Some homeowners may be hesitant to install solar panels on their roofs because they’ve heard or read something negative about it online. We live in an age of misinformation, and unless we diligently examine our sources, we might be prevented from living our best lives. PanelUpgradeExperts, on the other hand, are all about facts. Let’s set the record straight, so rumors and lies don’t prevent you from taking advantage of solar power.
1) Solar power only works if the sun is out.
Solar energy can be used in virtually any climate since some sunlight always reaches the ground. Solar panels function best in areas with a lot of sunshine and cold weather, as heat inhibits the conversion of sunlight into electricity.
Battery storage may be linked to your solar panels and used to power your home at night. This is a clean-energy backup rather than a traditional backup generator, which would keep your electricity on if the grid went down in your area.
2) Solar panels aren’t effective enough.
Some believe that solar panels have an efficiency rate of 22% and ask why it isn’t 100%. The sun’s rays may be reflected off the panel or converted into heat instead of electricity. Solar cells can’t absorb all of the different wavelengths of light, such as infrared radiation. While the world record for a solar cell at room temperature under normal sunlight is 39%, these cells are still too pricey for home solar panels.
The sun releases an enormous amount of energy. The solar radiation that falls on the earth in just one and a half hours is greater than the world’s entire yearly demand. In most parts of the country, commercially available solar panels will provide enough power to meet your home’s demands at a lower cost than grid electricity.
Solar technology, on the other hand, continues to develop and improve every year. You may risk missing out on today’s plethora of solar incentives and tax credits if you wait for further developments.
3) Solar power is too costly.
The initial cost of a residential solar system may range from $9,000 to $15,000, but you won’t have to pay for it all at once. There are several solar financing alternatives that allow you to pay over time, including local, provincial, and federal loans and rebates as well as tax benefits that help offset the expenses.
Solar panels need little-to-no maintenance, and they are long-lasting and dependable. If you live in a dirty environment, you may wish to clean them once a year to optimize power output. That’s all there is to it.
4) “I can’t go solar because I don’t own my home.”
If you rent your home or live in an apartment complex, community solar programs allow you to utilize solar power. Community solar projects enable several people to take advantage of a single shared solar array. Solar energy systems can be installed on your building or off-site.
The expenditures for the solar energy system, as well as its installation, are then shared among all of the participants. Everyone can join the shared system at a price that is convenient to them.
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With so much conflicting information floating around, it might be difficult to choose whether or not to install solar energy systems. The PanelUpgradeExperts are here to help you make an informed decision.
Are you ready to take the leap and get solar power? Learn about how to start the process by requesting a free solar estimate from us.