Looking to harness the power of the sun to power your place but concerned about what happens when it’s dark, cloudy or a rainy day? Partner with natural gas as a backup for a balanced solution.
Use it or lose it
With solar, sadly your energy source disappears with the setting sun, and batteries to store solar power are still fairly expensive. It’s worth thinking about your household situation when sizing up solar for your place.
You can power your whole house with solar energy, but have hot water and heating supplied by natural gas; ensuring that the shower will always be hot, and in winter your home is warm, dry and cosy.
Solar can get a boost from gas
If you have a busy household with heavy hot water demand, solar works well with a secondary power source like natural gas. Some gas continuous hot water systems are solar-compatible, so you can ensure that when the sun loses its heat your hot water system won’t.