We all know that electricity prices have increased, but it is alarming when you see the increase year on year. Below is a snapshot of the average electricity price increase in Australia:
||Average increase of Australia’s electricity bills
|December 2009 – September 2010
|December 2008 – September 2010
|December 2007 – September 2010
|December 2005 – September 2010
|December 2000 – September 2010
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
It’s projected that electricity prices in Australia will continue to soar and one way to ensure you are not affected is by investing in solar. Once solar panels are installed the savings begin! To find out your potential yearly saving off your electricity bill and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions click here to use our solar calculator.
Other simple measures that will reduce your electricity use and save you money include:
- switching off lights in unoccupied rooms;
- heating and cooling only the spaces you that are in use; &
- using energy efficient appliances. Look for the Energy Rating stickers on whitegoods and Energy stars on electronic equipment.
For more tips read our ‘Tips for making solar work best at your home’ blog.