There will come a time when every Australian household is powered with clean and renewable energy and in the meantime, if you are interested in getting off the national grid and installing a state-of-the-art solar energy system, we outline the process of doing just that.
Do some online research
This is the first thing to do; find out how the system works and the role of each component. The solar panels collect energy that is passed through an inverter and stored in lithium batteries, plus you have a main control panel. With a sound understanding of what is involved, you are now ready to start looking for a contractor.
Sourcing a solar power system contractor
Penrith Solar is Sydney’s leading solar installer and making an appointment can be done via their website. A technician will pay you a visit and you can discuss the option, which are many. You could have a system that provides 100% of your power needs, which gives you energy independence, or you could still use the national power grid and supply a portion of your needs from solar panels. The technician can quote for the project and should you wish to proceed, an installation date is set and the surveyor will pay you a visit a week or so after the agreement is made.
As you would expect, the Australian Federal Government fully supports homeowners who wish to make the switch to solar energy; the contractor would handle the application and that might lead to an interest-free loan. Depending on which state you live in, you should qualify for either a grant or an interest-free loan, which makes it a very attractive proposition.
Rising energy costs
There’s never been a better time to get into clean and renewable energy, as prices are rising steadily and by installing a solar energy system in your home, you are no longer at the mercy of huge corporations. You probably know at least one homeowner that has solar panels and asking them about it would be a good idea. Ask about energy bills and how reliable the system is and this should reinforce your intention to use solar energy to power your home. Click here to see how technology is helping the health & wellness sector.
The installation date soon comes around and the team work purposefully to install the system; upon completion, the head technician guides you through the process of managing the system and from that day on, you are part of the solution, not part of the problem. Australia has more sunshine hours that most countries and the cost of a system has come down in the past few years and coupled with government incentives, making the switch to solar power makes total sense. Click here for information on government incentives for solar energy.
We are all looking forward to the day when we no longer burn fossil fuels for energy and by installing solar panels on your roof, you are setting the right example to your neighbours.