I’m sure that you’ve heard a lot of myths about solar panels; ‘Why would I get a solar panel when I live in the UK?’, ‘What is the point in getting solar panels? I’ll never get my investment back!’. Have you said this before? If so this blog is vital for you!
Myth 1: Solar only works when the sun is out
A common misconception about solar energy is that it only works when the sun is out. In fact, the sun’s ultraviolet light is all that solar power needs to create energy. Solar panels will create heaps of the stuff during foggy and overcast days too, as the UV light still manages to shine through. Perhaps surprisingly, solar panels are actually more efficient at cooler temperatures than hot ones
Myth 2: Solar panels can’t withstand extreme weather conditions
This cannot be further from the truth! Most solar panels should withstand wind up to 140 MPH, and they can only benefit from cold temperatures because the whiteness of snow will reflect light and improve their performances. However, extreme hail or a very unlucky thunder strike could potentially cause damages to the solar panel. But do not worry these issues can be fixed easily by calling a Solar panel Technician to find you an effective solution.
Myth 3: Using solar energy is too expensive, I’ll never get my investment back
Solar panels are a great investment for homeowners, especially those who want to save money on their electricity bills. They’re also an excellent way of increasing the value and appreciation in homes as well!
The best part about this technology: it can be done without any hassle or relative cost whatsoever – just make sure you know your options before making such decisions. If you are not in a secure financial position to wait for your solar panels to return your investment it may be wise to do some research before investing.
Myth 4: Installing solar is quite complicated and requires a lot of maintenance
The sun offers a free, unlimited power source that cannot be matched by any other technology. As such it is no wonder why solar panels are becoming increasingly popular as an energy option for homes and businesses alike!
The only maintenance required of these systems after installation will clean out dirt or debris from their surface once every so often depending on how much exposure they receive in order to maximize efficiency- all while providing you with cleaner air indoors year-round too, (most likely) lessening your dependence upon electricity companies who have been known time and again not just raise rates but cut back even more anyway possible despite record profits at times
Myth 5: Reselling your home will be harder with solar panels
Homes with solar panels sell on average for 4.1% more than comparable homes without solar. A study conducted by a leading research group, also found that homes with solar panels tend to sell faster than those without!
Homes with solar panels can sell between 20% and more than 100% faster than those without.
Myth 6: Solar panels will cause damage to your roof
Solar panels are not inherently bad for your roof. The potential risk comes from how they’re installed and the materials used, but this doesn’t have to be a problem! There is an easy way around installing solar panels that will keep them safe: mount it on top instead of going through – or at least use something like nails/bolts with washers as anchors so you don’t puncture any holes in its intact integrity while securing everything together securely enough against water intrusion below too
Solar panel installation should never damage roofs; however, there’s always room (especially financially) when considering alternative methods