For years we have relied on grid electricity and centralised systems for our power, water and other utilities. We have put up with increasing costs and an ageing infrastructure that’s not able to meet demands and we have witnessed the impact that this has had on our environment.
As technology has evolved and views have changed, so too has the status quo, and more and more people are turning to solar for their energy requirements. In fact, 15 per cent of rooftops across Australia now feature solar and this number continues to rise – especially in the commercial sector.
As a cleaner, greener, modern and affordable solution, there are many advantages to solar and many reasons for you to make the switch.
THANK YOU FOSSIL FUELS
Civilisation has benefited in many ways from fossil fuels, but the negative impact of their use is showing more with every passing day. Infrastructure has become cumbersome and in some cases even dangerous. The energy we use has been confirmed as dirty and science behind its use is becoming more and more clear.
Underscoring all of this is the fact that clean, decentralised systems are the way of the future. Evolution has led to innovations like rain water tanks and now – through solar energy systems – it’s time to overhaul the way we harness clean energy and experience a better quality of life.
A NEW WAY FORWARD
By harnessing the immense power of the sun, solar energy systems can provide us with a new way of maintaining our standard of living without damaging our environment. Solar power provides us with a truly renewable source of energy that can allow us to embrace a cleaner and brighter future. The sun is a powerhouse in the sky that is free of cost, free of maintenance, and can power the entire world.
THE COST ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR POWER
With so many benefits to solar, it’s inevitable that there will be a positive impact on your bottom line.
Throughout its lifetime a roof-top solar power system will cost the average household 6c-10c per solar kwh during the day and 19c-33c per solar kwh through battery storage at night. Compared to the traditional grid system these numbers are stark costing 17c-23c per grid kwh during the day and 42c-52c at night. Best of all, the price for solar energy never increases, unlike the cost of obtaining power from the grid!
If you would like to know more about the many advantages of switching to solar power, contact the experts at HCB Solar.
Our professional team are fully accredited solar panel layout designers, installers and authorised dealers for some of the best brands in the industry. Since 2008, we have been providing effective solar solutions for homes and businesses throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.