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Conquering Rising Energy Prices with Rooftop Solar


David Howie

It’s no secret that electricity prices in Australia have been steadily climbing for years. In fact, electricity prices have increased by an average of 72% over the past decade.


To help combat these rising energy costs, many Australian homeowners are turning to rooftop solar panels as a solution. That’s because solar panel installation not only allows you to take control of your electricity bills, but it also helps you break free from the cycle of increasing costs. 

At Think Renewable, we believe solar is not just an environmentally friendly choice, it’s a smart financial decision.

Here’s why.

The Financial Benefits of Rooftop Solar

Installing rooftop solar panels can have a significant impact on your electricity bills, with a typical rooftop solar system able to save a household thousands of dollars annually. You can check out our helpful solar power calculator to see how much you could be saving by switching to solar.

Rooftop solar panel installation also provides:

Lower electricity bills: Because rooftop solar panels enable you to generate your own electricity by converting sunlight into clean, renewable electricity, you’ll be less reliant on the grid, ultimately paying less for the electricity you consume.

Less bill shocks: With rising energy prices likely to continue, solar panelling offers a bit of a buffer against future bill shocks and the ever-fluctuating prices from traditional energy providers. 

Passive income: Many energy retailers offer feed-in tariffs, which means you can earn money by selling excess electricity generated by your solar system back to the grid.

Increased property value: Homes with solar panels are often seen as more desirable by potential buyers, leading to a potential increase in property value.

Government incentives: Depending on your location, you may be eligible for government rebates and incentives that can significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing solar panels.

Rooftop Solar and STC Rebates

As you might be aware, the Australian government offers a range of incentives and rebates to encourage the use of solar power. These incentives can greatly reduce the cost of installing solar panels, making it an even more attractive option for homeowners. 

From the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides small-scale technology certificates (STCs) as a form of rebate, to other incentives like feed-in tariffs and grants, these government initiatives aim to ease the financial burden of switching to solar. 

But to make the most of these initiatives, particularly the STC rebate, you’ll need to get in fast as the government is slowly reducing the number of STCs available for people who install solar systems.

Rooftop Solar Panels and the Environment

Of course, we couldn’t talk about the financial benefits of installing solar panels in Australia without mentioning the impact that they have on the environment. 

Solar power is a clean, renewable source of energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and our reliance on fossil fuels. By choosing solar, you’re not only saving on energy costs but also contributing to a more sustainable future for Australia and the planet.

With solar panels you’ll also:

Reduce your carbon footprint: Solar panels generate clean electricity without producing greenhouse gases. This helps combat climate change by minimising your reliance on fossil fuels and the emissions associated with them.

Create a sustainable energy source: Unlike coal or gas, the sun is a renewable resource. Solar panels harness this free and endless energy source, promoting long-term sustainability and reducing dependence on finite resources.

Improve air quality: Traditional power plants often release harmful pollutants into the air, contributing to smog and respiratory issues. Solar energy production doesn’t generate air pollution, leading to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

Conserve water: Because solar panels require minimal water for operation, there’s much less of a strain on precious water resources—something that’s particularly important in a country like Australia.

Protect biodiversity: Fossil fuel extraction and energy infrastructure development can disrupt ecosystems and harm wildlife. By choosing solar, you’re contributing to a cleaner energy future that protects biodiversity and natural habitats.

Is Solar Right for You? Understanding Your Options

For those considering making the switch to solar, the process is pretty straightforward. The first step is to choose a reputable solar provider that can offer guidance on the best system for your needs and handle the installation process. 

It’s important to consider the size of the system based on your energy consumption, roof space, and budget. A good provider will also help you navigate government rebates and incentives to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Choosing a trustworthy installer who carries the right accreditations and know-how is absolutely essential. Check out our guide, How to Find a Trustworthy Solar Energy Installer in Australia, for some of the key things to look out for when choosing a solar installer.

Thinking Solar? Think Renewable

At Think Renewable, we understand that every household’s energy needs are unique, and that’s why our commitment to our customers goes beyond just installing solar panels. 

We understand that there’s a lot of mixed information in the solar market, often overcomplicating the best ways to install solar. Our team has the expertise to explain the endless benefits of solar for you and the environment in a simple, hassle-free way.

With teams ready to help all over Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, we’re confident that you’ll be looked after from quotation through to after-sale care, no matter where you live.

We provide:

Quality products: We use only the highest-quality solar panels and products from leading brands that have been long-established in Australia. We choose brands with high efficiencies and the lowest reported after-install issues. 

Expert installation: Our experienced and trusted installers are CEC-accredited, fully licensed electricians that bring years of experience to every project, ensuring that your solar system is installed efficiently and safely. 

Warranty and maintenance: We offer comprehensive warranties on our products and services to ensure your peace of mind. We work with brands that have extended warranties and a reputation for honouring them. 

Trustworthy accreditations: Think Renewable is a New Energy Tech Approved Seller and a member of the Clean Energy Council, the Smart Energy Council, and the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). 

Ongoing support: Think Renewable is all about ensuring you get the best possible care on your solar journey in Australia—before and after installation. We’re here to answer your questions and provide ongoing support throughout your solar ownership experience.

For advice on solar panel installation and how you can cut down on costs and work towards a greener future, get in touch with us today. 

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