Where Australia leads – with its large amounts of sunshine – the UK should eventually follow
When Jane Whiltsher used to open her power bill it grated.
“I always felt that I was being ripped off,” she says.
“It’s just the way they operate. It keeps going up and up.”
Two months after having a rooftop solar and battery system installed, it’s a different story.
Whiltsher’s bill has more than halved. She enjoys the novelty of watching her “new toy” transforming the flow of energy around her house, leaving her largely independent of the wires outside.
At approaching $40,000, it hasn’t been a cheap investment. But that’s not the point.
“As far as I am concerned if it takes me off the grid then it’s paid for itself already,” she says.
Whiltsher’s enthusiasm to invest hard-earned cash for a home power system that may take as long as 12 years to pay for itself is being echoed around the country as Australians race to install batteries.
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