It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, throughout the year our country bakes under the relentless sun. Australia is not called the Sunburnt Country for nothing: we experience more solar radiation per square kilometre on average than anywhere else in the world. The Sun gives us 10,000 times the energy annually than Australian’s consume in a year. Solar panels allow us to make the most of this incredibly large and renewable source of energy.
Solar electricity panels capture the Sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that we can use in the home to power our appliances.
Energy from the Sun can also be used to warm your water and to heat your home. Heating water can account for up to one third of a typical home electricity bill and so even just heating your household’s water with a solar hot water system can make a difference to the amount of energy that you draw from the grid.
Financial Benefits as you create your own energy, you use less from the grid and you save on your power bills. The second is that when your panels generate more electricity than your household requires, the excess electricity can be sold back to the grid (depending on schemes in different States or Territories). As a provider of your own electricity from a renewable source, you can reduce your household’s dependence on fossil fuels and energy providers.
In the long term, solar panels can be a real estate selling point and potentially add market value to your home.