Are you building a new home and want to be energy efficient? We know the costs of building can quickly add up so we offer a range of options to suit varying budgets.
We understand that the costs of construction can quickly accumulate, which is why we offer a range of solar options to suit varying budgets. Whether you’re aiming for a more sustainable and cost-effective home, here are a few considerations to keep in mind when adding solar power to your new build.
To maximize the benefits of solar power, it’s recommended to focus on electric-powered appliances for your new home. Solar energy is not compatible with gas-powered appliances, so prioritizing electric options will help you optimize your monthly cost savings. By reducing your reliance on gas and utilizing solar energy for your electrical needs, you can significantly lower your utility bills.
Hot Water Heat Pump
For efficient hot water heating, we highly recommend opting for our hot water heat pump as your primary hot water system. This innovative solution is three to four times more efficient at heating compared to a traditional hot water cylinder. By harnessing renewable energy and utilizing heat pump technology, you can enjoy cost savings while reducing your environmental impact.
Consider Solar with or without a Battery
When deciding on your solar system, it’s essential to consider when you’ll use power the most. This factor can influence your decision on whether to opt for solar panels alone or incorporate a battery storage system. Solar panels alone can significantly reduce your electricity bills during daylight hours. However, if you anticipate high energy usage during evenings or wish to have backup power during outages, a battery storage system becomes an attractive option. Assessing your power consumption patterns and priorities will guide you towards the most suitable solar solution for your needs.
Determine Your Solar Budget
As you plan your new home construction, it’s crucial to define your solar budget. We offer a range of options to accommodate different budgets, starting with our entry-level solar package priced at $10,000. For those seeking a more comprehensive solution that includes a Tesla battery for enhanced energy storage capabilities, our top-tier package is available at $36,000. By establishing your solar budget, you can align your sustainability goals with your financial resources, ensuring the successful integration of solar power into your new home.
Incorporating solar solutions into your new home can be a wise investment, providing long-term energy savings and environmental benefits. By prioritizing electric-powered appliances, utilizing a hot water heat pump, considering battery storage, and defining your solar budget, you can build an energy-efficient home that aligns with your sustainability goals while reducing your utility costs.
***Please note: The prices are an indication only we would need to review your house plans to confirm our recommendation and final costs***
What are the benefits of going Solar with Ecoefficient?
Inclusions in all of our Solar packages is our comprehensive monitoring tool which allows you to view production, consumption import and export at live times and a hot water timer to ensure the cylinder is going to be powered during daylight hours.
Without a battery
- High power user throughout the day
- Hot Water Cylinder that we can time during day light hours
- Spa pool or Swimming pool we can time during day light hours
- Budget (keeps costs down without adding battery)
- Any unused power is sent back to the grid which there is buy back (7-16 cents per kW)
- Power usage any time of day
- Power stored in battery for use at night
- In the event of a power cut you would have power usage off the battery
- Buy back (7-16 cents per kW) to the grid for any unused power however, stored in battery before this process would happen
For more information head to https://ecoefficient.co.nz/install-solar/solar-for-new-homes/