Considering the benefits of solar, it should come as no surprise that it is quickly becoming a global trend. Some countries have a higher natural advantage when it comes to solar power and Australia is one of the lucky ones. It ranks among the world’s top ten solar countries with the combination of dry climate and latitude giving it many benefits in terms of its potential for solar energy use.
In accordance with the latest data, Australia has the highest proportion (16.5%) of households with PV (photovoltaic) systems on their roof of any country in the world. Newly announced energy prices are further prompting Australians into seizing the opportunity to control their energy consumption and costs while reducing their emissions at the same time.
Continue reading to learn just some of the reasons for the increasing popularity of solar and why making the switch could be the right move for you.
Financial And Environmental Advantages
Rooftop solar installations are already affordable enough to become a part of any Australian household. Solar power reduces your costs, increases the retail price of your home and business, protects you in the light of ever-increasing electricity prices, and doesn’t create greenhouse gasses, allowing you to do your bit for the environment.
Furthermore, solar power is renewable, widely accessible and unlimited. In fact, the amount of sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface in just one hour is powerful enough to keep our world economy running for a whole year. That’s a staggering statistic and shows the impact that this clean, reliable and renewable source of energy can, and will, have on our planet’s future.
In light of electricity prices rising, it’s forecasted that the utility bills you pay every month are likely to triple in the next 20 years. By going solar, you can decrease or even eradicate your electric bills, as power created by your solar installation will reduce payment to your electricity suppliers. How much you will save depends on different factors like the size of the solar system you have installed. Homeowners can even earn money by selling the electricity they don’t use back to the main grid since your installation continues to produce energy even when you are not home and using it.
Outside of the savings and potential earnings from a solar installation, you can also capitalise on government financial incentives for individuals and small businesses designed to help you purchase a solar system. And, with solar installed, you will increase the retail price of your property, as a home or business with lower energy bills is worth more in today’s property market.
Did you know that a typical home installation produces enough carbon to compensate for planting 100 trees per year? Solar electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions, so it helps the environment while saving you money on your electricity bill.
The sun is an excellent resource for generating electricity without toxic pollution or any global warming effects. With solar power, air and water are not being polluted, transport of fuels are not required, disposal of waste products are unnecessary and no toxins are released into the environment. This all has a positive effect on respiratory and cardio health issues for all of us.
Solar panels don’t require large amounts of open areas for typical households to use, so there is no need to cut down trees or sacrifice other land to make space for solar. It can easily be installed with no impact to the existing environment. What’s more solar power is unlimited and we can all use it at the same time without decreasing the amount of it that is available to us and future generations.
There’s No Time Like The Present
Generating your own power through solar installations will have a positive impact on your budget and on your surroundings. Solar energy is kind to your wallet, lowering energy bills, helping to increase your property value and allowing you to become more independent from the rising price of electricity. Furthermore, the cost of solar has dropped by 60% so the time is ideal to make the switch to solar and brighter future for all of us.
Simon Hopes is a renowned author and social media enthusiast. This is a great time to implement solar in your home and save energy with AGL Solar.
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