Unlike other solar companies in Newcastle, Solar Run is committed to finding the best deals for our residential and commercial clients, so they can take advantage of the benefits of renewable energy alternatives, sooner. By making the transition to sustainable energy, you can end your dependence on traditional providers that continue to utilise fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal, which continues to worsen the climate change crisis. What’s more, it provides immediate savings on utility bills as electricity prices continue to rise with every passing year.
Our specialist installers and technicians offer complete services, from initial at home consultations where we can offer customised quotes, to the installation of your solar panels, to the continued maintenance and servicing of your wider solar power system when required.
To learn more, please contact us at Solar Run today by calling 1300 076 527.
How much can Solar Panels save you?
Glen and Debra from the Central Coast were paying 50c/kWh for Electricity. They recently got a 6.6kW Solar System and will now get electricity from their solar panels for 5c/kWh. Here, Martin shares their story.
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Martin has been a Newcastle local for over 10 years. Solar Run Newcastle is based in Hamilton and services Newcastle and surrounds. Martin and his team provide No Fuss and Honest Advice to make sure you get the best value system for your home.
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The cost of a solar panel system in Newcastle will vary greatly depending on the type of panel and the manufacturer that you choose. We have chosen the two best value deals to look at to give you an idea of the price of a solar panel system in Newcastle. For details on the full range of solar options, contact us for a free quote.
The 6.6kW Solar Panels are ideal for small to medium sized homes. It has an energy output potential of 28kWh (kilowatt-hour) per day. The price of the 6.6kW Solar Panels starts from $3,700.
The 10kW Solar Panels are the best value system for Newcastle residents with large homes. These panels boast a 42kWh output per day and come with a 10-year warranty. Prices for the 10kW panels start at $4,990.
There is an abundance of choice for those looking for Solar Panels in Newcastle. Our Newcastle team are stocked with the 3 main technologies on the market:
The options get even more expansive once we look at the different manufacturers available to choose from. The panels we recommend more than any other are the Q Cells Solar Panels due to their outstanding performance, efficiency and reliability.
However, solar panels are not a ‘one size fits all’ product. Luckily, our Newcastle team have over 10 different manufacturers to choose from. So you can make sure that you have the right panels for your home and your budget. Our other popular brands include:
Rebates are still a great option for Newcastle residents looking to get a discount on their new home solar system. These subsidies from the Federal Government allow those who are buying solar panels to cut the costs of their system and installing servicing.
However, these subsidies will begin to scale down from the 1st of January 2022. For those who want to make the most of their solar energy investment, purchasing your solar system before the new year is the best and most cost effective way.
For more information on the rebates available to you, speak with one of our customer service team on 1300 076 527 for a free quote.
The return on investment for a home solar system is massive. Solar panels provide Newcastle home-owners with the opportunity to drastically reduce their power bill. This reduction comes in the form of a reduced reliance on the grid as well as the potential for feed in tariffs to further discount your electricity expenditure.
Before this return on investment can be calculated, you must first complete the payback period on your system. This is the period of time it takes for your energy savings to cover the cost of your system.
On average around Australia, this payback period lasts between 2-7 years. Newcastle residents should expect to be on the low end of this scale thanks to the reliable levels of sunshine throughout the year. Once the panels have paid for themselves, all energy reductions and feed in tariffs are net profit for you.
Newcastle’s strong yearly sunshine means that residents should expect to reap massive rewards from their home solar system. Reports from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) indicate that on average solar panels in New South Wales can produce around 3.9kWh of energy for every kW of solar installed in your home.
This means that a 6.6kW solar panel on your home in Newcastle will output around 26kWh per day. A 10kW panel will output approximately 39kWh per day on average. These figures from the CEC are an average approximation. On days with stronger sunshine you can expect your system to output its full potential of energy.
Solar battery storage is a great option for anyone serious about maximising their return on investment for their solar panels and minimising their reliance on the grid. Solar batteries allow you to store the excess energy produced by your panels while you’re not at home to use it.
So rather than letting all of that energy get fed into the grid, batteries allow you to access it at your convenience. This grants you the ability to power your home, even when the sun isn’t shining or the grid is down.
