Contribution to CO2 Reduction
Australia’s high level of pollution per capita is due to our over-reliance on fossil fuels to generate electricity. Forty percent of Australia’s green house gas emissions come from electricity production, and Australia’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the past 25 years have risen at almost twice the average rate, which is about 4.5 times the global average.
If a typical Australian home uses around 25 kilowatt hours of electricity every day, and this electricity is generated by the burning of fossil fuels, it means that household is responsible for releasing 7.5 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. When you consider the number of households in Australia, the combined effect of these emissions is a major burden on the environment.
There is another way.
Generating electricity from the sun means less consumption of fossil fuels, less pollution and therefore greater climate change mitigation. Installing tens of thousands of small solar systems on: homes, schools, businesses, government and public buildings, will each contribute to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, help the environment and combat global warming.
The rising cost of electricity
Solar can help lower your electricity bills. Becoming your own power source by installing solar panels is a giant step towards gaining energy independence and freedom from rising electricity rates. You can lower energy costs and reduce your bills immediately when you install solar. When electricity rates in your area climb, you’ll be largely protected because you will only be buying a small amount of electricity from the utility.