September 29, 2021

What are the benefits of solar energy?

You may not realise what a positive impact solar power can have on your household budget as well as the environment.

Solar panels on the rooftop of an Australian suburban home.

Saving money and saving the planet with solar energy has never been more feasible.

Most people these days are aware that solar energy offers a variety of advantages over other sources of electricity.

But there are more benefits to solar power than you might realise – both for your home and for the global environment in general.

Solar energy can drastically reduce your monthly electric bills and provide backup energy for the evenings or winter when daylight hours are shorter. It can also spur economic growth by creating more jobs and expanding the industry.

Here are just a few of the many benefits that solar energy provides.

Solar power can save your household money in various ways

Not only does solar energy have a massive positive impact on your electricity bills – due to the fact that you are powering your home on raw natural energy instead of powering it off the grid – but you may also be eligible for government rebates and other incentives for switching to solar.

Federal and state governments offer different incentives and rebates to financially help more Australians switch to solar. Some states even offer interest-free loans  

Solar Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) allow households and businesses that produce more solar energy than they require to feed this energy back into the grid. They’re essentially getting paid for serving as a miniature solar power plant.

With these kinds of incentives and an abundance of solar financing options available, saving money with solar energy has never been more affordable.

Solar power allows your household to drastically reduce its environmental footprint

As one of the cleanest sources of energy available to us, solar power is a fantastic way to make your home more sustainable for the planet. Solar panels prevent your household from:

  • Releasing hazardous gases into the atmosphere.
  • Contributing to the abundance of carbon dioxide being pumped into the environment. Australians can offset up to a tonne’s worth of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of solar energy.
  • Wasting water to generate electricity. Traditional electricity production requires thousands of litres of water annually in cooling generators, processing and refining fuel, transporting fuel through pipes and so on.
  • Relying on fossil fuels and other finite resources which are depleting at an alarming rate


With every new homeowner or business owner that decides to install solar panels on their property, our nation gets a step closer to reaching the Australian Renewable Energy Target.

This helps to slow down humanity’s contribution to the Greenhouse Effect, climate change and an unstable planet.

Solar power means less air pollution

Clean air is essential for our survival.

Regular daily intake of poor quality air has a drastic negative impact on our health – from asthma and allergies to more serious conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, headaches, anxiety, heart complications and cancer.

By switching to solar, traditional dirty-electricity production decreases and we contribute less harmful emissions into the atmosphere as a result.

We all get to breathe a little easier.

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