Solar Myths Vs Facts
Solar technology has advanced rapidly over the last two decades, the cost of solar panels has plummeted, efficiency has increased dramatically, and reliability has improved. Although this is true, there is still skepticism surrounding the benefits gained from solar energy. It is time to remove that skepticism of solar energy and improve the future outlook for it. With the increasing number of debates about the pros and cons of solar, it’s time to clear up some solar power myths. Here are some of these common misleading myths and the facts that refute these myths.
Myth 1 – Solar panels don’t produce energy in cold climates
Fact – A solar installation generates clean, renewable energy round the year. Even in cold, northern latitudes and rainy climates, solar power is a reliable and resilient energy source. Sunny, cool weather is actually the best weather for solar panels to work at peak efficiency. They tend to work less efficiently when the temperature rises above 77 degrees. Since clouds block the level of sunshine that reaches the earth, solar systems will produce less energy than on a sunny day, with around 10-25% lower capacity.
Myth 2 – Solar panels are very expensive
Fact – Now it is the right time to go solar. With so many government rebates, subsidies and incentives, the upfront cost of solar installation has been drastically reduced. Dependent on your energy use, system size and battery options the average payback period is usually 3-5 years. Feed-in tariff rates also allow you to earn credit on your electricity bills, which means you can save even more. Sunbloom offers you solar panels with zero down payment. We provide only tier 1 solar panels from manufacturers that have Australian support for customers. We make premium products affordable for our clients.
Myth 3 – I won’t live in my home long enough to make my investment in solar back.
Fact: Combined with government rebates, subsidies and incentives, you could start seeing a return on your investment within 3 to 5 years. Solar panels are seen as a home upgrade. It increases the property value. Solar homes in sell faster and for around 15 to 20% more than homes without a system. Renters are willing to pay extra rent for a home with solar panels. Therefore, landlords looking to increase the value of their rental homes can benefit from this trend. Since the renters prefer solar power, such homes are more likely to be rented out all the time, thus increasing the property value.
Myth 4 – Solar Panels Cause Damage to Your Roof
Fact – Professional installers are skilled at installing solar panels on every imaginable roof pitch, angle, and condition. They do not damage the roof they are mounted on, and in some cases solar panels may extend the life of the roof by protecting it from the elements. In case the panels are sitting on the roof that is already damaged, the panel can be easily removed since they are just mounted on top of it. Always, make sure your roof is damage free before installing the solar panels. At Sunbloom, installation is done by CEC accredited installers, hence there is no chance of damaging your roof.
Myth 5 – Maintenance of solar panels will be a pain.
Fact – Because they don’t have any moving parts, you’ll hardly have to do any maintenance at all. Whether homemade or store-bought, they are made to work without any problems. Even though a solar panel system is relatively low-maintenance, both it and its roof need some TLC once in a while to keep them performing at their best. Sunbloom offer a full 10year warranty on workmanship while all other genuine solar companies offer only 5year warranty. Our dedicated customer service will promptly action your call and activate your service electrician. The primary role of our service electrician is to be on standby for any service work that is required. Our service technician is employed directly by Sunbloom.