5 Solar power myths Australians believe – Know the facts!

Myth #1. When the temperatures are high, solar panels don’t work. 

Myth #2. Solar panels do not work during winter or cloudy weather. 

Myth #3. Solar power cannot be stored. 

Myth #4. Installing solar panels can be costly.

Myth #5. The efficiency of solar panels will improve, I should probably wait! 

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July 22, 2022

5 Solar power myths Australians believe – Know the facts!

In the past few years we have experienced an ever changing climate and the consequences of global warming in the form of bushfires, rising temperatures, floods and more. When compared to electricity from the grid, renewable energy sources can result in significant cost reductions for households. Commercials can use it to lower emissions, improve their environmental credentials, and lessen their exposure to potential price swings. Renewable energy sources are all around us, particularly solar energy, which has proven to be the one of the most flexible and favorable sources to generate clean energy. 

Approximately 3 million households in Australia are already making their roof work for them and reaping the benefits of solar energy. Yet there are some common myths about solar PV systems that we come across and would like to bust them. 

Myth #1. When the temperatures are high, solar panels don’t work. 

What brand and quality of solar panels you install is really important. When considering investing in solar energy, it is necessary to research the brand of solar products quoted. Solar panels are tested to perform in all the temperatures and climate. Look for solar brands that can perform in different climatic conditions. We at Arise Solar work with only the best and leading solar panel brands in the market and choose the most reliable options for our customers. 

Myth #2. Solar panels do not work during winter or cloudy weather. 

Have you been on a beach on a cloudy day? Do you still get those tan lines? Yes, it’s because the sun is still present and sunlight can penetrate through the clouds. So if the sunlight can still reach us during the cloudy days, the solar panels can perform. There is truth to the fact that the solar panels performance may vary and might not be stagnant during the overcast days. However, solar panels produce electricity all around the year and in all the weathers and in fact they perform better during winter.

Myth #3. Solar power cannot be stored. 

Most Australians believe it is not worth it to install solar panels as the excess power generated by the solar panels is wasted or gets lost. Grid connected solar system helps you connect your solar system to the grid, allowing you to export the surplus power generated by your system (you get the credit for it in your bills) and use the power from the grid during uncertain situations. 

It is possible to even store the excess power for night usage and for the future by connecting a solar battery with your solar PV system. Arise Solar works with the best battery brands in the market like Tesla, Sonnen, Alpha ESS, Redback Technologies and more. Speak to our team today to get your solar system + solar battery deal.

Myth #4. Installing solar panels can be costly.

Solar panels are not for everyone, they are costly, and not all of us can afford it. These are the common myths we come across. Why do we call it a myth and not a fact? Solar panels cost has dropped by almost 70% in a decade of time, making it more affordable for each one of us. Consider your electricity bills and calculate how much are your yearly power costs? An average household in Australia pays $500-$600 per quarter for electricity, which makes it $2000-$2400 yearly. A typical 6.6kW solar system costs approximately $3600-$4500 in Australia, depending on the location and property specifications, the prices may vary. You might notice a 60-70% slash in your electricity bills after the solar installation, which is subject to change from property to property. Considering a $500 bill per quarter, you can save $800 a year. A typical 6.6kW solar system usually pays back within 3-5 years of time, providing you free electricity for the lifetime of solar. 

Solar is an investment rather than an expense. It saves you money on your ever rising power bills, has a faster payback period and reduces your carbon footprint. Beat the upfront cost of installing solar with Arise Solar. Install solar with our $0 immediate cost deal and pay for solar as you save. 

Myth #5. The efficiency of solar panels will improve, I should probably wait! 

Solar panel technology has developed a lot since it was first discovered. Researchers are continuously working towards new advancements in solar technology as solar energy is proving to be one of the best alternative sources of energy. However, if you keep waiting, you shall wait forever as the technology is ever evolving, moreover, the continuously rising power costs shall add to your expenses, you shall miss out on financial incentives offered by the government for installing solar at the property and the solar investment will eventually add to the costs. 

Arise Solar is offering high performance Mono PERC panels with Wi-Fi Smart Inverter with 25 years of performance warranty on panels and 10 years of inverter warranty. Get the best solar panels deal for your property today! Speak to our experts to learn more

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