Updated: Sep 7
Have you wondered about the benefits of solar?
Are you thinking about how you could reduce your energy bill and your carbon footprint?
Here are some of the reasons many Australians are installing rooftop solar systems on their homes, businesses, and not-for-profit organisations.
One of the key benefits to getting rooftop solar installed is reducing the costs of your energy bills. On a residential property, many of our customers report they see a 30 - 40% reduction in energy costs after installing solar. Commercial customers usually save more at around 40 - 70% off their bill with a good quality solar design, especially if operating during daylight hours when the sun is shining.
By monitoring your energy usage and high energy consumption appliances with an energy metre, some of our customers both residential and commercial have even been in credit on their energy bills!
Reduce your carbon footprint
As we’re realising the effects of climate change, many people have been turning their attention to becoming more sustainable and reducing their carbon footprint. Many consumers are increasingly looking to purchase from sustainable businesses. Adding solar panels as a business can not only reduce your overhead costs but also increase alignment to your customer’s values.
Reducing our carbon footprint helps meet targets in climate change, to create a more sustainable future for us and generations to come.
Access to power in blackouts and power outages
As climate change becomes more of a problem and we‘re seeing weather patterns changing with increased storms, bushfires, high winds, and increased temperatures, being able to have access to power all the time becomes more and more important. When there are power outages and blackouts many businesses can’t operate, resulting in significant losses. For homeowners, loss of power can mean enduring hot days in summer, and cold days in winter with no heating and cooling, and losing money throwing out food from the fridge and freezer.
By adding a battery to your solar system, you can store and access your power, when you need it.
Increase the value of your property
Solar panels can also increase the value of your property whether it’s a home or a business. Buyers see a solar system as a value-add feature, allowing them to save on bills as soon as they move in. Solar panels are often mentioned as a key feature in property sale listings.
Prepare for the future of Electric Vehicles
Australia has an aim to phase out 50% of petrol vehicles by 2030 and move to Electric Vehicles or Hybrid Vehicles. That’s only 9 years away! So you’re going to need a solar system to offset the cost of charging the car battery in your home garage. By getting a solar system set up now, you’ll be ready to make the switch to Electric Vehicles. Or even better, buy a hybrid vehicle now where you can use both electric and petrol, and charge off the solar system offsetting your power bill and the running costs of your vehicle. Most hybrid vehicles can travel up to 50 kms off the battery, allowing owners to do 90% of their driving off the battery and only use petrol for longer trips.
Be independent and in control
Being independent of the big power companies and generating your own power, means you no longer need to worry about providers increasing the cost of your power. you can generate your own free and plentiful energy from the sun. If you add a battery to your system you can store the energy produced during the day and use your own power at night as well.
Don’t miss out on the latest solar panel tech!
Let’s face it, there’s some really cool innovative tech out there for solar now, and if you’ve got FOMO, there are some great products to check out. Check out leading high performing European panel and inverter brands, and best in class energy monitoring which allows you to see your energy production in live time straight to your mobile app.
If you want solar but don’t have the funds yet we have financing solutions so you can buy now and start saving off your bill, and pay back later. Like Afterpay, but for solar systems.