Solar energy is the most abundant of all energy resources and can even be harnessed in cloudy weather. The rate at which solar energy is intercepted by the Earth is about 10,000 times greater than the rate at which humankind consumes energy. In Australia, we are particularly blessed when it comes to solar energy. According GeoScience Australia, “The Australian continent has the highest solar radiation per square metre of any continent and consequently some of the best solar energy resource in the world”.
At Aztech Solar we have a highly trained team of professionals, dedicated to finding the right solar solution for your power needs. The world has come a long way from rooftop hot water systems and Australia is leading the charge in embracing the latest technology. Here are just some of the ways solar energy can be used in your home or business today.
Electricity for your home or office
Given the current spike in electricity prices throughout Australia, now is a great time to consider solar electricity for your home or business. With the right installation and optimised use, you can achieve a reduction in your power bill of up to 80%! Solar electricity is becoming more accessible as the price of solar panels continues to fall and as more people become educated about the numerous financial and environmental benefits of using solar power.
Distributed solar photovoltaic systems, often known as PV systems, must be installed by professionals on the rooftops of homes and businesses. These solar power systems create electricity to offset the usage of the property owner, with any extra output being sent back to the electric grid. One area that has seen tremendous leaps in innovation recently is the use of battery storage. Excess electricity generated during the day can be used to charge these batteries for use at times when there aren’t the right conditions for optimal power generation (such as at night-time) or as an emergency backup supply for use during power outages.
Charging your electric vehicle
The world has begun its transition away from internal combustion engines for personal modes of transport. Like any major technological innovation, you’ll have questions. Probably the most common query these days is, “if electricity is so expensive, how will I be saving money with an electric vehicle?”. If you’re connected to solar energy, the cost of charging an electric vehicle drops to low and sometimes even near zero cost levels!
Plugging an electric vehicle into the charger installed in your home during the day, whenever the sun is out, is the easiest method for charging an electric vehicle using the solar panels installed on the rooftop of your home. If the quantity of solar electricity that is being generated is equivalent to or greater than the amount of solar electricity that is being used to charge the automobile and other loads in the house, then there will be no need for grid electricity.
If the amount of solar energy generated is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the vehicle as well as any other loads, the power from the grid will be used to make up the difference. Keep this in mind if you only have a small solar energy system and you want to charge up your vehicle on a cloudy day!
Aztech Solar can assist you in choosing the right EV charging station for your needs and provide advice on how to get the best bang for your buck.
Get more use from your pool
If you are fortunate enough to own a pool, using solar energy can do more for you than just reduce the amount you spend on maintenance. It is possible for it to lower the amount of electricity that you demand from the grid in order to run energy-hungry filtration and cleaning systems, which can lead to significant savings. You could also use the energy that you are producing to power a heating system, which is something that could be prohibitively expensive if you were to run it directly from the grid. You could do this by converting the energy that you are producing into heat. When combined with the usage of products that passively retain heat, such as pool blankets, you can make use of your asset throughout the entire year as opposed to only doing so during the warmer months.
Saving money. Saving the environment.
In just about every electrical application you could possibly think of, whether in a domestic or commercial setting, harnessing the abundant power of the sun can have a tremendous impact on your bottom line. From energy heavy businesses relying on technology, to even the basics of more cost-effective operation of air conditioning systems in retail settings, there are real, measurable advantages to installing solar.
You’ll also be doing your bit for the environment, reducing your reliance on fossil fuels and all the effects of its production and use. From ending land degradation associated with mining to reducing emissions you can rest safe in your knowledge that you are contributing to a safe, liveable future for the whole planet.
Contact Aztech Solar today to discuss your solar system installation
Aztech Solar have the team and the experience to find the right solar solution for you. From planning and installation through to teaching you how to get the best return from your investment and even choosing the best deal from your electricity retailer, our team can deliver exactly what you need. If you’re worried about the initial expense, talk to us about our zero deposit finance plans. We even offer incentives for referrals!