Solar Power for your home or business
Efficient Air & Energy provide solar power energy solutions for your home or business! Did you know more than 1 in 5 Australian households have some form of solar power? We are a solar-loving nation and for good reason. With rising energy prices and the environmental benefits of renewable energy solar power offers a wonderful solution for your energy needs!
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How does solar power work?
Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems
The solar panels on your roof convert sunlight into DC electricity. A solar inverter then converts the DC electricity into 240V AC electricity for use inside your home. Appliances in your home will utilise the AC from the solar power system first and draw electricity from the grid if you need more. If you are producing excessive power, this is returned to the grid and you will receive a credit on your bill for this returned excess power depending on the type of system you install.
Why should you install a solar power system? Our top 5 reasons!
Protect yourself from rising electricity costs with Solar Power in Central West NSW
Once the rooftop solar system has been installed you can feel secure, knowing that it will continue to generate free electricity year after year. Your solar panels will work tirelessly at putting a big dent in your power bill, perhaps even completely eliminating it altogether! Imagine being able to enjoy the finer things in your home, like your air conditioning, your pool heaters, lighting and more, without worrying about the hefty price tag. This alone is a great reason why you should install solar panels, but there are many more…
Fantastic Return on Investment on your Solar Solution
With a rooftop solar solution investment you’ll be saving on your electricity bill from day one. This translates into an average return on your initial investment of around 20 – 35% per annum for many years to come depending on your use and circumstance.
Government Rebates and Incentives on your Solar Power
The Australian Federal Government’s Small Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) provides thousands of dollars towards the purchasing costs of your system. Once installed the, state based Feed-In Tariff Scheme pays you for any excess electricity you generate and don’t use. Why would you use general electricity when you could be using a renewable energy source that not only saves you money, but can even make you money?
Increase the value of your home or investment property in Orange, Bathurst or elsewhere in Central West NSW
Homes with rooftop solar systems installed have been proven to sell at a premium compared to less efficient homes. With rising energy costs, and a shift to a greener environment, buyers are increasingly focusing on energy efficiency when considering which home to purchase. Solar panels can increase the value of your home, its competitiveness and its marketability.
Do your bit to reduce environmental impact
Traditional power stations are powered by burning coal, one of the biggest sources of carbon pollution. The renewable energy generated via your own solar panel system means that you will purchase less electricity from the grid. So, by installing your own solar system you can help to reduce your carbon footprint to do your bit to help save the planet! All while helping to take pressure of your wallet … a win win!
How can you maximise your solar power system?
To increase your return on investment of your solar solution and to reduce your payback period, there are a few simple tips you can implement to make your home energy efficient:
Use electricity at times when your solar power system is producing electricity. This might include using the timers on devices, such as your washing machine, dryer, dishwasher or pool pumps, to make sure they are only working when your power production is peaking during the day
Set a timer on your air conditioner so that it comes on before you get home from work to cool your home down, and then reduce usage as night falls
Purchase energy efficient appliances
Install energy efficient lighting such as LED lighting
Shade East and West windows from the sun with good window furnishings or even plant a shady tree– these will prevent heat gain in summer and reduce air conditioning use
Upgrade your air conditioning system. Did you know that a 10-year-old system can easily be only half as efficient as a new inverter model – we can help you out with air conditioning upgrades also!
Make sure your home has effective ceiling insulation and maybe add a roof extraction fan to remove heat from that hot summer ceiling space