5 Solar Myths: Debunking Most Common Solar Power Myths

5 Solar Myths: Debunking Most Common Solar Power Myths

More and more Australians are discovering the truth about solar power. People now know that solar power saves money and helps the planet. Every single day, hundreds of Australian families install solar panels in their homes. This is a clear indication that solar energy is increasingly becoming the preferred source of power for many homeowners and businesses across the country.

However, myths and misconceptions about solar still persist – it’s too unreliable, it’s too sophisticated, it’s too costly. Transitioning to solar power is actually far easier and cheaper than most people think. Let’s debunk 5 of the biggest solar myths out there today.

5 Biggest Solar Power Myths Debunked

Myth 1: Solar panels are too expensive

Over 90 per cent of homeowners overestimate the cost of solar panels. The reality is, the cost of solar panels has dropped 80 per cent over the last 10 years. This means that solar panels have never been more affordable and if you are thinking of going solar, this is the best time to do so.

Myth 2: Installing solar is complicated

The fact is that installing solar panels is a pretty straightforward process as long as you are working with a professional solar company like Macedon Ranges Solar Power. All you need is to request a quote and the solar company will offer a free consultation to learn more about your power consumption needs. They’ll tell you the type and size of the system that’s most appropriate for your property and answer any questions you may have about solar power. 

Debunking Most Common Solar Power Myths

Myth 3: Solar panels are unreliable

Solar panels have no moving parts, which makes them very reliable. Solar panels are built in a way that allows them to withstand harsh weather, including storms, hail and extreme temperatures. Most panels produce electricity for more than 20 years. This means that solar power can be used as a reliable source of power for homes and businesses for many years.

Myth 4: Solar panels won’t work in cloudy or cold weather

One of the biggest myths surrounding solar energy is that you have to have bright sunny days to generate power. Solar panels work perfectly well in cold and cloudy weather. The technologies used in the solar panels allow them to be effective in any type of weather or temperature. Just look at countries like Germany (world’s largest solar power producer) where they experience much cooler temperatures than warmer ones, but solar panels still work throughout the year.

Myth 5: Solar power is not economically viable

Some people claim that investing in solar power is a waste of money because it takes you forever to recoup your initial investment. This could not be further from the truth because nowadays, it takes only a few years after installing a solar power system to get a positive return on your investment. Also, solar panels increase the value of your property and make it attractive to potential buyers.

Final Thoughts

Solar myths have been around since the 80s and 90s, but people have become a lot more aware of the reality that solar is a viable, reliable and clean source of power for their homes and businesses. The thought that you might regret your decision to invest in solar energy should not even exist considering the massive strides that have been made in the solar power industry in the last two decades.

Switch to Solar Energy!

Macedon Ranges Solar Power can make your switch to solar energy both easy and cost-effective. We help you choose the right solar system for your home or business based on your power consumption habits and requirements.

Macedon Ranges Solar Power is a Clean Energy Council accredited and approved retailer and installer. We have more than 10 years of experience in the industry and would be more than happy to come around and assess your home or commercial building for a quote that is tailored to your needs.

Please give us a call today on 1300 974 991 or make an enquiry.