Why should you make the switch to solar?
There are many reasons why you should make the switch to solar including:
- Reduce your carbon footprint – by joining the 20% of Australian homes who already use solar energy, you’re helping us to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and mining.
- Save on your electricity bills – with a solar system, your energy comes from sunlight, which Australia gets an abundance of. You can even sell any excess energy back to the grid.
How does solar work?
Sunlight is partially made up of photons, which are the smallest measurable units of light energy. When these photons touch your solar panels, the panels then generate electricity. An inverter built into the panels converts this into a current, which makes the energy usable in your home. Any excess energy converted by your solar panels can be ‘sold back’ into the electricity grid or diverted to a battery storage system.
How much does a typical solar system cost?
The price of an average 5kW solar system has fallen by over 50% in the last six years, even without government subsidies in place. As a rough guide, the average 5kW system costs around $6,000 after the Federal rebate (but before State rebates and loans*).
*Currently, the Victorian State Government is providing a rebate of up to $1,850 and an interest-free loan of $1,850 for eligible solar systems.