Solar power is the future of Australia’s energy. Our beautiful country is rich with the natural resource of UV rays, and while this might be frustrating when it comes to sunburn and chapped lips, it sure is a huge advantage for sourcing renewable energy. Here are ten key benefits of installing solar panels on your property:
1. Lower electricity bills
Potentially the most attractive benefit of solar power is the dramatic reduction that you’ll see in your power bills. This benefit is immediate and long-term, meaning that the money you save is almost guaranteed to eventually pay off the cost of the solar panels themselves.
2. Reduced carbon footprint
The climate crisis requires each and every one of us to become actively aware of our carbon footprint on the environment. Investing in solar power is a conscious way to reduce your carbon output by relying on the sun’s rays instead of fossil fuels.
3. Invest in renewables
The most important aspect of solar energy is that it is completely, 100% renewable. The sun’s energy is not about to burn out any time soon – at least not for another five million years – so solar power is one of the most ethical ways to invest in renewable energy.
4. Diverse applications
The power generated by solar panels can be used for a number of purposes. Once it’s run through an inverter and converted into usable AC energy, solar power can be used to generate household electricity, power electric fences in the middle of the desert, or generate heat for hot water systems.
5. Ten-year warranty
Here at Red Giant Solar, we are proud to offer all of our customers a minimum ten-year workmanship warranty on solar panel installations. We want you to feel confident that your new solar power system will function at the highest possible standard, so on the off chance that something does go wrong, we’ve got you covered.
6. Low maintenance
Once installed, solar panels are relatively low maintenance. All you need to do is grab a ladder and a cloth, giving them a little dust-off every few years!
7. Increased property value
Properties with solar power systems have an immediate advantage over competitors in the property market. Increase the market value of your home and wow potential buyers with the prospect of low power bills and a premium Solar system!
8. Resell unused power
Many people who purchase solar panels find that they simply don’t need to use all of the power that their system generates. A great advantage of solar energy is that you can resell unused or excess power back to power grids for some bonus cash.
9. Government incentives
Solar power systems in NSW are currently subsidised by a Federal Government scheme, or STC’s, offering a supplier discount of approximately $3,150 for a 5KW Solar system. Under legislation, however, this rebate is reducing by almost 7% every year until 2030, so there is no better time to take advantage of this solar panel rebate and take the deal while it’s still red hot.
10. Save water
Have you ever considered that switching to solar power will actually save water? That’s right – traditional energy production uses thousands of litres of water to cool generators and transport fuel, while solar panels use none. Relieve the strain on Australia’s most precious resource and switch to solar today!