This is Part 2 of the Misconceptions and Myths of solar energy. Whether you have heard rumors, facts and misrepresentations about the solar industry, solar panels are the future and here to stay! If you are looking for clarification on solar panels for your home or business, contact the experts at Clever Energy who can answer all your questions as well as offer FREE estimates with certified and licensed installers in English and Spanish.
Clever Energy is located in Orlando and serves all of central Florida including Altamonte Springs, Deltona, Kissimmee, Oviedo and Saint Cloud. Right now, Clever Energy is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of the federal tax credits available for home solar system installations. If you are just starting your research for solar panels, Clever Energy is a great source of information regarding energy production, cost and installation. In the meantime, here are some of the misconceptions and myths regarding home solar systems.
- The manufacturing process of solar panels cancels out an environmental benefit. Some opponents point out the energy and fossil fuels used in the manufacturing and transportation process of solar panels as creating an environmentally unfriendly process that cancels out the “green” benefit of home solar systems. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory proved this myth false after a study showed that the energy consumption for producing solar panels is less than four years than the energy solar panels produce. Considering the 30-year lifespan of solar panels, they more than make up for their production energy consumption.
- Backup generators are required. Almost all home solar systems are still connected to their local provider via a grid-tie solar system, the most commonly installed home solar system. Depending on the system installed, excess electricity will be fed back to the grid which interesting turns the electric meter backwards. When solar panels are unable to provide the electricity homes need to use, owners will be able to draw energy from their local provider.
- Solar energy is a hobby and too expensive for mass consumption. While this may have been true many years ago, billions of dollars have been spent on solar panel research and the technology has improved greatly. Pricing has stabilized recently while the cost for other sources of fuel, such as fossil fuels, will only continue to rise. Also, solar panels can typically produce energy up to 30 years more than covering the cost of the installation as well as savings against other energy sources. And finally, regulations over environmental health might necessitate the use of solar energy on a wider scale.
Located in the downtown sunny Orlando, Clever Energy works throughout central Florida including the surrounding communities of Oviedo, Deltona, Kissimmee, Apopka, Clermont, Saint Cloud and Casselberry and offers FREE estimates with certified and licensed installers.
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