Our industry is full of it. Possibly more than any other. But why is this so?
Well, solar has been politicized for governmental advantage, this is true. I remember when the South Australian power grid collapsed years ago, due to high winds bending the high voltage lines in half. The liberal party blamed solar and wind for that. Yes, I'm serious. Check out the photos below and you can see what actually happened there.
And, I must add this is not a dig at the liberal party, all of them have some interesting viewpoints on our energy supply to those in the know!
On the other hand, stating that some renewables will replace the coal-fired baseload that we need in the next 10 years is total B.S. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
However, there is one issue that is harder to get around. They know it all neighbor. Sometimes they have been telling a few porkies about what they paid for their system, and sometimes about its subsequent benefits.
This week, we had a customer who had a friend over, claiming they paid next to nothing for the system and that we had to guarantee $2000 saving per quarter or they would go with another company who would guarantee it (and the saving would be more around $600 per quarter for this particular system).
Thank goodness that in the end, the customer realized their "friend" may have been incorrect and went ahead with us. However, this alone seems to be one of the major reasons we find that people won't go with solar.
Yes, it is a minefield out there and there's lots of different information. But at the end of the day, it does work, and there are lots of good companies who will get you a great system. Please just do your own research on what they say.
Also, another handy hint, check the date of when the information is published as if it's from say 2017, it's often not relevant to 2021. We don't use many "Polly" panels anymore.