Everyone is trying to find ways to lower their monthly financial burden and with electricity rates increasing rapidly, you might want to consider installing solar panels. It is important to note that investing in high-quality SABS approved solar products with strong manufacturer warranties will be more effective and last longer than cheaper solar solutions.


You might not know it but utility suppliers are trying to keep you in the dark or are giving false information with regards to solar power — viability, cost and life expectancy. This is because they don’t want you to stop spending your money on burning fossil fuels instead of choosing clean solar power. Unfortunately, solar power poses a huge threat to their bottom line. Below are 3 lies told by utility suppliers to discourage people from switching to solar and it’s time you know the truth.

1. Solar Power is Expensive

While installing solar power systems do require an investment on your part, generating the power will cost you almost nothing afterwards. What they don’t want you to know is that the cost of PV systems and solar geysers have steadily been dropping for many years, making them affordable now more than ever.

2. Solar Panels Will Cause Roof Leaks

The last thing you want is for your roof to be damaged by solar panels. Roof leaks are expensive to fix. But, the truth is that solar power installers take great care when installing solar panels on your roof. Should some damage happen, your installer will be liable to fix it.

3. Solar Power Is Not Effective

Utility suppliers love to say that solar power isn’t a match for burning fossil fuels but the opposite is true! In fact, solar power can generate electricity even when it’s rainy and overcast. For long periods of bad weather, you can invest in solar batteries to give you a steady source of clean electricity. 


Green technology is advancing at a rapid rate and the latest solar panels have become exceptional at converting sunlight into electricity. Solar power will only become more advanced with continuing development and innovation. 


Benefits of Solar Power


Don’t just believe everything anyone says about solar power. Do your own research and seek out the truth before you make a decision. One thing remains true, installing solar panels on your property will always be a good investment. Here’s why:


  1. It will lower your monthly electricity bill. A solar geyser alone can lower your bill by 40%.
  2. It will allow you to reduce your carbon footprint by decreasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. We all have to do our part for the environment.
  3. You can even store energy for colder, less sunny months with the help of solar batteries. 


Solar power is the way forward. Don’t let anyone tell you different!