Power Play: Rising Prices, Lower Feed-in Tariffs Squeeze Solar Owners

Is It Time to Go Off-Grid?

I’m Vincent Selleck, Managing Director of 888 Solar Tek.

You may have noticed that your power bills are getting larger all the time even though you invested thousands of dollars on your solar system. Pricing policy changes by the electricity network are causing mayhem with household budgets and devaluing the return on investment for solar owners.

Many have made the switch to solar batteries and are seriously considering going off grid altogether.

Vincent Selleck - Managing Director 888 Solar Tek
Here are the main things I will cover:

Advantages In Claiming More Energy Independence With Solar Batteries

There are many advantages in claiming more energy independence by adding solar batteries now:

  • Reduced Dependence on the Grid: By generating your own electricity through solar panels and storing excess generation in solar batteries, you become less reliant on traditional utility companies for your energy needs. This can protect you from fluctuations in energy prices and potential disruptions in the grid, such as blackouts or brownouts.

  • Cost Savings: While the initial investment in solar panels and battery storage systems can be significant, going off-grid can lead to long-term cost savings. Once the system is installed, the sunlight is free, meaning you can potentially eliminate or significantly reduce your monthly electricity bills.
  • Environmental Benefits: Solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source that produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. By generating your own electricity with solar panels, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to mitigating climate change.
  • Energy Independence: One of the primary advantages of going off-grid is the ability to achieve energy independence. You are no longer subject to the decisions and policies of utility companies, giving you greater control over your energy usage and production.
  • Resilience & Reliability: Solar power systems coupled with battery storage can provide a reliable source of electricity even during grid outages or emergencies. This resilience can be particularly valuable in areas prone to natural disasters or where the grid infrastructure is unreliable.
  • Remote Access: Going off-grid with solar allows you to access energy in remote or rural areas where grid connections may be impractical or costly. This can be beneficial for off-grid homes, cabins, or businesses located in remote locations.
  • Long-Term Investment: Solar panels typically have long lifespans (often 25 years or more) and require minimal maintenance. Investing in solar energy can provide long-term returns and increase the value of your property.
  • Energy Security: With an off-grid solar system, you are not vulnerable to disruptions in the supply of fossil fuels, which can be affected by geopolitical conflicts or market fluctuations. Solar energy provides a secure and stable source of power.

Take Back Your Power!

After years of ruthless manipulation of wholesale energy prices by the three major corporations that control over 80% of all power generation, our solar energy is now bought for 5 cents and their power is sold to us for ten times the price.

Now instead of making a profit from our solar investments, we are now paying larger electricity bills than when we installed our solar in the first place.

Everyone knows this is unfair, yet the power and influence of these billion-dollar corporations with their massive political donations ensures our governments do nothing to protect us from their voracious greed.

Instead, it is up to each of us to reclaim our sovereignty, stop selling our power for a pittance and instead store it in batteries for our own use day and night. If we manage our solar production wisely, matching storage with production, we can stop being ripped off by these rapacious entities.

For most solar owners who are exporting more energy to the grid than they use, it is a simple equation of employing sufficient battery storage to offset the amount of energy they buy after daylight hours.

Call Vincent to get a Free Consultation

Everyone has different needs and ways to save money with solar power. Vincent can evaluate your current electricity bills and find the best value for your home with cost-saving free solar energy. Call him now to book a free consultation.

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Vincent Selleck - Managing Director 888 Solar Tek

Vincent Selleck – Managing Director
629 Binna Burra Rd Federal NSW 2480
PH 02 6688 4480
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