4 Most Common Myths About Solar Energy
Solar energy is becoming a more and more popular source of energy. Many people decided (and are still deciding) to switch to solar. It is an Eco-friendly, cost-efficient and reliable source of energy. This is why it’s no surprise that people are interested in it. Considering it is a pretty popular topic, it is understandable that there will be some common misconceptions. We debunk 4 most common myths you probably heard about solar energy.
1. You could easily end up with low-quality solar panels
When solar panels were first starting, they entered the market as pretty cheap products that can’t really brag about their high quality. That resulted in people investing money and buying the cheap, low-quality panels that would break down in less than a year. People were disappointed and bitter, and solar panels earned a pretty bad reputation. However, solar panels are now made from high-quality, durable materials that are made to last.
2. All solar panels are more-or-less the same
Well, this depends on the perspective. Yes, they all have the same function: to utilize the energy of the Sun as much as they can. However, they are not all the same. There are many types of solar panels that differentiate from each other. Starting from the materials they’re made of, their looks, all the way to the way the operate. Some are more efficient, and others are not as much. It all depends on one’s need, so it does matter which one you pick out for yourself. Do your research before you opt for a certain type to see which one works for you.
3. Once the installation is over, you’re done
Once your panels are installed, that really does mean that the largest chunk of the job is done. You’ve done all the red tape, organized the setting up of the panels, cleaned everything and you’re ready to sit back and reap the fruits of the solar energy. However, to get the maximum out of your solar panels, you need to take care of them. That means you should frequently clean them and make sure they are not covered in something (like mud or leaves from the rainy and windy days, etc).
4. Solar panels don’t work well in cold climates, or during snowy or rainy weather
Solar panels actually work better in colder climates than the warm ones. You would get the most out your panels during cold, sunny days. High temperatures Cloudy weather can reduce the energy that your solar panels will produce, but they will still get enough of the sunlight to be efficient in producing energy. Solar panels are mostly installed at an angle that makes the snow slide down, enabling them to work freely.
There are a lot of other myths linked to the solar panels that we didn’t mention. This is why it is important to do your research if you are thinking about switching to solar. Pick out an option that works best for you and your home.