Why use Solar Electricity?
Save significantly on your monthly electricity bills
As you will not be purchasing as much power from the National Grid, your electricity bills will be significantly reduced. Once you have recovered your investment with the large savings you would be gaining on your monthly bill, electricity will be generated completely free from YourOwnPower.
Hedge against future electricity rate increases with solar power
Increased reliance on fossil, nuclear, geothermal, wind or hydro generated power, which depends on earth’s limited resources, to meet growing energy demands will see tariff rates increasing forever. This is unavoidable and all of us will be compelled to spend a good portion of our income to purchase electricity. The sun will shine for the next billion years! It offers us an attractive and a promising alternative as a long-term sustainable energy source for producing electricity.
Help the environment
Conventional methods of electricity generation leave a large environmental foot print. In Sri Lanka, the National Grid is fed by a mix of hydro and thermal/coal produced electricity with an increased reliance on the latter over the last couple of decades to meet increasing demands. Burning fossil fuels causes air pollution and produces greenhouse gasses that causes global warming and accelerates climate change. The predicted impacts of climate change will be felt by every plant and animal living on this planet. In addition, the machines that produce electricity through these sources contribute to noise pollution, radiation and many other health hazards. Solar energy is clean, pollution free, durable and has a very low carbon foot print that helps conserve the earth’s limited resources tremendously while silently giving light energy to produce electricity.
Did you know! An average one kilowatt solar electricity power system can save up to 1.5 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year – equivalent to 28,000 balloons full of Green House Gases.
Enjoy energy independence
Producing your own electricity from solar energy brings self-reliance and independence from frequent power break downs and power crises that has troubled us in the past. Our country could not have been better located to harness the sun’s power, where we never seem to run out of sunshine and blue skies!