Top facts and myths of solar energy
The demand for renewable energy is increasing in order to mitigate the effects of global warming caused by increased pollution on our environment. We are surrounded by an abundance of renewable energies, particularly solar energy. But there is still some skepticism about the benefits of solar energy. Here are some myths about the usage of solar energy:
1. Solar panels do not work in cold or cloudy conditions:
Fact: Solar panels are designed to work efficiently in cloudy and even cold weather conditions. The most recent technologies used in solar panels allow them to operate more productively and efficiently in colder and cloudy conditions than in hotter ones.
2. Solar installation is complicated and requires a lot of upkeep:
Fact: Solar panel installation is relatively simple if you work with a reputable manufacturer. Furthermore, if your solar system is connected to the proper utility grid, solar panel maintenance becomes extremely simple.
3. Solar energy is costly:
Fact: According to recent statistics, investments in solar systems have increased dramatically as they become more affordable and economically viable. Globally, producing electricity from solar energy is actually less expensive than producing electricity from coal.
4. Solar panels will cause roof damage:
Fact: By covering the roof, solar panels actually protect and preserve it, and there is no damage because the panels are fixed to the ground and easily detached. If there are any gaps between the rooftop and the panels, sealant is usually used to fill them. Furthermore, the mounts are protected by a metal flashing or coverings to provide an additional barrier of protection.
5. With solar panels, it will be difficult to sell your home:
Fact: This is yet another myth, as recent reports show that solar panels actually increase the value of your home.
6. The cost of solar panels is determined by the size of your home:
Fact: Solar panels are designed to meet the specific needs of each homeowner, so the fees are based on the extent of their needs rather than the size of their home.
7. After their useful life, solar panels are harmful to the environment:
Fact: In reality, solar panels are designed to last for a maximum of 25 years before being recycled. This all depends on the manufacturer you use to install your solar panels, but determining whether they will be recycled is difficult because most solar panels are still in good working order.
8. Coal is superior to solar energy:
Fact: Solar power is a more environmentally friendly energy source than clean coal. Coal is one of the most polluting fossil fuels. Coal mining causes a slew of health issues because it blasts mountaintops and leaves a pond of black slurry in its wake.
Solar energy is one of the most advantageous forms of renewable energy that people should readily adopt in order to save money on utility bills and protect the environment. Chabhal Renewable Energy offers high-quality solar-powered products. We offer the most effective solar solutions for your home. Now is the time to go solar!