Benefits of solar energy

With more and more people here in Australia being concerned about the impact of climate change and seeking to move away from burning fossil fuels. Have you ever stopped to consider the benefits of solar energy as an alternative renewable clean energy source and the impact it could have on your everyday life?

The Value Of Solar Energy

Before we look at the many advantages of solar energy and its impact on our daily lives, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the tremendous value solar energy has to offer the world.

The sun is a potent free energy source, and even though we cannot collect a fraction of its energy, the energy it provides to the earth for just one hour could meet the global energy needs for one year.

Unlike other energy sources, solar energy will be accessible as long as the sun shines and can be harnessed in all areas of the world. It will be available to us completely free of charge for a minimum of five billion years when, according to scientists, the sun will die.

Solar energy is acquired from the sun’s radiation which can then be converted into electricity or heat. Now, we can harness even more energy thanks to the ongoing advances in solar technology.

The Many Benefits Of Using Solar Energy

There are a whole host of positive benefits to using solar energy, and here we have outlined just some of them so you can decide if solar power is suitable for your needs.

Benefits The Environment

Solar energy has the most insignificant negative impact on the environment compared to any other energy source. It produces no greenhouse gas emissions, carbon emissions or pollutes the water.

Solar power requires very little water for maintenance, unlike nuclear power plants, that for example, need 20 times more water.

Solar energy production creates no noise, a significant benefit since many solar installations, such as domestic solar panels, are in urban areas.



Reduces Your Quarterly Electricity Bills

Generating solar electricity through solar energy panels and a solar system means that not only will you be taking less energy from the national electricity grid, but you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint.

Alongside this, the real benefit for homeowners comes from the fact that there could also be a saving of between 15-25% off their electricity bill, which on an average quarterly bill of $411.80 is quite a significant saving.

Plus, there is the opportunity to make additional money by selling the excess energy generated back to the electricity retailer. With a solar power system, the more solar energy you produce, the less you will need from the supplier, so increasing your energy self-reliance.

Keeps The Lights On When Everyone Else Is In The Dark

With electricity blackouts becoming increasingly commonplace, particularly in remote areas, installing solar panels are a great way to enjoy energy independence and help you keep the lights on during power outages.

While it is true that solar panels on their own are connected to the grid, so when the electricity company shuts off the power, that does include your solar-powered home.

But with a whole-home solution, which includes battery storage, your home can flip to a self-contained power source.

With a complete setup that would include more than just solar panels and a backup battery, you could have a smart switch that connects your home to primary grid power and automatically switches from the grid to your system seamlessly in the event of a blackout.

You can also get a secure backup for your backup battery, as multiple microinverters prevent loss of power and maintain full access to the stored energy.

It helps To Increase The Value Of Your Property.

Another way in which solar energy can be beneficial and put additional money in your pocket is through your home itself. Today, more and more home buyers are seeking homes that are energy efficient.

The Real Estate Survey of Australia found that over 85% of people agreed that solar panels add value to their property.

Research has shown that for each one-kilowatt hour of solar installation, the home value could increase up to 6000$. At the same time, a five-kilowatt-hour installation can increase the property value by approximately $29,000.

Of course, location is essential in determining how much the home’s value will be increased.

Solar energy panels installed in those areas with the maximum exposure to sunlight will, by default, have the highest energy output, so improving the home’s energy efficiency and ultimately increasing its property value.

Typically here in Australia, it’s thought that installing solar panels can add up to 3-4% to the value of a home.



Keeping Australians Employed

When most people think about the benefits of solar energy, they naturally think about how much money they can save on their electricity bill and forget about the massive number of jobs the renewable energy industry creates.

Today almost 30,000 professionals are employed across Australia in the solar energy industry. With a large part of the cost associated with solar systems coming from installing the solar panels, this contributes to creating local jobs.

Using solar systems boosts the economy and positively affects the local community.

Why Are More & More Australians Turning To Solar Energy?

With a 42% growth in solar generation since 2018-19 here in Australia, it’s easy to see why more and more people are seeing the benefits of using solar energy as opposed to other sources such as wind energy.

Solar energy is not only one of the best ways to reduce your power bills, but now thanks to professionals like the team at Symons Energy, it is easy to install, more affordable than ever before, and of course, environmentally friendly.

You’ll be amazed at the savings you can make on your monthly electric bill by investing in a solar panel system. Of course, the amount of money you save on your energy bills will depend entirely on your home, your energy usage, and the type of system you have installed.

Talk To The Team At Symons Energy about how You Can Benefit From Solar Energy

To learn more about the many advantages of solar energy and the potential savings that solar panels produce, talk to the team at Symons Energy.

As accredited solar installers and the leading suppliers of solar technology in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, they’re here to help.

They can guide you every step of the way to ensure you maximise the benefits solar energy has to offer.

You can reach them on 1300 764 162 or

They look forward to hearing from you.

Author : Kosta Symons

Published Date : August, 23 2022

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