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Benefits of Solar Energy

You’ve probably heard of ‘solar energy’ as it’s a term that’s been mentioned a lot in recent times with the push towards a more cleaner and sustainable energy source. But like many people you may not fully understand what it means or its benefits. That’s why we’ve put together this fun little guide for you. You’ll walk away better informed and can impress your friends and colleagues with your new found knowledge.

What Exactly is Solar Energy?

Solar energy is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity. It can either be directly using photovoltaics (technology used in the conversion) or indirectly using concentrated power from the sun, or a combination of both. Solar energy has been used for thousands of years all over the world without modern technology of course. People have used the power of the sun to heat up bricks, bury the dead, cook, dry foods and clothing etc.

5 Fun Facts about Solar Energy

The following make for good trivia and you’re sure to be hit at a party especially one with environmentally conscious people attending:

  1. China is the world leader in solar energy. The Chinese government has spent billions in solar energy over the past decade.
  2. Solar energy is cheaper than fossil fuels costing as little as 4.3 cents per KWh. Whereas fossil fuels cost 7.8 cents per KWh.
  3. There’s enough solar energy hitting our Earth every hour to meet all of humanity’s power needs for an entire year.
  4. Elon Musk has invested in a few million dollars for solar energy for Tesla.
  5. South Australia leads the way for solar energy out of all the states in Australia. More than half of its electricity is generated from wind and solar.

Show Me the Benefits of Solar Energy!

Let’s get straight to the star of the show and show you the benefits of solar energy. If your friends, spouse,family and even local MP are still skeptical, point them to this page.

Great for the Environment

Solar energy is the cleanest energy source in the world with no emission of contaminants or toxic substances and hence is great for the environment. It contributes to environmental sustainability and helps prevent climate change.

Accessible for all

Solar energy can be harnessed all over the world and is available every day. As long as we have the sun (scientists estimate it’s going to be around for at least another 5 billion years) we cannot run out of solar energy unlike some other sources of energy like coal and nuclear.

Reduces Electricity Bills

Save substantial amounts of money with solar energy through cheaper electricity bills. Your electricity will be generated by your solar system which is totally reliant on the sun. However, you still need to be mindful of your electricity usage. Also, the size of your solar system impacts the amount of your electricity bills.

Huge Technology Potential

With more advancements in “greener technologies” and more environmental awareness there is bound to be huge growth in the field of solar energy which will branch out to other areas. With advancements in technology come more efficient systems and more ways of saving money on your energy bills. The future is solar!

So stay tuned and get ready for solar energy. Contact our team today to find out more about solar energy and also to find out which energy deal is best for you.