Solar energy consumption in Australia is becoming the norm. Australians are now quite familiar with renewable energy in their lives. Thanks to the Federal Government for generous subsidies.Also on the provincial level, the government has encouraged the usage of solar power. The clean energy regulator report shows there have been 623,527 small unit solar panels installed in Queensland as of 31st May 2019. True to its “Sunshine State” symbol, there are 3557 solar PV systems with battery storage in QLD more than any other province.It is so far turning out to be extremely economic and of course a reasonable alternative to non-renewable energyHowever, there are some misconceptions being peddled around due to some vested interests. We have busted top renewable energy myths in this blog. So don’t hesitate, take the plunge. Solar is the future!
1. Only for the RICH!
No, it’s not an elite thing. As a matter of fact, it is as simple as buying a car for you! It’s easy on your pockets. Solar power systems in Queensland on an average cost you around $3200.Moreover, it is subsidized if you qualify for the Government’s STC Financial Incentive. It’s actually a wise investment. It just does not save your energy bills but add value to your home price too!
2. Don’t work at night or on rainy days
Yes, they are not useful at night. They don’t produce enough energy in cloudy weather too. But the amount of energy, it generates in daylight is more than sufficient to meet your daily needs.It’s not even an issue especially for solar panel owners in Queensland where there is an abundance of solar energy. You will always have more than you need! The extra solar energy is fed into the grid or with battery storage, you can store the additional energy to use when there is not enough sun-generated electricity. So don’t bother about it.
3. Hard and costly to maintain
It is downright absurd. It needs little to no maintenance. You ideally are supposed to clean it up once a year. It is advised to have an inspection every five years. How easy is that! An average life span of a solar panel is around 20-25 years.As far as the cost is concerned, we recommend you should get it installed by solar experts. It is pertinent to have a solar system tailored to your requirements. It helps produce the right amount of energy your house needs.While choosing consultants, make sure they are also offering cleaning and maintaining services. It will help you in the long run!
4. Australians are not turning to solar energy
Solar energy is already part and parcel of millions of Australians. It is not even a new phenomenon. Australians in fact have been using solar panels since the 1970s. There are 4.3 million households across the country are powered by solar energy.If we talk about the capital of Queensland, the amount of solar panels installed in Brisbane is higher than any of Australia’s capital cities. Furthermore, the prices are constantly coming down. Hence the number is likely to grow in the future.
5. Don’t reduce the greenhouse effect
Several studies have shown that solar power supported by government schemes has significantly contributed to improving the environment. It has largely reduced the dependency on fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy.It does not emit radiant gases and reduces the risk of greenhouse emissions and helps clean environment clean and pure.
6. A surge in electricity bills
This is actually not the case. According to the Solar saving report, they examined the NSW electricity market and the impact the rooftop solar has had on energy prices.Thanks to the 370,000+ households with rooftop solar, between $2.2 and $3.3 billion were slashed from the price of power in NSW in just 12 months. It actually decreased the average price of wholesale electricity from $132/MWh to $88/MWh over the one year study period.
7. It damages your roof
One more baseless excuse. There is no such evidence to prove it. A solar panel does no harm whatsoever to the roof on which it is installed.As a matter of fact, it actually protects your rooftop as a shield by saving money on repairs and other maintenance.
These are some of the most common misleading notions about solar energy. If you still have doubts, get in touch with our solar experts for free 30 minutes solar power assessment and detailed roof analysisEver power solar has been helping Australians with renewable energy solutions to manage electricity bills and slash costs. Give us a call on 1800 819 617.