Solar Panels: The Ultimate Home Upgrade for Sustainable Living (Now Part of our Ultimate Inclusions!)

Solar Panels: The Ultimate Home Upgrade for Sustainable Living (Now Part of our Ultimate Inclusions!)

It’s no secret that solar panels have become an increasingly popular choice for new home builders NSW looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs. And in a country known for its sunshine, it’s really a no brainer. That’s why solar panels are now included as part of our Ultimate Inclusions on all new homes—whether you’re looking to knock down rebuild, make the most of new house and land packages, build a single storey home or a double storey home. 

The best part is, we see these inclusions as necessities, not extras, so just like everything else new home builders need, solar panels are now inclusive in our upfront price.

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But why are solar panels the ultimate home upgrade?

There’s so many benefits to harnessing the power of the sun so solar panels really are the ultimate home upgrade for sustainable living for new home builders NSW. With a 3.5kW Smart Solar System now included with your new home, get ready to enjoy the benefits of solar power which include:

  • Powering your home using renewable energy
  • Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Saving on your energy bills
  • Stress-free heating and cooling
  • A home ready for the new BASIX & NCC standards
  • Upgrades to suit your needs, including battery storage
  • Low maintenance
  • Improving the value of your home

Solar panels are a money saver

Energy bills, like everything else at the moment are being hit hard. So it makes more sense than ever before to install solar panels on your new home whether you’re planning to knock down rebuild or choose one of our house and land packages, build a double storey home or a single storey home. 

Solar panels supply power to a home during the day and are generally used alongside traditional ‘grid’ power. This ensures you always have access to extra electricity when required—on low sunlight days, at night or at times of high power usage. 

With solar power, because you’re generating your own electricity it means you’re able to rely less on expensive utility companies. In fact, installing solar panels on your new home can significantly reduce your electricity bills—especially if you make a conscious effort to run appliances at certain times of the day when your panels are generating the most power. Say goodbye to the stress of cranking up the AC on a hot summers day or turning up the heat as we head into the winter months.

Solar Panels are a source of renewable and clean energy:

We all hear people talking about renewable and clean energy but what does this actually mean? 

Well, when it comes to solar panels, it’s about harnessing the power of the sun, a renewable energy source that’s not going to run out—at least not for billions of years! And unlike other more traditional fossil fuels like coal or gas, solar production doesn’t release harmful greenhouse gases or contribute to air pollution. 

Including solar panels as part of every home we build—whether it’s a knock down rebuild or one of our house and land packages, on double storey and single storey homes—is part of our commitment to combat climate change and create a more sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy. 

The inclusion of solar panels as part of Ultimate Inclusions will also help new home builders reach the BASIX standards being enforced by the NSW government and which came into effect on 1st October 2023. 

Solar panels are durable and have a long-life 

Over time, solar panels provide a substantial return on investment to new home builders NSW, as they have a long lifespan (typically 25-30 years) and don’t need much maintenance. 

It’s estimated that with the savings you make by producing your own power, most solar systems pay for themselves in five years or less. For someone choosing to knock down rebuild or buy one of our home and land packages—whether a single storey home or a double storey home—with solar panels included the upfront price, this time would be substantially less. 

Solar panels can increase the value of your new build home

New home builders with solar panels ensure their dwellings have higher market value. These homes also tend to sell faster compared to properties without them. That’s because buyers are increasingly interested in eco-friendly homes that offer long-term cost savings, making solar panels an attractive feature.

Solar panels provide the potential for future energy independence

We touched on being more independent from energy companies before and installing solar panels on your knock down rebuild home or on one of our house and land packages means you have the potential for future energy independence. This is because:

  • As energy demands increase, traditional power grids may become strained. By going solar, you contribute to a more resilient and decentralised energy system.
  • You have more control over your energy production and are less affected by rising energy costs.
  • If you decide to upgrade again and install a battery to store the extra energy produced by your solar panels, your electricity supply will be mostly (or potentially soley) ‘off grid’ ensuring a consistent supply of electricity even during peak demand periods or power outages.

You know your solar panels will be installed by experts

We’ve partnered with the best professionals so we can advise you on the best placement of your panels for maximum possible output. In Australia, generally speaking, north-facing panels will produce the most electricity, but having some panels facing east or west will allow your system to produce power earlier in the morning or later into the afternoon, respectively.  

You might also wonder about whether your solar panels will be visible and impact the street appeal of your home. Generally speaking they will be as integrated as possible, especially because we’re planning on installing them as your home is being built rather than retro fitting them. Installing during construction, the solar inverter, isolators and cabling can be integrated into the wall for a clean and tidy finish. 

Saying that, the benefits of installing solar panels far outweighs the drawbacks of some visible panels—which arguably can give you a sense of pride and offer your home a little ka-ching factor. Remember, solar ups the value of your new home!

You asked we listened

Research shows an overwhelming majority of new home builders want solar included. And with the rising costs of energy, we get it. That’s why we’ve included solar with our Ultimate Inclusions so you can make the most of the sunshine that’s such a big part of life in Australia.

From reducing electricity bills and increasing property value to promoting sustainability and energy independence, solar power provides a win-win solution for new home builders and the environment. Whether your choosing to knock down rebuild, purchase one of our home and land packages, build a single storey home or a double storey home, you’ll be able to harness the power of the sun with our Ultimate Inclusions. 

Ask your New Homes Consultant about how you can realise your dream today, with Solar!