The bright sides of solar
Solar energy is clean energy. It reduces pollution and your reliance on the electricity grid because you’re generating your own power.
A huge benefit of this is lower electricity bills while reducing carbon emissions. Plus, with a battery system, you can store your unused power for later (regardless of the weather) or send (sell) it back to the grid.
In addition, your home’s value can be increased with solar power, so it’s a good long-term investment, and requires low maintenance overall too.
We know it’s a big deal to switch to solar and a significant financial decision.
Our wholly-owned subsidiary, eko energy, was originally established in 2007 and has installed over 10,000 solar PV and battery storage systems around Australia with a proven track record for quality and commitment to solar industry best practice.
When you switch to solar energy, you play a key role in Australia’s shift towards clean and renewable power. This is because solar energy comes from sunlight, making it a sustainable source of energy which does not produce any direct greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar energy can reduce your electricity bills because by generating and using your own power, you’re using less power from the grid. You can sell unused excess power back to the electricity grid if you choose.
Low maintenance, more value
Aside from routine maintenance, cleaning and health checks, your solar system will largely be set-and-forget (plus you’ll add value to your home ).
Solar panels are installed in a non-shady spot so that they can capture the sun’s energy. This energy is captured as direct current (DC) and must be converted to alternating current (AC). It’s then sent to an inverter to be converted for use in your home or office. This power can be sold back to the grid or stored in a battery if it’s not used immediately.
On sunny days, your solar panels may capture more energy than you actually use. When that happens, excess energy is either stored in a local battery for later use or sold back to the grid.
This means that during the cloudy days, if you have bought and installed a battery, energy you’ve stored in the past can be drawn from it. If you didn’t store energy and your panels aren’t generating enough energy to power your home, additional energy will be purchased from the grid.
Although cloudy days don’t generate as much energy, the sun’s UV rays still provide some power.
Australia, north-facing roofs with minimal shade and enough space are ideal for installing solar panels. However, there are often workarounds if your home doesn’t have the ideal roof for solar panels.
If you’re unsure about your roof’s solar compatibility, reach out to our partners and solar experts eko energy for help. You can get in touch with eko energy on 1300 740 784 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
eko energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnergyAustralia. Originally established in 2007 eko energy has installed over 10,000 solar PV and battery storage systems around Australia with a proven track record for quality and commitment to solar industry best practice.
As a member of the Clean Energy Council, eko energy is committed to responsible sales and marketing as well as solar industry best practice.