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A few years ago, the push to install solar panels on the roof of our homes began. The initial set up costs were considerable but the environmental and financial benefits over the long term were promised to be significant. So how has the drive for us to switch to solar power faired?

Well, according to the Origin Australia website, over 1 million homes around the country now have solar systems incorporated into their at-home power mix. And that number continues to grow. It seems we have enthusiastically embraced the concept and many Aussies are very pleased about the positive benefits of their decision.

Says one family, “We were looking at the whole solar thing for quite a while. We thought let’s just start with eight panels on the roof, and we were really pleasantly surprised about the big difference those eight panels have made to our bills.”

Studies carried out in 2014 show that the number of appliances used in our homes has doubled since the year 2000. In fact, the average home has almost 70 items that can be plugged in. That’s a lot of energy, which of course, has a flow on effect to a family’s energy bill.

If you are considering purchasing solar panels, the very approximate costs are here:

3kW : $4,000 – $6,000
5kW : $5,000 – $8,500
10kW: $12,000 – $16,000

Currently, households that install solar are eligible to receive up to $4,800 off the up-front price of the system in the form of a government rebate. This is subject to change and the rebate varies depending on the size of the solar system you install. For more information regarding solar panels go online, there is a wealth of information to be found. And if you think solar power at you place is a good idea, it’s wise to obtain several professional quotes before deciding on which company to proceed with.

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