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Level 27/480 Queen Street, Brisbane City, QLD, 4000.
info@smarthousesolar.com.au

1300 650 747

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Why Solar ?

People often ask themselves ‘Why is solar energy good?’
There is a lot of energy packed in the sun that all living things on earth depend upon. A power generation method that converts energy from the sun into electricity. It uses solar panels that are often arranged on a building or concentrated in solar farms to facilitate a reaction that converts sun’s light radiation into electricity.
  • Reasons to get Solar panels installed Today

    • Its Renewable

      Solar energy is renewable, meaning we can never run out of sunshine! By harnessing energy from natural renewable sources like the sun, dependence on more environmentally harmful sources such as oil and coal can be decreased.

    • Its Scalable

      Solar power is also scalable. This means that it can be deployed on an industrial scale, or it can be used to power a single household. When it’s used on a small scale, extra electricity can be stored in a battery or fed back into the electricity grid. Overall, the sun gives off far more energy than we’ll ever need. The only limitation is our ability to convert it to electricity in a cost-effective way.

    • Technical Advancements

      Solar panel technology has also come a long way. Solar power systems are now much more efficient and have become more affordable for residential and commercial customers. Visually, solar panels are also becoming sleeker and attractive. No more ugly arrays! Today’s panels can blend nicely with the roof, adding style and value to the home.

  • Even More Reasons to go solar

    Apart from the obvious financial benefits, there are other significant reasons why you should convert to using solar power instead of fossil fuels.

    • Solar power is good for the environment

      The most commonly known fact about solar energy is that it represents a clean, green source of energy. Solar power is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Solar power doesn’t release any greenhouse gases. Hence, it’s safe and environmentally-friendly. Yet, people are still in doubt why solar energy is good.

    • Solar power is convenient

      Solar power is self-sufficient and installing solar panels on your roof is a safe and easy path to contribute to a sustainable future. Starting on your home is a great way to show you care about the environment.

    • Solar power is a free source of energy

      The sun provides us with more energy than we could ever use, and no one can monopolise the sunlight. Your solar power system will start saving money from the moment it’s turned on, however, the advantages of solar power are best visible in the long-term. The longer you have your solar power system, the more you enjoy the benefits of solar technology and support the environment.

      The acceptance of solar technology is at hand and we can start by increasing our use of solar panels.

    • Government subsidy or solar rebate

      The solar rebate is part of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target and was introduced at the start of 2011. It is a subsidy provided by federal government on residential and commercial solar system, hence lowers your out of pocket solar cost through Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The number of STCs gradually phases out every year, resulting in an increase in your out of pocket cost every year.

      Apart from STCs, various state governments also announce additional solar incentive scheme for the respective states to create more awareness and promote consumption of solar energy.

      While you might be tempted to hold on and see if the price of solar power systems falls even further, putting off your purchase may not necessarily make financial sense. With STCs phasing out every year, the price of solar system increases every year making it costlier by $300-350 costlier.

    • The sooner you buy, the sooner you save

      Energy prices are ever rising, but solar system prices are at an all-time low. Thanks to the advanced technology, that in spite of reducing STCs every year, the price of solar system has gone down to almost 50% in last 5 years. What does this mean to you? This means you can afford to get a solar system at half the price you could have paid 5 years ago. Therefore, the best time to get solar is always now so that you start saving immediately.

    • Solar power requires minimal maintenance

      Solar systems are generally maintenance free. As a general rule, solar panels installed at greater than 10-degree angle will tend to self-clean with rain water. So, very less maintenance is required for solar, however like any other electrical appliance, it is recommended to get them serviced every two years by an accredited solar installer at a very nominal cost. This ensures that dust, bird droppings, other debris etc. do not block the sun from efficient absorption of sunlight by the panels. This also ensures a sanctity check of all electrical appliances from safety point of view. Overall, it tends to result in a 3-5% increase in efficiency.

    • Solar panels increase the value of your home

      Gone are the days when solar panel installations use to look clumsy and ugly. With the new technology, solar panels are quite sleek and attractive and enhances the looks of the roof. These are also designed to occupy lesser space and be more productive. Installing 5kW solar panels adds on average of $29,000 to the retail value of a mid-sized home. This will definitely make the you think about the extra bit of savings from the existing solar system already installed on the property you plan to buy.

    • Feed in tariff

      Feed in tariff is an additional benefit you get from solar system. You can still get financial returns even if you are not able to consume the amount of solar energy generated by your system fully. You benefit from the minimum feed in tariff rates regulated by the state government that varies from state to state. The power is in your hand to negotiate with your retailer a feed in tariff rate over and above the minimum rate announced by the government.

    • Solar power causes less electricity loss

      Electricity needs to be transported from big power plants to end-consumers via extensive networks. Long distance transmissions equal power losses. They’re on your roof to get energy from the sun. Rooftop solar power is helpful in increasing electricity efficiency, considering the short distance. Your energy becomes domestic and as a result you’re in control of your own bills and energy usage. Furthermore, solar power systems are durable, thus chances of service interruption are reduced.

    • Solar power creates jobs and economic growth

      Our national economy can be helped by solar power. The more people who opt for solar, the more needs will be for companies to install solar panels. This creates additional jobs for skilled workers, and consequently keeps the economy growing.

      Putting all together, going solar reduces your dependency on traditional sources of electricity and begin your saving from day one. At the same time, it also gives you an opportunity to contribute to the environment and help a bigger cause! Call us now on 1300 650 747 to get more information and book a system for you.