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We hear many mixed messages about solar energy

Below we will dissect the popular myths and list some interesting facts on solar energy.

 

Myth:

Solar panels consume more energy than they are able to produce during their lifetime.

Truth:

Researchers have recently produced a detailed study about solar power. In their study, they provided eye-opening insights concerning renewable energy costs. They compared them to the energy manufacturing costs of high-tech solar designs. It showed they are generally much less after a time span of 4 years usage.

They claimed that the payback potential for photovoltaic (PV) generally is very much lower than four years. To obtain the maximum yield from solar energy, manufacturers should dedicate resources to the design of a more beneficial PV program.

 

 

In the long run, the investment when installing this system is much smaller. The benefits reaped include an increase in the life of these PV programs being at somewhere around 30 years.

PV programs will give you a profit of between 26 to 29 years worth of greenhouse-gas-free electricity production, and these years add no additional pollution from your end.

You are only required to give a contribution for renewable energy for anywhere between 1 to 4 years, which will enable you to extend the cost benefits, when it comes to reaping the advantages of solar power. These high-tech programs intend to support more clean and free energy for up to 30 years.

 

 

Facts and Myths on Solar Energy
Facts and Myths on Solar Energy

Myth:

The production of a solar system gives off more pollution than can be prevented via actual solar usage.

Truth:

A PV program will cover at least half of your electrical needs. This means that there will be a reduction of around 500 kilograms of sulfur dioxide pollutant in the air. There will also be a reduction in the production of around 600 lbs. of nitrogen oxide.

Conversely, constructing these high-tech solar power systems actually produces much less pollution, and many of those pollutants are recyclable.

Research is available that has proven the scientific stance that PV programs circumvent a huge quantity of carbon dioxide and other pollutants via their renewable energy manufacturing program of PV’s. The approximate quantity for an average home that uses electricity is 830 kilowatts.

Generally, generating 1000 kilowatts of clean electricity via solar power minimizes emissions to around 8 pounds of sulfur dioxide, more than 1400 pounds of carbon dioxide and 5 pounds of nitrogen oxides.

When the system is installed on your roof, you have remuneration within 2 years providing 50 percent of a household’s electricity consumption.

Summing up, PV is more environmentally and health friendly, and also a wise energy investment.

 

 

 

Facts and Myths on Solar Energy
Facts and Myths on Solar Energy

Myth:

Solar Power is not cost effective on a larger scale.

Truth:

If you are thinking about using If you are thinking about using renewable energy resources and installing high-tech solar panels, then this is possibly the best investment you can make in your real estate. If you have installed the panel with great care, meeting all the requirements, then every year you will be promised a return of at least 12 to 15 percent.

And as there are always hikes in utility prices, it is clearly becoming more beneficial. You will gain many benefits by installing this equipment on your rooftop. You may be exempt from heavy property taxes, as well as increasing the value of your real estate.

 

 

The prices of these PV programs are going down every year due to advancements in High-tech expertise, and renewable energy being much more accessible – so switching to solar panels will save you a lot of money.

And an additional profit – while demand for electricity is high on the grid, switching your house to solar power will create excess energy during peak hours, returning that excess to the grid, causing your meter to actually run backward, making money for you instead of causing you to squander it.

Myth:

I will stock the additional energy I generate in batteries.

Truth:

High-tech renewable energy systems are connected to power stations, commonly known as electricity grid stations, or “the grid”. When your solar panel makes excessive solar power during the daytime, the excess is sent back to the electricity grid, and this process is called net metering.

So if this happens, your electricity gauge starts spinning backward. This generates a credit on your bill from your power providing company. If it’s not a sunny day or it is at night time, when your solar panel isn’t generating the required amount of energy, you will be automatically be switched to receiving electricity from the power station.

All the credit that you have generated will be returned, which means you will not pay a single penny. This system is available to most homeowners. Batteries are also an option to store solar power, but you will have to replace them every 5 to 10 years and they are bulky and pricey.

Facts and Myths on Solar Energy
Facts and Myths on Solar Energy

Myth:

When there is a power cut off, my home will still be on renewable energy.

Truth:

When there is a power shortage, using solar power is not a good idea. Engineers working on the grid, checking what is wrong, will be put in grave danger. A mechanism in the large box beside your meter will shut down. This is because it is designed to switch DC electricity generated by your high-tech solar system into workable AC current.

This all will happen automatically while the electricity station is inoperative, turning your solar program off.

 

Myth:

High-tech panels require professional upkeep.

Truth:

Solar power panels don’t have any moving part so have no need for professional upkeep. Normally, it is recommended to turn off the renewable energy panel only one time during the whole 365 day year cycle. The majority of owners don’t clean their panels, but they instead choose to let rain do this job.

This fairly inconsequential way of thinking could cost you 5 percent loss in efficiency in the life of your solar panels. And if there is something that falls, say during a storm, and it covers your panel, just immediately remove it.

Modern panels come with a built-in program, so if anything drastic happens, they inform you about it.