If your ever increasing energy bills are causing you concern, or you sometimes wonder about the effects of your energy choices on the environment, you have probably considered installing solar power. And if you haven't made that choice already, you're probably thinking...
Where do I start?
Well, choosing your solar system requires some thought about the number of panels to be installed. This depends on the size of your property, the number of people residing there, the availability of space to install your solar system and the ability of your site to harness energy from the sun.
So how many panels should you install?
Well, with a standard 3 bedroom home in Melbourne, a 1.5kW solar panel system would generate approximately 30% of your daily requirements. The more solar panels you install, the lower your dependency on drawing costly electricity from the grid.
You also need to know this...
As well as the quantity of panels, there are several things that influence how much electricity is generated from your solar power installation...
A Solar Expert from Corospark can guide you on whether solar is right for your property. And if it is, they can help you choose the system that provides you the most benefit.
So what are the benefits of installing solar power?
Benefit 1: When you are not home using up power, and there's brilliant sunshine outside, your solar system is generating electricity and feeding it back into the grid. There is a financial benefit to you when this happens. It's called a feed-in tariff, and the best way to explain it is...
"a payment made to households or businesses generating their own electricity through the use of methods that do not contribute to the depletion of natural resources, proportional to the amount of power generated"
So it's kind of like putting money back in your pocket, rather than your energy provider's bank account.
Benefit 2: The more you use solar, the less you pay to your energy providers. After installation of your system, any power generated by your solar panels is essentially free. So no matter how often energy providers increase their prices, the effect on your hip pocket is minimal.
Benefit 3: More and more people are realising that by making wise choices when it comes to energy consumption, they can have a positive impact on the environment.
Once you have decided that installing solar power is a real option for you, you need to find a solar electrician you can rely on for good advice.
So how do you choose a solar installer you can trust?
The team at Corospark Electrical & Solar are...
If you’re interested in the benefits of installing solar, call the friendly team at Corospark on 1300 79 55 11