Are you interested in solar energy, but have some questions about it? You’re not alone! In this blog post, we will answer the seven most common questions people ask about solar energy. We’ll cover topics such as savings, efficiency, and how solar can help reduce your energy bill. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything you need to make an informed decision about solar energy!
1. What are the benefits of solar energy for my home?
One of the biggest benefits of solar energy is that it saves you money on your energy bills. Solar systems harness the power of the sun to generate electricity, which means you don’t need to rely on expensive and polluting sources like oil, gas, or coal.
Additionally, solar panels can help increase the value of your home, making them a great investment for homeowners.
2. How much will a solar system save me on my power bill?
This depends on several factors, including your household energy usage patterns. On average, a 6.6KW solar system generates up to 30 KWh a day. If you use this system wisely, your home will save you up to $2000 per year. If your home used all this solar power, it would save you up to $2800 per year.
3. Will solar still save me money if I don’t work at home?
Yes! Even if you aren’t at home during the day, solar energy can still help reduce your power bill. If you have a pool pump, have it on a timer to operate during the day. We can put your Hot Water System on a timer, so it uses your solar energy. Your fridge, freezers and other home appliances will use your solar. Use the delay timers on your Dishwasher and washing machines to turn on during the day. If you are going to be like 50% of Australian homes and make your next car an Electric Vehicle you will be using all your solar to charge your car on the weekends.
4. How much roof space do I need for a 6KW Solar System in Australia?
The amount of roof space required for solar panels will depend on the size and type of solar system you choose. In general, a 6.6kW solar system in Australia typically requires an area of around 20-30 square meters. However, it’s important to work with an experienced solar installer to determine exactly what size solar system is right for you.
5. Is solar energy expensive?
While solar panels can cost money upfront, they can help you save significant money in the long run. Not only do solar panels generate clean, renewable energy that is free to use, but they also tend to have very low operating costs, which means less money spent on your monthly energy bill. Most customers use finance options that require $0 upfront, and they then use their savings on their energy bill to pay back the system with their positive cash flow.
6. How long do solar panels last?
Solar panels are designed to last for many years, and some solar panels have warranties that last up to 25 years. However, it’s important to choose a high-quality solar panel with a reliable manufacturer, as this can help ensure your solar system lasts for the long term.
7. Are there still Australian Government Incentives for solar systems?
Yes, there are still many government incentives for solar systems in Australia. Depending on where you live and the type of system you choose. A 6.6KW System in Queensland will receive 82 renewable energy certificates (STC’s) which we will sell for you and take off the price of your solar system. 82 STC’s are worth approximately $3000. You can also receive a Solar Feed in Tariff for the Solar Energy you export back to the grid. Energy Retailers will pay you up to 10 cents a KWH for your solar energy.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to reduce your high energy costs and save money on your monthly bills, solar is a great option for many Australian homeowners. Whether you opt for a small system or a larger one, solar can help you generate clean, renewable energy that is free to use and helps you save on your utility bills. So why wait? Start exploring
Founder & Manager of Horan & Bird Energy. Director of Master Electricians Australia. John has played a key entrepreneurial role in the transformation of the Energy Landscape in Queensland having founded Horan & Bird in 2004 and building it to a $35 Million Business. The business was then sold, repurchased and merged with Juice Capital in 2020. Juice Capital own one of the largest renewable energy funds in Australia and allow customers to go solar and batteries for no up front capital through Power Purchase Agreements.