It’s hard to imagine that the futuristic world we once pictured is actually here. Phone calls can be received on watches, food can be delivered to you with the click of a button, you can have a face-to-face chat with someone who’s halfway across the world, and the sun can power your toaster.

While some of these things we’ve gotten used to over the years, solar energy is one more and more people are starting to turn to.

The benefits of solar range from cost to the promise of a better future. But why else should you make the switch to solar?

New Zealand’s sun

There are many reasons to love New Zealand, and the way New Zealand is blessed with sunshine is undoubtedly at the top of that list.

Having gorgeous sunny weather is also a great reason to go solar. Solar panels work by absorbing light using photovoltaic cells, which is then converted into energy. High-quality panels can even convert 22% of solar energy into usable energy for your home.

And because solar panels rely on natural light and not sunlight, they don’t need to be installed in direct sunlight.

Temperature is also not a factor when it comes to the operating of solar panels. Even those brisk autumn days can produce just as much energy as a sweltering summer afternoon.

New Zealand provides us with excellent access to the sun, even more so than certain parts of Europe. It is the ideal environment to install solar panels.

Cost-effective  

A defining feature of solar panels is how they can ease the pressures on your wallet.

Not only does New Zealand have plenty of sun to go around, but it also doesn’t cost you anything! While you might pay for being outside in the sun without sunscreen, harnessing energy from the sun is free of charge.

The diversity of solar panels means you can cut costs over both electricity and heating. And since solar energy systems don’t require a lot of maintenance, you also won’t be spending a lot of money on getting them serviced.

Getting the equipment to harness this energy is a one-off payment, and some projections suggest that the cost of getting solar panels is gained back within a few years.

Increase your home’s value

There is certainly a misconception that adding large panels to the outside of your home will decrease its value. However, as the world we live in becomes increasingly aware of our environmental responsibilities, more houses are beginning to reflect this ideal.

More homes and commercial properties are moving towards solar energy. This is especially true when it comes to new builds. A house already fitted with solar panels might look more appealing to buyers seeking to improve the environment (and their bills!)

Protect the future

While solar energy can do a lot for you and your home now, it will do even more for future generations.

Other forms of energy, like coal, are damaging to the environment, damages that are coming close to being irreversible. You can do things as an individual to prevent this from happening, one of which is investing in renewable energy.

With basically no harmful environmental impacts, solar is the renewable energy source that will keep on giving. Using solar energy helps reduce your carbon footprint, decreases carbon emissions, and helps create a better future for New Zealand.

With New Zealand being an optimal location for solar panels, the added value of reducing your bills and increasing your home’s value, and the promise of a cleaner, healthier future, making the switch to solar energy seems like an easy one.

But every home is different and requires a unique, tailored solar energy solution. Get in contact with us today, and we can discuss what solar energy system best fits your needs.