Debunking myths about solar energy – Part 2

We recently looked at some of the most common myths surrounding solar energy – and the truth behind them.

Here are a few more:

Myth #4: Solar energy is unreliable and inconsistent

Let’s be clear. There are some definite naysayers out there (we’re not going to name names) who are motivated for various reasons to speak badly about solar energy. And there’s no doubt that the technology related to solar energy has come a long way in the past few years. But the reality is that solar energy is now an efficient, sustainable, reliable source of good, clean power and it is undoubtedly going to be a big part of the world’s energy future.

Myth #5: I’ll never be able to recoup my investment in solar energy

Obviously this one depends on your particular circumstances, but many people believe it will take at least a couple of decades to pay off their solar energy system, which is simply not true. For one thing, installing a solar system on your home is a good way to instantly increase the value of the property. But, even more importantly, the constantly rising energy prices in Australia and the affordability of solar mean that you can pay off your solar system (including one that features the amazing Tesla Powerwall) in well under a decade.

Myth #6: Solar energy is just for rich people

This one is connected to the debunked myth above and, again, isn’t correct. The release of the Tesla Powerwall in Australia has been a particularly important part clearing this myth up, because solar batteries of this calibre and efficiency have never before been so accessible or affordable for anybody, not just the wealthy. Undoubtedly, there is a significant outlay required when you install the system, but if you crunch the numbers you will discover it is possible to pay off the initial cost in a few short years, leaving you with a future filled with lower energy bills.

Myth #7: A solar system will ruin my roof

Whether your concern is aesthetic (that the solar panels will look ugly on your property) or practical (that the panels will somehow cause your roof to leak or collapse), you can rest easy. Solar energy systems offered by Natural Solar are not only beautiful to look at (if we do say so ourselves) but they are designed to actually protect and preserve the sections of roof they cover. Plus, for many people, solar panels are a status symbol that they can’t wait to show off to their neighbours!
To find out more about the truth behind solar energy or to ask any questions, give us a call at Natural Solar any time on 1300 060 928.

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By ChrisWilliams | April 28th, 2016 | Categories: General Solar

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