This is a guest post from the team at Solar Market, a Perth, WA based company that shortcut the process of finding quotes for solar installers in your area.
Solar power is a great source of renewable energy. It utilises the incredible light and heat of the sun to power homes and many other buildings. Using solar energy to power homes offers many benefits – Australia has some of the most sun in the world, so why not take advantage? Here are some of the top reasons to make the switch:
Solar is Low Maintenance
The process of installing solar panels can be tricky and ideally should only be done by a professional, but once the installation is done, the solar panels will be little to no trouble. Solar panels generally do not need much maintenance once they have been installed. They aren’t an energy source that needs a lot of extra cash to maintain. Along with a quick yearly check-up, panels may only need something done every 30 years which is a sizable amount of time.
Solar is a Prime Energy Source
The most attractive reason to use solar energy is because the source of energy is free. The sun is powerful and will last for billions of years, so there’s no reason to worry about the source of energy running out or being lost. It’s almost wasteful not to take advantage of such an obvious, readily available energy source like the sun. Whether it’s solar power for homes, or a commercial business, the electricity bill can be greatly reduced. This is a great way to beat the impending carbon tax!
Solar Rebates and Feed-in Tariffs
Although the Federal Government has ended the solar hot water rebates, they are still continuing those for solar power systems. This means you can save thousands of dollars on a full solar system including the PV panels, inverter and roof mounting. Just double check the equipment is certified by the government to meet safety standards so the goods actually qualify for the rebate. Apart from rebates, most states around Australia have what’s called feed-in tariffs, where you can sell your unused electricity back to the grid – this means you could end up not paying a power bill ever again – how good does that sound!
Using solar energy is much better for the environment. Fossil fuels and some other energy sources require plants that spew out waste which pollutes the environment. These plants also release a lot of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to the global warming problem.
Another disadvantage of fossil fuels is that the methods used to obtain them can devastate areas of the Earth permanently. Solar energy causes no problems with water, land, or air. Solar energy is clean, efficient and completely environmentally friendly.
If you’d like to find out how Solar Market can help you, simply fill out the form on the website mentioned above and three Clean Energy Council accredited solar installers will be in touch with you within 24 hours.