The Role Solar in WA’s Green Energy Future

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Solar energy offers the chance to move toward a greener, more sustainable future. And Perth is the ideal location to harness the benefits of the sun.

In this post, we’ll explore how Perth is embracing solar energy to help support WA’s green energy goals and how you can be part of a more sustainable future.

Solar Incentives In Perth and WA

To encourage Australians to choose solar energy, WA residents can take advantage of various incentives and Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs).

Western Australia residents can get incentives through Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs).

Your rebate amount is affected by various factors, including: 

  • The size of your solar system (a bigger system will likely result in a larger rebate)
  • How much energy your solar system produces
  • How much energy your household uses
  • The amount of excess electricity you send back to the grid
  • Market prices

Depending on these factors, your rebate could range from $2,000 to $3,5000 for a 6.6 kW solar system. It is important to know that each year, the solar rebate goes down. If you are interested in investing in solar power, we encourage you to get in touch with our team. We can help you take advantage of the current STCs for WA residents to get the most out of your solar system investment.

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How Much Power Do Solar Panels Produce in Perth?

With an average of 8 hours of sunlight per day, Perth is an ideal location to harness solar energy. Solar panels in Perth can easily generate enough energy to support a household’s needs but various factors must be considered.

Solar energy production is affected by panel orientation, shading, local climate, panel efficiency, and the size of the solar system. As a general example, a 5kW solar system in Perth can generate around 20 to 25 kWh of electricity.

Perth and WA’s Off-Grid Future

We’re excited about the recent advancements in the local solar energy industry.

Here are some of the solar energy projects and initiatives happening in and around Perth:

  • The Perth Zoo — The Perth Zoo is now home to Perth’s biggest solar PV site. The 90.9 kW solar installation is anticipated to generate more than 120,000 kWh of clean energy per year for use by the zoo.
  • Collie Battery Expansion — An expansion to a battery in Collie now makes WA home to the nation’s biggest power grid.
  • Sustainable Energy Now — Sustainable Energy Now is committed to promoting renewable energy sources, such as solar power systems, for a sustainable future. Sustainable Energy Now (SEN) raises awareness about renewable energy technologies, with a strong focus on WA’s main electrical grid.
  • City of Perth Pier Street Carpark — The City of Perth Pier Street Carpark Solar Project consists of a network of 256 solar panels. These solar panels can produce and store enough energy for over half the carpark’s energy requirements!

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WA’s Pathway to Net Zero

Net-zero energy homes refer to residences that generate as much energy as they consume. This energy is produced through sustainable design principles and renewable energy sources, such as solar energy.

The goal of net-zero is to support reduced energy bills, promote sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, and create less reliance on fossil fuels.

Perth’s sunny climate is ideal for taking advantage of the clean, renewable energy offered by solar power systems.

WA is working hard toward achieving a zero emissions future and supporting clean energy.

The Western Australian Climate Policy is an initiative to work with all economic sectors to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The Western Australian Climate Policy prioritises practical actions, such as transforming energy generation and use and promoting lower-carbon transport.

How Residential Solar Systems Support WA’s Net Zero Goals

Perth homeowners who install solar power systems can take advantage of Perth’s ample sunlight to meet their household electricity needs, reduce their reliance on the grid, and save money.

Solar power systems can help Perth homeowners move toward net-zero energy status by:

  • Reducing Reliance on the Grid – By capturing Perth’s ample sunlight and converting it into clean, usable energy, a solar system can reduce your reliance on grid energy.
  • Minimising Environmental Impact – Solar power generates renewable energy that produces zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Complements Other Energy Saving Initiatives – Solar power systems can be integrated with sustainable design elements and energy-efficient appliances, creating a multi-faceted approach to achieving a net-zero home.
  • Reducing Power Costs – Installing a residential solar system can reduce your electricity bills and lead to long-term savings.

Be a Part of WA’s Green Energy Future

Residential solar power systems in Perth play a key role in WA’s green energy future. By harnessing Perth’s ample sunshine to generate renewable, clean electricity, residential solar systems help support Western Australia’s net-zero goals.

With over a decade of experience in the renewable energy sector, Aus Energy Solar is proud to be a part of a more sustainable future.

Along with saving you money on electricity bills, installing a residential solar system will allow you to join us in supporting WA’s green energy future.

Take your first step toward supporting a greener future and enjoying savings on your energy bills by booking your free on-site consultation. Our solar technicians will evaluate your roof orientation, local climate, setup, and energy usage to determine the most cost-effective, efficient residential solar system for your needs.