05 Aug 3 Common Myths About Solar Power
There are many myths surrounding the capability of solar power and solar panels, particularly in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not surprisingly, a lot of these misconceptions are generated from the opposition to solar power, namely those involved in the ‘Big Oil’ business. The fact of the matter is that these are just that – myths and have no factual substantiation whatsoever. Let us help shine some [solar] light on the things you may believe about Nevada solar power.
Myth #1: Solar will get more efficient so I should wait.
Whilst the news loves to hype emerging technologies, the truth is that efficiency has only slightly improved since the 1960s. Efficiency [12% to 18%] isn’t related to how much energy the module puts out in relation to the module wattage rating. It is related to how much of the sun’s energy is absorbed by the module in relation to the module’s physical size. The more efficient a module is the less space it takes.
Myth #2: The payback is too long.
Our prices have dropped close to 30% in the last 3 years. A 6 to 10 year payback period is very realistic for most of our customers and you get a 30% federal tax credit. As a side note, out of all household upgrades, solar is probably the only upgrade that will actually pay for itself. What other upgrade can save you $100’s or $1000’s a year whilst adding value to your property?
Myth #3: Solar will look ugly on my roof.
Let’s face it, a roof is not that pretty, and solar panels will help to cool off your attic.
As you can see, these myths are just that and not substantiated. If you were to keep a journal of solar energy in the U.S. over the past decade, you would notice major advancements in technology. Not only can you get federal rebates but PEC rebates as well. Installing solar power is really a win/win for you and the environment. Choose Sol-Up Solar today!