With many harping on switching to solar energy lately, do you actually know what the benefits are for doing so? Besides the obvious energy bill cut, of course.
Which is actually true – you get a huge slash on your monthly energy bill as soon as your panels are up and running. To those who are skeptical, here’s why.
Solar energy derives its power from the sun rays, which is free. Once you have your solar panels installed, they convert these rays into free energy for your household consumption. The panels do not require regular maintenance or fuel to run them. As long as your house continues to receive sunlight, you basically get access to ongoing free energy in the long run.
And when you’re using solar energy, you do not need electricity supply from your power company. That, is how your monthly energy bills are reduced tremendously.
There is also one very important advantage of using solar panels, that is, they do not emit any gases that are common in green houses. Compared to burning fossil fuels to generate energy, you won’t see any smoke, chemical or heavy metals emission from solar panels, environmental hazards that can be risk factors to human health. If you’ve ever wondered how you can do your part in preserving our environment, switching to solar is one way you can contribute.
Last but not least, everyone has equal rights to it when it comes to the use of solar energy. In a world where equal distribution of resources is continuously being sought, this is a good way to maintain equality. Compared to energy from fossil fuel which may not be accessible in low income households in many cases, energy from the sun falls on all. The only cost incurred is that of the solar panels installation.
Now, if you’re thinking we are contradicting ourselves here with the affordability question for low income households – here’s why that is not the case. With the generous Australia solar rebate programs actively implemented by the government, solar panels are way more affordable nowadays compared to before. For low income households at certain states, there are even further incentives available to those who are eligible.