As solar energy has become more popular, with it has come many myths that might be turning people away from the technology, so what are the myths?
Solar panels only work when the sun shines
This is not true because they also work when it is sunny, cold and even cloudy. In some cases, solar panels might work more effectively in cool temperatures and the cloud does not cause any problems with the efficiency of the panels. Even in winter when the sun shines less, they can still generate sufficient amounts of energy.
It costs too much
When the technology first became apparent, it was expensive because it was expensive to manufacture and install. However, now that they are becoming more popular and the fact that the technology has changed means that the cost has fallen by a considerable amount and that means that having solar power is extremely economically viable, especially when you can feed back into the grid.
Installation is complicated and it requires maintenance
The installation of solar panels is now more straight forward than ever before, especially if you are using a reputable manufacturer. If your system is connected to the grid then maintenance is even easier but in the main, the maintenance required is very low because all they need is a clean with water to remove any dust or debris that can prevent as much light as possible from reaching the panels. Solar panels have been constructed in a way that makes them durable and that means that they can withstand all kinds of weather which means that you won’t have to worry about carrying out checks on your panels each time you get hit with heavy rain or wind.
On the whole, solar panels are now more popular than every before and the number of people installing them is on the rise. However, many of these myths are not true because solar power is now a proven and mainstream technology.