Solar power is no longer new, but different misconceptions about it still abound. Today, we discuss four of the most common myths about solar power.
1. Solar Power Doesn’t Work When It’s Cloudy
Even if you can’t see the sun through the clouds, solar panels would still be able to store energy and generate power. However, the amount of power generated on cloudy days may not be as much as that during a sunny day. In some cases, this can be reduced by half or even drop to 5% of its usual capacity – but you will still have the ability to power your home.
2. Solar Panels Will Damage Roofing and Are Hard to Maintain
The solar panels can actually bring more good than harm when it comes to residential roofing. Since they cover a certain area of your roof’s surface, that part would have added protection, thanks to solar panels. Moreover, the panels aren’t directly attached to the roof so you can easily access your roof in case it needs to be repaired.
Solar panels are easy to clean, too. You only need water to remove dust, debris or snow that has accumulated on them. Just make sure to do this regularly.
3. Solar Panels Will Continue to Power a Home When There’s a Blackout
Your home is still part of the grid. So, when the grid system is shut off, your inverter would know this and shut off electricity generation from solar panels.
4. Clean Coal Is Just as Good as Solar
Coal is never really clean so it can’t be better than or as good as solar energy. Aside from the harmful health hazards that result from coal mining, this also creates a lot of damage to the environment. It’s a significant contributor to smog and carbon pollution.
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