Have you wondered why so many households are making the switch to solar energy? NSW, in particular, is experiencing a boom in solar energy as customers seek to take more control over their energy consumption. Read on to find out exactly why solar is the smart choice for Australians.
Part of the clean, green revolution
Many people in Australia are concerned about the environment. One of the best ways to do your part is by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and going solar instead. By powering your home with clean, green energy from the sun, you’re already part of Australia’s clean energy revolution! As your reliance on fossil fuels decreases, so does the incentive for energy companies to continue coal-burning operations on a large scale.
Save money on energy bills
The other major reason that people choose to go solar is to save money. The most common form of solar electricity is ‘on-grid solar’. This means solar energy powers your home during daylight hours and you pay for main grid electricity when the sun isn’t shining. So, that means whenever the sun is shining, you’re not paying a cent for electricity.
If you went one step further to off-grid solar, the excess energy you generate during the day is stored in a solar battery for evening use. In this scenario, you would only pay an energy retailer for power in the event that you ran out of solar.
Future-proof against rising electricity prices
Another reason solar power is the logical choice for Australians is you can protect yourself against future energy price rises. It’s a reality of the world we live in that nothing seems to get cheaper, and that’s especially true for electricity and gas prices. We may experience occasional annual decreases, however, it’s more than likely that prices will increase as the years go on.
By going solar now, you can protect yourself against future price rises. Even if you use on-grid solar, you still save plenty of money every year. If power prices go up in the future, it won’t impact you as much because solar energy is free.
Our climate is perfect for solar energy
Australians are pretty lucky to have one of the most comfortable climates in the world. Our winters aren’t too cold, and we get plenty of beautiful sun in summer. All year round, NSW residents enjoy plenty of sunshine which can be turned into free solar energy to power your home.
Generous government incentives are available
Finally, now is a terrific time to invest in solar energy because there are so many incentives available. On a national level, there is the Clean Energy Regulator’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. This assigns you with small-scale technology certificates (STCs) depending on the location, installation date and energy production capacity of your solar system. These certificates can then be traded to offset the upfront cost of installation or as a rebate for a system you’ve already purchased.
In addition, the NSW government offers people in certain postcodes the chance to buy a solar system with an interest-free loan. Some low-income households may even be eligible for a solar installation free of charge. If that’s not enough, most energy retailers offer generous feed-in tariffs, so any solar power you don’t use is exported to the main grid and you receive a credit on your bill.
If you’d like to know more about how to purchase your new solar power system, contact the friendly team at Solar Path today. We can even schedule a free on-site quote where we can show you just how much money you could save by going solar!