Solar panels require an upfront cost, but once installed, require little maintenance and the electricity they generate is free and clean. You can also purchase GreenPower from your electricity retailer.
Installing solar panels can save up to $1,750 and 8,500kg of CO2 per year.
Solar panels don’t make a noise, have no moving parts and are usually installed out of the way on the roof.
Calculation assumptions: Assumes a North oriented 5kW PV system providing an average 18kWh per day over the year installed in the Geelong region. Assumes this the first solar PV system installed at the property and a Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) rebate is applicable. (STCs – 103 @$38) Lower savings assumes 60%of total electricity generated is fed back into the grid at a rate of 5c/kWh. This scenario models a situation where no-one is home during the day. The upper savings assumes 100% of the electricity is used in the home, thus saving the cost of the normal electricity tariff. This scenario models a situation when the home is occupied during the day using appliances.