Households across the country are reeling from summer electricity bill shock, and the cry has gone out, calling on the government to do more to reduce the crippling cost of power for households and business alike.
Have you got the time to wait around while they work out what to do?
With no end in sight anytime soon, how long can you endure being a slave to your electricity bill. Short of washing your clothes in the river, and dining by candlelight each night, how can you break the cycle? As energy prices rise, the solar energy equation makes more sense than ever before. With rapid advancement in technology, and falling prices on solar systems, households stand to see a return on their investment in clean affordable energy much quicker than ever before. As the electricity price continues to rise, so too, do feed in tariffs, so it’s not all doom and gloom. Right now, the feed in tariffs are running anywhere from 10 cents to 15 cents, depending on your retailer, so you stand to off-set your night time power with the solar power you’ve generated and sent back to the grid, it’s a win win.
So now you’re on board with solar (it’s a no brainer), the next step is to find yourself a reputable solar company that can give you the solution for suits your lifestyle. With so many new entrants into the solar market, how can you rest easy knowing you’ve chosen the right solar partner for you. Let’s face it, it is a partnership. Investing in solar energy is a long-term investment in your energy security for many years to come.
To help you spot the energy warriors from the salesmen, we’ve put together a couple of key points to help you navigate your way to a sound decision.
- How long have they been in business? Choose a company who will be around long enough to honour the warranties they offer. A company that deals exclusively in solar is also one to be weary of, with government policies changing so often, solar can plummet overnight and leave companies floundering, especially if their cash flow comes from one source. Find a company that has a number of different income sources, so you know you can call on them in five to ten years’ time. At SAE Group, we are a local energy company, established in 2010, and have more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. Did you know we are also responsible for large scale design and installation of underground and overhead services among other things, yep we are busy futureproofing your community as well.
- Playing the long game. Don’t be lured in by just a competitive price. Technology is moving fast and it’s an exciting time to make the move the renewable energy. While you may not be ready for battery storage just yet, make sure the system you choose is battery ready, and if you’re serious about investing in your energy security, look for a provider who has experience in off-grid solutions as well, you will stand to benefit from their experience and knowledge.
- Installation when an industry grows exponentially in a short space of time, problems can often arise (we all remember the home insulation program). Ask the question, who is installing your solar system? Are they accredited electrical contractors? Should it come to pass you need to use your warranty, where does the buck stop? With the subcontracted installer? The answer is NO. At SAE, we only employ more 30 local accredited electricians, which means the buck stops with us, and we stand by our workmanship on every job we do. If you have a fault occur you can call us for both your products (panels, and inverters, cabling) and installation warranty.
For more honest, expert advice, jump on our website www.saegroup.com.au, or call 1300 18 20 50 for a tailored solution that is designed with you in mind.