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Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Panels


It is best to be well informed before deciding to opt for a solar system to meet your electricity requirements. There are many advantages and disadvantages to solar power. However, people have different energy prices, roof orientations and consumption patterns. Thus benefits vary on a case by case basis

We are happy to advise you on the best options for your individual case. You can arrange for a free visit and advisory from our experts. With over 12 years experience in solar you can be assured you are in safe hands. We focus on excellence in customer service and are more than willing to address questions or concerns you may have.

Know about the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy systems

Advantages of Solar

  • Safety against rising energy prices (over 5% every year in the past few years)
  • Increase the value of your property
  • Payback time under 5 years with solar rebate
  • Superior investment returns with an R.O.I. over 10% after 10 years
  • Support for the environment through the use of clean energy
  • Gaining stature with family, neighbours, clients or within your company
  • Becoming more self-sustainable and independent
  • If using a finance option, energy savings are usually higher than financing payments, enabling positive cash flow from system commissioning
  • Your investment supports local job creation for installer tradesmen
  • Production of electricity directly where it is consumed
  • You can become completely independent from the grid

Disadvantages of Solar

  • Only provides energy during the day without storage
  • Roof repairs entail more effort with solar panels on it
  • Unshaded area and either flat, north, east or west facing roof required
  • Components are mainly produced overseas
  • Without the solar rebate, payback times increase; the Australian government is considering abolishing the rebate




If you want to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of solar panels, you can contact us for a quote or for more information.

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