Australia is considered a world leader in residential solar power having the highest solar uptake globally. They have covered almost 21% of households with solar panels on their roof which clearly indicates that over 2.3 million homes are generating clean solar power of their own. However, there are still some myths regarding solar panels that are busted all around. We will discuss some of the major myths that we hear always.
Myth #1: Solar panels are way too expensive
Fact: The cost of solar panels has dropped significantly over the last few years
Taking note of the increase in consumer demands and the competition in the solar market and also the various factors which need to be considered, the whole system prices for installation start from nearly $3500.
Looking for a return on investment, then you must know that the payback time of 3-5 years depends on the location and the system life span of 20-30 years. The system can pay for around the next six years which is an outstanding return on investment.
It is always recommended to the customers as a piece of advice from your supplier that if you see the low prices or something good then you must buy it now. It’s only not worth it if you buy at a low price but sacrifice for the quality as it will not be considered a good decision.
Myth #2: Solar panels harm the environment
Fact: Solar panels are recyclable and there are processes to recycle them
As we can see there are so many solar panels that have been installed over the last few years. So this process needs to be scaled up and we should support the Australian government to help them in speeding this up. The solar panels have a lifespan of 20-30 years, so we can say that we have ample time period to reach that scale.
While comparing the impacts of solar panels to fossil fuel usage, we can take an example as the carbon dioxide that comes from burning coal can harm the environment in many ways. So we should consider the point that the more solar power transferred to the energy grid, the less coal we have for our future.
Myth #3: Solar panels are only worth it if you are at home during the day
Fact: Not everyone is home during the day, and still we save the average solar home energy every year compared to households without solar.
If you install solar panels at your home, then you should always aim to use electricity during the day as the panels absorb more sunlight during the daytime. So even if you are not at home, it is advised to set your appliances on a timer to run during the day.
The other option is that you can also add a battery along with your system. As the solar battery will store your solar energy generated during the daytime and you can use it day or night regardless of whether the sun is there or not.
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