Australia is blessed with record levels of sun. Even our least sunny state, Tasmania, gets 193 days of sun each year while our sunniest, Queensland, gets an insane 270 sunny days every year. And for each of those days the sun blazes down for 7.5 hours on average. That amounts to 2,025 hours of sunlight every single year that you can convert into FREE sustainable energy to power your business with a solar system.
It’s so much energy that you won’t just see huge drops in your energy bills, you may even be able to sell your excess energy back to the grid for pure profit. In fact, with our smart financing solutions your system can be ROI positive from day one. Read More
Commercial Solar in Gold Coast
While it’s used all over the world, solar power is still a relatively new source of renewable energy, and although more and more people are turning to solar systems, there are still a large amount of myths out there. This is often the result of webpages replete with misinformation, or simply from an overly confident family member that thinks they know more than they actually do (we all have one of those). In truth, however, these half truths can have an impact on your decisions about solar, and can be costly if they are wrong.
As experts in commercial solar Gold Coast, we’ve seen our fair share of half truths and answered some spectacular questions about solar systems over the years. So we thought it was time to officially separate solar fact from fiction.
The Most Popular Myths About Solar Panels
- Solar Is Incredibly Expensive
Whether you are looking into commercial solar systems or smaller residential systems, the cost is obviously going to have an impact on your decision. Solar power is often lumped into the upper-middle-class luxury bracket, however, when it comes to residential solar systems, it’s working-class Australians that are the biggest group of solar users. The cost installing solar panels is the most expensive part of the entire process, but once the installation is done – you more than make up in savings on utilities bills and incentive schemes.
2. The manufacturing process of the panels makes them less eco-friendly
It’s easy to see how people can think this – given that it was true around the time when the panels were being produced for the first time. Luckily for us, however, technology advancements mean that we can produce them in much more environmentally friendly manner. In fact, over just 1.7 years after production, solar panels have compensated for their environmental impact.
3. Solar panels are only useful in summer
We hear this myth more often than most others, and we can see how it’s confusing people. Solar panels don’t work off heat, but rather sunlight – as such – they can still produce energy even on cold days. Modern solar panel systems are also able to convert energy on cloudy days. The most important thing to remember is that the position of the panels will make a huge difference to their efficiency, and they should be put far away from the shade, slanting to get the best sunlight angle.
4. All I need to do is install the system for best results
There’s a common misconception that once you’ve installed solar panels, then you have free reign to leave lights on, use the heater, and cook in the over every night. This is simply not true however, and if you want to enjoy the full benefits of the solar system, you still need to be careful with your electricity use – otherwise you’ll be using more energy than you produce and will still have to pay for a high utility bill.
5. I can’t run my business off solar power
One of the best things about solar systems is their scalability, which means no matter how big or small your business is – you’ll be able to cover it. Commercial solar systems in the Gold Coast actually have a number of advantages for your business such as improved brand reputation, possible rebates and a good return on investment.
If you have any more question about solar power, contact us and we’ll tell you everything that you need to know.
OTI Power is a solar panel company based in Queensland that sells residential & commercial solar panels in Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Townsville & many surrounding areas around Queensland. We do solar installation at affordable prices for commercial building & homes. For more information contact us online or call 0412 566 915.