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The renewable energy industry is booming across Queensland. In fact, according to the financial comparison site, Canstar, we’re leading the way and have the highest level of solar penetration in the country, with more than half a million rooftop solar systems installed — and it seems that most of us are happy with the results.

Almost two-thirds of respondents in a recent Canstar survey also agreed that installing solar panels was a good financial investment. So if you’re looking to invest in the best solar panel systems for your Brisbane home or are in the early stages of researching your options, you’ve come to the right place. Green Energy Technologies are experts in the renewable energy industry and have supplied households with high-quality solar solutions for several years.

In this blog, we’ll explain how solar systems in Brisbane work, the benefits of solar panels for homes, and where you can purchase your own system.

How do solar systems in Brisbane work?

While solar systems may look complicated, their generation process is actually pretty simple. During the day, your solar panels absorb and convert the sun’s rays into a direct current (DC). Your solar inverter then converts the DC into an alternating current (AC), the electricity that can run through appliances.

The benefits of solar panels for homes

While they may be a big investment, solar panels can provide the average household with a range of benefits, from energy savings to increasing the value of their property. So if you’re considering a Brisbane solar power system, here are five things you can look forward to:

1. Reducing your energy bills

According to a recent report by the Queensland Competition Authority, power bills are expected to increase by 9.2% or $119 annually in regional Queensland. One of the biggest benefits of a home solar panel system is that it reduces your energy bills and is one of the sole reasons homeowners look to invest in these products. According to Canstar,the average home solar power system in Brisbane provides a credit of $271 on a household’s electricity bill per quarter, totalling an impressive $1,084 a year.

Energy bills are one of a household’s largest expenses, and with the rising cost of living becoming unmanageable for many Australians, homeowners may be looking to cut costs wherever possible, including generating their own power to reduce their dependence on their energy provider.

2. Lowering your carbon footprint

Queensland is known for having some of the hottest summers around, making the potential generation for solar energy in Brisbane massive. Solar panels produce renewable energy, a clean and replenishable energy source that does not emit greenhouse gasses.

Having the ability to generate this much clean power helps make a positive impact on the environment. In fact, figures from 2019 show that a 10kW home solar system offsets 14 tonnes of CO2 every year. Solar also uses little to no water during generation, unlike fossil fuels, which churn through 383 billion litres of water annually.

3. Earning a profit on excess generation

Many homeowners opt to store their excess renewable energy in a solar battery as part of their home solar panel installation — though this isn’t a mandatory requirement. If you don’t choose to install a battery, you can still benefit from the excess power.

Households can sell their excess renewable energy back to the grid through a feed-in tariff. The rates vary between energy providers, so you must check your retailer’s current feed-in tariff rates.

Green Energy Technologies allows households to regularly monitor their energy consumption and feed-in tariff potential via our 24/7 monitoring feature to maximise their savings and potential earnings from their home solar panel system.

4. Increasing the value of your home

Solar panels can increase your property’s value, like adding any new fixture to your home. Many prospective homeowners look to purchase homes with smart technologies, like solar panels and are willing to pay top dollar for it. This may be an ideal scenario in the future if you decide to downsize and sell your home.

5. Low maintenance

The best solar panels for homes generally last between 20-25 years if they are well-maintained. Solar panels are self-sufficient systems that don’t require much maintenance other than a regular clean to remove dust, debris and other accumulated waste. This is ideal for homeowners who don’t want the hassle of constantly checking in on their system to ensure it’s working correctly.

As part of our service, Green Energy Technologies provide ongoing service and maintenance for all our solar products. Whether you’re based in Townsville or Mackay, rest assured that if your system isn’t performing as it should, you’ll immediately receive an alert, and we’ll be in touch to organise a repair from one of our local installers.

Install the best solar panels for your home with Green Energy Technologies

Based in the Whitsundays area, Green Energy Technologies are your local solar panel and green energy experts. We’ve used our industry knowledge and experience to create a solar package we believe will satisfy households across Queensland.

Our GET360 Package is broken down into three stages: GET Going, GET Control and GET Battery, which includes your panels, the inverter, the installation and ongoing maintenance.

We understand that no household is the same, which is why all our Brisbane solar solutions are tailored to customers and their power needs. And to guarantee our work, we only offer customers the choice of top-quality products installed by our CEC Accredited Installers and A Grade Electricians.

Whether you’re browsing our blog or brushing up on your solar FAQs, we want to empower our customers through knowledge to help them make more informed choices about their energy consumption. Get a quote today or call us on 07 4940 2900 and take your first step toward a $0 energy bill.

Author Kon Flaherty

Kon has been a key solar consultant in the North QLD region for over 10 years. He was one of the founders of Green Energy Technologies and has assisted thousands of locals to save money.

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