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Are Solar Panels Still Worth It in Australia This 2022

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Did you know that approximately 10% of Australia’s electricity between 2020 to 2021 was generated by solar panels? 30% of the households in the country has already installed rooftop solar panels, cutting down their electric bill up to 60%.

Now, with those numbers, it’s tempting to call solar panel installation companies just right at this moment if not for the initial installation cost. Installation cost is the number one reason why people are still hesitant in installing solar panels into their own home.

To help you make an informed decision, here are reasons why solar power in Echuca, Shepparton, and other towns in Australia is still a worthy investment this 2022.

Why You Should Make Your Long-Term Solar Power Investment

Installing solar panels into your home offsets your energy consumption.

Solar systems installed by accredited companies are equipped with the “smarts” to indicate to your appliances to use solar power first before getting energy from the grid. With electricity costing 20-40c per kWh from your typical electricity retailer, that’s a lot of money saved in a year!

Additionally, there are solar feed-in tariffs that you can explore as a homeowner. These refers to arrangements wherein a solar system owner is paid for the solar energy they send back to the grid. The rates vary per state with the governments providing different rules and guidelines.

Contact your local Echuca solar panels installation company today.

Solar panels increase home values.

Studies have shown that solar panels increase the value of a home. A report by Zillow showed that homes with solar-based energy systems sold 20% faster and for 17% more money than non-solar homes.

Solar panels also provide a higher return on investment (ROI) than most other home improvement projects. This is due to several factors including the buyer’s preference to green living as well as solar systems’ financial impact towards the buyers’ energy consumption.

Solar panels are durable and have a long lifespan.

When installed by an accredited professional, solar panels come with a warranty that can last up to 25 years. The average lifespan of a solar panel is actually beyond its warranty period as they are built to withstand different weather conditions.

Besides this, solar batteries (should you choose to avail one for your home) also lasts for a while, between 5 to 10 years. Solar batteries allow you to store excess electricity generated by your solar panels which you can then use to power your home during lean months.

Solar panels are low-maintenance.

Once your solar system is set up and installed, there’s not much else you need to do except for the occasional cleaning. You don’t have to worry about components breaking down as solar panels don’t have any moving parts that can wear out over time.

To maintain solar panels is much like cleaning a window. All you need are running warm water, soap, and a soft cloth. However, as much as solar panels are low-maintenance, it’s best to keep an eye on your monthly power output. If you notice that the generated electricity has decreased then it’s time to call for the professionals.

Solar On Electrical offers maintenance and other post-installation services.

Solar panels and solar systems installations are more affordable than ever.

The cost of solar has decreased by 70% since 2010. There are also more financing options available to help cover the initial cost. Rebates are also available for all installations under 100KW you can claim STC’s ( small-scale technology certificates ).

Financing options through Plenti are available with Solar On Electrical.

In Conclusion

Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills. There’s no doubt that solar panels are still a worthy investment in Australia this 2022 and the years after. With the right incentives, you can see a return on your investment in as little as five years.

If you’re looking to learn more about your own personal energy consumption, sign up for our free energy audit today. For Echuca solar power system installation, contact us today.

The installation went well and Brooke’s team did an excellent job with complete professionalism.

The installation went well and Brooke’s team did an excellent job with complete professionalism. Every aspect of the work has been done neatly and looks superb. I will certainly recommend him to anyone who asks for my opinion. Excellent result.

Jim Gillespie
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Prompt callout and availability was always punctual. His staff were courteous to deal with and polite. Day to day operations of our business continued without a hitch while the solar installation took place.

Michael Linnane
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