Powering Your Home with Solar
Posted on 21 September 2020
With climate change a consistently hot topic and people around the world making conscious moves to shift towards eco-eco-friendlier practices, renewable energy is often talked about as the future of energy. In in Perth and WA’s southwest region we have more clear sunny days year-round than many other places in the world, meaning one of our best renewable energy resources is sunlight. Rooftop solar panels derive their energy from the sun, making them solid future investment for your residential property. Not only great for the environment, solar power can benefit you, your family and your wallet.
Make the Most of the Perth Climate
Many people believe that solar panels only function in summer, however this is not the case. Ironically, you might find that on a fine and cloudless winter’s day, your solar panels could generate close to the same amount of energy as in December or January. Solar panels run on sunlight, rather than warmth, and they actually convert energy more efficiently in cooler temperatures, because they are not having to work overtime to manage pressure on the system caused by extreme heat, like in peak summer.
If you reside in WA, the Commonwealth Government provides household renewable energy incentives and has a Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) in place. By buying in to renewable energy, the government ensures your household receives two key benefits.
1. Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme: Under the REBS, you are able to sell excess energy produced by your home solar panels back to the retailers. You can find out here if you are eligible to participate in the REBS. Although the rate may fluctuate depending on the current market value, it never hurts to have a bit of extra cash in your pocket.
2. Discounts & Incentives: If you are looking to invest in a new residential solar panel system, it is worth noting that the government offers upfront discounts and incentives on the purchase or installation of renewable energy systems. The rebate comes in the form of small scale technology certificates, which you can find more about here.
Reduce Your Electricity Bill
With a rooftop solar system, you won’t have to rely on pulling power from Perth’s electricity grid. Renewable solar energy can help you to easily reduce or even completely eliminate your household electricity bill by relying on the power of the sun. You can also save power in specifically designed solar batteries, to be used in the evenings or on rare cloudy days when there is no direct sunlight for your system to pull energy from, which can further increase your overall savings on your power bill.
A Greener Lifestyle Choice
Once your solar rooftop system is installed, the resulting energy generated is entirely renewable and a greener alternative to other energy sources. It is infinitely better for the environment than burning fossil fuels, as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Not only that, there are no harmful air pollutants, making it better for you and your family’s health.
Increase the Value of Your Home
With climate change being such a hot topic, clean and renewable energy is growing in popularity both in Perth and around the world. By installing a solar panel system, you can increase the overall value and marketability of your property, appealing to buyers with an interest in energy efficiency and sustainability.
Talk to a Solar Expert
If you’re thinking about future proofing your home by installing a solar power system, we’re here to help. At Stinson Air, we offer a wide range of rooftop solar systems to suit any home or property. Contact us today for an obligation free quote, or to find out whether solar really is the right choice for you.