Why you should invest in a solar energy system sooner rather than later

    More and more people are turning to a solar energy system for their power needs. If you’re considering making the switch, but are still on the fence, here are the three best reasons why you should bite the bullet and call Bright Earth Electrical today.

    Solar power system on home

    Financially it makes sense

    As technology improves, it is becoming more and more cost effective to harness the sun’s energy rather than burning fossil fuels. And people are onto this. It is estimated that by 2030, half of all homes in Australia will be self-sufficient when it comes to their energy usage. This means that it’s going to cost more and more to run traditional power sources, and that cost is going to be passed on to the consumer.

    This price increase is already happening. In the previous decade, the cost of electricity has more than doubled for the average Australian home. Those power bills are just going to keep going up and up. The sooner you invest in solar power, the sooner you start saving money.

    And yes, it IS an investment. A solar energy system will last for at least 20 years. That’s at least two decades of saving money, avoiding rising energy costs and being your own supplier.  The Clean Energy Council estimates that the average Australian household will save $1034 per year on their electricity bill by converting to a 3 KW solar system. Being conservative, that’s over twenty thousand dollars saved on electricity bills- not a bad return for the initial investment.

    Add value to your home

    If your neighbour has a solar power system and you don’t, do you realise their house is worth 3-4% more than yours? Those are the latest findings from the real estate industry, and a home with a solar power system also tends to sell twice as fast. People are not only actively looking for a new home with a solar system already installed, but they’re willing to pay extra for it too. If your home is worth $300,000, and a solar system adds 3% on to it, then it’s already paid for itself, let alone the savings in your power bills.

    Solar panels on roof

    It’s environmentally sustainable

    The world is changing, and we need to change with it. We’re almost at the point of no return with climate change, and burning fossil fuels for our energy supply is no longer a viable option.  Solar power is a renewable energy and doesn’t damage the environment in any way. The sun gives out enough energy in one hour to meet the entire world’s needs for a year. If we can harness just one percent of that unlimited supply, then we can save the planet.

    A typical solar energy system in a residential home will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year- roughly that same as planting 100 trees. By switching to solar power, you’re not only eliminating your own personal carbon footprint, but there’s a knock-on effect. These solar power systems will last for years. That’s years of power stations not burning those extra gallons of oil or tons of coal for your needs.  That’s years of pollution levels dropping with every additional home switching to solar energy.

    Solar energy cycle

    Renewable, self-sufficient energy in the domestic market is inevitable, so why put it off? Install solar panels today and start saving tomorrow, it’s that simple.

    For more information about solar energy systems, please contact us at Bright Earth Electrical. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about converting to solar power.