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Is it time to go solar in Carlton?

By Louise Morrin

If you're a current owner of property in Carlton and find yourself disappointed in your energy bill, it might be time to consider switching to solar – and the New South Wales Council is making it easier than ever.

Getting smart with solar

Solar power is overwhelmingly one of the most popular forms of green energy for the average home owner. In fact, the Clean Energy Council reported almost 15.3 per cent of the energy used by households in 2014 was due to small-scale solar power. Compared to only 0.4 per cent from large scale solar farms, it's clear that it's the small-time power generators that are proving the bulk of the clean energy.

While New South Wales has been lagging behind the other states in the uptake of solar power, moves have been made by the NSW Council to stir people into a solar frenzy. Perhaps on the back of suggestions from the Clean Energy Council to create tariff reform, the NSW Council has instigated a push towards so-called "Smart Meters".

These meters are intended to be able to give consumers an up-to-date and accurate reading of their power usage. This will give users the chance to cut their power usage, eliminate the need for physical meter readings and also give solar adopters the ability to know exactly how much energy their system is using.

Buy pre-installed solar in Carlton property

However, solar power systems can be quite expensive to install – why not purchase a property that already has this expense taken care of? If you're looking to get in on the green energy trend, get in touch with the team at Ray White Carlton today to discover your options in local properties for sale with pre-installed photovoltaic cells.

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