How You Can Make a Difference to the Environment with Solar
Going solar has many benefits. You can:
- Reduce your energy consumption, helping you to keep more money in your pocket
- Take advantage of government incentives, known as Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) to help you make the switch; and
- Potentially increase the value of your home
Another significant advantage of going solar is its benefit to the environment. According to The Australia Institute Climate of the Nation Report 2019, 83% of 18-34 year-olds are concerned about climate change. In addition, 81% of Australians are worried that climate change will result in more droughts and flooding, up from 78% in 2018.1 As solar uses the sun as a renewable energy source to either power your home or heat water, going solar helps you reduce your carbon emissions, leading to a more sustainable lifestyle.
In this article, we will explore how solar works to help you reduce your carbon emissions, as well as the extent to which you can make a positive contribution to the environment.