How to get your home solar ready for summer
Book your solar consultation and installation early
By the time summer rolls around, many Australian households are lining up to install solar systems. As demand increases, so do wait times, and many miss out on getting their system installed before summer comes to an end. On the other hand, installing your solar system pre-summer means that you can beat the rush, enjoy quicker turnaround times and ensure your system is up and running by the start of summer.
Spring is a great time to consult a solar expert and organise the installation of your solar system.
Decide on the design of your solar system and what components to include
There are many options to choose from when it comes to solar systems. First, make sure you choose an accredited rooftop solar retailer and installer that is a New Energy Tech Approved Seller. A good solar provider should have good experience, reputation and longeivty in market.
Next, work with your solar installer to choose the best type of solar panels for your rooftop, and where on your rooftop they should ideally be installed. They will also help you decide on an inverter (the brains of the system) and whether you want to add on a solar battery to store excess power generated by your solar panels.
Finally, you can opt to install a heat pump hot water or an EV charger to complete your solar-powered home setup.
Investigate rebate and green loan options
Victoria's state government currently offers several solar rebates for home owner-occupiers through the Solar Homes Program. These include a rebate of up to $1,400 for solar panel (PV) systems. Rental and community housing properties are also eligible for rebates.
Green loans can help you transition to solar energy, thanks to lower interest rates than regular loans. Solar panels, solar batteries, electric vehicles (EVs), EV home chargers, and other energy-efficient products may all be covered.