Are you thinking of switching to solar in your home?
South Australia enjoys some of the best sunshine in the world so it truly makes sense to harness the energy of the sun’s rays.
Millions of homes across the world save money by using solar panels to reduce their electricity bills so why not take the step and enjoy the benefits?
How Much Can You Save?
There are a number of factors which will dictate how effective solar will be in helping you to save on your energy bills.
Some of the first things you should look at include:
- Hours of daily direct sunlight your home receives
- Size of your roof
- Angle of your roof
It’s also useful to figure out how much you currently spend on electricity currently – this can be pretty shocking to some people!
What Are the Costs of Solar Installation?
The main cost you’ll need to consider with solar is the upfront cost of the installation.
Whilst this might seem to be a big sum up front, the fact that by switching to solar can quickly reduce your electricity bills and generally provides excellent long term results.
If your solar panels do not completely offset all of your electricity use, you may need to pay a little for added electricity costs – however in South Australia this is relatively rare and many homes actually have surplus.
Saving Money With Solar
With solar, you’ll gain the peace of mind that your electricity bills won’t fluctuate with changes in electricity prices.
Standard electricity prices can often fluctuate significantly which means that bill payers never quite know how much they’ll be expected to pay.
In addition, electricity prices have been steadily rising each year – something you won’t have to worry about once you’re in control of your energy costs.
When considering what savings you will make with solar, it’s always important to look at the long term so try to do all calculations over a 10 to 20 year period.
As a very rough estimation, it’s helpful to consider that a 3kW system can give the average home in South Australia savings of around $1200 per year on electricity bills – based on 5% of electricity being fed into the grid.
If you’d like to see how much you could save on your energy bills by switching to solar, please head over to our contact page.