The Benefits of Solar Installations

How Solar Panels can save you money!

 

  • Electricity prices keep going up and up. Installing solar power could save approximately 4,000kWh - 8,000KWh each year using solar energy which will help you save money on your electricity bills. (based on 3-5kw system)

  • Feed-in tariffs are premium prices for electricity paid by utility providers for excess power you don't use and sell back to the electricity grid.

  • Although Feed-in tariffs do fluctuate a number of retailers do offer more than the minimum rates specified by the government. Have a chat with your sales consultant about different plans and rates available, it is a little bit daunting as there are a few different distributors and each retailer has different rates depending on the distributor, but were here to help and make it a little easier.

  • Your solar energy system will produce electricity during daylight hours and any excess electricity generated is fed back into the grid unless you have a solar battery or other location to divert the energy to. Your energy provider will credit you for the export of power and this credit helps offset your power bills.

How do Solar Panels Benefit the enviroment?

 

  • Solar Energy helps reduce your carbon footprint as it is a clean energy alternative.

  • Solar Energy does not contribute to global warming, acid rain or smog.

  • Solar Power actively contributes to the decrease of harmful green house gas emissions.

  • Less pollution in the air means cleaner air for us to breathe, therefore increasing our life expectancy.

  • Solar energy produces no waste and no pollution. Therefore limiting your impact on climate change and global warming.

How Solar Panels Benefit you?

 

1. Renewable energy

Solar power systems derive energy from the sun. Panels on your roof help reduce carbon emissions and bring down our collective dependence on fossil fuels. By installing solar, you’re not only reducing your carbon footprint, but also doing your bit to increase renewable energy generation when you export energy from the panels to the grid.

2. Reduce what you pay for electricity

You will meet some of your energy needs with the electricity your solar power system has generated. This should mean you will pay less for the power you use. How much you save will be dependent on the size of your solar system and your electricity usage.

Not only can you reduce what you pay for your electricity, but you can also get paid for any surplus power you generate by supplying it to the grid. This is called a feed-in-tariff’.

3. Property value increase

If you’re looking to sell your home, the installation of solar power systems can increase its value. Based on surveys, most Australians think that solar panels add value to a property, and estimates suggest that a 5kW solar panel installation could add around $29,000 to the value of a house. That’s a bright investment.

4. Low maintenance costs

Solar power systems generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. You only need to keep them relatively clean; cleaning them a couple of times per year will do the job. After covering the initial cost of the solar system, you can expect very little spending on maintenance and repair work. The average cost of an annual inspection with a qualified inspector is about $150.

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