Solar is your friend not your foe

Solar is your friend not your foe

Here’s a little story for you. There once was a town in the US state of North Carolina called Woodland. The people who lived in Woodland were good people, but they were not fond of change. In fact, they were quite terrified by it.

So one day, when plans were announced for the creation of a new solar farm near the town, panic quickly spread through Woodland, and the people worried the proposed solar panels might “suck up all the energy from the sun”.

The rest of the world enjoyed a good laugh at the expense of the people of Woodland, who made global headlines, and the town was widely described as the “dumbest in the US”. Surely, anyone with even a small amount of common sense would recognise the ridiculous nature of their concerns.

However, this story does highlight a very important issue with solar energy – namely, that there is a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding how it works, its effectiveness and the part it will play in the future of energy consumption.

And this really isn’t such a laughing matter.

It’s understandable that people (perhaps even you) might have doubts about solar energy because, let’s be honest, it does sound a bit too good to be true: An energy source that costs less than traditional fossil fuels, is good for the environment, as well as reliable and easy to use. You’d be forgiven for thinking there must be a catch.

Well, here’s the good news: solar energy actually is as amazing as it sounds, and there really isn’t any catch to it.

In fact, the concept of using the infinitely renewable (and free) energy provided by the sun has been around for thousands of years, and people have traditionally used it to do countless every day tasks such as drying clothes, starting fires and dehydrating food.

With the swift rise of electricity and electronics, particularly over the past century, our energy needs have changed, so it has taken a little while for us to figure out how to harness the sun’s energy to meet our modern requirements.

But now, thanks to the creation of high tech solar panels that can soak up lots of that beautiful Aussie sunshine and turn it into usable energy, and the Tesla Powerwall Home Battery that can store the excess energy so it’s available to use 24 hours a day, we can now go back to embracing solar as our primary source of energy.

Exciting, right?

To find out more about the extraordinary power of solar energy – including how to get it up and running in your home – give us a buzz at Natural Solar and one of our engineers would be happy to talk you through your options on 1300 060 928. Alternatively, if you’d like to get an automatic online quote, please click here.

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By ChrisWilliams | January 5th, 2016 | Categories: Tesla Energy Powerwall

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