Interesting Solar Power Facts

By Nadine Davis

Once your solar panel system is paid off, your solar power is free. This is an important fact most people know about solar power. A clean renewable energy source gaining energy from the sun is making its way into more and more households and businesses. As we work towards a cleaner future our future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of us choosing to use solar power today. To help you decide to make the change to solar power, here are a few facts you might not know that will interest you all the more in using solar power.

As our supplies of fossil fuels, gas, coal and petroleum, dissipate, it has become a more serious topic to look towards using our energy from the sun. Why not harness the capability of the sun as an alternative means of generating electricity by having a solar system installed. Your regular activities that need electricity can all be done in a way that does not do any harm to the environment. There are a couple of factors that will affect the amount of energy you can get from your system. Things such as the size and type of the system, where the solar panels are facing and climate such as cloud cover or rain, will all affect this.

There are government rebates available to those eligible to assist in affording solar power installation and also the opportunity to sell excess unused power your system creates. You will accrue one REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) for each one megawatt hour of electricity created by your solar system. These RECs are an electronic type of currency and are a commodity that can be traded. The value can vary depending on the supply and demand and can vary on a daily basis as well as from buyer to buyer. RECs can be surrendered in exchange for cash payment or discount when purchasing a new system from a registered agent. For small scale systems there is the Solar Credits Scheme. These credits come in the form of additional RECs. They apply to the first 1.5kW of capacity installed for systems that are connected to a main electricity grid and up to the first 20kW of capacity for off-grid systems. The Solar Homes and Communities Plan rebate that ended June 9 2009 has been replaced by this scheme.

More homes and businesses understand that solar power is the right choice. Be a part of the movement, make the changes today that will secure a better future.

Nadine Davis
Article by Nadine Davis
Solar Solar,, are experts in the solar power field. They can help you with some important facts you need to know when making the change and installing solar panels.

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