So you have decided to switch to solar energy. Great choice!
What follows then? Before you talk to a solar expert, here are a few things you can expect to get yourself well prepared.
First of all, know that there is no large scale of installation required when installing solar panels. Because of this, they normally require very little space to install. The installation will mainly involve a single cell to continually generate energy so you do not have to worry about congestion.
You see, some are concerned that too many panels may overcrowd the roof, making the house look less attractive. Don’t worry, the use of solar panels will not interfere with your real estate value – you can still keep your property looking beautiful.
In fact, the value of your property is actually increased as solar panels are regarded as an asset that will increase the selling price of a property.
In terms of maintenance and upkeep, solar panels are very durable. Studies have shown that it is possible to use a solar panel for over 10 years, with minimal maintenance work.
This is because there are no moving parts in the device, therefore the chance of it being destructed is reduced by tenfolds. i.e. you do not have to worry about a machine stops running because of a loose or worn-out part.
Since it is less prone to wear, there is also reduced maintenance cost. You can rest assured it will be very easy to handle your solar panels, even for people with very little skills.
Last but not least, you can expect a great slash off your electricity bill. Especially if you consume electricity mostly during daylight, the savings you’ll see is incredible.
But where does your home get the energy to meet energy requirements during the night? Do Solar Panels Work at Night too? Luckily, there are ways to power your home with solar energy even after dark.
On the other hand, you may want to get a battery as well if your consumption is mainly at night. This is because it can help store away the excess energy generated during the day for use at night.
Like what we’d always say, if you want to do something, go all the way in. Get both solar panels and batteries installed so that you can truly enjoy the massive savings that so many people are talking about – forever.
Take advantage of the generous Australia solar rebates scheme and enjoy up to $0 upfront cost when you make the switch. Check if you are eligible.