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Can solar panels reduce your energy bills?

Installing solar panels will reduce your reliance on purchasing electricity from the energy grid, enabling you to reduce your overall electricity bill.

The amount your bill is reduced by is influenced by many factors including:

How much energy you are generating vs consuming

Simply put, you’ll want a system large enough to cover your energy needs. If you find that your energy bills have barely skipped a beat, it may be time to upgrade to a larger system.

Solar panel orientation vs time of use of energy

Is your household most alive in the morning or the evening? Panels facing east and north are great for households that rack up the kilowatts in the first half of the day. Or, if your home is lit up like a Christmas tree in the evenings, it's probably best to face your panels to the north and west.

Energy provider

Having the wrong energy plan will chew into those hard earned savings. Contact your existing energy provider and see if you can tap into the wonderful world of feed-in tariffs. If they don’t offer feed-in tariffs, find someone that does.

Install a solar battery

Go off-grid. And no, we’re not suggesting you build a cabin in the woods with your bare hands (although, that would be pretty neat!). Install a battery instead. Solar batteries give you the power to store your excess energy, significantly reducing your dependence on the energy grid.

The information provided in this article is general in nature and does not constitute advice. Please consider your own personal circumstances prior to making any decisions