What can you buy with solar savings?

It’s estimated a family of five in a two-story house in Victoria will save $17,500 over 25 years with a solar system. So what can you buy with it?

For any household, saving money is a priority. Between school fees, groceries, mortgage repayments and other life expenses, a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

For many homeowners, much of the appeal of solar power lies in its potential to save money over the long term by producing their own power and reducing their reliance on the grid. But when you’re talking about savings of thousands of dollars, it can be difficult to put in perspective what that means in real terms.

So we did the sums for you.