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Solar Installation Canberra


Solar Photovoltaic (SP) panels generate clean electricity by converting the energy from sunlight into energy you can use in your home. O’Brien Electrical Hume is a trusted provider of supply and installation services of Solar PV systems. We work with you from start to finish – from your initial enquiry through to completing your connection with ActewAGL.

Why should you install solar? Potential advantages:

  • Reduce energy bills
  • Government rebates
  • Return on investment
  • Increase the value of your property
  • Help the environment

To learn more about our solar solutions specific to your requirements, contact O’Brien Electrical Hume on (02) 6260 1906.

A Solar Panel Installation

Reduce Energy Bills

As the cost of living continues to rise, more and more Australians are turning to solar power in order to save money on their energy bills.

Solar panels are a great way to reduce your energy bills. They generate electricity during daylight hours and any excess electricity is fed back into the grid. Your energy provider will credit you for the export of power and this credit helps offset your power bills.

The clean electricity created by your solar energy system is always used in your home before power from the grid. If your home uses more electricity than your solar energy system can provide, it will then source power from the grid instead.

Most customers who sign up for a feed-in tariff will be offered a rate of 8c/kWh for the solar energy that they feed back into the grid. This may not seem like much, but it can add up over time, especially if you have a large solar system.

Government Rebates

The Australian government offers a number of rebates and incentives for solar power systems, making it an attractive option for many households. The amount of the rebate depends on the size of the system, but can be as high as $8000 for a 5kW system.

In addition to the rebate, households may also be eligible for other financial incentives, such as feed-in tariffs and net metering. These programs can significantly reduce the cost of installing a solar power system, making it an attractive investment for many homeowners.

Return On Investment

Solar panels are a great investment for a number of reasons. First, solar energy is a reliable and renewable energy source. This means that once you have installed your solar panels, you can be confident that they will continue to produce energy for many years to come.

Solar panels also have a very low environmental impact, as they do not produce any emissions when generating electricity. In addition, solar panels can help to lower your electricity bills. Depending on the size of your home and your location, you may be able to completely eliminate your electric bill by installing solar panels.

Finally, solar panels have a very long lifespan. With proper maintenance, they can last for decades, making them a wise investment for the future.

Increase The Value Of Your Property

A new study has found that solar panels can significantly increase the value of your home. The Real Estate Survey of Australia found that over 85 per cent of people agreed that solar panels add value to their property.

Furthermore, studies have shown that for each 1Kw of solar installed, your home value could increase by up to $6,000. A 5kw installation could therefore increase your property value by over $29,000.

This is great news for those considering making the switch to renewable energy, as not only will they be saving money on their energy bills, but they will also be increasing the value of their homes. So if you’re thinking of going solar, it’s not just good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet too.

Help The Environment

Solar power is a renewable energy source that can help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electrical energy, which can be used to power our homes and businesses.

In addition to reducing our carbon emissions, solar power has a number of other environmental benefits. For example, it helps to improve air quality by reducing the need for coal-fired power plants.

Additionally, solar power requires little water to generate, making it a more efficient choice than traditional forms of energy generation. Finally, solar power can help to create jobs and boost local economies. In short, solar power is a clean, sustainable source of energy that offers many benefits to the environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does solar power work?

Solar power is generated by converting sunlight into electricity. This process is done using photovoltaic cells, which are found in solar panels. When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms. These free-flowing electrons are then captured and turned into electricity.

Is solar power reliable?

Yes, solar power is a very reliable energy source. Solar panels don’t require any fuel and they don’t produce any emissions, so they can be counted on to provide a steady stream of clean energy, even in the event of a natural disaster or another emergency.

Is solar power expensive?

The initial cost of solar panels can be high, but over time, the cost of solar power becomes very competitive with traditional energy sources like coal and natural gas. Additionally, many governments offer financial incentives for homeowners and businesses that install solar panels.

What are the benefits of solar power?

Solar power offers many benefits over traditional fossil fuels. It’s a clean source of energy that doesn’t produce greenhouse gases or other pollutants. It’s also renewable, meaning it won’t run out like fossil fuels. Solar power is also relatively low maintenance compared to other renewable energy sources such as wind or hydroelectricity.

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