Adani Renewables Australia Rugby Run solar farm.
Adani Renewables Australia Rugby Run solar farm. Emma Murray

Why you might want to look into solar energy this year

MANY benefits are found when you bring solar systems into your home.

First of all, you'll be doing your part in producing and using clean energy.

Energy Australia's website states a 1.5-kilowatt solar system can save 2.2 tonnes of greenhouse gases from being released each year.

This is a great effort for one household, as the government's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows there were 181.5 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases emitted in Australia from electricity usage over 2017 to 2018.

Those same Energy Australia statistics show how if more households bought in solar energy across Australia, the country's annual carbon footprint could drastically decrease.


However, not only does installing solar energy help the environment, but it also cuts down your energy costs.

Your solar system will use energy from the sun to power your house's electricity, and according to Solar Gain, any excess energy generated and not used will be credited by your energy provider.

Fortunately for those interested, it's also prime time to be taking up the solar panel path.

According to Energy Australia, the manufacturing market shows the solar module pricing has decreased by over 75 per cent in only five years.

Energy Australia also states how the lower pricing can entice people to buy more, which when bought in bulk, will help cut electricity bills down even further.

The Climate Council adds how in Queensland, the savings from your energy bill will, on average, pay off a commercial-scale solar system in under six years.

This all shows how initial installation costs won't break the bank in the long term, while continuing to help decrease carbon dioxide emissions along the way.

If you've been thinking about dabbling in the world of solar energy, it might be a good idea to contact your local Burnett solar panel providers.