Myth vs. Fact about Solar Energy

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We will try to uncover a few such mythologies and bring to fore the facts behind them.

1: Solar is too costly for an average household
Most people believe that setting up a solar Panels system is an expensive affair that will negate any monetary benefits it yields.

Fact: Installing Solar PV panels require an upfront financial investment but this pays off in reduced utility bills. In households with average electricity consumption, the solar panels will push surplus electricity into the grid, thus earning you credit. Going solar will also bring you substantial benefits from the government.

Myth 2: The panels work only on hot days
Solar panels are often considered to be efficient only on hot, summer days. This misconception is the reason why people shy away from going solar.

Fact: Solar panels work on the sun rays falling on its surface and not on outside temperature. Even in cold winter months, you can generate adequate electricity to meet your energy requirement.
Myth 3: Solar PVs are difficult to maintain
Solar panels are considered to be complex systems that require frequent maintenance and replacement, making them bothersome.

Fact: The efficiency of the solar panels is best when its surface is kept clean and free of obstructions. But it is usually sufficient to clean it once a year.

Myth 4: Solar installation will damage the roof
Some people fear that installing solar panels will cause their roofs to leak and may cause it to become weak.

Fact: Most of panels are mounted on supports that rest on your roof. They really protect the area of the roof they cover. As well, agencies that install the panels will cover up any gaps with sealants to eliminate chances of leakage.

Myth 5: Solar will affect the look of my house

Home owners often hesitate to install solar panels on their house because of the fear that it will affect the external appearance of their house.

Fact: Solar panels have come a long way from the traditional, bulky designs. Today’s panels are sleek and well-designed with thin-film, non-reflective surfaces that merge with your roof.