Is Shifting To Green Power Really Worth It?

Green power means those energy sources that do not produce much pollution. This power is endorsed by the governments. One can also ask their energy provider to give them electricity from renewable sources. Because their emitted pollutants and carbon content are very low. It mainly includes renewable energy sources like wind energy, energy through solar panels, or hydroelectric energy obtained through the water dams. These sources produce pollution-free and environment-friendly energy and fulfill our required electricity needs. So, these sources should be adapted without any hesitation because of their benefits and no harm to the environment.

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Our current energy sources and GreenPower:

The energy sources that are currently being used for our electrical needs are emitting huge amounts of carbon and sulfur particles in the environment. As a result, causing a peak increase in the pollution graph of our ecosystem. Other than the pollutant particles, many cancerous particles are released with them. They can cause cancers in humans as well as in animals and aquatic life.

Whereas green power sources make use of renewable energy. It makes use of sunlight, wind energy, and the potential energy of water due to its height. Their energy-generating procedure does not include any combustion of fuel, coal, or any nuclear element. So, pollutants due to combustion are not released in the green power. Moreover, by installing these energy sources, the economy would grow because of the generation of new jobs.

Working of GreenPower:

The electricity is being produced by both sources renewable and non-renewable sources. In a country, coal and other fossil fuels are also used for electricity generation whereas wind and solar energy is also used. So, one can get electricity from any source by asking his/her, energy provider. Because the energy providers buy energy from the national market of electricity. And the national market of electricity buys electricity from fossil fuel power generators and also from renewable power generators. In this way, this circuit works. You have your own choice in choosing your energy source. But one should give priority to renewable energy sources because of their eco-friendly and pollution-free nature.

GreenPower Electricity expenses:

According to the energy market analysts, shifting to GreenPower may increase your energy expenses. This may also depend on your electricity retailer mainly. But, in most cases, the expenses increase up to 25 to 55 percent. This increase in rate also depends on the rate of electricity provided to you by your electricity retailer.

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If we talk about the average bill of electricity in Australia in 2016, it was about 1902$. With respect to this average rate, the increase in the rate for shifting to GreenPower would be between 475.5$ and 1046.1$. But initial rates are always high in shifting to renewable sources. They will give benefits ultimately to you and your environment.

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If you would like to discuss any of the points above or you are just wanting to engage with a genuine, customer-focused solar company that will deliver a solar installation at a fair and reasonable price, give our friendly team a call on 1300 197 237 or contact us here and one of our solar experts will be in touch.

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7kW Solar Systems: Prices, Output, and Return on Investment 

Solar panels are now installed in almost all countries. If we talk about Australia, more than 2 million houses have now installed solar panels in order to get rid of increased energy prices. The ideal size of a solar system is based on the demand for electricity for your homes and offices. However, for homes, usually, a 5kW solar system works efficiently while a 7kW is not affordable for most people. Let’s take a look at the Prices, Output, and Return on Investment for 6.6kW and 7kW solar systems.

Space and Solar Panels Required for a 7kW Solar System

Since a 5kW solar system requires 16-20 panels in order to generate 20-25kWh of electricity, a 7kW solar system is bigger as compared to a 5kW solar system and needs almost 26-30 panels and the area required for this number of panels will be 40-50 m2 or a bit more depending on the location as well as the orientation of panels.

Price for a 7kW Solar System 

Taking into account the fact that a bigger-sized solar system generates more power than a small-sized solar system, its cost will also be more. The average price for a 7kW solar system in Australia is almost $1.1/watt. The table below gives an idea about the prices of 7kW solar systems in different cities of Australia till the end of 2019. The prices were increased later due to the crisis caused by the pandemic last year.

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The output of a 7kW Solar System

The yield of an any-sized solar system depends upon a number of factors. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • The location where panels are installed
  • Orientation of the panels along with tilt angle
  • Amount of sunlight received by the panels per day
  • Operating Temperature 

The following table gives an idea about the electricity generation each day (on average) in capital cities of Australia: 

                                             7kW Solar System

CitiesEnergy Production on Daily Basis(kWh)
                    Brisbane                            27-30
                    Darwin                              32
                    Hobart                           21-24
                    Melbourne                           22-26
                    Adelaide                           26-30
                    Sydney                           24-27
                    Perth                          28-32
                    Canberra                          26-29

Return on Investment from a 7kW Solar System

Self-consumption is one of the most important factors that must be taken into account before thinking about payback. This means the electricity used by your home will decide how much amount you’re going to get in return. For example, if your system generates electricity, there is no need for you to import it from the grid. Rather, if the system is producing more electricity than what is required for household usage, you may export that to the grid. In this way, you will not only be able to save money but you can earn more money as well in return. Since a 7kW solar system is of a bigger size, you can earn more with it if you let it work effectively.

Want to talk to Australia’s most trusted Solar retailer?

At AusPac Solar, we think it’s important to provide our customers with the highest quality solar installations and electrical work that come with the promise of ongoing servicing and maintenance support.

If you would like to discuss any of the points above or you are just wanting to engage with a genuine, customer-focused solar company that will deliver a Solar Panel Installation at a fair and reasonable price, give our friendly team a call on 1300 197 237 or contact us here and one of our solar experts will be in touch.