5 Myths and Facts About Solar Power in Brisbane

It’s important to remember that the clouds don’t completely block out the sun. Your solar panels may not produce as much energy or work as efficiently on an overcast day, but they will still generate a substantial amount of power.

We think it’s great that more and more people are making the most of our beautiful sunshine and installing solar power in Brisbane homes and businesses. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet around solar energy, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to debunk five of the most common myths around solar.

Myth 1: Solar Doesn’t Work on Cloudy Days

It’s important to remember that the clouds don’t completely block out the sun. Your solar panels may not produce as much energy or work as efficiently on an overcast day, but they will still generate a substantial amount of power. If the clouds are quite thick and low, they tend to form a stronger barrier against the sun. Whispy, light clouds, on the other hand, do not!

Myth 2: Solar Panels Are Too Expensive to Install

Solar was once very expensive to install, however, prices have significantly dropped over the last decade or so. Installing solar power in Brisbane can actually be quite affordable, especially with the Government rebate known as the “Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme”. At Evergreen Electrical, our solar power prices start from $3900, inclusive of the Government rebate. We can claim the Government solar rebate on your behalf, slashing the upfront cost of your solar panel installation.

Myth 3: Solar Panels Require a lot of Maintenance

Solar panels are extremely durable and can last up to 25 to 30 years. They generally require little maintenance, perhaps a routine check every 12 to 18 months, and routine cleaning to remove any dust or leaves. You may find you can do this yourself a couple of times a year. To give you peace of mind, you can also rely on a professional solar installer to inspect and clean your solar panels once a year. Speak to our team at Evergreen about maintaining your solar panels.

Myth 4: Solar Does Not Work in Colder Climates

A cold climate often implies very little sunlight. Temperature does not determine whether or not your solar panels will produce enough energy. What really matters is the sunlight. We are fortunate in Brisbane to experience mild temperatures and lots of sun during the winter months. Even if you do live in a colder climate than Brisbane, rest assured that if you still receive a sufficient amount of sunlight, your solar panels will work.

Myth 5: Solar Panels Will Damage Your Roof

A common myth about installing solar power on your roof in Brisbane. Solar panels can actually help to preserve your roof by shielding it from the elements. Ultimately, solar panels could be saving you on roof repair costs. When solar panels are installed, they are generally done so using mounting brackets. A highly qualified installer should know how to correctly install solar panels without causing any damage.

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Ready to enjoy the benefits of solar power in your Brisbane home? At Evergreen Electrical, we are one of Brisbane’s best solar installers. Not only we do we install your solar panels, but we also supply our systems. Give us a call to find a solar power package that suits your needs and your budget!

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