Solar power technology has come a long way in recent years and it’s an increasingly popular option with both homeowners and commercial projects.

Solar Solutions

More power, lower cost

Solar panels now generate about a third more power, at a lower cost, than they did just a few years ago. The focus now is on improving the efficiency and cost of battery solutions that enable power generated during the day to be stored for use at night.

The average household can easily cover 50% or more of their electricity needs with solar. Even without a battery, this can be increased to 75% or more by changing habits and using timers or ‘smart’ controls to turn on high consumption appliances during the day, when they’ll be powered by your solar panels.

By adding an appropriately sized battery you can cover 100% of your average daily electricity needs virtually all the time (there will always be times during periods of poor weather when you can’t generate or store enough energy to cover your daily requirement).

Solar power installed at your place will slash your power costs and – perhaps more importantly – drastically reduce your carbon footprint.

Save the planet

Using one of our preferred products as an example, a 6.1kW installation (about 16 380W panels) of REC Alpha panels generates more than 7,200kWh of clean energy each year.

This would cut your home’s CO2 emissions by 4.3 tons per year, which equates to 20,000km in the family car or 2530kg of coal burnt for power. You could achieve the same impact by planting and growing 84 trees over 10 years or recycling 1.8 tons of waste instead of putting it in landfill.  

As the reality of climate change bites and the drive towards clean energy becomes ever more urgent, there’s never been a better time to invest in solar for your home or business