The Many Benefits of Solar Power in Australia

Called the sun burnt country, Australia is blessed with the most solar power radiation for every square kilometer on the average than any country in the world.  The amount of solar power radiation that the country receives annually has sparked a revolution among in households. Across the nation, residents have tapped solar power for their energy requirements. With the use of solar panels, Australians have been able to make the most of this large and sustainable source of energy.

Solar panels capture the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity to power appliances at home. The solar panels are composed of photovoltaic cells that are often placed on top of the house and oriented in such a way that they will maximise their exposure to the sunlight.  An inverter converts the energy captured from the sun into electricity that can be used at home.  The trend is on the rise. As of April 2013, it was estimated that more than a million Australian homeowners have solar panels on their roofs, while 800,000 of them are using the electricity generated from this technology to warm their homes and water.

Huge Savings with Solar Power

There are many benefits of using Sydney solar panels at home.  The most obvious benefit is the savings that solar panels afford to its owners. Retiree George Bodill, a former accountant, has realised how cheaper it would be to convert his home to solar power. He found out that he only paid 62.8 cents per day in his home in the suburb of Frenchs Forest in Sydney as compared to his residence in Coraki which registered $1.38 a day. Both charges were in the same billing period in 2012, which means there should be no vast difference in the amounts to be settled.

When he asked the service provider about the difference in charges, he was told that it was due to the lesser number of electricity users in Coraki.  The retiree believes that the lower electricity charges in Frenchs Forest can be attributed to the higher number of solar power users in the said district.  Thus, he has thought of getting all the main power cut off to his property at Coraki, and instead opting for solar power with battery backup by requesting for 3 free solar power quotes.

Other Benefits of Solar Power

Aside from being protected against future price increases of electricity generated by traditional energy sources like coal and oil, solar panels can reduce a household’s dependence on energy providers that get energy from fossil fuels and the like.  The addition of solar panels at home can also enhance the market value of the property, and provide a real estate selling point.  Using solar power also reduces a property’s carbon footprint. Solar energy is considered clean and renewable, releasing no greenhouse gases and preventing the pollution of the air.

Sydney solar panels are undoubtedly a practical investment that homeowners will benefit from. With the installation of solar panels, Australians can lower their energy bills substantially. You can request for solar quotes online and take that first step towards becoming less reliant on traditional sources of energy.

The Author

I took an interest in the Australian energy sector close to ten years ago and since then have monitored the trends, technologies and direction of the Australian Energy Market. I was drawn to the Australian solar market in 2008 and since then have worked heavily in the field. I am partnered with national and international solar energy companies, from manufacturers of solar panel and inverter technology, online software developers that introduce tools to quote, monitor and manage solar power systems and media organisations who like myself, closely monitor the solar and renewable energy sector.

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