Solar panels are hard to miss right across Australia, with over 3 million households making the switch.
Why is this the case? Australia has more sunshine per square metre than any other continent in the world¹, which makes going solar too good an opportunity to pass up.
Your potential savings with solar power
Australia has the 16th highest cost of living in the world (as of September 2020), with countries such as the USA in 21st place, and the UK in 33rd.² So, it’s no surprise that millions have already made the switch to solar power as using electricity from the grid can be quite costly compared to generating power free from Australia’s abundant sunshine.
According to the Solahart Solar Index Report, a typical family, with a 6kW solar power system, could enjoy savings of up to $1,500 on their annual energy bills. Also, they can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to seven tonnes per year, making a significant difference to the planet.³
In addition, research by Solar Citizens found that on average, households with solar power have bills that are approximately 20 per cent lower than households without.⁴
Also read: How does solar power work?