Renewable energy, especially solar power, is often misunderstood. Many myths are surrounding the topic, but the truth is, there is no better time than now to invest in solar panels! Solar panel installation has never been more affordable or accessible. In addition to the environmental benefits of solar power, there are also substantial savings to be made over the longer term. Learn the truth about many common myths surrounding solar power below.

Solar Myth 1 – Solar panels will not work during winter months

On the contrary, most solar panels perform best in colder temperatures, whereas extreme high temperatures can cause solar panels to overheat and not perform at high efficiency. PV solar panels work by harnessing the light of the sun, not the warmth it gives off. As long as the sun is shining, solar panels will generate electricity no matter how cold the temperature is.

But what about snow? Luckily, most solar panels are installed at a high enough tilt for snow accumulation to slide right off the panel and onto the ground. On sunny winter days, this can actually help improve the panels’ production since the snow reflects sunlight and can slightly boost the output on PV systems. Of course, major storms have the potential to bring heavier snow that can block the sun’s rays from hitting the panels. To prevent any loss of production at our solar farms, we partner with local contractors who are armed with the right equipment to remove the snow.

Solar Myth 2 – Solar technology is constantly improving, so it’s better to wait.

This is true for any technology, not just solar. However, solar technology is built to last for decades – so the system you install today will still be performing years from now, especially when you partner with Royal Solar and ensure your system is maintained for peak performance. In addition, when you select Royal Solar to design your system, you can rest assured that your system is comprised of the highest-quality equipment from Tier 1 manufacturers – components that are built to last.

Many people interested in switching to solar may shut the idea down because they assume that it’s too expensive but increasingly that is not the case. With the falling costs in solar installations as well as more flexible financing options, solar is now more attainable than ever. And over the long run, installing a solar system on your roof is an investment that will pay itself off.

Solar Myth 3 – Solar panels are too expensive

Many people interested in switching to solar may shut the idea down because they assume that it’s too expensive but increasingly that is not the case. With the falling costs in solar installations as well as more flexible financing options, solar is now more attainable than ever. And over the long run, installing a solar system on your roof is an investment that will pay itself off.

Numerous solar companies are now offering solar leasing, which don’t require the high upfront cost of solar panels, equipment, installation and maintenance. Interested in learning more? Be sure to contact us today!

Solar Myth 4 – You’re off the grid

Using solar power doesn’t always mean you’ve cut the cord to your utility provider. Generally, solar arrays are grid-tied, meaning your home’s system or a solar farm you’re subscribed to are linked to your local utility company’s electrical grid. This allows you to have access to a reliable power source at night, as solar panels will only produce energy when there is sunlight. However, it is possible to go completely off the grid with the use of solar batteries.

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