Top 5 Misconceptions about Solar

Millions of homes across Australia have solar panels. But there are so many more who don’t – it’s time for the rest to follow suit!

We often hear people give these excuses for not installing their solar power system – and in many cases, there is no reason to wait.

Reason 1: It’s too much of a hassle

Having a stable foundation leads to a worthwhile investment when considering the short-term, medium-term and long-term benefits. Solar panels hit the nail on all three scenarios.

For example, you could save around $16,000 over 10 years simply by installing a 6.6 kW solar system at your Australian home. The investment will be about $6000 – so yeah, look at those returns!

Solar represents some of the best – if not the best – low risk investments around. At Natural Technology Systems, it’s a hassle-free experience.

Reason 2: I’m too busy to consider solar

Worry not! Natural Technology Systems prides itself in a hassle-free service, we are CEC-certified, we will gently guide you through the process on your time. We are aware many people have busy-ridden lives, save the valuable time having to do research and ask anyone of our technicians for advice, no query is too large.

Reason 3: I’ll do it some other time

We all procrastinate, we are only human after all. But seriously, clean and cheap energy is within your grasps, all you need to do is reach for it. Solar is just a one-time stop, tune in and drop-out of expensive electricity bills and high carbon-footprints.

Reason 4: Solar is too confusing

Solar doesn’t have to be confusing, let us handle all of the back-end. If you are still not convinced, check out our articles on our website with many easy to read guides to understanding and buying solar. You could always drop by our physical location or call us on (08) 7081 9830 to speak with any of our qualified team members.

Reason 5: Solar is too expensive now / not worth it anymore

That’s not true! Though Solar used to be very expensive back in the day, but has since gotten cheaper every year so on, having the cost drop 80% in the last decade. There are also some misconceptions with solar pv systems not profiting as much as they used to. This comes from confusing the feed-in tariff with the solar rebate. Feed-in tariffs being the cash back from exporting power to the grid using excess energy generated by your solar pv system, though it is true the feed-in tariff are dropping in value each new year.

There is also the solar rebate, which gives you an up-front discount when buying a system. Though the feed-in tariff was much higher back then, owners had to deal with high up-front costs. Nowadays you can achieve full pay-back within 3-4 years as system prices are more affordable and the rebate still being at large.

Note that the rebate won’t be around forever and will reduce each year until it ends on 1st January 2030.

Conclusion – Just do it.

Most Australians put off installing solar panels for some of these five reasons, but the benefits of proceeding with an installation now are that you are locking in your electricity rates

With that in mind, make a start on getting solar installed.

If you enjoy the benefits of solar power & know other people who could benefit from them but haven’t install them yet, send them to this page for some motivation.

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