Solar power has grown in popularity over the years, becoming a mainstream and cost-effective way to provide electricity and hot water. Last year, Australia reached the milestone of 1 million households with solar panels and also 800,000 with solar hot water systems.

The benefits of solar range from an increased energy independence to offsetting growing electricity cost, all the while showing a personal commitment to reducing carbon pollution. But with changes to Government policy, is “going solar” still an attractive option?

Is it worth going solar now? Haven’t the rebates been reduced?

As a potential solar homeowner, it’s important to ask these types of questions. And you’ll be pleased to know, despite reductions in some rebates, solar is still financially a smart investment.

Solar has become more affordable

Some government rebates have reduced in the past few years, but at the same time, solar technology has become cheaper to manufacture, the exchange rate has pushed down prices, and competition among installers has helped bring down the price that homeowners pay.

Electricity prices ballooning

Electricity prices have been skyrocketing across Australia in recent years, and more sharp increases are predicted in the near future. Solar panels are a proven way to save money on power bills, producing a portion of your own power and thus reducing your reliance on the major electricity companies!

Solar Council looking out for the consumer

The Australian Solar Council is in place to ensure that people are given a fair go when it comes to solar energy policy. For over 50 years they have been an important link between scientific research and the solar power industry and actively support the interests of consumers.

So if you’re looking to save money on your power bills and reduce your carbon footprint, now is still the perfect time to consider solar energy.

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