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Switching to solar power has many advantages, not just for those who choose to make the switch, but for the entire planet. Solar power is an efficient and clean alternative for residential and commercial energy purposes, which has seen a surge of new technology and awareness by governments and consumers in recent years.

Free and Clean

Energy from the sun is plentiful, clean and free. Solar panels and inverters turn sunlight into usable electricity without combustion, smoke or other greenhouse gases – or using any other source of power to transport it. Once you’ve installed and set up your solar panels, all the electricity created from the sun is free, greatly reducing your utility bills and carbon footprint.

Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal are non-renewable sources of energy, as well as major contributors to pollution and climate change. The more we use them, the costlier they become to extract from the earth, causing damage to the environment. By using solar energy to power your home or business, you’ll be reducing your dependence on our diminishing and expensive fossil fuels.


Harnessing the sun for solar power is a quiet process. There are no moving parts and there’s no noise pollution. Unlike a noisy, smelly power plant, solar panels quietly get on with the job of making energy.


Solar technology continues to advance and improve, so it’s easy to add new technology to existing solar energy systems. Solar panels can be installed in almost any configuration for maximum efficiency when electricity needs increase.

Easy Installation and Low Maintenance

Installing solar panels is a relatively easy process. There’s no need to find extra room since they work best on your roof; an area that isn’t used for many purposes. Once installed, solar panels require very little maintenance, needing only occasional cleaning of the glass panels and a regular inspection.

Remote Areas

Solar panels can be a huge benefit in remote communities. Once installed, they quickly generate electricity by themselves. The cost of installing solar technology is much lower than the cost of running electricity out to very remote areas. Farmers are now using solar panels to power pumps that supply water from underground, reducing the need for high-maintenance windmills that won’t work unless it’s windy.

Government Incentives and Rebates

There are now government incentives and rebates available for residential applications. They subsidise the upfront cost of installing a solar power system. The more the prices come down, the less government subsidy you receive, so it pays to speak to an expert when you want to switch to solar power generation.

Switching to Eco-Friendly Solar Power

When you’re ready to make a change for the better and install a solar energy system, speak to GEM Energy. We can provide professional advice on the best way to move forward. Call us on 1300 969 471 today or enquire online.

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