Regardless of the many benefits that solar panels bring, there are still quite a number of skeptical homeowners that question how a solar system is worth owning. Because many homeowners haven’t dabbled into solar power for most of their lives, there are many misconceptions about what it does and how it works to serve solar system owners. Here are some solar power myths that we can easily address and debunk.
“Solar systems are expensive.”
Many homeowners believe that the costs to purchase and install solar systems are just too high. The cost of a solar system actually depends on a number of factors, such as how many panels you want to buy, how many kilowatts you want, and whether or not you want to install the system on your own. You can pay up to $5000 as a minimum and almost $40000 at most. You can reduce these costs further if you can qualify for tax incentives and rebates. These can cut down the price of installation costs by about half.
“You have to live in a warm climate.”
Many homeowners believe that solar panels can only work in warm locations in order to function properly, but that is not true at all. Solar panels are what collect the sun’s energy, not its heat or temperature. So as long as the sun is shining, solar panels will still collect energy in hot or cold weather.
Solar energy can in fact be extremely beneficial during the wintry months. If you have a home that uses a lot of heating to warm your home, a solar system can help offset the costs you incur, when electric bills usually go up.
“You won’t get any energy at night.”
Solar panels in Gold Coast can only create energy when there is sunlight. While solar energy cannot be created during the nighttime, many systems can still store the energy that it collected during the day. This happens when more energy is collected than what a household typically needs. For grid-tied solar systems this extra energy returns to the grid for the home to tack on as credit when necessary.
“Solar energy still works when a power outage occurs.”
Unless a solar system is entirely independent from the home it is connected to, a home that is powered by a solar system will still not have any power when a blackout arises. When a solar system is grid-tied everything that happens to the home happens to the solar system.
When there is no power, the solar system shuts down as a precautionary measure, protecting electricians who are fixing power lines from being electrocuted by any pushback from your solar system.
If you still want to have power in the event of a power outage, you can get a backup battery for a grid-tied system.
“Solar panels can damage rooftops.”
Many homeowners believe that the heaviness and bulkiness of solar panels in Gold Coast can damage roofing, but this is far from true. In many cases, solar panels protect roofs from the elements of nature. Shingles are far less likely to deteriorate and sprout leaks, making your roof as a whole last longer.
Solar panels can also be easily removed from roofs, in case you need to clean or repair a panel in your array. Not every roof is compatible with supporting solar panels, and if a solar system were to damage a roof, the cause would be the roof isn’t capable of carrying the weight of the system.
There are many reasons why you should be the next owner of a reliable solar system in Gold Coast.