Building a New Home
If you are looking to build a new home, or in the process of having a house built then you’ve come to the right place.
At velocity solar we specialise in looking after all clients are going through the building process. Our designers are electricians with a lot of experience in the building industry and our team have a specialized skill set that allows us to help design the right solar system for each client.
We have built great relationships with many custom builders in the Geelong region, and we are continuing to build these relationships each and every day. Our builders appreciate our willingness to assist their clients in the design process and look after all the logistics.
One of our major key features that we offer is pre-wiring solar systems. We arrange to run all the cabling before the plaster goes on the property, We can do this at a very low cost no more than the equivalent of a deposit for a solar system, and do this without any lock in contracts. Pre-wiring allows for all the cabling to be hidden nicely internally and makes installing in the future very straight forward.
It can be quite difficult to get your head around exactly how much power you’re going to use in your new property, but we will spend the time to go through your expected consumption requirements for the new property, taking into insulation properties and all major appliances. We employ electricians and therefore have vast knowledge on the electrical usage and consumption requirements for our clients.
We take the hassle out of the process and in most cases deal directly with the builders on behalf of the client to make sure the design and install of your solar system is done correctly, cosmetically and safely whilst being compliant.
We are more than happy to look over building plans for our clients we do this with the knowledge that the designing process is one of the most important parts of the entire system.
Due to this we have built a specific new build program, to help assist in designing a solar system and are happy to go through this with any one going through the process of building a new home.
Please book a one-to-one with one of our designers to go through the process of installing solar and work through the logistics, we will also help by advising what questions to ask the builder to make the whole process as seamless as humanly possible.
Deciding on Size
If you are trying to decide the right size solar system to suit a new build there a couple of things to take into account.
Due to the economy of scale of installing solar systems anywhere between 3 kilowatts (kW), 6 kW, sometimes even larger can all serve the purpose of the client, but it’s a matter of picking the right size to suit.
When installing solar the first 2 kW of solar is the most expensive, the next 3 to 4 kW can be installed at the same price of the first 2 kW.
Example: Cost of 2kw vs 6kw
2kW of solar = $4000 ($2000 per kw)
6kW of solar = $8000 ($1330 per kw)
Due to the economy of scales in some cases a 6 kW system will pay for itself quicker than a 2 kW system even if you’re putting the majority of the power back into the grid.
We like to make the choice a little bit easier by asking the question which of these two examples best serves your purpose.
- Example 1
You’re looking to put a solar system on your roof to minimise your utility bills, you would like to take advantage of the financial incentives from both federal and state government’s, you don’t want to over capitalise and you want to do your part for the environment.
- Example 2
You’re looking to make your electricity bills as low as humanly possible not just for now but the future, you’re looking to live in the property for a long time you have a little bit of extra cash available today to put a slightly larger system in knowing that in the long run a larger solar system will give you greater reward.
If example 1 fits your thought process the best then a smaller system around about 3 to 4 kW may be the right choice. If example 2 is more inline with your thoughts then you may look to install a larger solar system.
The good news is there is no right or wrong answer to this question but this gives an example so that you can at least way up the options between a larger and a smaller system.