Australia is deploying renewables 10 times faster than the global average, with rooftop solar in the lead.
The country has the highest uptake of solar globally. Clean Energy Regulator data shows that more than 2.68
million rooftop solar power systems have been installed as of end 2020. This means that one in four homes have
solar panels on their roof.
If you are thinking of going solar, what are the basics you need to know?
- Being one of the sunniest places on the planet, Australia receives plenty of sunlight which can be
converted into renewable energy.
Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through
mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries
or thermal storage.
- Installing a solar panel system saves you money.
With a solar panel system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year lifespan. Even if you don’t
produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar still reduces your utility bills, meaning you’ll save a lot of
- On top of your electricity bill savings, you can also get financial incentives for going solar in Australia.
To reduce Australia’s greenhouse emissions, the Renewable Energy Target was set in place in 2001. This
includes the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme which creates financial incentive to install solar panels,
wind, hydro systems, solar water heaters and air source heat pumps.
- Renewable energy helps you save the planet.
By installing solar, you can reduce your own personal environmental footprint. When you put a solar panel system
on your property, you can avoid purchasing carbon-emitting electricity from the grid, pulling directly from your
solar panels instead. And even when you’re not using the solar electricity directly, you’re offsetting the need for
carbon-emitting generation by putting your solar energy onto the grid.
So, you think you are ready for solar? Our team of experts at ClimaSolar can help! Contact us for a free solar
consultation. You can reach us through phone 03 9416-4254. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram