Common Prejudices About Solar Panels

Solar panels have been around since the 1960s when the first spacecraft to use them went in orbit. The technology has improved since then, both inefficiency and the durability of materials, making solar panels the most common renewable energy resource for residential use.

But even with the meteoric rise of the popularity of solar panels, there are still people who believe myths about them. These myths have circulated for quite some time, even from way back when solar energy was just emerging as the top non-fossil fuel source of electricity. Of course, these myths are just that, stories. There may be a smidge of truth in them if they were misunderstood but most myths have no truth to them whatsoever. Keep reading while we discuss these myths and why they are not true.

These panels are just too expensive.

Yes, these panels cost a lot. Maybe more than 15 years ago, these solar panels wouldn’t be even in the discussion of renewable energy sources. But innovations and materials science have progressed enough so that the average American household can afford to buy solar panels for their homes. Plus, the government is offering a lot of incentives for solar users so if you purchase them, you can be sure that your money will not go to waste.

Going solar means that you won’t be able to save money.

This is blatantly untrue, especially for residents of California. California is the sunniest state in the country and even without tax incentives, using solar panels alone can more than makeup for their cost over time by saving a lot of money on electricity bills. Plus, if your system generates excess electricity, this excess will be sent back to the grid for others to purchase. This makes your system essentially a contributor to the grid and people are buying your electricity.

Solar panels will devalue your home.

Well, some people are in the market for a house that looks beautiful and having solar panels on the roof can be a sore sight for some. But we need to look at this from more than just the aesthetic appeal. Solar panels will make you use less electricity, effectively lowering your electricity bills. Plus, they last for such a long time that you will be able to recoup more than half of the cost of the panels and installation from just savings on electricity charges alone. This is one of the factors that make homes with solar panels increase in value.

If you want to use solar energy, you will need a house.

If you live in a condo or just renting a house, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get solar energy to supplement your energy usage. There are community solar programs that allow several households to benefit from a single solar array. This can be mounted at the top of buildings or somewhere off-site, and the cost will be divided among the households. It’s a great way to go solar if you don’t have the funds required to do it alone.

Installing solar can be a hairy experience but with the right Soleeva – California solar company, the encounter can be a learning experience. Soleeva Energy could be that company for you. Don’t delay. Contact our solar technology experts at 833-820-8080 or visit our website at and schedule a consultation now.

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