As a customer, we can’t help but wonder about the benefits of solar panels. It’s tough to grasp the science behind a solar panel mechanism, but fret not, we are here to assist!
1. Are solar panels no light = no function?
It’s one of the common misconceptions that everyone has about installing solar panels in their home. If solar panels were to not function during the night, one might ask what is the primary purpose of having them in the first place?
During the day, solar PV homes are activated by sunlight, also known as the photovoltaic effect, and generate electric current. Therefore, solar PV will still be able to generate electricity that depends on the intensity of the sunlight, especially on a rainy or cloudy day.
2. Wet panels = faster damage?
Solar panels are extremely durable and designed to last more than 25 years. With no moving parts, they also require little to no maintenance.
Damage is hard to do because panels are waterproof! As a matter of fact, rainy days are helpful when it comes to washing off dirt and debris that accumulates on the panels over time, making them even more effective.
3. Without sunlight = extra charges?
Some might have thought that using solar panels at night will cost extra, adding to their electricity bills. NEM (Net Energy Metering) comes in handy because of its optimum functioning as the cost of obtaining electricity from the grid will be covered by the net metering credit
The NEM scheme occurs when we connect our solar panels to flow back into the main electric grid. This process allows the panels to work all day, exporting any surplus solar electricity back to the main electric grid while providing electricity when your panels are not generating electricity during the night.
As we are all aware, the weather varies so regularly due to the different impacts of the sun’s heat. Solar panels are an excellent method to offset energy expenses and lead to a lower environmental impact that focuses on green energy in Malaysia and around the world.