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Off-Grid Solutions for Tiny Homes

Off-grid energy solutions have gained significant momentum in Australia, particularly within the thriving market of tiny homes. These sustainable and self-sufficient dwellings have become increasingly popular among Australians seeking an alternative and environmentally conscious way of living. Let’s look at the upward trend of off-grid energy solutions in Australia and how they are being harnessed by the burgeoning tiny homes market.

The Rise of Off-Grid Energy Solutions

Australia, with its abundant sunshine and vast landscapes, provides an ideal setting for off-grid energy solutions. As a nation that values sustainability and self-sufficiency, Australians are increasingly embracing renewable energy sources to power their homes and reduce their reliance on traditional grid-based electricity.

Solar Power: Solar energy is at the forefront of the off-grid movement in Australia. With its ample sunlight, the country boasts excellent conditions for solar panel installations. Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, providing a reliable and renewable energy source for off-grid homes.

Battery Storage: To maximise the benefits of solar power, battery storage systems are becoming increasingly popular. These systems store excess electricity generated by solar panels during the day for use during nighttime or cloudy periods. Battery storage ensures a steady supply of electricity, even when sunlight is limited, enabling off-grid homes to remain powered around the clock.

Microgrids: In some instances, off-grid communities or clusters of tiny homes are establishing microgrids. Microgrids are self-contained energy systems that connect multiple properties, enabling the sharing and distribution of renewable energy generated within the community. This collaborative approach fosters energy independence and resilience within these off-grid communities.

Utilisation of Off-Grid Energy Solutions in the Tiny Homes Market

Tiny homes, known for their compact size and minimal environmental footprint, align perfectly with the principles of off-grid living. These small-scale dwellings offer an opportunity for individuals and families to reduce their ecological impact and embrace a simpler lifestyle. Off-grid energy solutions provide the necessary power for these homes while maintaining their sustainable essence.

Solar Panels: Tiny homes in Australia are increasingly equipped with solar panel systems, harnessing the abundant sunlight to generate electricity. These panels are typically installed on the roof or in an area that receives optimal sunlight exposure. Solar power allows tiny homeowners to meet their energy needs while minimizing their reliance on traditional energy sources.

Battery Storage: Coupling solar panels with battery storage systems is a common practice in the tiny homes market. Batteries store excess solar energy, ensuring a continuous power supply even during periods of low sunlight. This self-sufficiency allows tiny homeowners to operate their homes independently, regardless of the availability of grid-based electricity.

Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient appliances and LED lighting further enhance the sustainability of off-grid tiny homes. These energy-saving measures reduce power consumption and extend the operating time of the battery storage systems. Tiny homeowners prioritize energy efficiency to maximize the effectiveness of their off-grid energy solutions and minimize their environmental impact.

Environmental Sustainability and Cost Savings

The combination of off-grid energy solutions and tiny homes not only promotes environmental sustainability but also offers economic benefits to homeowners. By relying on renewable energy sources, tiny homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener future. Additionally, with the potential to operate independently from the traditional electricity grid, homeowners can save on utility bills and achieve long-term cost savings.

Australia’s embrace of off-grid energy solutions, particularly within the growing market of tiny homes, highlights a shift towards sustainable living and self-sufficiency. Solar power, battery storage, and microgrid systems are empowering individuals and communities to generate and manage their own renewable energy. With the ability to minimize reliance on grid-based electricity, off-grid energy solutions enable tiny homeowners to reduce their environmental impact while enjoying the benefits of independence and cost savings. Asthe off-grid energy trend continues to gain traction in Australia, it is expected that more individuals will turn to these sustainable solutions to power their tiny homes and lead a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

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solutions in Perth, Western Australia

Whilst we do have the name “QUICK” in our name, we are not THAT quick. We do not just automatically spit out a generic quote in order to generate cheap prospect leads. Each Solar quote has to be custom quoted by a real person, according to your location, roof type, building type, and usage specifications. We don’t have a one-size fit’s all quoting system because we know that it is important to review multiple factors that can only be done by a real person. 

