The Knox family is similar to many families across the world. They live in the suburbs, have two children, and are a busy working family. And, like the average Australian family, they need reliable energy in their everyday lives.
For Mr and Mrs Knox, incorporating some renewable energy into their mix was something they were keen to explore, and solar was the right fit. It's a choice which they feel enhances their lifestyle and solar gives them easy access to reliable energy to power their many appliances, heating and cooling, (and that’s only the beginning).
“We would be at the high end of electricity users; if there’s an appliance or gadget, we’ve got it,” said Mrs Knox.
We're a nation of plugs and chargers
Studies carried out in 2014 show that the number of appliances used in our homes has doubled since the year 2000,1 and the rise duel screening means we rely on our mobile devices more tham ever; so it’s not surprising that often just one tablet, laptop or TV isn‘t enough to satisfy a household.
In fact, the average home has almost 70 items that can be plugged in.2 That’s a lot of energy, which of course, has a flow on effect to a family’s energy bill.
For the Knox family, when it came time to look at ways to reduce this impact on their family budget, as well on the environment, they discovered that solar was a great option for them.