In the past, many people used diesel or petrol generators as alternate energy solutions. These are noisy, high maintenance methods and are harmful to the environment. In recent years there has been a move to clean forms of power, such as solar, wind and water power. Renewable energy can offer financial freedom, putting you in the drivers seat when it comes to energy consumption. Solar power is an affordable, simple and effective renewable energy solution, especially in sunny Queensland.
Solar energy is affordable, sustainable, quiet and low maintenance.
- Financial (money money money). For those in urban areas, solar power is often used to supplement energy requirements. When designed correctly solar solutions can power an entire household and even feed energy back into the grid, earning you money. For rural locations, connecting to the grid is often a very costly affair. Depending on your location connecting to mainline power can cost a small fortune. The cost of installing an off-grid solar solution is often a fraction of the cost of connecting to the grid and, once installed, you can enjoy low maintenance costs and your own renewable source of energy.
- Flexibility. Your location becomes almost irrelevant when you are no longer bound to grid energy. As long as you have access to the sun’s rays you can make use of a solar solution. Whether it is a milking shed, workshop or even a simple water pump you can harness this renewable energy source, just about anywhere.
- Reduce your carbon footprint. By choosing to live off the grid and use alternative, renewable energy, you are committing to helping the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.
- Increased knowledge. Managing your alternative energy system is one of the best hands-on ways to learn about energy consumption and power. Learn about the economics of energy consumption managing your own energy system. example here