Is It Worth It to Go Solar? Solar Energy Myths Debunked

While there’s never been a better time to install solar panels for your home, many homeowners hesitate, because of myths they’ve heard about solar energy. Is it worth it to go solar? In order to get you the facts to make a well informed decision of whether solar is right for you, we’d like to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about solar energy.

Did You Hear that Solar Panels Don’t Work on Cloudy Days? Here Are the Facts.

Do solar panel perform poorly in cloudy conditions? Some homeowners press pause on their pursuit of solar panels, because they believe solar systems don’t collect energy from the sun’s rays on cloudy foggy or stormy days. This however is merely a myth. In overcast or foggy conditions sunlight is diffused, but not blocked entirely.

Solar panels can still use these rays to make energy. In fact, solar panels in foggy La Jolla are only 1% less efficient than those in sunny La Mesa, despite the difference in their climates. 

Are You Worried that Solar Panels Will Damage Your Roof? That’s a Myth!

Some homeowners worry that installing solar panels on their roof will cause it to leak, deteriorate or collapse. This could not be further from the truth. Solar panels don’t actually attach directly to the roof. Instead, they’re mounted on a railing system sealed with metal flashing. That offers an extra layer of protection from the elements and actually strengthens and preserves the roof.

Do You Think Solar Panels Will Require a Lot Of Maintenance?

Do you know how much maintenance solar panels really need? Owning a home requires hours of upkeep every month, so it’s no wonder that homeowners are hesitant to take on another project. However, solar panels actually require little to no maintenance at all, because they have no moving parts. Solar panels don’t need to be tuned or maintained like a car. At the very most, some companies recommend you hose off your panels about once a year, but many solar home owners simply rely on the rain to do that for them. 

Solar is perfect for California homes and if you’re looking to go solar, now is the time to act. Contact Sunlight Solar, Inc. and get your free preliminary estimate today. Call us at (858) 564-8032 if you have any questions or you are interested in our services.

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