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Switch to solar and enjoy savings from sunrise to sunset

Posted on August 23, 2017 in Home Design

Switch to Solar and enjoy savings from sunrise to sunset by WA Housing Centre

Protecting you from the future, and other good reasons to go solar…

One of the huge advantages of having solar PV on your roof is that it protects you from electricity prices going up in the future. You’re generating your own power, so you’re not subject to the inevitable spiralling costs of grid power. And because solar panels harness the sun’s natural power to produce electricity, they contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help you reduce your environmental footprint.

Solar panels will also add value to your new home, making it an even better investment. So what’s not to love about solar!!

Love that sunshine!

Perth’s climate gives it a high potential for solar energy production. In fact, Perth receives on average more sunshine per day than any other Australian city. So it makes perfect sense to convert all that lovely sunshine into energy – energy that could power your home and give you less reliance on the expensive power grid. From 1 August 2017, WA Housing Centre offers up to a 3.7kW PV solar system with 3000watt inverter as standard. Each system is battery expandable, which means it can adapt to meet your future energy needs. So wherever you live, you can start enjoying the benefits of cheaper power from the day you move into your new WA Housing Centre home!

What will you save up for?

Electricity charges aren’t going to go down. They are forecast to rise – and keep rising. So now is the time to make the switch to solar. We’ve done the sums that say in your first year, there are potential savings* of $1,338. In five years, you could save $6,690, and in ten years, there’s a massive $13,380 worth of potential savings. Imagine what else you could do with that money!

How does solar energy become electricity?

Solar power is green, clean and reliable – especially in a sunny place like WA. The sun shines on the solar panels, generating DC electricity, which is fed into a solar inverter that converts it to 240V electricity that is used to power appliances in your home. Your WA Housing Centre supplied solar system can save you up to 50% on your power bills*.

Solar powered house by WA Housing Centre

Why is going solar so important?

Electricity generation in Australia is dominated by coal-fired power stations, which contribute one third of Australia’s net greenhouse gas emissions^.

When it comes to climate change, we all have a responsibility, as individuals, communities, cities and countries. Our heavy reliance on traditional grid energy puts Australia’s environment and long-term economic security at risk. It also means you could be spending much more on electricity than you need to – particularly into the future.

For everyday homes, a well-designed, well-installed system can deliver a considerable return on investment. This means that over time, your system will pay for itself. State and Federal governments offer various schemes and incentives for households that install solar power.

Going solar not only saves you money now and for the life of your home, it’s an important and easily accessible source of clean, green, renewable and environmentally-friendly energy. And that’s good for everybody!

Which solar company will WA Housing Centre use to install my system?

All our solar systems are installed by MySolar, a 100% West Australian owned company. MySolar utilises a team of highly qualified electrical installers, all of whom are certified and accredited by the Clean Energy Council of Australia (formally known as BCSE). Each MySolar Solar Power System is individually designed and approved under Australian Standard 4509 and then installed under the safety regulations stipulated by the Clean Energy Council and AS5033.


*Estimation only of maximum savings over the period stated. Assumptions – Based on a North facing solar power system in optimum conditions and assumes full year-round utilisation of generated electricity with 100% self-consumption and zero export to the grid. Dollar savings are potential maximums and are based on an average daily solar production as per Clean Energy Council Solar PV Consumer Guide Vol17 21 May 2012 and Synergy A1 tariff of 26.46cents per kWh. Percentage savings are potential maximums and are based on a household average annual consumption based on 20kWh per day for a 4 person Perth household as per Australian Energy Regulator Energy Made Easy website. System efficiency is estimated only and does not take into account for losses that may include shading, inverter efficiency, cable losses, dirt, manufacturer tolerances, grid outages, maintenance downtime, and other factors. Installation situation and energy tariff rates will affect the actual figures. Images and product pictures are for illustration purposes only.