As the Australian population becomes educated about the environmental benefits of tapping into renewable sources of energy, solar powered systems are gaining increased popularity. Not only does shifting from traditional sources of power like fossil fuels help the environment in a number of ways but it also provides a list of financial benefits to homeowners who decide to install solar panels on their roofs to generate their own source of energy. Some of the fundamental benefits of getting a solar powered system installed in Australia have been listed in this article to help you gain a better understanding of how useful and beneficial solar powered systems really are-
1. Renewable energy
Solar panels derive energy from the sun which is a renewable source of power unlike the electricity generated through fossil fuels like coal. By installing a solar powered system on your roof we can help reduce our carbon footprint and also significantly bring down our collective dependence on fossil fuels. Solar powered systems not only help to reduce our carbon emission but also works towards increasing the renewable energy generation across Australia as more and more homes are now able to export the excess energy generated by the solar powered systems back to the grid.
2. Significantly lowered electricity bills
By installing a solar powered system, you can generate your own energy for powering your home appliances and thereby reducing your dependence on the grid by a considerable amount. Most of your energy needs throughout the day can be met by the electricity your solar powered system generates. Your electricity bills will reflect a significant drop as your reliance on the grid reduces to only those hours of the day when there is not sunlight.
Solar powered systems not only help to reduce what you pay for your electricity, but you can also get paid for any surplus power you generate by supplying it to the grid in the form of a ‘feed-in-tariff’.
If you also install a battery for your solar powered system your bills can completely drop to zero by giving you complete freedom from having to use any power from the grid throughout most of the year.
3. An increase in the value of your property
Don’t let the idea of you planning to sell your home discourage you from getting a solar powered system installed. If you’re looking to sell your home, the installation of a solar powered system can actually help to substantially increase the value of the home. Based on surveys, most Australians believe that adding solar panels to the roof of a residential property adds value to the property, and estimates suggest that a 5kW solar panel installation could add around $29,000 to the value of a house thus making it a very wise investment even if you plan on selling the property in the near future. You can save a significant amount on your bills for the duration of owning the home and then profit from the increased property value added with a smart investment choice like solar.
4. Solar powered systems are extremely low maintenance
Solar powered systems generally don’t require a lot of maintenance. The only thing required is to keep them relatively clean; cleaning them a couple of times per year will do the job. After covering the initial cost of the solar system, you can expect very little spending on maintenance and repair work. The average cost of an annual inspection with a qualified inspector is about $150 which proves this green investment to be extremely easy to maintain.
If you are thinking about installing a solar powered system but don’t know where to start, contact Sunmate solar for a free quote and expert advice on which system size is best suited for your home!