There’ve been many conversations surrounding the idea of climate change recently and a number of homeowners have been looking towards solar energy systems to combat climate change. These systems are at the forefront of renewable energy but they’re also surrounded in some mysticism. Here are three of the most common myths about solar power debunked.
Solar Panels Don’t Work Well In Colder Climates
Solar panels do work well in a cold and sunny climate. Higher temperatures can actually affect the efficiency of the panels. Under optimal conditions, a solar panel will operate in cool and cold temperatures to improve electricity flow and improve conductivity.
I Won’t See Any Returns If I’m Moving Soon
The payback period for solar panels in some parts of the world can be just six years. Even if you live in an area where solar panels will not be operating at peak efficiency, you can see a payback within a maximum of 15 years. These figures don’t take into consideration the tax credits and other utility company credits that you could receive which could lower this payback period even further.
Solar Panels Won’t Operate With Snow On Them
Efficiency can be reduced in cloudy or snowy weather but a panel will never stop working. With a proper installation, panels and soy climates will be angled to correctly manage snowfall and this will ensure that you enjoy quality results even when the panels are slightly covered.
Keep some of these top myths in mind if you have heard about some of the negatives associated with solar power and solar installations. If you have any other questions about installing solar panels throughout your home, contact us today. We can install quality solar energy in your home.
This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is one of the topsolar panel companies in Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!