If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of joining the renewable energy revolution and ‘going solar’, you are not alone. But there are actually plenty of reasons why it makes sense for Western Australia residents.
Renewable makes sense
Of course, it makes sense for everyone. It’s easy to forget how important energy is, but almost everything we do in and around the house relies on it.
Unlike the exhaustible sources of energy that pump greenhouse gases into the environment and produce toxic waste, renewable energy is basically clean, green and sustainable, as it comes from the wind, water and, of course, the sun.
But it also makes sense for your hip pocket.
The price of traditional power is going up and up, and by 2020 it is expected that demand will have doubled. It is therefore no coincidence that Australia’s Renewable Energy Target is to produce 20% of our electricity through renewable sources by 2020.
Governments around the world are all increasingly looking to renewable sources of energy, and Australia – which, as we know, has significant solar resources – is no different.
In sunny Australia, it makes sense to use our baking sun, converting that endless supply of energy into electricity using solar panels. Our governments are moving to give the community access to this renewable energy market.
The WA solar rebate
Each state has its own renewable energy subsidy schemes, and Western Australia’s solar rebate is called the Renewable Buyback Scheme (REBS).
What it means is that residents, schools and non-profit organisations can install renewable energy systems like solar panels and then sell any energy they do not use themselves to Synergy and Horizon Power – the energy companies.
There’s no set price for this excess energy, but the retailers need to have their individual schemes judged as fair and then approved by the government. But what happens is that the power companies add up all the energy you have not used and subtract it from your bill. In the long term, it makes sense not just for the environment, but for you as well.
My wife and I decided to get PV Solar Panels and Renew was recommended. We got a number of quotes and Renew were very competitive. We went with a 5Kw system and have been amazed at how our power bills have been cut by more than half. Right from the start, the team at Renew were outstanding. From the girls in the office right through to the team who came to install the system, they were all very courteous and highly professional. After this experience, we've made the decision that when our hot water system needs replacing, we're going to get a solar hot water system from Renew. Steve and his team should be very proud.
The boys have installed the solar system and very professionally done.
Thank you for the excellant service you provided from my first phone call. Your focus to help me with my problem was exemplary.
Even before it was realised that the unit was still under warranty, I felt happy that I was dealing with someone who cared.
Sadly, service from many vendors nowadays do not have the level of care that you provided. It is refreshing to know that it does still exist.
Thank you again
Really pleased with how Renew Energy promptly replaced our rooftop Rheem Solar Hot Water system today. I just called Tania yesterday and Ben and Henry turned up on time with their truck and all the gear. Job was done in one hour without any hassles and we now have the luxury of hot water again.
I plan to have R E replace a Rheem Gas Hot Water Storage Heater on another property in the coming months.
Great to see an experienced team at work that got on with the job without any dramas.
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RENEW ENERGY for any of your plumbing work.
Thank you Tania for organising and scheduling everything so efficiently
Very professional advice given from their representative who came here and did an assessment of our property and usage. We ordered a 30 panel 3 phase system and it was installed expertly, on the day it was scheduled to be done. Very qualified and courteous installers. Excellent quality system that has perormed with no faults for 3 years and saved us lots on our power bills.i get an email every day showing yesterdays power generated by the system. They are a highly reccomended company.
I would like to say THANKYOU Renewnergy for our new hotwater system. Your service was great and thankyou for installing an interim set up so we had hot water over the weekend . It is greatly appreciated . I can highly recomend Renewenergy.
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The admin staff were professional and helpful, the quote was competitive, the system works but workmanship was very poor. They used sub contractors to do the install who really didn't care. To their credit the supervisor sent the sub contractors back who fixed everything I took issue with, but you can't do much with extra holes in the face brickwork, and the sub contractors didn't mind telling me that they had done nothing wrong.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Renew Energy to anyone who is looking for truly excellent provision and service. We found dealing with them to be really impressive, in fact our best experience in years. The technical advise was comprehensive and addressed our needs accurately, the team who installed our system were skilled, professional, on time and cleaned up perfectly afterwards which is rare these days. A
genuinely caring, professional highly skilled team of people who displayed honesty and integrity from start to finish. We are grateful.
Happy to say I had a good experience with this company. The consultant was polite and knowledgeable and gave me options for a system that I had not considered once he actually came to my house and looked at our previous set up and trees. Others I got quotes from did not even bother to book a time to come to site so in the end I paid more for system that is perfect for our yard setup. The crew they sent to do the work were excellent. I have an old jarrah house and he took the time to pre-drill the holes so my weatherboards would not split unlike other so called tradesmen. Over all very happy and happy to recommend.
Very professional company to deal with. We were very happy with the whole process. This was replacement of an older, faulty unit (not a Rheem system). The installation was completed on the day that was arranged. The installation technicians arrived on time, were very pleasant and professional and the work was done efficiently and quickly. The old unit was taken away and the new hot water system was working straight away, with solar heated water the following day. We are very pleased with the performance of the system. We have recently (in the warmer weather) been able to turn off the gas booster heater and still have plenty of solar heated hot water. I would be very happy to recommend Renew Energy to any other potential customers.
Renew installed my Grandma's new hot water system recently, they were very friendly and prompt with the install. They took away all the rubbish and left everything very neat and tidy. My Grandma is very pleased with her new system!