How to Manage Our Sustainable Energy Future
All around the world, environmental issues are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The science behind climate change is complex, but the consensus is that the climate changes that we are now witnessing are caused by human activity. Since the industrial revolution, more carbon dioxide has been pumped into the atmosphere. Additionally, we have reduced rainforest areas and other natural growth forests around the world.
What all of this means is that we are now facing a world in which rising average temperatures and sea levels are threatening local ecosystems, towns, and cities. In many ways, we are having to deal with the consequences of our own actions. A big part of this is renewable energy sources, such as solar power, that are sustainable, clean, and affordable.
Solar Power and Batteries
The technology behind solar power cells has improved dramatically in recent years and this means that we now have unprecedented access to solar technology that promises higher value to power ratios. Local government recognises the value of such technology in this day and age and is offering a tiered subsidy system for the installation of a home solar battery system in South Australia.
This tiered subsidy system offers property owners the opportunity to have a solar battery installed that will perfectly complement their existing solar panel array. The advantages of a solar battery are as follows:
- Save on electricity bills: Solar power has already saved property owners thousands of dollars in power bills. By installing a solar battery, there is also the possibility of saving even more money. As the battery stores the electrical energy produced by the solar panels, it can help to reduce consumption charges on power bills.
- Independence: One of the best things about solar batteries is that they will store electrical charge as it is being generated by the panels. In fact, some battery systems will allow the property owner to use the stored power even when there is a grid failure or blackout. This increases energy independence and means that property owners can effectively depend on their own solar panels rather than the energy grid.
- Reduced carbon footprint: The carbon footprint is a measure of how much carbon dioxide is produced through certain processes. Coal fired power stations, for example, are inefficient and produce a huge amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. When you have solar panels and a solar battery installed, you are less dependent on the energy grid and the coal fired power stations. This lessens the carbon footprint and contributes to climate change targets.
The Way of the Future in Your Hands
Renewable and sustainable energy sources are truly the way of the future. They are clean, efficient, and improving all the time. The South Australian government recognises the value of such technology and is providing homeowners with the chance to effectively have their very own mini-power station installed. The hope is that this will help in the fight against climate change and create a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.