Are building a new home?
You really need to consider your solar and future battery storage needs during the design stage and this is where the team at Stinson Air & Solar are the leaders of the pack.
Solar Installations with South West’s Best Home Builders
We work with the most awarded home building companies and their clients to ensure all the thinking and smart design is done up front to reduce regret later. Every day we are having design stage conversations with builders drafting teams, designers and architects and their clients. Over 80% of the residential solar we install is to new home builds, this is what we do, and because we focus on this area like no one else in our industry we honestly believe that we do it better than the rest.
If you are building you may not be sure what residential rooftop solar or battery storage best suits your needs now let alone what the future may hold. We can help with this process and help you understand how a future proof system will work best for you and be ready if expansion is needed in the future. A few future requirement examples may be; for that pool and the extra energy use that would consume, electric vehicles (we will most likely all own them one day – and how that will change requirements for the size you may need and requirements for charging stations or preliminary works for such), battery storage, and if having battery storage now or in the future how a black out circuit with essential services should be wired by your builder’s electrician during your build. There is a lot to think about and we are here to help you navigate the journey.
We always reccommend you consider your solar needs before building, here’s why:
1.By working in with roof designs we can minimise compromise on unit size and maximise system design efficiency
For example we can have best roof locations clear of roof cowls, antennas, plumbing vents and so on. Roof design can possibly be altered to maximise a best fit design solution for your needs.
- Minimise componentry compromise.
With proper pre-construction consideration we can have inverters and batteries or future batteries and EV charging stations in the locations that YOU want, not what is left available after the event. Conduits can be pre-installed and you won’t have to compromise later. For example – it can be frustrating if you have to put components in your garage in an area that was pre planned for a workbench or bike rack.
- Minimise the maintenance on your home.
With installing after the event, you often have to run external conduits on exterior and interior walls or install components in high weather areas. These involve more fixings and fittings that can corrode or get damaged. This leads to another future maintenance concern and will reduce fixing or component expected lifetimes.
- Improved aesthetics
By proper planning in the design and construction stage, we can often improve your homes street appeal. By being able to choose roof locations and adjust roof components or minimise unsightly interior and exterior conduits we can improve the look of your home.
- Utilise on site safety equipment for safer and often more cost effective install
By installing solar during the build process, often the scaffold, hoists and equipment can be utilised for a safer install. This will often lead to cost savings if the home would require scaffold, crane hire, scissor lifts or elevated platforms if done post construction. Win, win!
Find the Right Solar System for Your Home
How much power is my new home going to use? What size solar panels and system should I install? What incentives, rebates and STCs will help save me money on my purchase?… and… “What financial benefit or return on investment will my new rooftop solar or solar and battery storage deliver?
These are great questions, and we can answer them all but not with a cookie cutter answer, every home and every homeowners lifestyle and energy patterns are different, even if you are building a spec home it can still have a different orientation to the display home, be in a different council with different council requirements, have different shade factors and so much more.
What should I do next?
We recommend you talk to our team, who can work with your team and present you with a complimentary proposal using the latest in satellite imagery and design technology software to propose to you a range of options that are best going to suit your location, your home design and your lifestyle and energy needs for solar and battery storage when you are ready to move in and with one eye on the future… and what an exciting future it is!
Contact us today to see how the team at Stinson Air & Solar can help