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Why solar should be part of your next Home Renovation

Any home renovation is exciting. The anticipation of seeing the final result makes all the thinking, planning and work worth it.

The ultimate goal of a renovation project, no matter how big or small, is to improve a home and see aspirational ideas come to life. This includes increasing its value, energy efficiency, and comfort, which helps us connect to our home on a deeper level.

Did you know that by going solar, you can tick all these boxes? In this article, we will explore some key reasons why solar technology should be part of your next home renovation.

1. Increase the energy efficiency of your home

Going solar is an investment that can help you reduce your energy consumption by harnessing the sun’s free energy to deliver power for your home, instead of relying only on the grid. 

This means that by considering a clean and green source of energy in your renovation plans, it could actually help you keep more money in your pocket over time, and protect you from increasing grid-energy costs.

Key stats:

  • According to research, cutting down power bills is a key priority for customers who choose solar power (71%)1
  • With the installation of a 6kW solar power system, a typical family could save approximately $1,500 on their annual energy bills
  • Also, the same family could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to seven tonnes per year2
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2. Reduce the energy you use to heat water

Installing a solar hot water heater can help you make a big difference to your energy consumption. This will ensure you are taking advantage of the abundant Australian sunshine to produce the hot water required for your home.

Key stats:

  • A conventional water heater typically makes up about 25%3 of a household’s energy use in Australia. 
  • You could save up to 65%of your hot water energy use if you replace your current gas or electric water heater with a solar water heater.
  • 2017-18 saw 23% growth5 in solar generation, indicating that there is a significant shift towards increased energy productivity.
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3. Increase the value of your home

According to research from, installing solar products has the potential to increase a home’s value; and other than improving our lifestyle, adding value to our real estate, is a nice side effect to have when embarking on a renovation project. In fact, the survey positioned solar technology as top-of-mind when it came to green living.

Some of the findings were:

  • 85% of Australians say that solar panels would add value to a home
  • 78% of Australians say that solar hot water would increase a home’s value
  • Two in five renters would pay up to $10 extra per week for a home with solar

Solar technology helps homeowners realise that certain aspects of their home, such as the roof, can be a great asset, especially when living in a country where sunshine is abundant.

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4. Go green and help save the planet

Did you know that 60%5 of the electricity consumed by the average Aussie household is generated from coal? But there is a smarter way to power your home. Like using energy free from the sun.

Solar helps you make a significant contribution to the environment, as it uses a natural power source to deliver energy and hot water for your home. As a result, you are also doing your bit to reduce greenhouse emissions.

For example, a Solahart solar water heater can help you save up to 1.6 to 2.7 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.6 So, your next renovation is a great opportunity to make a difference.

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So, there are Solahart’s four key reasons to include solar products as part of your renovation plans and improve your home.

Looking to make the switch to solar? Organise a Safer Home Assessment with Solahart today by completing the form below or contacting Solahart on 1300 721 984.

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Solahart Solar-Ready water heater is a smart choice because it provides an immediate solution to your hot water needs right now and also gives you the flexibility to upgrade and save on your energy costs in the future.

Whether you need a simple solution to get back into hot water quickly, a solar water heater from day one, or the option to upgrade to energy-saving solar in the future, you’re in control.

And no matter which option you choose, enjoy the extra peace of mind with a 10-year cylinder warranty.


1: Solahart Warranty Details: 10/3/2 warranty; 10 year cylinder and collector supply, 3 year cylinder and collector labour, 2 year parts supply including labour; applies to a single family domestic dwelling only. All other applications have a 3/1/1/1 warranty; 3 year cylinder and collector supply, 1 year parts supply, 1 year labour.

2: Energy savings of up to 65% shown is based on Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modelling of a Solahart 302L and using a medium load in Zone 3 and apply when replacing an electric water heater. Any savings will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar collectors, type of water heater being replaced, hot water consumption and fuel tariff. Maximum financial savings off your hot water bill are achievable when replacing an electric water heater on continuous tariff. Refer to for further information.

3: For a Solahart Solar Hot Water system, each STC represents 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity displaced over a 10 year period. The number of STC’s which may be created for the installation of an eligible solar water heater varies with the size and model of the solar water heater and the region (or zone) in which the unit is installed. The value of an STC is not fixed and varies depending on market factors.

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