Common misconceptions about solar energy

Common misconceptions about solar energy

Do you want to switch to solar power, but are held back by not knowing all the benefits and disadvantages of solar? There are plenty of misconceptions floating around regarding solar energy, so it is normal to be a little hesitant about making the investment. Here are some of these myths debunked in order to answer some of your burning questions.

One of the first misconceptions is that solar power is expensive. While initial installation costs can seem costly in comparison to normal electricity bills, the savings will drastically outweigh the costs in the the long run. Furthermore, due to beneficial solar rebates and drastically lowering costs of residential solar, many Americans are finding it to be an excellent solution to not only their concerns about the environment, but to save them money on their monthly utility bills. 

Another common misunderstanding about solar energy is that if you don’t use the energy you generate, you lose it. Due to the net metering system, which allows utility companies to store the energy from your solar system, you can actually get credited for this extra generated power, according to SolarEnergy.net. All you will have to do is pay for any excessive usage that you had past the credit you already generated. 

Lastly, some are worried about switching to solar because they believe they will have to sacrifice modern conveniences through the switch. With solar power, you will be able to use all of the usual appliances or electrical items you normally utilize on a daily basis. This is because solar power will supply all your energy needs, just as if it were from one of the local utility companies.

If you are looking to know of the benefits about installing photovoltaic solar panels on your home, contact SolarMax Technology today.

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by Philip Small August 19, 2015 No Comments Post: Solar Resources

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