Why have more than 2.5 million Australians transitioned to solar energy?
The simple answer is that Australians want to be in control of their energy bills. They want to make smart, responsible investments. And they’re prepared to take action to protect the environment.
Switching to solar has many benefits, for you and the environment. Here’s some food for thought…
1. Take control of your energy bills
We all know the feeling when we receive that dreaded energy bill. It’s a harsh shock, especially if you’re already struggling to make ends meet. One of the benefits of having solar energy is that you have control over your energy bills.
Firstly, at Sola.io our goal is to ensure you financially benefit by switching to solar energy. If you opt for a system at $0 upfront cost, the monthly repayments will either be cheaper than your current energy bill, or of equal value (until you pay off your solar system). You will also be protected against energy price hikes and take control of your energy usage with our easy-to-use energy monitoring system.
2. Make a smart investment
Transitioning to renewable energy for your home will save you money immediately and long-term. You can reduce your energy bills straight away and solar panels add value to your home (see below).
On average, a new solar system will pay itself off in five years, or even less if you access state and federal government rebates and incentives. Contact us to find out your eligibility for the rebates. It’s also a low-maintenance investment, with good quality solar panels lasting around 25 years. Good solar retailers will also provide warranties for this time period.
3. Increase the value of your property
That’s right, installing solar can increase the value of your home. In fact a recent study found that 77% of Australians believe solar panels make a house more valuable and 57% would pay up to $10,000 more for a solar-powered home. 55% of renters are also willing to pay more in weekly rent for a house with solar power.
As solar becomes more popular over the years, it’s likely these figures will increase, as more people view a sustainable home as essential.
4. Make a difference to the environment
By transitioning to solar, you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, minimise your carbon footprint and reduce the demand for fossil fuels. You might only be one household, but it’s a measurable impact. For an average household, switching to solar will reduce your carbon emissions by 1.3-1.6 tonnes per year. That’s equivalent to planting 100 new trees every year, without having to get your hands dirty.
5. Don’t get left behind
No one wants to be the last home in their neighbourhood to switch to solar. Seriously though, social stigma aside, more Australians are making the move to solar powered homes because they know it’s important. In fact, a recent report from The Australian Institute found that more than 8 out of 10 Australians want coal-fired power to be phased out. Yes, the financial benefits of solar (and there are many) are a strong selling point. But at the end of the day, every household that switches to solar energy is one step towards a sustainable Australia. Most Australians want to be part of that movement. And you can be one of them.
Are you ready to take the first step towards solar? Book a chat with one of our energy experts. We are here to help every step of the way.