The Internet these days has an abundance of information available about solar panels, but some of the stated facts are obscured by myths. The only way to make an educated decision about going on solar power is to debunk a few misunderstandings. After conducting in-depth research, we have compiled a set of common misconceptions about solar panels in the residential areas of Pakistan.
Getting solar panels is an expensive investment venture.
A solar panel system is a great investment for residential use of any size and structure, yet many homeowners doubt if it’s a wise decision to have solar panels for home as it’s considered a significant monetary expenditure. However, shifting to a solar panel system is a one-time investment and would generate electricity without any running expenditure.
Considering the electricity power outages in Pakistan, shifting to solar power is a financially beneficial decision as it can efficiently use sunlight as its primary energy source, which is available in abundance throughout the year, country-wide. Most of the residential properties in the country prefer UPS units, but they fail to understand that although their UPS units are providing a seamless backup of energy during the power outages, this energy source is still costing them money as the batteries are being recharged. On the other hand, the cost of photovoltaic cells has decreased over time, with a 3kVA solar panel system for a Pakistani household costing approximately PKR 342,000. So considering the high electricity rates, installing solar panels for residential use is one of the best investments any homeowner in Pakistan can ever make.
Solar panels require ideal climatic conditions to be productive.
A solar power system performs well throughout the year, be it cold or hot. Solar panels for home is a reliable and resilient energy source. It is a myth that they require ideal climatic conditions to be productive. They generate electricity efficiently in cold weather as well because they use the Sun’s light and not its heat. When the sun’s photon particles hit the solar panel’s photovoltaic cells, the electrons are put into motion, which directly converts into electric current. Thus its efficiency does not depend on climatic conditions, even in winters as long as the sunlight is hitting the solar panel, it will generate electricity efficiently.
Solar panels are high-maintenance.
The goal of a solar panel system is to increase your home’s efficiency. Most of the solar panel systems are durable and require little to no upkeep in their 30+ year lifespan but they do require service to prolong their life.
The solar panel upkeep involves two things: the solar panels and the PV system. Solar panel maintenance refers to things like cleaning the dust off your panels to enhance the productivity of the system. PV system maintenance refers to making minor repairs to the system. Usually, PV systems require very little support if they are installed properly. Unlike complex machines, solar panels for home are very simple for the work they perform. Most of the time solar panel owners never clean the panels they wait for the rain to do the job. The repair and upkeep cost cannot exceed the high electricity bills to be paid every month.
Solar panels devalue residential property.
Installing a solar panel for residential use not only helps in reducing monthly electricity bills but can also potentially raise the home’s value. Renewable and clean energy is the solution to Pakistan’s long-term electricity shortages. Thus, residential solar panels are viewed as upgrades, and it certainly increases your property value. The solar panel industry is growing more than ever, and they are being widely accepted. Consumers these days can choose different color schemes of the plates such as black or blue. Other than that homeowners can also choose the location of the panels to be installed. The primary benefit of installing a solar panel is the reduction of an expense. So considering Pakistan’s energy crisis, installing solar panels will never devalue a residential property.
Going solar ruins the residential rooftops.
Going energy efficient can be nice but some of the home’s owners think that installing residential solar panels will make their property look unappealing and bulky. Modern panels these days, however, are thin and sleek. They also protect and preserve the portion of the roof they cover and can be easily removed for any maintenance purposes on the roof. People usually think that a lot of work is to be done to accommodate solar panels but panels are not attached directly to the roof, they are installed to a mounted railing structure.
With the ever high electricity rates, solar panels are here to stay and people are beginning to utilize their potential in residential areas. If you wish to install a solar panel at your residence or want to know more about it, please get in touch with us and let our experts help you out.