FAQs on Residential Solar
Get your top questions about residential solar answered.
As the demand for sustainable energy solutions grows, more homeowners are turning to solar power to light up their lives. In this sun-soaked country, harnessing the power of the sun offers an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to generate electricity for your home.
To learn a bit more about Residential Solar, check out some of these common questions:
1. Is solar energy suitable for my home in Malaysia?
Yes, solar energy is suitable for most homes in Malaysia, especially those with access to sunlight. A professional assessment can determine the feasibility of installing solar panels on your property.
2. How do solar panels work, and what components are required for a residential solar system?
Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity through photovoltaic cells. A residential solar system typically includes solar panels, an inverter, mounting racks, and electrical connections.
3. What are the benefits of installing solar panels in Malaysia?
Installing solar panels in Malaysia offers several benefits, including reduced electricity bills, a lower carbon footprint, and potential government incentives.
4. Will solar panels work during cloudy or rainy days?
Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity during cloudy or rainy days, although their output may be reduced. They continue to produce power as long as there is daylight.
5. How much can I save on my electricity bills with solar panels?
The savings depend on various factors like your electricity consumption and system size. On average, solar panels can significantly reduce or eliminate electricity bills over time. Some save more than 95% on their electricity bills after installing solar for their home.
6. Are there any government incentives or rebates available for residential solar installations in Malaysia?
Yes, the Malaysian government offers various incentives, tax exemptions, and feed-in tariffs to encourage residential solar adoption. One of them is the Rakyat Programme under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme, where homeowners are able to reduce energy bills by generating their own electricity through the use of a solar PV system.
7. How long do solar panels last, and what is their warranty?
Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years or more. They often come with performance warranties guaranteeing their efficiency during this period.
8. What is the installation process for residential solar systems in Malaysia?
The installation process involves a site assessment, custom design, mounting of solar panels, electrical wiring, and connection to the grid or battery storage, if applicable.
9. Can I sell excess solar energy back to the grid (Net Energy Metering) in Malaysia?
Yes, under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) programme, you can sell excess solar energy back to the grid and receive credits on your electricity bill.
10. How do I maintain and clean my solar panels to ensure optimal performance?
Solar panels require minimal maintenance. Regularly cleaning them to remove dust and debris is usually sufficient. Professional inspections are recommended periodically to ensure optimal performance.