Why Some People are Resistant to Installing Solar
While most people love the results they have after the installation of solar panels, some people experience a bit of resistance when thinking about having solar installed on their homes. As with other industries, there are arguments against this technology – giving people reservations about making the investment in solar.
As you learn more about the common points of resistance, you will see that these arguments are often misguided. If you want to know the truth about solar panels, then continue reading.
Solar Panels are Dependent on Weather Conditions
One assumed problem with solar is that the panels only work when exposed to the sun. Is it worth the cost to invest in this system if the solar panels can’t generate energy at night or on a stormy day when the sun is covered by clouds?
Even though you don’t generate energy 24-hours a day, you can benefit from solar panels much more than you think. Most solar systems are designed to offset your monthly electricity usage. When you have solar and you are connected to the utility grid, you can net meter with your utility company. With net metering, any extra electricity that you generate during the day, will be pushed back on the grid as credits. You can use these credits at night when your system is not making power, during rainy days, or on hot days when you are using more electricity than you are producing with your solar system.
When you decide to go solar, an experienced solar designer will look at your monthly kilowatt hour usage and will try to quote the number of solar panels that will generate the amount of electricity that you want each month. While designing the system, they will take into consideration the length of the days throughout the year, the placement of the solar panels and any shade that you may have. Although your solar designer can not predict the weather, most solar systems are designed to take average weather conditions in your area into consideration. These numbers can be verified with 3rd party data.
If you want to rely on your own power as much as possible, you might consider battery storage technology. If you have battery storage along with your solar system, you can run certain circuits in your house during the night or during inclement weather with the energy stored in your batteries.
Solar Panels are Expensive
Yes, there is a cost to have solar, but there are many ways to reduce your out-of-pocket spending, such as tax credits and financing programs. There are 0 down, 12 year loans available and the solar panels come with a 25 year warranty.
The real value comes from the long-term use of solar technology. The system will pay for itself within a certain number of years. Then, you can benefit from free electricity for many years to come!
Solar Panels are an Eyesore
Another common complaint is the appearance of solar panels on the house. Yes, the appearance of solar panels can be an acquired taste, but a good installation team can make it aesthetically pleasing as possible and can run the conduit in the attic, so it is not visible on the roof.
The appearance of solar panels on your home sends a statement about your priorities: you are committed to doing your part to protect the planet. Often, homeowners find that their neighbors are inspired when they see the installation of solar panels and choose to make the same decision for their home.
If you are considering going solar, talk to our team of experts at New Day Solar. Give us a call to answer any questions or concerns you have about solar or give you a no obligation quote at: (855) 444-6329 or you can visit us online at: www.newdaysolar.com. We have been installing solar systems since 1988 and will always give you honest answers to your solar questions.