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Be energy-efficient

Solar works best when you use the energy produced. Before deciding on the size of your solar system, first consider your energy use.

Invest in energy efficiency first

Before you invest in a solar system, it’s a good idea to make sure you aren’t wasting energy.

Energy efficiency is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Energy efficiency actions include:

  • installing LED lighting
  • buying higher star-rated appliances
  • insulating your ceiling
  • draught proofing your doors and windows

Remember, the simplest energy saving actions don’t cost anything. Turn off lights when you leave a room and turn appliances off at the wall.

Reducing your energy use will mean you can invest in a smaller solar system to match your lower energy needs.

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Page last updated: 18 December 2015