Ever spiralling energy costs have now become an accepted part of modern life. Supply disruptions due to global events and the increasing costs of fossil fuels are expected to continue to contribute to increasing household and business expenses. Each and every business owner, as well as residential property owners, are in search of ways to cut down on those monthly electricity bills.
Thankfully residents and business owners in Hervey Bay are in the position to take proactive measures to ensure that their electricity usage is optimized. This is in part because unlike other regions across the world Australia has an abundance of sunshine (2,800 hours of sunlight annually) – and this means solar installations are highly efficient.
It is also true that ever-increasing energy costs are here to stay. The situation is not expected to stabilize in the short or medium term. Home and business owners can expect costs to keep rising. Those who opt for solar will be able to offset the increase in the costs of power in the coming years.
Adding to the attractions of solar power installation is the fact that solar technology continues to evolve, becoming more and more efficient and a more cost-effective solution for business and household electricity supply.
In addition, removing oneself from the regional or national power grid has several advantages other than cost saving. The electricity grid is expected to come under increased pressure due to increasing urbanization and the ever-growing needs of industries such as mining. It is also apparent that the severity and frequency of natural disasters such as wildfires seem to be increasing. Damage to power infrastructure will therefore continue to be a challenge. Those who install solar systems will be shielded from the effects of these disruptions.
Solar energy solutions, including solar-powered water heaters, are in widespread use in remote areas of Australia, but the use of such systems is also increasing exponentially in suburban areas. One of the reasons for this has less to do with saving power than with simply saving the planet. Even those who are not focused on environmental issues have realized that the renewable nature of solar energy and its low environmental impact is a way to play their part in protecting the environment and earth’s atmosphere which is being damaged through the release of greenhouse gases.
Home and business owners will also be reducing their carbon footprints. These advantages might be a simple bonus to many homeowners whose primary focus is on cutting down on monthly costs – but they are part of a convincing argument for the use of solar.
There are many arguments to be made for the installation of solar power by businesses and homeowners in Hervey Bay. Of course, cost savings and the ability to control energy production in the home or business are two of the most important factors that play a part in the decision to invest in solar. However, add the eco-friendliness of solar solutions and the ability to weather power outages and the argument for solar installation becomes even more compelling.