YOUR QUESTIONS: ANSWERED
Along with any technology, there are many myths and technical concepts that need to be addressed. Take advantage of our tools below to get accurate information, straight from the horse’s mouth, to assist you on your journey.
I won’t live in my home long enough to see a return on my investment
Depending on rebates in your area, a solar installation will pay for itself in four to nine years. That’s just the energy savings. . Solar panels increase the value of your home, so you could also see a significant return ($20,000 or more) when you sell your home.
Solar panels don’t function on snowy or cloudy days
A well-designed solar panel system will be installed at an angle to allow snow to slide off, so snow shouldn’t be a factor. It’s true that solar panels won’t generate as much electricity on a cloudy day as it will on a sunny day, but your solar panels will continue to generate a moderately reduced amount of electricity on even the cloudiest day.
Solar panels require constant maintenance
Quality photovoltaic installations are designed to be durable and virtually maintenance-free. Most installers recommend an annual inspection to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Many offer lifetime warranties on the equipment.
Solar panels don’t work well in cool climates
Photo-voltaic cells don’t collect heat energy, so temperature is not a factor. In fact, solar power systems often work more efficiently in cold weather because the cells’ conductivity actually increases to allow the electricity to flow more freely.
The price of solar panels is prohibitive
Solar panels have dropped in price the last five years and being installed at a an all time high. When you factor in government incentives and tax breaks, along with the increased value of your house, you’ll find that solar panels will start saving you money sooner than you thought possible.