Solar energy is still a relatively new energy source. It is becoming more widely used by both homeowners and commercial operations. While there is an outlay at the beginning to purchase and install a solar energy system, there are many on-going benefits to using solar energy in your home or business.
The Benefits of Solar Power
The initial outlay for a solar power system can be costly. But in the long-run using solar energy to power your home or business premises is likely to save you money. This is especially the case if you use lots of power during daytime hours when you can make the most of the solar power.
By using solar energy instead of taking power from the grid, you can reduce your energy bills. Perhaps you can produce surplus electricity. If so you will be able to sell this back to your energy provider for an agreed rate.
With traditional power prices rising all the time the cost benefits of having solar energy installed is likely to increase over the years. Some banks and local councils may also offer subsidies or schemes that help you to offset the cost of installing solar energy systems.
Year round power at a constant price:
Most locations in New Zealand receive a good amount of sunshine all year round. Your solar panels will work for you whatever time of year, helping you to reduce your power bills even in winter when they are at their highest.
Once installed most solar energy systems require little maintenance beyond an annual clean for the panels. You may even be able to do yourself. Most panels and equipment also come with a guarantee in case anything does go wrong.
Save the planet:
Solar power is a renewable energy source that reduces your reliance on fossil fuels and other forms of non-renewable power. Using solar power reduces emissions such as CO2 and is better for the environment.
Add value to your property:
Installing solar panels now can not only help you in the short term with your power bill but could also help in the long-term by adding value to your property should you come to sell.
The possibility of being partly self-sufficient:
There have been improvements in technology and battery design in recent years. It is now a viable option to include battery storage of solar power to use at night time. We can help you to decide whether battery storage is a good fit for your place.
If you think that switching to solar power could benefit your business, or you are considering using solar energy to power your residential property for some of the time, then a consultation with us can help you work out the best size of the system for you. We are NZ registered electricians and ensure our installations are done with the highest quality workmanship and to all NZ standards.