Over the past few years the cost of electricity has skyrocketed, so it makes sense to look for more environmentally friendly and cost effective options for your home. Solar panels (also known as photovoltaic — or PV — systems) are becoming even more popular with Australian homeowners, and are a great way to reduce your carbon foot print and save you money.
We know the move from electricity to solar can be overwhelming, and with so many products on the market, it’s important you get the right system for your home and energy needs. Here’s how to make the move in 7 simple steps:
1. Do Your Research
Research the different types of solar systems and decide what will work best for you. While the price of solar has gone down, they still have a decent up-front cost so research different prices and set your budget. Also, check out the types of Government incentives and rebates available for you to take advantage of.
Find a reputable ‘Clean Energy Council Approved Retailer’. A good provider will guide you on the right system for your energy needs, your offset plans and your government rebates.
3. Plan and Choose a Solar PV System
Once you’ve found a CEC Approved Retailer, work with them to plan and choose a solar system that will fit with your needs and your property.
4. Sign a Contract
Once you’ve settled on your system, sign a contract with your installer. Make sure the contract includes all the right terms and conditions of sale.
5. Install Your System
When you’ve signed the contract, you’re ready to roll. Your installers will now be able to install your system and provide you with documentation including warranties and a user manual.
6. Connect to the Grid
A good installer will arrange connection of your system to the energy grid for you. Make sure you check in with the installer so you understand the process and who you need to follow up with after installation.
7. Enjoy and maintain your solar system
It’s now time to enjoy your solar panels! Make sure you keep the system in top condition by getting a Clean Energy Council accredited installer to do maintenance work. This will help you get the most out of your system.
Here at Renew Energy we’re committed to making sure our clients get the best service. We’ll guide you through the whole process to make sure you get great results, without any stress.