. Keep these away from solar panels to avoid casting shade.

Save time and money by planning ahead

Finally, planning ahead saves time and money on your solar installation. Have your solar installers work directly with your builders for the most cost-effective installation. It’s easy; tell your builder you’re installing a new solar system for your home with AHLEC!

Considering using Solar Panels to Power Up your Home and Save the Environment? Here are some factors to take into account before making the change.

Cost:

Before investing in solar power, it is important to factor in the cost, which may depend on the size of your home, the type of panel, and the installation expenses. Researching different solar panel models can help you to make an informed decision and find the best value. At AHLEC, we can assist in finding the optimal solar panel system for your home.

Location:

The amount of sunlight your area receives annually will affect the electricity the solar panels can produce. Therefore, before adding solar panels to a darkened area, it is important to evaluate the strength of your roof to ensure it can support the weight of the panels. AHLEC can assist in assessing your roof and discovering the most suitable solar panel system for your residence.

Time:

When considering a solar panel system, timing is the essential factor. It could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to install and get the system fully operational, depending on the size of the system. Therefore, estimating a timeline modifier can be challenging, and delays can occur.

If you want to make the best choice for your home, AHLEC is here to help. Reach out to us to discover the advantages of the solar panels system.

Solar Systems for New Home Builds
Save time and money by planning ahead
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Fronius Primo Gen24 10kW Inverter 13.2kW Jinko Neo N Type Solar System

$11,695.00$32,899.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 10kW inverter (battery ready)

30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)

1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system

1 x Electrical installation accessories

Price includes a *basic standard installation*

Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

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Fronius Primo Gen24 8kW Inverter 10.56kW Jinko Neo N Type Solar System

$9,650.00$30,878.00

1 x Fronius Primo GEN24 8kW inverter (battery ready)

24 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (25 year warranty)

1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system

1 x Electrical installation accessories

Price includes a *basic standard installation*

Price is with the *Financial incentive applied (STC rebate)*

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter + Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

$52,512.00

✓ 2 x Fronius Primo 5kW  solar inverter

✓ 30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (13.2kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 6 x Power Plus Eco4840P 4kWh Lithium batteries (24kWh battery bank) Australian made

✓ 1 x Power Plus 4 battery cabinet

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + BYD LVS 4kWh Premium Lithium Batteries

$51,520.00

2 x Fronius Primo 5kW  solar inverter

✓ 30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (13.2kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 6 x BYD LVS 4kWh Premium Lithium batteries (24kWh battery bank)

✓ 1 x BYD LV BMU

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + BYD Flex 5kWh Premium Lithium

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + BYD Flex 5kWh Premium Lithium Batteries

$54,536.00

✓ 2 x Fronius Primo 5kW  solar inverter

✓ 30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (13.2kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 6 x BYD Flex 5kWh Premium Lithium batteries (30kWh Battery bank)

✓ 2 x BYD Flex cabinet (will take up to 4 batteries) with room for an easy 10kWh expansion

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic

13.2kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + BYD LVL 15.4 kWh Premium Lithium Battery

$53,595.00

2 x Fronius Primo 5kW  solar inverter

✓ 30 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (13.2kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 2 x BYD LVL 15.4 kWh Premium Lithium battery (30kWh battery bank)

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter + Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter + Selectronic 7.5kW Inverter Charger + Power Plus 4kWh Lithium Batteries

$48,640.00

1 x Fronius Primo 8kW  solar inverter

✓ 24 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (10.56kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 6 x Power Plus Eco4840P 4kWh Lithium batteries (24kWh battery bank) Australian made

✓ 1 x Power Plus 4 battery cabinet

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter

10.56kW Off Grid Solar System with Fronius Primo Solar Inverter and Selectronic Inverter Charger + 24kWh Battery Bank

$39,646.00$46,388.00

1 x Fronius Primo 8kW  solar inverter

✓ 24 x Jinko 440w NEO N type solar panels (10.56kW solar array)

✓ 1 x Selectronic SP Pro 482 7.5kW inverter charger (rated @ 7.5kW continuous load & up to 18kW peak) Australian made

✓ 1 x Select Live (WiFi required)

✓ 1 x Tin roof mounted solar racking system (tile & tilt systems available)

✓ 4 x BYD LVS 4kWh Premium Lithium batteries (16kWh battery bank)

✓ 1 x BYD LV BMU

FAQs

Which solar system is best for your home?

When selecting a solar system for your home, it is crucial to consider your budget, energy demands, amount of sunlight, panel size, and technology. Then, with our professional advice, make an educated decision and shift to solar energy today. To determine the best solar system for your home, contact a reliable solar system provider at AHLEC.

Can I run my house on solar power only?

Making the switch to solar power in the home is achievable with suitable preparation and setup. However, it is essential to consider elements like solar battery storage, installation, and upkeep costs to ensure a successful conversion to solar power. For that, you have to consult a professional solar installer responsible for analysing all your requirements suitable for your home.

How long can I expect my solar panels to last?

The durability of solar panels is subject to their quality, type, and the conditions they are exposed to. Therefore, regular maintenance, such as cleaning and monitoring, is recommended to increase their life expectancy. 

In addition, newer, advanced solar panels can last up to 40 years or more if correctly installed and taken care of. Ultimately, proper installation and care can ensure that solar panels are a reliable and sustainable energy source for a long time. Therefore, it is better to recommend a professional solar installer who can give more appropriate information about the solar panel’s lifespan with warranty options.

Do solar panels damage your roof?

No. Solar panels can not damage your roof, but they will protect it from the elements by providing a layer of protection from the sun’s UV rays and weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow, and hail. The solar installer will conduct a roof assessment before installing the solar panels, ensuring your roof’s strength to support the weight. Then the installation process does not cause any damage to the roof.