19 Jan Top 3 Myths About Solar Power
With any positive change in the world, there are always critics and myths that come along with it. For solar energy, there are a multitude of myths that continue to circle the globe and make our customers hesitant. So, in order to eliminate any of these hesitations, we are going to provide you with the top 3 myths about solar power that we hear at Vision Solar. By educating our customers on what is and what is not true about solar power, we hope to help you along this process and bring more savings into your lives when you switch to solar.
1. Solar Panels Do Not Work If It Is Cloudy
It is absolutely true that solar panels work best when the sun is shining. However, this does not mean that on cloudy days your panels are not going to produce any energy. One of our best analogies that we use at Vision Solar is our “beach analogy”. When you go to the beach, sometimes some of the worst sunburns you can get happen on cloudy days. This is because even though you cannot see the sun, the sun is still producing UV Rays and energy. Your solar panels work in the same way. On cloudy days, they are still generating energy in the same way that they would on a sunny day.
2. Solar Panels Can Harm Your Roof
Solar panel installation requires a very thorough inspection of your roof prior to beginning your installation. With all of this preparation, we always take into consideration the condition of your roof and whether or not solar panels will benefit your home. Surprisingly, installing solar panels on your roof can actually be a way to extend the life of your roof. With our team of professionals, proper installation will allow your roof to be covered by the panels. The coverage prevents less wear and tear over time. Because of this, solar panels do the exact opposite of harming your roof.
3. Solar Panels Will Increase the Cost of My Electricity
Solar panels do not increase the cost of electricity. In fact, solar power gives you the opportunity to pay much less for your monthly electric bill. Homeowners with solar power save more than 20% or more on their monthly electric bills. With solar becoming more popular, solar is the one way to decrease the cost of electricity. Installing solar panels allows for more power to be returned to the grid. This is how energy costs can be lowered when you switch to solar.
These three myths can be very believable. However, we hope we have provided you with the proper information to help you make a more informed decision.
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As always, we here at Vision Solar are ready to answer all of your questions and concerns regarding solar panel installations, the condition of your roof, and your home.