In South Australia a high percentage of our electricity is generated through renewable means. By disconnecting from burning fossil fuel in the home for heating, hot water, pool and spa heating you can reduce you carbon footprint considerably. You can also use onsite generated power from Solar PV or wind to help power you electrically driven systems.
Questions we are often asked
IS the all electric home a real reality
Yes it is and more and more people are moving this way in new and existing homes.
The new Development we are building in has a reticulated lPG system installed and we are told we have to connect to it?
This is a statement we are starting to hear a bit as the amount of reticulated LPG installed in new subdivisions is growing. One problem we see with this as it actually limits your option to go all electric as in most cases the developments building guide states that you have to have hot water and one other point connected. Also in most cases the infrastructure is installed and owned by a third party and they are tied in to a gas retailer meaning there is no completion in the supply chain that provides your gas basically creating a monopoly.
What can you do? As most of the developments state that you have to connect you could try having a discussion with the deliver and let them know that you would like them to consider your proposal to go all electric.
You will see bulk LPG storage systems like the tanks above in new rural developments