Benefits of amaysim solar energy

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We believe solar customers deserve a choice and amaysim will help you make the most out of your rooftop investment, with our solar plans including some of the best in market feed-in tariffs.

What is solar energy?

Finding out what solar energy is will be the first step to creating an environmentally friendly home. Solar energy is a source of energy that's generated from the light and heat which radiates from the sun. This generated electricity gets captured by solar panels and then used to create electricity that can be used in your home.

Solar power is a form of clean renewable energy, which means it is collected from renewable resources and replenishes naturally, lowering a household’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also gives you the tools to reduce your energy bills through solar panel feed in tariffs.

Renewable energy is not only less intrusive to the planet in how it is generated, but it also produces lower CO2 emissions than traditional energy sources.

If you’ve recently had solar installation at your house, or have recently moved to a home that’s solar-ready, amaysim can help you make the most out of your rooftop investment, with our solar plans that include some of the best in market feed-in tariffs.

Why choose solar?

One of the best advantages of solar power is that it doesn’t have the same harsh environmental impacts that other electricity sources have. Be kind to the earth, and it’ll be kind to you - and your wallet!

Despite the upfront costs of installing a solar panel system, using solar power overtime may be a cost-effective energy solution for your home.

You may also be eligible to receive a feed in tariff, which is a payment for the amount of electricity you feed back into the grid.

How can I go solar with amaysim?

Whether you’re looking to take advantage of newly installed solar panels, or you already have solar with another energy retailer, switching to an amaysim solar plan is straightforward and can be done all online in a few simple steps.

Benefits of Solar Energy

There are plenty of benefits of going solar. As one of the top energy sources that everyday Australians can have access to, the reason it has continued to be such a trending topic is the advantages it brings.

  1. Positive effects on climate change

Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are the major toxic gases contributing to the greenhouse effect and air pollution. The burning of fossil fuels has led to an increased amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which has enhanced the greenhouse effect, warming the planet much quicker than ever before. Using solar panels to generate electricity produces no greenhouse gases at all! A solar panel system being used at a home or business would burn zero fossil fuels and release zero emissions into the atmosphere.

  1. Solar energy can reduce the risk of respiratory and cardio issues

The previously mentioned benefit of solar energy reducing the number of toxic pollutants in the air has a carry on effect to our bodies. With less harmful toxins in the air, the smaller chance people have of getting health problems that can arise like respiratory and cardiovascular problems and chronic bronchitis. Using solar power can reduce your carbon footprint and also improve the air we breathe, helping the health of people around you.

  1. Save your energy costs with solar energy

Despite the upfront costs of installing solar panels, using solar power over time can be a very cost-effective source of energy. This is one of the best advantages of solar power and one that many households are recognising, receiving much smaller energy bills.

Utilising solar energy in your home will provide you with protection from continually rising energy prices and reduce your electricity bills. Plus, having solar panels installed can potentially increase the overall value of your home.

  1. Connection to the grid can have significant financial returns

Excess power generated from your solar panels can’t always be stored. Instead, it can be fed back to the power grid for other homes to consume.

If this happens, suppliers (like us) will pay feed-in tariffs to compensate you for the power you provide, this can result in significant financial returns. Generating more electricity than you use is going to help lower each electricity bill moving forward.

  1. Solar panel systems are low maintenance

Setting up a residential solar panel system on your roof can come with some pretty hefty costs to begin with but the pros largely outway the cons once your panels are connected and generating power for your home. One day when you want to eventually sell your home the appeal to home buyers will greatly increase the market value of your home, as a solar photovoltaic system is a huge demand in today's economy.

Once your grid-connected solar PV system is up and running the costs of maintaining its performance is very low. The solar panels will not work to their full potential when they are dirty, cleaning them a few times a year will help keep them running smoothly. The solar system inverter will need to be replaced after 5-10 years, while the solar panels can last for roughly 20-25 years.

  1. Solar power is inexhaustible

As long as the sun is floating above the Earth, solar power is an inexhaustible power source to our planet and your home if you have a solar panel system set up. Unlike fossil fuels with a finite lifespan, solar power is a non-polluting source of renewable energy that does not harm the atmosphere when producing electricity.

How much will I be paid for the electricity I generate?

A feed-in tariff allows you to get paid for the energy you generate from your solar panels.

The feed-in tariff is only paid on the excess electricity that you export to the grid, which occurs in situations where your solar system generates more energy than you’ve used.

You are not paid for electricity that you generate and use in the house, however, this reduces the amount of electricity that you need to import and therefore reducing the total cost of your energy purchases.

Will I be paid cash for the electricity that I generate?

amaysim offers a credit on your bill as payment for the solar energy you export to the grid.

If your bill is in credit of $100 or more, you can request a refund from us once every 12 months.

For more information, please refer to the solar terms and conditions. Find your state specific T&C’s below:

amaysim Energy Solar Terms and Conditions - NSW

amaysim Energy Solar Terms and Conditions - VIC

amaysim Energy Solar Terms and Conditions - QLD

amaysim Energy Solar Terms and Conditions - SA

Note: For solar customers using a subscription energy plan, if you earn a feed-in-tariff credit during your final billing period, then on request you'll be refunded the credit amount so long as there's nothing owing on your account once it's closed.

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