In addition to a solar power system installation which will help with reducing the dependence households have on the electricity grid, there are numerous ways that households and businesses can live greener.
Australians can achieve this by saving on energy usage, saving and reusing water, reduce and recycle waste, as well as travelling smarter such as carpooling or using public transport.
According to the Living Greener website, electricity prices have risen over the past four years mostly due to increases in electricity network infrastructure costs. A solar system can assist in reducing a household and business’s dependency on fossil fuel generated electricity from the main electricity grid and is a great alternative source of renewable energy.
To help further save energy around the home, households can purchase appliances with a higher star rating, using renewable energy systems like solar power, properly insulate the home, use appropriate heating and cooling, using higher efficiency lighting, and also using hot water systems like solar powered hot water.
For more information, refer to the Australian Government’s Living Greener website.