Top 4 Solar Panel Myths Debunked

Solar panels can be a beneficial investment as they harness energy from the sun and simultaneously save you money and protect the environment. However, due to the myths and misconceptions surrounding these devices, many homeowners have been discouraged from reaping the benefits of solar panels. Keep reading as we clear up some of the most common falsehoods surrounding solar panels.

Myth 1: Solar Panels Don't Work in Cold or Cloudy Weather

Since solar panels draw their energy from the sun, it stands to reason that some people doubt their efficacy on cloudy days. While your solar panels may generate slightly less power on cloudy days, they still work! A solar battery can also store excess energy generated on especially sunny days, which can be tapped into during dreary weather or during the night.

Myth 2: Solar Panels are Too Expensive for the Average Homeowner

Like any new investment, solar panels do come with a cost. However, this cost pays off in the long-run in terms of saved energy expenses. You can also see the value of your home increase, due to your determination to prep your house for the future.

Myth 3: Solar Panels Don't Last Very Long

Solar panels may look as flashy and high-tech as your phone screen, but they're much more durable! In fact, the lifespan of a solar panel is comparable to the lifespan of a roof. However, some factors can limit the lifespan of your panels. Wildlife can cause damage to your investment if you allow birds' nests to form, luring predators and increasing dirt on your panels. Products like BirdBloc can help address these issues before they even begin.

Myth 4: Solar Panels Will Work During a Blackout

For your convenience and for the purposes of net-metering, solar panels are often tied to electrical grids. This means that they do not function during a blackout, unless you are funneling excess power into an independent storage battery.

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At Critter Guard, we are committed to equipping our customers with the knowledge they need to make responsible investments and the products needed to protect those investments. To learn more about our Line Guard, Pole Guard, and BirdBloc products and how they can help keep your solar panels protected, contact us today!