Solar Panels for your Stroud Home
It’s that time of year again, the Queensland Royal Show (Ekka) is here, where “City meets Country” we welcome our country cousins to Brisbane and look forward to the traditional celebration of Australia’s champion agriculture and friendly competitions to unearth the best produce in Australia.
But…this means Christmas must be just around the corner. What better time to is there to start tightening up the spending and save money for that special gift or deposit you keep saying you will get to one day?
Great ways to help save money are easily accomplished with everyday household living just by having solar panels.
If you’ve ever wondered whether the benefits of solar energy can outweigh the costs, you’re not alone. Interest in this alternative, sustainable energy source has steadily increased since it was first introduced.
In fact, solar panel installations increased 70 per cent in 2015 over the previous year, while costs have dropped 73% since 2006. Maybe there’s something to this growing trend.
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The basic solar PV system will cost around $5,000 (a current Stroud Homes Solar PV Electric System cost $4,988 to supply and install).
If that seems too expensive, consider this: a recent study showed that customers save an average of $44 to $187 per month the first year they own their solar panels.
That’s anywhere from $528 to a whopping $2,244 in a single year, meaning your system could pay for itself within five years — and continue to save you money on your monthly electricity bill for years to come, once your system has paid for itself.
According to some estimates, the average solar system saves consumers more than $20,000 over 20 years. In some areas, the savings can reach up to $64,000.
As a personal example, I paid around $6,000 for a system almost 2 years ago, based on the savings I’ve made so far, my system will break even in around 14 months!
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A single solar system installation offsets 178 tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years, which is equivalent to planting 10 football fields full of trees.
The sun is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, the sun provides roughly four million tons of energy every second — and humankind uses only .0001% of that amount in global energy consumption. Solar panels require only a miniscule piece of that solar energy surplus to power your home, which means you never need to worry about it running out.
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