Making Solar Energy and Solar Storage More Affordable
There was once a time when solar technology was prohibitively expensive. Those times have changed and most of us are now able to take advantage of better solar technology and much lower installation costs. This has translated to Australia being one of the leading countries when it comes to the take-up of home and business solar.
What Can the Government Do to Help?
One of the many challenges with any relatively new technology is ensuring that it is affordable. Despite the recent advances in solar technology and manufacturing processes, the roll-out of solar has been so successful because of a push by successive governments. Right now, the South Australian government recognises the need to support solar technology, so it has come up with a subsidised scheme that is tiered.
What About Solar Batteries?
Solar panel technology has been around for quite some time, but solar batteries have only now reached the point where they are sophisticated and powerful enough to become a real solution for home and business owners looking to reduce costs and improve the environment. In fact, solar batteries in South Australia are set to become a true growth area as we move forward into a new fight against climate change.
Solar batteries, combined with solar panels, form a type of mini power station that reduces our reliance on the energy grid and coal-fired power. Here are some benefits of using this technology:
- Have more power available: Solar panels are great because they generate electricity that can be used by a property owner directly and fed back into the grid for future cost savings. When there is also a solar battery installed, any excess power can actually be stored in the battery. This means that on cloudy days or when there is a power outage, it’s possible to draw from the battery instead of the grid. This makes the most of the power generation available, saves on electrical costs, and reduces dependence on the energy grid.
- No noisy generators: Many people in areas where the electrical power may be unstable rely on backup diesel generators. They are noisy and pollute the environment. When a solar battery is installed it simply does the job needed without polluting the environment, burning up fossil fuels, or making an awful noise.
Moving Forward with Our Energy Policies
Ultimately, an investment solar power is an investment in a future for our children and grandchildren. It is a virtually limitless source of power that is clean, quiet, and stable. In this context, it’s important that we all recognise how crucial government subsidy programs are to rolling out reliable solar power.
The South Australian government recognises how crucial these new solar technologies are and how they can help to improve our future. They provide us with an effective way to reduce our carbon emissions and fight back against climate change. Indeed, this is where local government can play a critical role in a future for the next generation.