Building Solar Ready

We all understand that one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be energy prices. As we build more homes we increasingly try to ensure that they accommodate present and future energy needs. Solar ready homes are becoming more popular and if you are building a new home, we recommend you make it solar ready.

6 Solar Ready Tips

  1. When building a new home or when renovating and the budget is tight a Solar Ready Hot Water Cylinder is a brilliant idea for a small extra cost. Solar Ready for PV is another good option.
  2. When building a swimming pool, adding a couple of dedicated lines such as a second suction point and a couple of jets for a future solar system costs very little.
  3. When changing the hot water system, consider some extra space in the house by moving the hot water cylinder to the roof , or outside and make sure that it is a solar ready one.
  4. When applying for any building consent, add solar panels as an option – you have up to two years to install them. Doing it that way, saves a lot of time and money later.
  5. If a future wetback is a possibility, position a GreenGlo dual coil tank close to or above the fireplace position.
  6. It's always a good idea to install an Inverter, that way when you're producing more energy than you need you can sell it back to the Grid.

With Solar, timing is very important. Thinking about solar in advance can save thousands of dollars later.

To find out more we recommend talking to Solar Group