Imagine your home generating 100% renewable and clean energy, reducing carbon emissions and also reducing the cost of your electricity bill at the same time. Imagine your home with sleek and stylish solar panels on the rooftop generating electricity for your consumption. Australia is making a stance with residential solar installations and more Australians every day are reaping the benefits.
Why are solar panels beneficial for homes?
Reduce your electricity bill
Nobody likes receiving their electricity bill– why not make a change so that when the electricity bill comes through the door, we’re not quite so depressed about having to pay it. A solar powered system installed on your house will make dramatic savings on your electricity usage and therefore significanltly lower your bill. During the day, your solar panels will harness light from the sun and generate electricity for your consumption in your household. As a result of this, less electricity will have to be purchased from the grid, because you are generating your own electricity. To save even more money on your electricity bill, you might consider installing a battery storage system with your installation, so that any excess energy you have generated but not consumed, will be sent to your batteries and ready for use in the evening when the sun isn’t shining and your panels are having a rest. Read more about battery storage systems here.
Do your bit for the environment
Solar energy is renewable, clean and free and all the time the sun exists, solar energy will exist. Solar energy creates an alternative solution for generating electricity, as opposed to the burning of fossil fuels. The electricity from the network grid is not clean, renewable energy but instead is energy generated from burning fossil fuels and releasing harmful greenhouse gases and pollution. If more people made a change to solar energy for their home, we would be making a huge contribution to the future of Australia’s energy and saving the environment which we all live in. Read more about the importance of using solar energy here.
Make your neighbours jealous
Solar panels are often installed on modern and newly built houses and they are capable of giving any house a unique edge. Just like fashion, solar panels has become somewhat of a trend and people are increasingly following that trend. More and more homeowners are installing solar panels and giving their house a sleek, stylish and appearance with shiny solar panels. Your solar panels are setting an example to the rest of their neighbourhood that you are keeping up with the times and contributing to the environment.
Increase the value of your home
Real estate agents will tell you that more Australians are swaying towards buying properties with good quality energy saving features such as LED lights, ceiling fans, glass fibre batts and most importantly- solar panels! A system that will help buyers achieve low electricity bills will be hugely attractive in the eyes of the potential buyers. With more and more people installing solar panels to their home, a solar powered system is not going to deter any future buyers, but only attract them. Read more about solar adding value to your house here.
Receive government rebates (small scale technology certificates)
Every kWh worth of solar power that is installed to either a residential property or commercial property, earns a small scale technology certificate assigned to it from the government. The STC’s offer an upfront discount on your solar power system, so you are receiving a solar powered system at a reduced rate. The government hugely endorses the use of solar panels and the rebate system is a huge incentive to install solar panels on your property. Read more about government rebates for solar power systems here.
With government rebates in place and a feed-in tariff available in Victoria, plus the affordability of battery storage now, there really has never been a better time to go solar.