Beyond Savings: Here’s Why You Should Install Solar Panels For Your Home
Analysts were predicting it and now we are experiencing it – electricity bills are definitely rising. This year, the increase of the wholesale cost of electricity and natural gas has resulted with price hikes in residential electricity bills across Australia even up to 20% for households in certain states. Well, there surely is an alternative when it comes to your electricity supply and that is the sun’s free energy for which you would need to install solar panels. This is a smart way to enjoy all the comfort with none of the stress. So, let’s see what solar panels are and how they function.
Simply said, solar panels are devices that convert daylight into electrical power. Each panel contains a group of cells connected together, and each cell produces electricity depending on the amount of light that hits the cell (this is why the position and angle of solar panels is very important). When light hits the solar cell, the photons (the particles of light) are absorbed allowing the silicon, conductors and other components to convert them into direct current (DC). This electrical power is then converted into AC electricity that we can use according to our needs. If more electricity than we need is accumulated, the excess of electrical power is stored in battery banks, fuel cells or an electrical grid. Once accumulated and stored, the excess of electrical power cane be used to cover electricity needs during evening hours and rainy days.
As we can see, investing in solar panels means that you will own a source of renewable, sustainable and free electrical energy, which means tremendous saving when it comes to your electricity bills. A smart way to approach this is to get some of your past bills and calculate an average number of how much electricity you are using per month. After that, create your own “going solar” plan and make a list of the solar devices you are willing to get: solar panels, solar hot water system, solar lighting and other solar gadgets. Make a rough calculation in order to have a general idea of how much electricity you can cover with each solar device and only then contact the chosen supplier with the final decision.
Another great thing about solar panels is that they are eco-friendly since they produce electricity without causing pollution. That means you are not only saving on electricity bills, but also you are saving the environment.