It’s “Quick” in the sense that you get to see all 3 quotes at one short meeting, instead of wasting your time meeting with 3 different sales people from 3 companies. You also only need to submit your details once. So it saves you time, which in effect makes it quick for you.

Our service is 100% free to you, the purchaser.
We are paid the same flat referral fee by the solar providers, so our advice to you is honest and unbiased. You don’t pay us anything, you pay the solar company that you choose to proceed with, directly for their solar product. It’s similar to the way that mortgage brokers can get you the best finance option and the bank pays them a referral fee – it’s free for the consumer. The solar isn’t free, but the quotes and advice are.

  • We research and find the best VALUE deals (not always the CHEAPEST). If you buy cheap, you often end up having to buy it twice.  

  • Our philosophy is, “What solar deal would I put on my own roof?”

  • The solar companies that quote on the projects for our clients, are able to reduce their costs because they don’t have to come out and pitch their proposals in person to each client. We do that for them and because we are presenting 3 solar proposals in each meeting, we can be more efficient.
  • The solar companies that are quoting, know that they are automatically up against 2 other local solar companies, so it is in their best interest to put their best quote forward (like a tendering process).
  • Solar companies that are quoting customers who are only getting one quote, are less incentivised to be competitive, so the Solar Quick Quotes referral model is the best way for clients to get the best price from local companies for solar packages, including solar panels, inverters and solar battery storage.

We use a number of local solar providers. Some of the solar providers have finance options available. If you are looking for a quote that has a finance option, please let us know via the quote request form.

It is pretty standard for solar companies to require a $1000 deposit (for residential solar) before the order the products. The balance is usually due upon successful completion of the installation. These details will be confirmed with you when we present you with the 3 best solar quotes. There is no payment required from you, the customer, to Solar Quick Quotes. You only pay the solar company directly – the solar company who’s quote you accept and proceed with.

You benefit as the customer, but so do local solar companies. They benefit because they now have a sure way to generate sales without the need to employ sales people who may or may not actually sell a product. They don’t need to pay retainers or provide company cars. It’s simple. They only pay a simple flat-rate fee on the quotes that are successfully converted to sales.

The two (2) main components of both residential and commercial solar are:

  1. The Panels
  2. The Inverter

The performance of each of these is dependant on the other, so it is wise to use equal quality products for both. There are numerous brands with varying performance levels and warranties. 

I’m pretty sure you know what solar panels are and what they do, so I’ll jump right to a basic explanation of an inverter.

An inverter is the piece of equipment that is usually mounted to your garage wall. It converts the solar electricity into usable electricity that your household devices can utilise and it also feeds unused electricity that your household doesn’t use, back into the grid. 

Prices are always changing and sometimes there is a business that becomes desperate and reduces their pricing lower than everyone else. Experience has shown us that the really desperate and cheap prices are usually cheap for a reason. Do you want to risk purchasing from a desperate business that might not be there in 5 years time to honour the warranty? Do you want to save a little bit of money by installing outdated technology that isn’t as efficient as todays technology? For these reasons and the fact that we are sourcing quotes from independent solar retailers who we cannot enforce price guarantees upon, we do not offer a price guarantee. We will however, help to simplify the process for you so that you are best positioned to get the best of 3 competitive quotes from 3 reputable businesses.

This is a question that we get all the time. Up until recently, batteries were not something that we recommended as a financially viable solution for most people, but we are now just starting to see that change. There are some great solar + battery options available now, but it is still going to more than double the cost of a standard residential solar package. Some of the companies that we have in our system do have finance options available though, so solar batteries are not out of reach for everyone. In most cases, our residential clients choose to initially proceed with standard solar, with the outlook to have a solar battery installed at a later stage when the right pricing and rebates become available.

You will be able to choose which of the 3 quotes you proceed with, so you are choosing the company that you will be paying directly. Your agreement will be with the company you choose. You will not be paying Solar Quick Quotes any payment at all.