Solar myths busted: Myth #3, it’s only worth getting solar if you’re home during the day

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When it comes to residential solar power, Australia is a world leader. We have the highest uptake of solar globally, with over 21% of households equipped with solar panels on the roof. 

That’s over 2.3 million rooftop solar systems now generating clean solar power, so the numbers pretty much speak for themselves. However there are still a few solar panel myths that are ripe to be busted. So we’ve chosen the top three to debunk once and for all. 

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Myth #3: It’s only worth getting solar panels if you’re home during the day

Fact: Not everyone is home during the day, and still we estimate the average solar home saves $600 – $800 on energy every year compared to households without solar. 

If you get solar panels, you should aim to use electricity during the day when the sun is up and your solar system is generating electricity. So even if you’re not home, most appliances have inbuilt timers you can use to set them to run during the sunniest parts of the day. 

You could also look at getting a solar battery with your solar panels. A solar battery stores your solar energy so you can use it day and night, regardless of whether the sun is up! 


Ready to go solar?

If you’re getting solar panels installed, now is the most cost effective time to think about a solar battery too. For example, our mid-sized solar and battery package (including installation) could pay for itself in around 7 years*.

Designed specifically for households adding solar panels and a battery at the same time, the DC Power Co solar and battery package brings world-leading, tier 1 solar panels together with an Australian-designed battery solution in one streamlined, cost-effective package.

The package comes in a range of sizes depending on your energy needs, household set-up and budget. Plus there are financing options available so you can start saving with your solar and battery system now, and pay it off over time.

View the solar and battery package


If you already have solar, but want to add a battery, check out our solar battery package.

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