Rising electricity prices
As energy prices around the country soar and concern about electricity bills mounts, solar panels are increasingly being installed by homeowners wishing to take advantage of a system that produces greener energy and insulates them from rising energy prices.
Get the most from your solar panels
- Improve the energy efficiency in your home to save up to 30% on your bills. You can do this by turning off appliances, using the dishwasher and washing machine only when full and purchasing energy-efficient appliances.
- Assess what energy you currently use and the system capacity you need.
- Check if your roof faces the right direction. North-facing panels have the most sunshine hours.
- Ensure there are no trees, power lines or other structures shading your roof. As soon as there is shade on a solar panel it dramatically reduces the output of that panel.