Myth Busters! Common Myths around Solar
Despite the increasing demand in the solar industry and the evidence of many benefits of installing solar systems to your residential or commercial property, there are still some myths out there that we thought would be good to bust!
Solar Myth No. 1: Solar panels don’t work on Cloudy days.
While it is true that solar panel work perfectly in sunny conditions, it is a myth that they don’t work in cloudy or cold weather. Many solar panels will be less efficient in low light, however new technology known as ‘5 Bus Bar’ have improved panel performance in low light conditions. In actuality, cold weather helps solar module to work best and increase efficiency. On the other hand, extended periods of hot temperature can reduce its performance as solar panels get hotter.
Today, solar panels are created with advanced technology with outstanding performance in low-light irradiance conditions, so you won’t worry for the energy it can convert with the limited source of sunlight. Moreover, the right position of solar modules is also an important factor to generate enough solar power for your home.
Tip: If you live in a snowy weather, position your solar panels in an angle so that the snow will fall off once it gets heavier.
Solar Myth No. 2: Solar PV system is costly and payback time of investment is too long
Through the help of different labor government incentive and subsidy programs on solar PV systems, customers could start noticing a return on investment from 2 to 4 years. This is shorter than the usual payback time of 6 to 15 years. If you are planning to move out for the next 5 years, it still advantageous to install solar PV system as it increases the resale value of your property by approximately $15,000 depending on the size and power output of a system.
Studies also show that it is easier and faster to sell properties with solar panels compare to homes that don’t have PV system. Aside from the benefits of state and federal government incentives, feed-in tariffs significantly help to monetize a PV system.
Generally, the cost of panels has fallen by about 30% percent. Companies are also releasing solar panel brand that is accessible and affordable to the market like Link Energy panels. In some cases, you could avail a PV system with minimal down payment while allowing you to experience the benefits of solar energy as it pays for itself over time.
Solar Myth No. 3: Solar panels are not aesthetically-pleasing on rooftop
The aesthetics of solar panels on a residential roof is subjective. With the growing popularity of solar PV systems, it is already a plus factor if you have solar panels on your roof. But if you are in a good location with minimal obstruction, you can demand to have your solar panels installed and mounted on the ground.
Solar systems that are bulky and unattractive are things of the past, solar panel design has come a long way over the years. In fact, Link Energy just recently released panel with crystal pattern which aesthetically-pleasing when installed on rooftop.
Solar Myth No. 4: Solar panels require so much maintenance
Solar panels are made with a level of durability which require minimal maintenance. In fact, you can clean it once or twice a year as prescribed by certified installers. You just need to clean your solar panels with water to remove dust or snow that has been accumulated on them. Solar panels are built in such a way that it can withstand harsh and extreme weather conditions.
More so, solar panels typically last up to 25 years and don’t have no moving parts. Having said that, the upkeep of solar panels are economically viable for the customers. Expecting that you will splurge a lot of money on its maintenance is a big myth to be debunked!
Solar Myth No. 5: Clean coal is better than solar energy
First, there is no such thing as clean coal. Coal is one of the dirtiest fossil fuels that exists which harms the environment. Unfortunately, coal mining is resulting to several health problems due to the blasting of mountaintops. The more coal we burn, the more damage we do to the environment as it increases carbon pollution, leading to more damaging effects in the environment.
Unlike coal, solar energy has lesser ecological footprint which means better effect to the environment.
These common misconceptions can control how you perceive solar energy and its actual benefits. But it is not to late to know the facts of solar!
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