Major Myths about Solar energy

The demand for renewable forms of energy is on the rise in order to lessen the effects of global warming our environment faces due to increased pollution. We are surrounded by a plethora of renewable energies, especially solar energy, which has the potential to be used year round.  Although this is true, there is still skepticism surrounding the benefits gained from solar energy. It is time to remove that skepticism of solar energy and improve the future outlook for it- Shehab Ujjainwala, Director, Evesol Technologies LLp.

MYTH #1 – Solar Panels Do Not Work When It’s Cloudy
FACT – Solar panels work in sunny, cold, and even cloudy environments. The technologies of solar panels allow them to work effectively and efficiently and are even more effective in cooler temperatures than warmer ones. In addition, cloudy weather does not inhibit the efficiency of solar panels; they can be a viable source of electricity as they can still produce enough power. Even cold, sunny winter days generate a comparable level of electricity to what you would get from hot summer days.

MYTH #2 – Installing Solar is Quite Complicated and Requires A Lot Of Maintenance 
FACT – Actually, solar panel installation is relatively straightforward . Ideally, we  get  your system  connected to your utility grid, which is common among electricity systems, then it makes solar panels easier to maintain. The solar panels would just need to be cleaned with water to remove any accumulated dust or debris that has been trapped on them. Solar panels are constructed in a way that allows them to withstand harsh weather, etc.

MYTH #3 – Solar Panels Will Cause Damage To Your Roof
FACT – Solar panels actually benefit the portion of the roof they cover by protecting and preserving it. In the unlikely event that the roof the panels are sitting on is damaged and needs to be repaired, the panel can be easily removed since they aren’t directly attached to the roof; they are just mounted on top of it. Usually, if there are any gaps between the rooftop and the panels, sealant is used to fill in the gaps.

MYTH #4 – Solar Energy Is Too Costly And Is Not Economically viable
FACT – Actually, if we look at figures from 2009 to 2015, investments in solar panels have generally been on the rise as they are becoming more affordable. Their average costs have fallen by about 30% percent. Globally, it is actually cheaper to produce electricity from solar energy than it is from coal. In addition, having solar panels allows you to give electricity back to the grid, allowing you to benefit from the feed-in tariff scheme.


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