Summer holidays are in sight. As the year is winding down, your solar system is gearing up!
Summer is a busy time for solar. It creates more electricity than usual during the summer months, which means you'll save the most money on your energy bill - which is wonderful news because the holiday season may also be a period when household expenses skyrocket.
So, with peak solar season finally here, this issue is all about the things you can do to save as much money as possible with your solar panels.
Don't have solar on your rooftop? Check if you are eligible for a $1,400 rebate and a $1,400 interest-free loan to offset the upfront installation costs of switching to solar.
Pre-cooling is a significant advantage of solar in the summer
The timing is everything when it comes to making the most of your solar system. The more energy you can shift to the daytime when the sun is shining, the more money you can save on energy costs.
So, consider pre-cooling your home on hot afternoons when the sun is still shining. You may set a timer on some cooling systems. If your home is well-insulated, you will enjoy a beautiful cool home without having to pay peak energy prices in the evening - a win-win situation!
We've put together some ideas to help you save money on energy while staying cool this summer.
Incentives to help you create an all-electric home
Victorian residents can take advantage of a variety of incentives to help them make their homes more energy efficient. We recently expanded the eligibility standards for our programs in order to assist more Victorians in saving energy. Learn more about these and check if you qualify for a refund or an interest-free loan to offset the upfront cost of installing solar panels, batteries, or hot water systems.
Changes to the feed-in-tariff in 2024
The premium feed-in tariff (PFiT) plan was implemented in November 2009 as an incentive for Victorians to install solar systems. Early adopters are rewarded 60 cents per kilowatt hour of excess energy put back into the state power grid. If you were an early adopter, you may be eligible for certain of our incentives, which will allow you to continue saving money on your energy costs until the program expires this time next year.
[Disclaimer: The blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. For accurate and up-to-date information on renewable energy, refer to reputable sources and consult with experts in the field.]
Please don’t hesitate to contact Betta Value Renewable Energy if you have any questions about this topic.