SAVE MONEY AND THE PLANET WITH SOLAR
As electricity bills continue to rise, many Australians are turning to the sun to generate their power. It’s not only cost-effective long-term but reduces your impact on the environment. If you want to compare electricity plans that include solar feed-ins and other benefits, click here.
WHY SOLAR POWER?
Solar Power is a renewable alternative to coal-fired or gas-fired electricity generation. Most homes are dependent on the greater electricity grid for their power. With a solar panel kit – usually comprised of an inverter and actual panels – you can harness the sun’s heat and turn it into energy.
This is achieved with a photovoltaic
system (photo a loose translation of light, voltaic derived from ‘voltage,’ a unit of measuring electric potential.) which transfers solar radiation (heat) into energy.
Simple solar systems
Found in pocket calculators, outdoor running lights, phone chargers and even orbiting satellites. The principle is the same – it turns the sun’s energy into electricity.
If you generate enough solar energy but you can use your own reserves instead of from power lines because Some states offer “feed-in” rebates for going independent or even offloading your surplus to the grid. Your retailer will actually buy this from you, crediting your account.