Why Solar


why-solarWhy Solar Power?

Solar power can save you money, protect you against ever increasing electricity prices, take advantage of thousands of dollars in solar rebates, add value to your home or business and reduce your carbon footprint. Why solar – why not!

Solar power is the cleanest, most viable form of renewable energy available. Solar panels fitted to your roof silently convert sunlight into solar electricity, reducing your reliance upon coal-generated electricity and hence your electricity bills.


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How does it work?

Most homes and businesses will want to install a grid connected solar power system. When sunlight hits the solar panels on your roof, a DC electric current is produced. An inverter, connected between the solar panels and your switchboard, converts the DC current into AC current, which powers your home or is fed into the electricity grid. The solar power system is simple and connects directly into the electricity grid, with no batteries required.

Home solar power systems usually vary in size from 1kW to 10kW with the most common being between 1.5 and 3kW. Commercial systems usually start at 10kW up to megawatts of solar panels.

What are the benefits of solar?

Solar electricity produces no greenhouse gas emissions, so it helps the environment while saving you money on your electricity bill. A solar power system allows you to take advantage of the Solar Credits rebate to help with the upfront solar panel cost, protects you against rising electricity prices and increases the value of your home. For a more detailed explanation of the benefits of solar power, please see our Solar Power Benefits page.

How much will I save?

Everyone knows solar power will save you money. But exactly how much can you expect to save with a solar power system on your home? The amount you will save by installing solar power depends on the size of system you have installed and the state based incentives where you live. Our Solar Calculator page will help you find the answers.

Are there any easy steps I can take to reduce my energy consumption?

Solar power is a great way to get a head start on saving money and reducing your home or business’ greenhouse gas emissions. There are plenty more things you can do to reduce your energy consumption as well. Why not ask us about replacing your existing lights with energy efficient LED globes and downlights? SolarSwitch can save you up to 90% on your lighting costs and substantially cut your energy consumption. For more information on energy efficient lighting for your home Click Here or your business Click Here or Contact Us today.

Here are some more easy-to-follow energy-saving tips that will help ensure your new solar energy system is even more effective in reducing your power bills.