Lower electric bills, lower carbon footprints, and potentially higher home value are three key benefits.
Gains from solar power vary from one home to another. Take the time to determine the viability of solar power for your home.
Saving money while going green is a major consideration in equipping your home with solar panels.
While solar power is good for the environment, you can also earn money selling back excess power via feed-in tariffs to the grid.
While costs have come down and efficiency has improved over the past few years, solar panels are still best-suited for homes that receive ample sun exposure throughout the year.
Before committing to solar power, be sure you understand both the social and economic factors.
Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar technology is becoming more affordable and more necessary as electricity costs from major energy companies continue to rise.
A significant benefit of solar power installation is lower energy bills. But savings depend on the amount of solar energy that can be produced given the available conditions and how energy companies charge for electricity.
The first consideration is the solar irradiation levels available in your home’s geographical location. When it comes to using solar panels, being closer to the equator is generally better. But other factors must also be considered. Your B.Solar Advisor is here to help you address all considerations.
Your home’s orientation is critically important. For rooftop arrays, a north-facing roof without trees or other objects obstructing sunlight maximises the available solar energy. But an east-west array can produce more energy by capturing the full arc of sunlight from sunrise to sunset.
Another consideration is the timing of solar power production and how energy companies charge for electricity. Solar power generation occurs primarily during the afternoon and is generally higher during summer. This matches overall electricity demand in warm climates because that’s when air conditioners consume the most energy. Energy companies tend to charge more for peak energy demand. Solar power negates those higher charges.
With solar power, you and your family can take control of energy bills, tackle climate change and build a cleaner, renewable future.
At B.Solar we’re committed to raising the standards of the solar industry in Australia.
Our ongoing audit program focuses on regulatory compliance and higher industry standards.
We independently review, test and approve each supplier’s product range to guarantee high quality and performance. We avoid cheap, poorly-made and substandard products.
Our installers are fully approved and accredited by the Clean Energy Council to ensure safe and compliant installations. They undertake mandatory training while independent inspectors sign off on the safety and effectiveness of all systems.
Our focus on safety and compliance has lifted standards across the solar industry, benefitting all homeowners.
Depending on where your home is located and what B.Solar system you chose, it can pay itself back and more over time.
This is because you won’t be spending as much money buying electricity from your energy company. Feed-in tariffs can reduce your electricity bills even further. Government rebates make solar more affordable than ever.
Equipment necessary for installation includes an inverter, racking, cables, wiring and housing components. An inverter turns the direct current produced by solar panels into the alternating current used by household appliances. Metering and monitoring equipment measure how much power is produced.
Adding batteries can lead to energy independence sooner. Batteries are currently relatively expensive but prices are expected to fall as production increases to meet growing demand. Even if you’re not considering purchasing a battery with your solar system now, be sure the system allows for a battery to be easily added in the future. Ask your B.Solar advisor for guidance.
In addition to the system and installation cost, you should also budget for regular cleaning to keep your solar panels operating at peak efficiency. At B.Solar we offer free 1/3/9 yearly checkups to ensure your system continues to deliver maximum energy.
Installing solar power helps you and your family avoid future rises in energy costs while helping our environment.
Using solar reduces your carbon footprint. Even a small 6.6kW solar system eliminates 6 to 7 tons of carbon emissions each year. Which equates to planting around 180 trees a year.
After a decade of using solar you’ll have planted almost 2,000 trees.
Your savings will have grown into a forest.