The southernmost capital city of Australia, the sleepy city of Hobart is one of the prettiestAustralian capitals. Hobart residents (of which this writer was one – can’t you tell?) will wax lyrical about the city’s cool climate, scenery, access to surrounding bushland, interesting history and;well, yes, we do go on!
But how does being the most southern capital affect renewable energy options such as solar power systems in Hobart, particularly since it is not as sun-blessed as its northern counterparts. Does this mean solar energy isn't an option?
Not so, as the growing number of households and businesses installing solar panels in Hobart will attest to.
While the level of solar energy is reduced in comparison to mainland locations, it has been consistently shown that an investment in solar power can provide good returns in the Apple Isle; particularly given the generous subsidy available, feed-in tariff and the decreasing cost of solar. For example, a competently installed, good quality 6.6kW solar system installation in Hobart has a simple payback period of well under 5 years.
And here's a bit of interesting info - while solar resources may be lower in Hobart than elsewhere in Australia, cooler temperatures can also help improve solar panel efficiency; as heat is the enemy of PV.
As well as households and businesses, Tasmanian councils including Hobart City have also jumped on the solar energy bandwagon. In 2015,Hobart City Council installed a 100kW system on the Hobart Aquatic Centre rooftop. That project was so successful in helping slash the facility’s electricity costs, it was announced in May 2017 another 1,040 solar panels would be added.Other PV systems have been installed on Council buildings since and it is also considering buying solar energy generated by local residents.
You can join the thousands of Hobart households and businesses reaping the rewards of rooftop solar electricity generation. Start today by getting up to three quotes from top installers in Hobart listed above.