The Four Most Common Misconceptions About Solar Power
We all have our misconceptions about solar power; how does it work? how reliable are the panels? how does the technology actually help you save money?
We want to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions around solar panels and give you the details you need to understand and plan for solar on your roof.
Here are the four most common misconceptions we hear about online and from some customers.
1. Solar panels are all made of cheap quality materials
There certainly are some cheaply made solar panels out there, but don’t get fooled into thinking they all come from the same place. There are many solar panel manufacturing companies that care about advancements in technology and bringing you the best quality panel for your home. Companies like LG with long warranty lifespans are evidence of this.
All you need to do is make sure you’re working with an accredited solar dealer and installer, with products from the trusted brands.
2. Solar panels malfunction all the time and they aren’t worth the trouble
Solar panel malfunctions are only common in cheaply made systems. The simple rule is: the better the hardware, the longer it will last. Again, this comes down to the quality of your solar panel, so don’t go for the most inexpensive option. Do your research and find out about warranty information before committing.
3. Solar panels are too expensive and they are going up in price
Installing solar panels is very affordable when you factor in the long-term energy savings you’ll be seeing. It’s easy to get frightened by up-front costs, but solar panels are an investment. Especially considering the subsidies available as well as benefits when you feed back into the grid, solar panels are an affordable energy solution.
4. Solar technology doesn’t make sense, it might be a scam
Like any new concept, not everyone is going to understand how solar technology works right away. It’s not simple: that’s why we have engineers and qualified installers who specialise in solar panels. If you have questions, ask us! It’s also why we have the Beginner’s Guide to Solar from LG which walks you through everything you need to know.