Working from home is the new normal in 2020, and with summer fast approaching, we can expect even higher energy use than usual.
Now is the time to consider a switch to a sustainable, independent and cost-effective energy source that will reduce your energy costs and carbon emissions, and ensure less disruption to your home office set-up.
Installing solar is one of the best ways to decrease household energy consumption. Solar panels allow you to generate your own clean electricity to reduce your dependence on the electrical grid, and can help you make big savings on your energy bill.
Here are 5 reasons why you should go solo with solar:
1. Lower your power bill while working from home
With employees and employers taking a cautious approach to COVIDsafe social-distancing measures, households across Australia have become makeshift offices and schools, and there’s no sign of any change soon. Workplace Global Analytics estimates that by the end of 2021, 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week.
Spending more time around the house using additional lights, appliances and devices has caused an increase in daily energy usage – and the hidden costs add up. Mozo Energy estimates a 50% increase in the average monthly energy bill as Australian families continue to work and learn from home.
With the financial downturn, now is a crucial time to review household expenses in order to minimise costs as much as possible, and switch to a sustainable energy option that can maximise your savings.
2. Reduce your carbon footprint
We are in an urgent global environmental crisis that requires us to reduce our emissions as much as possible. Even with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, this cannot be ignored.
Investing in solar panels on your home is an easy and practical way to contribute to a more sustainable future, not just financially but environmentally. Incredibly, a 1kW solar electricity system can prevent the release of 1.5 tonnes of carbon each year.
3. Improve your energy security and independence
Reliable, affordable energy is needed in order for people to remain connected and work efficiently from home.
With a higher expected load and demand for electricity in residential areas where people are working from home, experts have warned that air conditioners could send Australia’s power grid into meltdown this summer.
Solar energy is a great alternative to provide you with energy independence, and ensure no disruption to your work that can occur when relying on the grid, or alternatives like diesel generators.
With solar panels, you can harness the raw power of the sun that shines on your house every day, even in winter and when overcast, to generate electricity for your home.
By installing a solar battery, or an energy storage system, during a blackout you can still have access to electricity generated by your panels.
4. New technologies are more cost-effective and efficient than ever
Advances in solar technology mean that new solutions, like those at Sunpower Renewables, are more efficient and cost-effective than ever before, with a range of flexible solutions to suit residential needs.
The Intelligent Energy Storage System (IESS) has an efficiency and lifecycle that is designed for long-term benefit, and has distinct advantages over other Lead Acid battery inverters and Diesel generators.
With the lowest carbon footprint on the market and a guaranteed significant reduction in energy bills, you can bring your home into the smart-home era in style.
5. Summer is coming
Last summer was our second hottest on record, and higher than usual temperatures are being forecast for this summer already. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), spring temperatures in Australia have already been above average.
With more people working from home, the inevitable surge in use of air conditioning could lead to more blackouts, and higher electricity bills.
By installing solar, you’ll be tapping into Australia’s most prolific resource. Producing your own energy with a tailored, independent solar energy system that can save money, and the environment.