Why Switch to Solar Panels?

Solar panel installations are growing in WA. Due to their popularity, authorities are moving to gain more control to help manage energy flow. Read further to learn about the benefits of installing solar panels.

Cost Considerations 

Installing solar panels might be more cost-effective than you think, and it doesn’t take long to justify this investment. Not only is sunlight a free energy source, but solar panels can also be financed, meaning that your monthly payment could even be lower than your electric bill.

Environmental Impact

One of the reasons solar panels are more eco-friendly than other energy sources is that sunlight is abundant and freely available. When you use electricity, gas, or wood, you contribute to the depletion of scarce and valuable resources. 

Solar energy has less harmful impacts on the environment as it is free from carbon emissions and is, therefore, a more sustainable energy source. 

Business Opportunities

Australia is the continent with the highest solar radiation per square meter. Approximately 15,000 panels are installed daily, evidence of the upward trend in solar, allowing for ample business opportunities in solar products for retail, wholesale, industrial, or residential purposes. 


Solar panels require very little maintenance. Consider installing them on a tilt so that rain can wash away any debris. Should your solar panels be damaged, your warranty will usually cover this. DIY cleaning can be another cost-effective way to clean and maintain your solar panels, but in some cases hiring a professional is the best route.

Government Incentives  

There are two ways you can recoup some of the costs of setting up and maintaining your rooftop solar and battery system: government rebates and feed-in tariffs. Owners of solar power systems may also be eligible to receive trade-able certificates from the government through the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

Small-scale renewable systems that may be eligible for certificates include:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • Wind turbines
  • Hydro systems
  • Solar water heaters
  • Air source heat pumps

Job Creation

In addition to monetary benefits, solar energy creates local jobs and boosts the local economy. In some areas, solar companies employ more than a quarter-million people responsible for generating clean energy for homes and businesses. Renewable energy employment is predicted to grow to 45,000 by 2025 and average around 35,000 jobs each year to 2035. 

Job growth in rooftop solar is most substantial in the construction and installation phase. With more people going green, your local economy will benefit

Why Choose Powerlec? 

Installing a solar power system can benefit your household in many different ways. However, you may feel overwhelmed with the technical side of such a project. 

Installing a solar power system is an investment, and you have to treat it as such. Contact Powerlec, we can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

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Craig Woods

Craig Woods

Craig Woods founded Powerlec in 1998, and has since built the full-service electrical company up from humble beginnings to now servicing business and homes across the state and beyond. Powerlec prides itself on its core values of quality, honesty and integrity, keeping up to date with the latest advanced electrical technological changes in their field. Notable clients such as Bunnings, Halliburton Oil and Gas and Harvey Norman trust in Craig’s expertise and knowledge in his profession.