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Let’s Bust Some Solar Power Myths

Let’s Bust Some Solar Power Myths

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It’s always fun to bust some myths, and there’s certainly a lot of them when it comes to solar power. We look at some of the most common myths regarding solar.

Myth 1: Solar panels don’t work when it’s cloudy

Clouds are not solid and therefore do not block out all the sunlight. So even on cloudy days, sunlight is going to come through, even if it’s not as much. While your solar panels won’t work as effectively as they do on a bright sunny day, they’re still going to work even when it’s cloudy.

Myth 2: Solar panels need a lot of maintenance

You’re in luck! Solar panels are one of the easiest things to clean. They also don’t need much cleaning at all. While maintenance is important, it’s as simple as a quick brush to remove any dirt or leaves from it. When it comes to cleaning the panels, the rain usually does it for you. Thanks, mother nature!

Myth 3: You’ll save more with more panels

For some, yes, this might be the case. But for many people, they simply don’t need that many panels, and all they’re doing is adding to their installation cost. When it comes to solar, the amount you need is based on the size of your home, and your needs. The best idea is to speak to your chosen solar provider to get a better understanding of how many panels you’ll need.

Myth 4: You don’t need solar power because you don’t use power during the day

You do use power during the day, even if you’re not at home. Certain appliances, such as fridges and freezers, need electricity even when you’re not there. You’re probably using a lot more electricity at home than you realise despite not always being there.

Myth 5: Solar power panels don’t last long

One of the best things about solar power panels is that they’re durable and weatherproof. In fact, most last up to twenty-five years with very little maintenance.

Myth 6: You won’t have any more power bills

No, having solar won’t take away your bills completely, but it will lower them significantly. You’ll still have to pay daily supply charges for grid electricity, plus any power you use from the grid. Solar power only works in the daytime when it’s sunny. At night, you’ll need electricity, which you can get from the grid or a battery system if you have one. But the good news is that your power bills will be much lower.

Solar power is becoming popular and for good reason – it’s good for the environment and saves you a great deal of money in electricity bills. It’s also a great investment on your property should you wish to sell one day, and a feature that many people are now looking for when looking to buy a house. So put the myths aside and invest in your future!

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