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Is solar power the right option for your home or business? Many people in Australia and other countries are turning to solar power to cut down on their utility costs. We can get an idea of how many people are adopting this technology by looking at statistics. According to information from SEIA, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the first quarter of the year saw a massive surge in the number of solar panel systems in homes and businesses. The metrics that the association provided cite that over 66,000 businesses and residences switched to a solar power solution, which is certainly significant.
Tom Kimbis, the vice president of the association, said, “[Homeowners] are not just solar enthusiasts anymore. Residential installations are done because it’s becoming more affordable for homeowners and it’s saving them a lot of money in the long term.”
Improved efficiency and falling installation rates are just some of the reasons driving dramatically increased adoption of these and other green technologies. With governments across the western world giving homeowners generous tax credits as a result of their investment in small-scale green energy, it’s becoming more economical than ever to embrace this money-saving technology. It’s not only a responsible decision to integrate this technology into your home, but a financially sound one.
Solar power, also known as photovoltaic power (PV), first debuted in the 1950s. Only recently has it become affordable enough for the average person to invest in PV. At the turn of the century, the cost of manufacturing this technology fell rapidly. At one time, computers too were exclusively the domain of universities and scientific research organisations, but they have similarly become affordable for the average person.
The panels themselves are composed of many different cells, such as the kind that are seen on a solar-powered calculator that you might have seen in school. Racks are used to attach panels to a roof, and the position of the rack is calibrated to ensure that the panels get as much sunlight as possible—although this is rarely a problem in Australia, since most of the country gets plenty of sunlight year-round; in other countries with temperate climates that get as many as 270 days of cloudy weather per year, such as the Pacific Northwest of the United States, this is an especially crucial step.
As professional solar panel installers have gained more experience working with residential customers, they’ve become much more efficient at mounting panels quickly. What used to take days now takes hours. Our company and many other companies in Australia can help get your home optimised for solar power in a super short amount of time. If you’re ready to greatly reduce the amount of money you spend per year on utilities and make a big contribution to the fight against climate change, we’re ready to help you!
Get in touch with us to find out more about the variety of different options available for your home or business. We’re more than happy to give you as much information as possible.
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