Richard Polak and his family recently had a 3.12kW solar system installed at their home in New Gisborne.
Mr. Polak said one of the reasons they decided to go solar was to reduce the family’s energy bills, “Our electricity bills are around $400-500 per quarter – running things like TVs, lighting and electric hot water and an evaporative cooling system.”
“My partner and I are working a lot more from home so our power usage is increasing. Having solar will cut our electricity bills as we are using a lot of power during the daytime.”
Richard also said that having solar at home enabled his family to help do their bit for the environment, “We have two children so we see it as a great opportunity to discuss energy usage with the kids, and why it is important to look after the environment.”
“Solar is something tangible that they can see. We want them to be aware that electricity and gas does not grow on trees and there are ways of being less wasteful with power.”
“The solar supplier, Sunergy, have been great to deal with. All the information they provided was very helpful and my enquiries were answered promptly and effectively.”
MASH is a project of the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, a not-for-profit based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria.
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