Friday, December 15, 2017

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While the sun shines, energy is delivered directly to your home via the solar panels, essentially for free. In a Solar energy system its power is used first and if your power loads require more than what your solar system can supply then only the extra energy needed will be supplied from the electricity grid through the meter. Likewise if you generate more power than what you use, the extra energy goes back through the energy meter to the grid and you should receive a credit for the amount of energy fed back into the grid. The rate of buyback will depend on your energy supplier, they are all different and it is well worth shopping around for the best deal.

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Put simply, your energy consumption and your electricity bill is reduced by the amount of electricity you generate from solar. Plus you will also receive a credit onto your electricity account for any excess solar you generate. Depending on your usage pattern and the size of the system you install, you could reduce, eliminate or even obtain a credit on your electricity account from your electricity company.

Now wouldn’t that be nice?

 

How to Save on your Energy Costs

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Turn off what you don't need It may seem obvious, but how often are lights and appliances left on when there is no one in the room?

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Replace old appliances and light globes with Energy Rated ones By replacing your old fridge or electric heater to a Star Rated appliance you can save more than 30% of the operating costs. Also consider upgrading appliances to gas, ovens and heaters are the biggest energy guzzlers in the house. Replacing light globes give you up to 80% savings.

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Install a Solar PV System By installing a Solar grid-connected or standalone system you will slash your electricity costs. Typical savings are anywhere from 30% to 100% over the long life-span of a system.