How much does it cost to install solar in Newcastle?

Getting solar panels in Newcastle

Australia has one of the highest levels of sunshine on the planet, so it’s not surprising that the country also has the highest level of rooftop solar panel adoption in the world due to its sunny conditions. Currently, over three million solar systems have been installed on homes and businesses across the country, making it the fastest-growing form of renewable energy.

So many people in Newcastle are enjoying solar energy’s proven ability to reduce their energy bills, especially at a time when the costs keep going up. The added benefit is their reduced carbon emissions as well which is important to some people who are conscious of their outputs and using renewable energy sources in the region.

The cost to install solar in Newcastle

Investing in solar for your home or business is a big decision, and it’s hard to know who you can trust – especially as many solar companies have sprung up suddenly to take advantage of the boom in this industry. Many will then disappear just as quickly when demand slows down.

What we have seen at Solahart is that this has left many unwary customers with no service, worthless warranties and in some cases, systems that don’t function very well at all. That’s why it pays to shop around and choose a company with a long-term track record like Solahart who has been operating for nearly 70 years.

The simple fact is, the cost of installing a solar power system in the Newcastle region will vary greatly depending on many different factors including;

  • The size of the solar power system you need
  • Your location
  • The site’s level of difficulty to access it
  • Whether the building is single storey or a multi level structure
  • The brand & model of components you choose
  • How many types of elements you are installing e.g panels, inverter, battery, hot water etc
  • The overall labour for installation.
  • If there are any local State or national Government rebates or incentives available

What are the costs to install solar power and solar hot water

Upgrading to a solar hot water system when installing solar panels on your house at the same time can be a good decision to make because;

  • Increased Energy Savings: Solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat water, which can save you money on your energy bills. By using a solar hot water system in conjunction with solar panels, you can maximize your energy savings and reduce your reliance on grid-based electricity.
  • Environmental Benefits: Solar hot water systems are a renewable and sustainable source of energy, which can help reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment as you draw less power from the grid to heat your water.
  • Increased Home Value: Installing a solar hot water system can increase the value of your home, as buyers are increasingly interested in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly features so this would cover off the two main areas that would interest potential home buyers. Adding solar battery storage would be the other option to consider to create a complete system
  • Long-Term Savings: While the upfront cost of installing a solar hot water system together with solar panels is considerable, the long-term savings on energy bills can make it a cost-effective choice in the long run. This can accelerate as prices for grid sourced electricity in the Newcastle region increases

How can you spot low cost solar panels vs premium quality ones

There are numerous differences, between low cost solar panels and premium quality solar panels. They include:

  • Premium solar panels are more efficient than the cheaper ones and have more longevity.
  • Premium are N-type which is better in heat and low light than P-Type
  • Premium are Monocrystalline better in heat and low light vs Polycrystalline
  • Better warranties, Australian Warranties and in-house warranties.

Solahart Silhouette solar panels (our premium panel) include a 25 year product warranty and 30 year performance warranty.

Solahart SunCell Solar Panels (our cheaper panel) include a 15 year product warranty and 20 year performance warranty

Getting quotes in Newcastle to calculate the cost of solar

If you’re considering installing a solar power system at your home or business in Newcastle, then even we suggest you obtain quotes from multiple installers, including Solahart. What we know is that your research can not only make sure you are getting great value, but you get to ‘feel’ how each company handles themselves.

You will quickly see there are a lot of installers that don’t have a long history in the industry.

Solahart has built itself on our pioneering expertise in solar hot water, so now we sell complete home solar solutions with a full suite of smart products that can be operated via your smartphone that are designed to soak up and store energy from the sun. This means that Solahart is a genuine one-stop solar shop in Newcastle that can sell & install solar power, solar hot water, heat pumps, battery storage, and Australia’s first solar-smart electric water heater, Solahart PowerStore®.

We send one of our team members out to meet you, view your site & spend some time to understand your needs. This is part of our free on-site solar assessment that we offer which is obligation free. Once we complete this assessment we provide a written quotation with your chosen options.

Does it cost more to add solar then update the system with other components later?

You can always start with a single component and build as your needs change, or install a total connected system combining solar power, hot water and energy storage linked together with a Solahart Energy Management Unit (EMU). This EMU smart hub allows you to manage how you use your energy and your appliances to help minimise the power you draw from the grid and maximise your solar savings.

The cost of upgrading your system will be slightly more than doing it all together because of the extra labour costs involved in multiple site visits. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. We will guide you through the process and plan a custom design system that is suitable to your physical structure, your requirements and budget.

This is why Solahart Newcastle provides a free on-site solar assessment

We can help you figure out what will make more sense and how to plan your solar power system upgrade.

Getting solar power installed

Once we have configured your solar system we can then manage the entire installation process with our team of professional installers. That’s right, we don’t use contractors, so not only do we provide you the costs, the range of products needed but then have the team of people that we manage to complete the installation for you. Our team are also accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

So, as you can see the cost to install solar does vary and it is because there are so many products, configurations and ways of setting up a system. All Solahart systems are designed and built to last year after year in the harshest Australian conditions. This is because we rigorously test all its products to ensure their durability and efficiency.

It’s this relentless focus on quality that allows us to back its products with such comprehensive warranties. Solahart’s Silhouette solar panels, for example, come with a Solahart 25-year Australian product warranty. So, if you’re looking to join the millions of smart Aussies who have made the switch to solar, make sure you do your homework first to understand the costs, as not all solar is the same and no other solar company has a track record like Solahart.

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