Everyone has heard about solar power… but did you know just how POWERFUL the sun’s energy really is?
One hour of energy from the sun has the potential to meet global energy needs for a year – making the ability to harness solar power a game-changer across electricity bills, maintenance costs, clean energy and even property value.
If you’ve been thinking about switching to a solar system but need more convincing, we’ve rounded up 8 exciting benefits that come when you go solar.
#1 – Cut your electricity bill
Let’s be honest, this is the benefit most Australians are thinking about when they install solar.
And why not? Who wouldn’t enjoy paying less with each bill!
The amount you’ll save depends on the size of your installed residential solar system as well as your average usage rates, though the typical payback period (this is when your solar system recoups the cost of installation and starts saving you money) sits between 3 and 6 years.
Which means if you install a solar system today you can see a return on investment and actually SAVE money within the next few years.
#2 – Low Maintenance
You don’t want to be spending your weekends on the roof cleaning out your solar panels (or paying someone else to do it for you) – and you won’t have to!
Solar panels are a low-maintenance power supply option with a bi-yearly clean enough to keep your panels in safe and working order. Even better, with no moving parts the likelihood of wear and tear is minimal, with the inverter the only part likely to need replacing and that won’t happen for 5 to 10 years!
#3 – Long term warranties
We’ve already touched on the low maintenance benefits of your own solar system and that leads us to our next point – with low risk for problems you can routinely enjoy warranties of 20 to 25 years.
Imagine the peace of mind knowing your solar system could run into trouble two decades from now and you’d STILL be covered by your warranty. That peace of mind is priceless and it comes standard with high quality solar systems in Australia.
#4 – Australian Government rebates
While solar power systems are proven to reduce electricity bills over time, the upfront cost of installation can be off-putting for Australian homeowners and business owners.
Enter renewable power incentives!
To promote the use of solar, the Australian Government may offer you a rebate under the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). These rebates typically save up to $3,700 from the cost of installation, making the switch to solar more affordable than ever.
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#5 – Increase property value
You love your home, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to sell up and move on someday.
Solar panels are an investment in your future because they add value to your home, helping you drive a greater return on investment if auction day ever comes around. Recent estimates suggest a 5kW solar system can add as much as $29,000 to the value of your home – making the jump to solar one that benefits you in the short AND long term.
#6 – Boost your business
Commercial solar installation is growing in popularity from Sydney to Perth as businesses look to maximise the benefits that come with going solar.
- Significantly reducing electricity costs
- Government incentives for faster ROI
- Improved public perception
Whether you’re looking to reduce costs in your Aussie business or help make customers choose you because of your ‘green credentials’, commercial solar is the secret to cost-effective and successful businesses.
#7 – Energy independence
Installing a solar system means you rely less on power from the grid and become a more self-sustaining household or business. You can take this independence to the next level through installing solar batteries that store excess energy and provide power if blackouts occur.
So the next time the neighbourhood goes dark and people start lighting candles, you’ll be able to keep the lights on.
#8 – Environmentally friendly
More and more Australians are looking to do their part in helping protect the planet, and when you install your own solar system you’ll be doing just that.
Once installed, your solar panels will be creating clean and renewable energy for you and your family. For example, the installation of a 6.6kW solar system can reduce greenhouse emissions by 250 tonnes over its lifetime.
As a bonus, with solar systems releasing zero emissions you also help reduce pollution. Turns out you can help Mother Nature by switching to solar!
Are you ready to make the switch to solar?
Australia receives the highest concentration of solar radiation of any continent on earth – so there’s not a lack of solar power to get your home running and your bills shrinking.
With cost-reducing Government incentives now is the perfect time to install solar at a price that works for you, so you can start enjoying big savings sooner.
Nationwide Solar is a proudly Australian-owned company and Clean Energy Council member with over 100 Clean Energy-accredited installers from coast to coast, so when you’re ready to go solar, you’ve always got an expert nearby.