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The 8 Benefits of Solar and Why You Should Invest

It’s no secret that Solar Installations are somewhat of an investment, but we emphasise the word investment because the long term benefit will ensure the initial cost is well and truly worth it.

Being at the mercy of electrical companies and their ever-fluctuating fees are fast becoming a thing of the past as more people turn to alternate, off grid solutions. The current state of the world means we’re spending more time at home, using more energy than ever to run our household electronics. The good news is that all that time at home during the day allows you to power up your home using the energy of that precious daylight.

Here are 8 reasons how Solar can benefit you and justify its initial investment.

1) Get Off The Grid

The dream many of us work towards is becoming entirely self-sufficient. If you’re after a sure fire way to move towards this goal without planting a food-forest, then look no further than Solar Panels. Becoming self-sufficient is a great way to escape the clutches of traditional electricity providers and their ever fluctuating fees. With energy prices having increased on average 7% annually, the ability to hedge power prices by supplying your own power is virtually priceless. Fix your electricity rate and protect yourself against the unpredictable cost increases. If you’re a business or a homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, getting a solar panel installation will also help you forecast and manage your expenses.

 

2) No More Bills

The dreaded monthly bill can have you sweating at how much you racked up this month. With Solar, you can dry your towels in the dryer guilt-free knowing the sun is working it’s magic. Apart from the initial installation cost – your solar panels and the energy it generates is all free! And if you didn’t quite generate enough electricity for the month you can still use what the grid has to offer – but no doubt your monthly bill will be significantly reduced.

 

3) Planet Friendly Alternative 

There’s no doubt our planet is in need of solutions to minimise our carbon footprint and solar panels are one big step in the right direction. Solar panels don’t use fossil fuels, are completely emission-free and only use the energy you require. This reduces the demand and pressing strain on traditional electricity providers which will over time reduce the carbon emissions of the power plants. 

To give you a good example: A standard residential home equipped with solar-power will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions per year – the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually!

 

4) Sustainable Solution

From removing single use plastics to encouraging solar, the sustainability message and corporate social responsibility has never been more important. There is an increasing number of consumers and communities that recognise and reward businesses who choose to commit to sustainable practises and operate responsibly. Solar brings with it the big green tick and a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business results.

 

5) Energy Independence for NZ

Our clean, green New Zealand badge is something us Kiwis pride ourselves on. Solar is rapidly becoming more popular throughout businesses and homes in New Zealand and harnessing the near-infinite source of energy from the sun is a key component of achieving energy independence in New Zealand. The more solar installations we can roll out, the faster we can insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.

 

6) A Great Return on your Investment

Let’s reframe the installation cost and call it an investment as opposed to an expense. On top of adding value to your home, the savings in electrical costs is significant enough and will see the average New Zealand homeowner pay off their solar panel installation in as little as eight to ten years and will see an ROI of 11 percent or more. 

 

7) Add Value to Your Home

When you invest in solar you are increasing your home’s value, while reaping the benefits in the short term. Studies have shown that solar powered homes have higher property values and sell more quickly than those without. The demand for solar is only on the rise, so it’s an investment that will stand the test of time.

 

8) Increase Employee Morale

Just like consumers, employees have a demonstrated appreciation for their employers’ commitment to operating responsibly. Companies that care about their community and environment tend to have lower turnover rates, more engaged employees, and higher levels of morale.

 

Contact us today for a no obligation discussion about which solar power system is right for your property.