Commercial Solar Panel Roof Myths
Solar panels are very popular and they are only gaining popularity as energy costs continue to soar. With concern over dependency on foreign fuel and the push to look for greener and more economical and eco-friendly means of producing energy, solar panels are being seen more than ever. However, there are some unfortunate myths that deter people from seriously considering solar panels. To debunk these myths, keep reading!
Myth: I should wait because it will just keep improving
Fact: While it is true that the design and systems for solar panels are improving, they are still amazingly effective right now. The savings that you can gain by making the switch to solar roofing panels for your home or business will make things much easier today, rather than waiting months or years for things to be even better.
Fact: Solar panels will work fine as long as there is some form of light. Cooler temperatures can actually make the panels more effective and increase the yield by 1-3 percent in some cases. Even fog and cloudy conditions will not stop the output of energy produced by the panels, and it will not even decrease it by that much in the long run.
Myth: The extra energy I produce will be stored in batteries for me to use later
Fact: Most of the solar panels in the country are grid tied, which means your solar panels are connected to the conventional electricity grid. You will use the power you need to and anything extra that is generated by the panels is fed back into the grid for others to use. You are credited for that energy and in many cases the electric company ends up paying you for the energy. Homeowners can buy batteries but they are often very cumbersome and expensive, so they are not a viable option for storing power at this point and time.
Myth: My home or business will still have power when the power grid goes out
Fact: Since the panels are fed back into the main grid, when the grid goes down, your home will lose power. It is not safe to have your home flooding the electrical wires with energy it might be producing when workers are trying to repair power lines or work on the grid. An easy way to get around this is to buy a generator and use that for those rare occasions when the power does go out.
Fact: New designs in solar panels have made them more streamlined and attractive. And many people see solar panels as something desirable and therefore also something attractive. Your home or business’ value can actually increase greatly when panels are added so it is something to consider to help you in the long run.
Myth: The panels will need a tracking system to follow the sun’s path
Fact: While such tracking systems are in place to help maximize exposure to the sun, it is not necessary. The difference seen between using the tracking and not using the additional system comes down to such a small percentage that it is barely noticeable.
It is easy to see why it is important for you to consider solar panels for your home or business. They help you save money and can be a long-earning investment that is worth looking into. For more information on solar panels and what they can do for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation. (insert contact info here)