Solar Power

5 reasons to choose solar power

With summer just around the corner, Australian home owners are increasingly thinking about how to harness the long, sunny days to meet their energy needs.

Solar energy systems have come a long way in recent years – the latest high-performing low-profile systems can be adapted for a wide range of home designs and household energy needs. Here are five good reasons to consider a solar energy system for your home.

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1. Help save the environment

Perhaps the number one reason that Australian home owners choose solar power is the technology’s environmental credentials. Sustainable solutions will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future, and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are an excellent way to reduce our reliance on coal generated power. Even modestly-sized solar power systems can reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and make an important contribution to a sustainable future.

2. Create your own energy

Another advantage of a solar power system is that it allows you to generate your own energy – and Australia’s sunny summers offer perfect conditions. Under the Federal Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), home owners and small business owners have an incentive to adopt sustainable energy solutions, via Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The scheme is forecast to continue until 2030, giving home owners plenty of time to make a most of the rebate.

3. Reduce your energy bills

Rising energy costs are a real concern in Australia at the moment – but a solar power system is a great way to keep energy bills under control. Generating your own electricity via solar panels not only reduces the power you need to buy from your energy provider, it also gives you a chance to access credits for any extra energy you send back to the grid. These feed-in tarrifs vary according to the size of your system and the state you live in.

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4. Increase the value of your home

While the initial outlay for a solar-power system can be a concern, it’s a long-term investment in the value of your home. When buying a new house, Australian home owners are increasingly aware of the benefits of sustainable energy solutions, so a high-quality solar system can increase the value of your home if you choose to sell. And because solar technology is made to last, it will continue to add value and deliver power savings for years to come.

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5. Take advantage of the latest technology

Recent advances in solar technology have seen some innovative energy solutions arrive on the market. Flexible, expandable solutions that can be reconfigured with your energy needs are just one example. Another great solution is the integrated solar roof tile – Bristile’s streamlined options offer a cutting-edge design solution that combines the latest technology with a sleek aesthetic. To maximize your system’s energy-saving capabilities, choose one with a high-tech monitoring system – accessible via iPhone, iPad or desktop computer, monitoring systems can show power generation and usage, while optimizing the system for peak performance through sophisticated algorithms that track weather data, usage patterns and electricity pricing. Together, these components offer an advanced solar roofing system tailored to your home, energy needs and budget.

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For more information on Bristile’s solar roof tile system, visit www.bristileroofing.com.au/solar

Article by brickworksbp

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