Newcastle residents and home-owners should seriously consider solar battery storage because of the strong, consistent sunshine in the region. Upgrading your solar system to include a battery storage option will allow you to make the most of the good weather, minimise your electricity bill and access your stored solar electricity when it suits you.
Solar panels come in different sizes, with different levels of power and different key features. There are a lot of things to think about and compare between the multitude of panels on the market. However, at Solar Run we have a simple philosophy: the right solar is the solar that fits your home.
So with that in mind, there are three key elements to consider when figuring out which are the right solar panels for you
The type of panels to best suit your needs is highly dependent on the amount of roof space that you have available. For Newcastle residents with a small roof, or limited available roof space, Mono panels are the best option as they produce more power for the same size panel compared to the Poly panels.
For those with plenty of roof space, the Poly panels are a cost effective way to access solar energy. While you will need more panels to get the equivalent output of the Mono panels, they are a financially savvy alternative.
The amount of energy your home uses will determine the amount of output you will require from your solar panels. The best way to get an accurate measurement for your home energy requirements is to review your electricity usage over the last number of years. Rather than leaving it to estimates or presumptions about your needs, it’s best to use the hard data to dictate which type of panels you will require.
For homes with relatively low energy requirements, Poly panels will be the best and cheapest option. For homes with large energy needs, or limited roof space, Mono or Bi-Facial panels are the best option for meeting your electricity requirements.
Roofs that are obstructed by shade can cause problems for some solar panels, however there are solutions available. When a standard panel is partially shaded, the whole device can be impacted, or even stop working altogether.
Newcastle residents with concerns of shading should consider half cell panels. These have the advantage of having independent cells that won’t be impaired if parts of the panel are in shade. Half cells are a great way to offset the impact of shading, while also being strong, efficient panels in their own right.
The other option for overcoming shade is to purchase an Optimiser for your panels. These devices track the efficiency of each of the cells in your panel and adjust your system to maximise the output of the cells receiving the most sunlight. Optimisers are another great solution to the issue of shading.
The sun is out, the air-conditioning is blasting and you’re hosting a group of friends at your place for a BBQ. What could be better? Free electricity! Summer is the best time to have solar panels because that’s when you get the most sunshine and when energy consumption is at its peak. Make sure you get your solar panels installed by summer so that you can get the most out of your investment, and your summer.
The Government Rebate is the perfect reason to transition to solar electricity right now. From January 1st, 2020 the subsidies for solar electricity will be scaled back, meaning your potential savings will start to diminish. To save on the upfront costs and installation of your system, and to reduce the payback period of your panels, install your panels this summer.
Solar panels are a savvy investment for anyone who uses electricity. Once your system has paid itself off you are accessing the free energy of the sun. The sooner you purchase your panels and start paying off the initial costs. The sooner you can start enjoying the benefits of free energy and zero grid reliance.
One final step before you go out and purchase your new solar panels is to make sure that you are buying from a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installer. This CEC accreditation ensures that the installing servicing meets the Australian standards and best industry practices for training and certification. Using a CEC accredited installer enables access to STC’s, a financial incentive offered as an upfront discount when you purchase your solar system. All Solar Run franchisees use CEC accredited installers.
Solar power systems are in growing demand across Newcastle and wider Australia. As such, they are an investment that will immediately increase the value of your property, given the immediate savings available with ongoing utility bills and significantly reducing your carbon footprint.
Given these benefits, there has been an increase in the incentives and rebates made available by both federal and state governments to improve the affordability and accessibility of solar panels to both homes and companies. Those searching for the best solar deals on the market can not only receive significant financial support or discounts on the installation of panels, but also receive additional revenue streams by selling back any excess energy generated by their solar power systems to traditional grids via feed-in tariff schemes.
What’s more, at Solar Run, we also have a number of financing options to support property owners in purchasing systems that match their budgets. Our installers and technicians can work with you to understand the ideal payment plan to maximise the benefits of your new solar panels.
We are always happy to provide tailored quotes on our prices, installation processes, and systems available to homeowners and companies in Newcastle. Please contact us at Solar Run today by either calling 1300 076 527, or leaving an online enquiry using our contact form, and one of our solar installers or technicians will be in touch shortly.