Why Everyone Is Going Solar

November 20, 2015 - 2 min read

Thinking of going solar? Heres why so many Australian homes are choosing to switch to solar energy. read on to find out if its right for your home.

So, you know solar power uses the sun, but do you really know how it works and why it’s such a hot topic? We’ve made it easy to understand why solar power is fast becoming Australia’s favourite green energy solution. Plus, we have found some great solar system installers to help you invest in saving money and the environment.

How Does Solar Power Work?

Sun power

Did you know? Cloncurry in Australia is preparing to produce enough solar panels to power the whole town, 24/7!

Everyone knows solar panels harness the sun’s energy, but how does it work? Using photovoltaic cells, solar panels convert energy from the sun into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then changes direct current electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is used to power your home.

What Can Solar Power Be Used For?

Solar toy town

Did you know? Since the 1980s, NASA has been working on creating solar powered unmanned aircrafts!

Solar panels can be used for more than powering your home and hot water! As well as powering your pool equipment, outdoor lighting and caravan, there are some nifty gadgets and accessories now available and powered by the sun.

If you’re looking for more ways to go green, check out a solar-powered computer mouse and keyboard, calculators and phone cases. And for the kids, they’ll love a solar-powered remote control car, plane or boat!

Can Solar Power Run Out?

Solar Power & Flowers

To put it simply, as long as we have daylight, solar power will never run out. And with the rising costs of electricity bills, now has never been a better time to invest in solar panels!

Can Solar Power Save Me Money?

Solar Money saving

Once you invest in solar panels, they will significantly reduce your power bill. The more solar power you use, the less electricity you need from the grid, leading to lower energy bills. And who doesn’t love saving money! 

What Are Some Other Benefits?

Eco Friendly Bulb

Did you know? Solar power can be traced back to the 7th century B.C, when magnifying glasses were used to make fire.

As well as saving you bundles of cash in the long-run, solar energy helps the environment. By installing solar panels, you’re reducing your carbon footprint.

So, How Do I Get Solar Panels Installed At Home?

We’re glad you asked! Making the decision to have solar panels installed is a great investment. A gift that will keep giving.

If you’ve made the decision to have solar panels or a solar hot water systems installed at home, find a local expert on Localsearch!

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