The Solar Revolution: Why Hunter Locals Are Investing in Solar

There is a revolution happening on the rooftops of the Hunter Valley, with more and more locals making the switch to solar. With the high level of sun radiation in the Hunter region, a great opportunity is presented to homeowners to harness the sun’s free energy. From reducing your reliance on the grid to creating a smart energy future, why should you join the revolution?

Save on energy bills

Solar is a great way to reduce your energy bills and your reliance on energy companies.

Replacing a conventional gas or electric water heater with a Solahart Hot Water System could substantially reduce your hot water energy use. Solar water heating is a simple and efficient process where energy from the sun is captured to heat water for your home.

For ultimate savings, you can combine it with a Solahart Solar Power System. Solar PV systems generate electricity from sunlight. The solar panels are made up of many photovoltaic (PV) cells which collect the light from the sun and convert this into DC current. This is fed through an inverter and converted to 240V AC to power your home. Your home remains connected to the power grid so that when you generate more electricity than you need, you can feed it back into the grid.

Alternatively, add a Battery Storage System, such as Tesla Powerwall, GoodWe and SolarEdge, to reduce your energy costs even more. Home batteries enable customers to make the most of their solar investment by storing the unused solar energy generated during the day for use at night, further minimising energy costs.

During an appointment with Solahart Newcastle, you will have access to our Savings Calculator, which will estimate how much you can save. The Savings Calculator will take you through some simple assumptions on your current energy usage patterns and actual site conditions to give you a good idea of how much you can reduce your energy bills.

Reduce your carbon footprint

By switching to an energy source that’s clean and green, like solar, you’ll reduce your carbon emissions and lead a more sustainable lifestyle. For example, you can replace your electric water heater with a Solahart, and you could save up to 1.6 to 2.6 tonnes of carbon emissions per year^, which is equivalent to taking a small car off the road. Install a solar power system to generate energy without the aid of fossil fuels and enjoy more independence from the grid. You can then add a home battery for a complete solution to further reduce your carbon footprint.

At Solahart Newcastle, our goal is to help you decide on a solar solution that is suitable to you, not only to help you save money, but also to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle, while reducing your impact on the environment. By investing in solar technology, you can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of one of the most abundant, consistent sources of energy we have available; our Australian sun.

Because solar is so good for the environment, the Australian Government Renewable Energy Target scheme provides a mechanism that offers generous incentives to help you make the switch. The incentives come in the form of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs), which are generally applied as a point of sale discount, helping you reduce the up-front cost of going solar.

Increase the value of your home

There are many studies around that indicate adding solar increases the value of your home. For example, according to research from, 78% of Australians surveyed said that a solar hot water system would add value to a home and 75% of renters said that they would pay extra rent to live in a property with solar energy. Whilst this may not be quantifiable as such, you could expect that any significant energy saving initiative (such as adding solar) will make a home more attractive than one without. Adding a quality Solahart system to your roof should only enhance this notion.

60 months interest- free

Now is the time to go solar and pay no interest with flexible interest free solutions. Solahart are currently offering 60 months interest-free*on our entire residential range, including Solahart Hot Water, Solar Power and Battery Storage.

At Solahart Newcastle, we’re proud to be leading Australia’s solar charge. Helping smart Aussies make a real difference to the planet, reducing their reliance on the grid, cutting their energy bills, and connecting them to their smart energy future. Since 1953, we’ve been the trusted name in Australian solar, installing over a million solar hot water systems and over half a million solar power panels. If you’re considering going solar, don’t settle for second best. 

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