Power Prices are a hot topic.
The removal of the carbon tax was meant to be a reprieve for our power bills and give us a chance to breathe a little but as many predicted, this was not to be the case.
Last year saw a 12% price rise in the cost of our energy and now we’re about to receive an amazing 16-30% price rise of power depending on who your retailer is! So how can we use less power? Perhaps the question should be how can we provide our own power?
In our daily lives many of us are already on the sustainability path; by having a rainwater tank, compost bin ,a veggie garden or even a small herb pot. No matter the scale, all of these things that many of us take as standard living patterns is sustainability in motion….
This motion has led to larger forms of sustainability such as solar hot water and more recently to solar power systems which generate power for personal use at a relatively cost effective rate.
Many people are taking the plunge into the “what more can I do” state of mind. Just as John and Gae from Lower Portland, did.
For quite some years they had been relatively self sufficient on their cozy hillside position, living in a timber cottage which over looked the Hawkesbury River. Their veggie gardens and chooks provided produce, and a solar hot water system, which they had invested in years before, providing plenty of energy efficient hot water. All in all they felt quite sustainable. But the more they questioned whether they were doing enough, the more they liked the idea of solar power, so they looked to make the move into the solar power way of life.
After learning more they discovered that unused energy would essentially be wasted by letting it feed into the grid and so the idea of storing that power to use later was a brilliant solution. This would indeed increased their self sufficiency.
After some discussions on the result that Skyline Solar could achieve, it was decided that a combination of a 5kw Solar Edge, the Sunpower high performance panels and a couple of Tesla Powerwall 2s would provide the optimum solution.
With the installation of this package John and Gae are able to run the entire house through the Tesla Powerwall 2 giving their home the ability to operate even in a black out .
This was the perfect result John and Gae were after so they could stand firmly by their values of reducing their impact on the environment. John said, “If we’re going to educated others on their footprint then we need to walk the talk.“.
Investing in Solar Power and Tesla Powerwall 2 systems is a smart choice.