Why is renewable energy important?
Renewable and Sustainable have been the catch cry for over a decade now. Everywhere you look these words are used to try to convince us to change our ways and our spending habits. But underneath all the marketing and environmental fear - there really are a few good reasons why renewable energy is important.
Can solar panels save me money?
Whether or not solar panels can save you money will depend on how much you electricity you use, how much you can generate with your solar panels and what price you are getting for the electricity that you are generating. These factors will depend on the efficiency of your appliances, how many solar panels you have and where they are mounted and which retail company you use to feed back the power you generate.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is energy that is derived from renewable resources such as sun, wind, tides, rain or geothermal activity. Renewable energy has come to the forefront in recent decades due to concerns about climate change and the increasing rate of depletion of non-renewable resources such as gas and oil. Renewable energy in Australia has been adopted by households in conjunction with water saving methods and low energy appliances.
Integrating home solar power in your house design
Solar power at home can cut electricity bills while helping to save the environment, but while it's relatively straightforward to install in new homes, it's sometimes tricky to add to existing homes.Solar power is definitely the way to go if you're looking to make your home more sustainable - it's quiet, clean and helps to reduce electricity bills. While it's usually easier to install home solar power systems in new houses, it is also possible to transform an existing home into a solar powered house.
Light your outdoor space with solar garden lights
Outdoor solar lighting products use the sun's power to illuminate your backyard at night - and with the wide range of outdoor solar lighting products available means there is likely to be one to suit your garden.
Solar thermal heating for the floor
When it comes to flooring for the home, more and more consumers are looking at thermally efficient options; that is, flooring that, with the aid of the sun's rays (or the home's heating system), helps to regulate heating and cooling inside the house. Putting down solar thermal heating in the floors can save a great deal on heating and cooling bills, provided that principles of a passive solar designed layout are also adhered to.